I was born in 1987, the same year Super Mario Bros was released in Europe, which, by chance is my favourite game! I started coding at the age of 12, hacking away with my father's old i386 armed only with MS-DOS and the QBasic interpreter and since then I have been professionally a software developer for more than 10 years. I am currently a Solution Architect at Vectra AI in Dublin where I am automating the hunt for cyberattackers. I love the fullstack web, Node.js & Serverless so I co-authored "Node.js design patterns" (http://amzn.to/1ZF279B), launched fstack.link and Serverlesslab.com
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?