Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne is an Educational Technologist and Bridge21’s Programme Manager of the Google sponsored Computer Science and STEM Teacher Training Programme. Jake was the longest running volunteer mentor with Bridge21 since the programme began in October 2007. During that time, he became heavily involved in the Computer Science workshops, so he has years of experience using the Bridge21 learning models to teach both programming, game design and other digital media projects.

Jake is also the Creative Technology Curator at the dlr LexIcon Library. Responsible for the development and curation of workshops in 3D printing, Electronics, programming and hardware development with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Jake is a DCU graduate in Mechatronic Engineering and completed both a Masters in Technology and Learning and a Ph.D. in Trinity College Dublin. He also has experience designing innovative technological solutions for industry and is a named co-inventor on a patent.  This position provides the opportunity for him to pursue his passions for innovation, technology, design thinking and educational reform.

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  • present2013

    Research Fellow and STEM Programme Manager

    Bridge 21, Trinity College Dublin

  • present2015

    Creative Technology Curator

    dlr Lexicon - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Central Library

  • present2013

    Managing Director and Design Consultant

    MetaTech Ltd.

  • 20152013

    Chief Technology Officer


  • Ph.D. 2013

    CAWriter: using an Activity System perspective to inform the design of tools to support early career Ph.D. candidates.

    Trinity College Dublin

  • M.Sc. 2008

    Technology and Learning

    Trinity College Dublin

  • B.Eng. 2006

    Mechatronic Engineering

    Dublin City University

  • 2016
    Trinity Teaching Innovation Grant
    Pilot: Enriching Undergraduate Pedagogical Practices Through Transdisciplinary Design and Collaborative Enquiry
  • 2014
    EdTech Ireland U.S. tour cultural exchange recipient
    U.S. Embassy Dublin
  • 2007
    John Holland Scholarship
    awarded by RINCE @ DCU