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Barry O'Kane

Barry is driven by the belief that the power of software must be used for good, and that requires deep values, honesty and a holistic approach. Barry has over 20 years in the digital industry as a programmer and entrepreneur.

He founded HappyPorch in 2014 - a remote-first software engineering consultancy. HappyPorch believe technology, crafted with care, has the power to create positive change and address climate breakdown, social inequality and biodiversity loss. To achieve this, they're dedicated to creating an equitable circular economy.

He started HappyPorch Radio as a way to explore these topics and share conversations with amazing people.

Emily Swaddle

Emily has been co-hosting HappyPorch Radio since season 5 in 2020. 

Alongside HPR, Emily also co-hosts The Carbon Removal Show and is creating a new podcast about rest… watch this space! She also works as a Personal Development Coach, and a Trainer for Impact Forecast, helping startup businesses to measure their climate impact. And sometimes she likes to leave her computer behind and go swimming in a wild river, camping under the stars and singing around a campfire. 

Follow her adventures on  Instagram.