Cian Ó Maidín_

Cian Ó Maidín_

Founder, NearForm

Cian Ó Maidín is the founder and CEO of NearForm, the company behind Ireland’s Covid Tracker app, where he leads a vocational team of world-class developers and open source contributors across 21 countries.

NearForm specialises in globally accelerated solution and platform delivery for clients including Condé Nast, Ikea, ADP and WalMart. The company is also the biggest contributor to the Node.js project, contributing 30pc of all the code to the latest release. Additionally, the team’s contributions to the module ecosystem represents about 8pc of all the modules downloaded globally each month.

Under Cian’s leadership, NearForm has expanded to become a leader in developing contact tracing apps for national and state governments across Europe and the US. The NearForm app is now live in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Scotland and Delaware with more US states launching soon.

Cian is a graduate of the University of Limerick and he has been heavily involved in the open source community, having created NodeDublin in 2012 and NodeConf EU in 2013. This led to his role as curator of, which Cian holds to this day.