It’s that time of year again. The Dublin Web Summit is fast approaching, the biggest and still, fastest growing IT Tech conference in Europe.
I attended both days last year, spending the days manning the Morgan McKinley stand, chatting with start ups and other exhibitors, attending talks and #chillingout in the tweet cafés. For an IT recruiter, who loves all things tech, it certainly satisfied all my needs.
The only down side is the cost. At €595 for a normal entrance ticket, it’s not cheap. And if you want to have a stand at the event like Morgan McKinley, then you better get the cheque book out!
Despite the prices though, if you are involved in the IT/Digital Industry, your attendance is a must.
If you are part of an IT start up, miss this at your peril, for you may be missing out on speaking with Investors, other start ups or like minded individuals from all over the globe, whom can share tips and ideas with you. If you are looking to justify the cost, either to yourself or your employer, click here for some gentle self persuasion.
Personally, I look forward to visiting the Start Up Village, where people pitch business/ tech ideas.
I look forward also, to speaking with some of the excellent start ups coming out of programmes like Wayra, NDRC, RyanAcademy etc.
To be honest though, what I most look forward to is attending Tony Hawk’s talk, that should be really cool!
See below video of this cheeky chappy, the all singing, flirting and dancing robot. We had great fun with this last year as it was hanging out beside the Morgan McKinley stand. In fact, you can spot us in the background.