Dublin welcomes the ‘ultimate meet-up’ as the city’s tech appeal continues to thrive

When a certain tech conference decided to leave our shores not so long ago, there was a feeling that we were losing a great deal. However, fast forward two years and Dublin’s tech event calendar couldn’t be more full.

From intimate talks and meet-ups to large scale conferences, there’s no longer a Web Summit shaped void in Dublin’s event calendar and for good reason.


Our city makes the ideal location for tech events given our booming tech and startup scene but also on a literal level as Ireland is viewed as a gateway to Europe given how easily accessible it is via our airports and ports.

Once your delegates get here, the city is compact and very well connected with great rail, Luas and road networks, as well as an abundance of taxis and the Dublin Bikes for the more active conference-goer. And if your delegates hang around after the event, they can easily access the rest of the country from Dublin by car, bus or train for some exploring.

Business and pleasure

When the business of the event is done for the day, Dublin City and its rich cultural heritage will welcome all of your attendees with its arms open.

As well as the city’s infamous bars and nightlife, Dublin has an array of galleries, museums and excellent cafes and restaurants to suit every palate.

The ultimate tech meet-up

This week, Dublin welcomed its newest tech event – 404. Described as ‘the ultimate tech meet-up’, the event will take place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Saturday, October 7th 2017 and is set to welcome Irish and international speakers, as well as performers, installations, community user groups and over 1,000 tech professionals.

Announcing details of the line-up for 404, Jackie Slattery, event co-founder, said: “This is an event by techies for techies – it’s not about big brands making a commercial pitch; it’s about celebrating Ireland’s tech community and showcasing all that’s new in tech – in Ireland and further afield.

“It’s the Ultimate Tech Meetup, where attendees can network with their peers and talk to over 40 meet-up organisers.

“For tech companies attending the event, 404 provides an opportunity to network with members of the tech community in Ireland.

“In developing the programme, we’ve done extensive research and crowd-sourced content directly from the tech community, so we’ve created something authentic, different and community-driven. The line-up is incredibly exciting, with speakers and performers that are new to the Irish tech event scene.

“At 404, you’ll get an opportunity to hear from leading Irish and international technology experts and to try out the latest AR/VR and gaming technologies. We’ll also have interactive tech performances and installations, a series of lightning talks and a great after-party, including a Javascript DJ, in the chapel of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.”

The one-day event is targeted at experienced tech professionals, and those wishing to attend must register their interest in advance at www.404.ie.

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