404, a major new tech event announced for Dublin
A major new Dublin-based tech event, 404, has been announced and the line-up revealed. Aiming to be "The Ultimate Tech Meetup", 404 will take place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Saturday, 7th October 2017.
With over 1,000 technology professionals; leading tech companies; award-winning game designers; technology experts; and Ireland’s tech meet-up community coming together, the one-day event is targeted at experienced 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.
Programme highlights for 404 include:
Cello Fortress: a live game performance by cellist Joost Van Dongen;
DEEP by Owen Harris: an Irish-developed meditative VR game controlled by breathing;
Katharine Jarmul: a Pythonista who uses artificial intelligence to generate poetry;
Tech For Good’s Digital Missing Maps: an open-source project, whereby 404 attendees will help create satellite mapping for unmapped areas of the world;
Line Wobbler by Robin Baumgarten: an award-winning arduino-based game;
IBM Hackable City: a replica of Hadley’s Hope from ‘Aliens’;
Rachel Andrew: Google Developer Expert;
Melanie Rieback: privacy and security expert of RFID technology;
Thomas Shaw: build engineer at Demonware and co-founder of ShipItCon 2017;
VR Storytelling: via Samsung headsets; and
Lots of demos, including of the latest AR technology from Google, Tango.
Further information on the line-up for the event and registration is available at www.404.ie.