Archive for March, 2009

the iQ Prize – €10,000 for the best business plan for a web app.

admin 13th of March 2009 by admin

IQContent announced the iQ Prize at FOWADublin.

What is it?
It’s €10,000 for the best business plan for a web app.

What’s the catch?
There isn’t one. No equity. No strings. Just support if you need it.

Another great opportunity for web entrepreneurs

Irish Technology heavyweights behind new startup – Gridstore

admin 12th of March 2009 by admin

Iona Technologies founders Chris Horn and Sean Baker, Norkom founder, Paul Kerley and entrepreneur, Brian Caulfield – have joined up with Marrakech founder, Kelly Murphy in a new stealth startups – called Gridstore.

The company is developing next-generation data storage system. Check recent SBPost article .
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Interview: Contrast – the guys behind Qwitter who have global ambitions

admin 12th of March 2009 by admin

Mike from Techrunch did an interview with Eoghan from Contrast at recent FOWA Dublin

Interview: Contrast – the guys behind Qwitter who have global ambitions.

Follow up survey for API Wars and Facebook Garage Ireland

admin 12th of March 2009 by admin

Appreciate if folks can complete this survey so we can capture feedback from the events.

Thanks Folks

Add Polls to Your Applications with PollDaddy’s API

admin 10th of March 2009 by admin

Polldaddy have launched their API – 68% of Polldaddy activity is via API – pretty impressive.

Mashable has more details on

Adding Polls to Your Applications with PollDaddy’s API.

Cloud Events are just like the 46A Bus

conor 9th of March 2009 by conor

You don’t have one for ages and then three come along together :-) We’ve just had API Wars and Facebook Garage. it@cork will soon be announcing a Cloud Event for April 20th and in between the two, the combined forces of Python Ireland and Ruby Ireland are having their event.

It will take place on Wednesday, March 11th, in /The Vaults/ in Dublin at 7pm. Event details here.

The lineup is:

  • Cloudware for Python and Ruby (This talk will focus on the offerings from Google and Amazon.) – Kevin Noonan
  • Developing LongURLPlease.com on Google App Engine – Darragh Curran
  • Converting a Python library (XLWT) to Ruby (Surpass) – Ana Nelson
  • Lightning Talks (If they have time)

They don’t have sponsorship yet and would appreciate it for the food.

RTE News on API Wars & Facebook Garage

conor 7th of March 2009 by conor

Lots more posts coming about Thursdays events. Suffice to say it blew away everyone’s expectations. 150+ people spent the afternoon learning and networking. Thanks again to all the speakers. Here is RTE’s coverage of it (full news episode on RTE site here):

web2ireland/DMF Irish Meetup, Thurs 8:30pm, Dakota

admin 4th of March 2009 by admin

We’ve organized with Anton and Digital Media Forum some post API Wars and Facebook Garage drinks – as well as pre FOWA Dublin get together.

Where: Dakota, South William Street, Dublin 2

When: 8:30pm, Thursday 5th March.

What: Come as you are for some drinks and networking with the folks from the Irish community.

Signup: via eventbrite

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20 More Tickets for FOWA

conor 4th of March 2009 by conor

FOWA Dublin has sold out but Ryan Carson and the gang have decided to squeeze in another 20 people.

This is going to be a stonkingly-good day and one not to miss. Head on over to the site and book your seat if you haven’t already.

Tags for Wars and Garage

conor 4th of March 2009 by conor

To enable everyone to track what’s happening at API Wars and Facebook Garage, we recommend using the “web2ire” tag on any platform that supports them including hashtags (#web2ire) on Twitter.

This means you can track the conversation on Twitter in real-time here, blogposts on Technorati, pictures on Flickr and even more pictures on Pix.ie.

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