I just heard about the PyCon Ireland conference that is on next weekend in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin. Looks like a great line-up of speakers on all things Python. I’m particularly interested in the “Introduction to MongoDB and PyMongo” by Brendan McAdams of 10gen.
In case you hadn’t heard, 10gen is also opening an office in Dublin next month. Time to make Dublin the NoSQL capital of Europe?
The Startup 2.0 Competition has been around for a few years now and has always bubbled up some interesting companies that are not on the usual tech blog circuit. This year is all about Mobile and they are looking for the best Mobile Startups and Apps across Europe.
Excuse the blatant pimping but I thought it was worth mentioning the IIA Event that is on this Thursday afternoon in the Burlington in Dublin. It’s called “8 More Ways to Sell Even More Stuff” and the focus is on Content, Analysis and Store Format.
Yours truly is one of the speakers with my LouderVoice hat on and I’ll be digging into how Customer Reviews are the lynchpin of Social Commerce.
To be absolutely brutal about it, Ireland is years behind the US and UK in the adoption of newer approaches around e-commerce. I hope the material at this event will make a lot of people wake up to the possibilities.
If you are already selling online or you are thinking about it, then you will hear about what is important now and in the next two years.Â At â‚¬99.99 (â‚¬79.99 for IIA Members), it’s a steal.
The Facebook Garage on Wednesday was an absolute thrill to be a part of. We had 140 sign-ups so, using our normal measures around free events, we expected 50-60. In fact it peaked at over 90 people! Luckily the lovely Gateway Ireland building was easily able to accommodate everyone.
We have a bunch of people to thank:
Louise Byrne from Gateway Ireland who took care ofÂ absolutelyÂ everything. It wouldn’t have happened without her
John McColgan for giving us the use of the building
Niamh Walsh and Will Peat who helped Louise throughout the day
Alan Duggan for helping to control the flood of arrivals
Colm Doyle and the Facebook Ireland crew for all their support and the schwag
Brynn Holland, Julia Lam and the Facebook US crew for all of their support and the Garage Pack
Everyone for turning up
And of course…..
The Garage opened with Richard Delevan of BetaPond talking about Facebook Places
This was followed by Ben Arent and Jonathan Siegel providing insights into the the challenges around different sign-up flows and abandonment on RightRental.
Then we had David Johnston from OWJO talking about f-Commerce and in-Tab stores.
Sebastien Sicot from Bluecube Interactive gave some genuinely surprising stats on competitions, engagement and incentives.
Sean O’Sullivan from Rococo Software talked about Local Social and how proximity adds a layer of personalisation to location
Finally Colm Doyle from Facebook gave a run-down on Places, Credits and the latest news on the Platform. Of course if we’d had the Garage on Thursday we’d have been there all night withÂ questionsÂ on the changes to Pages
As I said at the end of the event, we want as wide a range of people speaking at the Garages as possible. Whether you are a lone developer or a large company doing interesting, useful or fun things on the Facebook Platform, we want to hear you speak.
Why not contact email@example.com now if you think you’d like to speak at the next Garage.
The plan in 2011 was to do one Garage per Quarter but the feedback on Wednesday was that you want them more often. So we’ll aim to have the next one much sooner. Keep an eye on Web2Ireland.