Date: October 30-31, 2013
Place: Dublin, IE
Today I will tell you something about Web Summit. This was the second event I participated in Dublin at the end of October.
How did I get there?
Web Summit announced, they have 50 free tickets for women interested or related with technologies. So I filled and sent the form. A few days later I received an email with congratulations. I won ticket to Web Summit in Dublin.
It was my first such big conference. Over 10 000 participants, 300 speakers, many workshops, 7 lecture halls and many start ups from different sectors and different countries.
When I first came to RDS Main Hall (where Web Summit took place) it was an overwhelming view for me. So many people: exhibitors, speakers and attendees. Everything was happening so fast. I began to look for developer stage and workshops place. I decided to participate in this two things. It was hard for me to find anything in such big place but I succeed. ;]
On developer stage I met people like:
- Syd Lawrence from Twilio
- Fred George from Outpace Systems
- Joel Spolsky from Stack Exchange
- PJ Hagerty from Engine Yard
- David Coallier from Engine Yard
- Sam Lessin from Facebook
- Adam Cheyer from Siri
- and many more…
The speaches on the developer stage were very absorbing. Time was passing there very fast. I learned something about design, usability, backend, communication and many more things.
After speeches and workshops I had some free time. So I decided to visit the Main Hall and look at people presenting their start ups. They have amazing ideas. Those ideas also motivated me to create interesting things on my own. I believe that we can achieve much more.
My trip to Dublin was great. I saw many beautiful places, different lifestyle and different culture. I learned many things about people, IT, development and of course about life. If you have a chance to go somewhere to see new pleaces simply go there. Take your chance and learn as much as possible.
Take care and see you soon.