Web Summit 2013 In The RDS In Dublin [Ireland] - Day One
This is my second time to attend the annual Web Summit in the RDS [Dublin] and I really enjoyed myself.
Other than myself the most high-profile attendee was Elon Musk, who founded PayPal, electric car maker Tesla and space exploration company SpaceX. The IDA announced the creation of 335 new jobs in Ireland by nine US and European technology companies. Enda Kenny [PM of Ireland] and the NASDAQ’s executive vice president Bruce Aust opened the NASDAQ stock market live on stage at the summit.
The Web Summit, formerly Dublin Web Summit, is a technology conference held in the RDS [Dublin] since 2010.
The event is currently Europe's biggest tech conference. The topic of the conference was centred on the Internet and related technologies. The audience is always a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start-ups together with developers, designers and CTOs from established companies.
Attendance at the two day conference has grown from 500 in 2010 to more than 10,000 this year.