London event showcasing tech jobs in Ireland
Hundreds of people attended a London event this weekend which promoted tech jobs in Ireland.
Tech company 404 London hosted the event which showed what career opportunities were available on Irish sites.
The event also featured panel discussions about the industry, tech installations and talks from industry leaders. Companies participating include Cartrawler, HubSpot, Indeed Prime, Workday and Zendesk.
404 London was run in partnership with Tech/Life Ireland, a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
John Romero, creator of the popular Doom computer game, was a star attraction. The 1993 science fiction horror game was a 90’s hit, and Romero remains unbeaten in the ‘Doom Deathmatch’ competition at the event, for which he played his own game against 20 fans.
“These are people interested in moving to Ireland because they know the best tech companies in the world are located there,” said Jackie Slattery, co-founder of 404.
“They’re also attracted by the work/life balance, well-established tech community and the scope for career progression,” she said.
“There’s a well-documented shortage of skilled tech professionals in Ireland, so we’re delighted there was such a strong turnout,” she said. “This is the first Irish tech recruitment event of its kind – directly connecting Ireland’s tech employers with the large pool of talent available in the UK.”