AIB urges web summit visitors to ’be part of something bigger’

AIB has shown Web Summit attendees how one small action can impact the bigger picture.

They are urging visitors to the event to "be part of something bigger" and take part in their #backedbyAIB Instagram campaign.

Any photo which uses the hashtag on the social media site will be printed off and added to a collage at their exhibition.

The small photos of attendees are building and the mosaic should soon transform into a giant aerial photo of Ireland.

Contributions to the mosaic have come from Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave and AIB CEO David Duffy.

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Tickets for next years event will go on sale next week, six months earlier than usual.

Those wishing to avail of the offer must register their interest at websummit.net by next Thursday and a discount code will then be issued when the sale begins.

The limited 2-for-1 tickets will be available at a special price from the Web Summit's official website from 13 November.

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Google are attracting the attention of Web Summit exhibitors with a generous proposal.

They are promising $10,000 in Cloud Platform credits to every startup exhibitor at the event.

This means Google are prepared to part with $20M worth of Cloud credit.

To be eligible, the startup must be exhibiting at this year's Web Summit and they must be a new venture. They also must not have received previous Cloud credits.

Google Cloud Platform allows users to build and host applications and websites, store data, and analyze data.

Interested parties are invited to enquire at Google's stand in the Town Square at the RDS.

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Rather than taking up space in the garage or gathering dust in the attic, your old computer can be put to good use educating thousands of disadvantaged kids in Haiti and across Africa.

Camara Education – through their #PledgeIT campaign - are appealing for 24,000 computer donations to keep speed with demand from schools in Africa and beyond.

You can pledge your unwanted IT equipment by using the #PledgeIT hashtag on Twitter, by posting to Facebook.com/CamaraEducate, or by visiting the dedicated donor page at camara.org/give-computers/

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Visitors to the Web Summit have an opportunity to win $1000 worth of art from Saatchi Art.

A six metre tall image of a gorilla will greet attendees at The Village at the RDS. The image is by Venice Beach street artist Isabelle Alford-Lage.

Instagram users are encouraged to upload a picture of the primate with the hashtag #FromLAToDublin to be in with a chance to win Saatchi Art

Saatchi Art have a pop-up exhibition at the Food Summit showcasing 50 works by some of Ireland's emerging artists.

The exhibition can be viewed online at http://www.saatchiart.com/show/from-la-to-dublin and there is 15% off all works by using the code summit15.

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Have you ever left home and worried that you left the oven on? One new app featured at the Web Summit will dispel those fears for good.

WeMo uses mobile internet to control your home electronics and power directly from your smartphone or tablet. It aims to make life simpler and smarter.

Control your lighting from home or away with the WeMo Light Switch, a WiFi enabled control.

You can adjust your cooking settings from afar through your smart devices using a Crock Pot Slow Cooker.

The Belkin NetCam uses motion detection to control lights and home security.

Belkin are hoping to to launch these devices in Europe in the near future.

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A desperate search for a mysterious missed connection was actually a clever promotion for a new app at the Web Summit.

Posters describing a romantic encounter at last year's Web Summit popped up around the RDS - but all was not as it seemed.

"I know writing this is really embarrassing but there's three of us now," it read.

The A4 page encouraged 'Mark' to visit www.who-knows-mark.com to see pictures of his baby.

Instead, it leads to a website for an app called Spotted which allows you to "Get in touch with your missed connections".


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