Via Dublin Globe: When it comes to skilled workforces, Ireland is definitely up there with the best.
With a thriving tech and startup industry, it really is no surprise that this country has become a place of interest for those trying to get their foot in the door of such an exciting industry.
This was evident earlier this month, when hundreds of people attended an event in London, aimed at enticing skilled tech workers to Ireland.
Leading companies in the Irish tech sector have been in London this weekend looking to entice high skilled workers to Ireland. Hundreds turned out at the 404 London event to hear what Ireland has to offer pic.twitter.com/kjMvjtLzv4— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 11, 2018
404 London saw leading tech employers showcasing the career opportunities they have on offer in their Irish sites. Participating companies included Cartrawler, HubSpot, Indeed Prime, Workday and Zendesk.
In addition to showcasing career opportunities, the event featured panel discussions, tech installations and talks by industry leaders.
John Romero, creator of the popular computer game Doom, was a star attraction, remaining unbeaten in a ‘Doom Deathmatch’ at the event, for which he played Doom against 20 fans.
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.
Commenting at the event, "We’ve had hundreds of skilled tech professionals in attendance," said 404 co-founder Jackie Slattery. "These are people interested in moving to Ireland because they know the best tech companies in the world are located there."
"There’s a well-documented shortage of skilled tech professionals in Ireland, so we’re delighted there was such a strong turnout. 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."