Five top tech professionals will win a VIP package to fly from London to attend 404 Dublin, a major new tech event taking place on 7th October.

The event organisers – in partnership with Aer Lingus and Tech/Life Ireland – are running a competition to bring top tech talent from the UK to Ireland for 404. The exclusive prize package includes return flights to Dublin, two nights’ accommodation, a tour of top tech HQs, and attendance at 404 as VIP guests.

 Competition Details

The criteria for competition entrants are as follows:

  • They must have at least two years’ experience in tech roles;
  • They must be available to fly to Dublin from London on the morning of Friday, 6th October, returning on Sunday, 8thOctober.


To enter, tech professionals need to go to and answer a question about the event.

Announcing details of the competition today, Jackie Slattery, co-founder of 404, said: “We’re acutely aware that Ireland’s tech scene is very much a ‘global village’ – it’s driven by people from right across the EU and further afield. So, we thought 404 presented the perfect opportunity to give talented techies a glimpse of just how exciting it is to work in Ireland. 

 “Tech professionals living in other parts of Europe can come to Dublin and witness first-hand the growth of the tech sector here, and the excellent opportunities that exist within it. At 404, they’ll get to network with their peers and leading employers, and they’ll also hear from international technology experts and get to try out the latest AR/VR and gaming technologies.  We’ll have interactive tech performances and installations, a series of lightning talks and a great after-party, including a Javascript DJ, in the chapel of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. No matter where you’re travelling from, this is an event not to be missed.”


Aer Lingus, Ireland’s only 4 Star airline, is a digital business that is rapidly expanding its talented development team and regularly recruit Java Developers, UI Developers, Middleware Developers, Business Analysts and Project Managers in addition to Test Leads and UX Designers. 

“Aer Lingus generates almost 90% of our revenue through digital channels and we are now in a race to best serve our guest through whichever device works best for them – mobile, tablet or desktop. We’re constantly looking for the brightest minds to join us as we develop innovative digital products right here in Dublin!” said Dave O’Donovan, Director of Digital and Mobile, Aer Lingus.

Tech/Life Ireland is a joint Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland initiative – in partnership with the Irish tech industry. This international marketing initiative features dedicated website, to promote the unequalled tech career opportunities in Ireland and attract critical emerging skills in areas like data, security and fintech. Through digital and social media Tech/Life Ireland showcases the unrivalled lifestyle, tech environment and job opportunities available in Ireland. Since its launch in 2016, over 300,000 techies have interacted with the site, content and social channels. 

Karl Flannery, CEO of Storm Technology and Chairman of the Tech/Life Ireland Steering Group said: “Tech/Life Ireland and 404 are natural partners – both of us are 100% focused on the very best tech talent at home and abroad. Much like our own site and content, 404 showcases the incredibly vibrant tech scene in Ireland – both within our employers and out of hours. We are excited to bring that story to tech talent in this uniquely vivid and experiential way – starting in Dublin and later, London.”

404 takes place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on Saturday, 7th October 2017. The event will bring together over 1,000 technology professionals, 40 tech meet-up organisers, leading tech companies and award-winning game designers and technology experts. 404 is targeted specifically at experienced tech professionals. 

Following on from the inaugural 404 Dublin event, the event’s next leg will take place in London in association with Tech/Life Ireland and leading tech employers in Ireland.

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By Jim O Brien/CEO

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