Posts by Maria Keenan

Maria Keenan

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland: Your Questions Answered

There are two types of people on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland:

Those who embrace it.

And those who fear it.

As an Irish company, I thought we ought to personally embrace the day by answering some frequently asked questions about Ireland. The first one that came up, unsurprisingly, was "How Ireland celebrates St. Patrick's Day", which we've covered (succinctly) above.

For more, we checked on Answer the Public to see what some of the most Googled questions and terms about Ireland were to share some light on the topics:

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Maria Keenan

Web Design Events - A Round-Up

Whether you learned how to generate a banner for your personal blog in GIMP in 2007 or you're trying to develop your start-up's first landing page, or your journal is full of HTML tags, web design events are a wonderful opportunity to learn from beginners and experts alike.

We're lucky enough to have a designer as one of our co-founders, so web design events have been top-of-mind for Tito since day one

Even more luckily, we get to work with the people who organise them every day and continue to learn from the innovative ways that they not only make their events stand out from the crowd, but from the new approaches and processes that get showcased at their conferences. 

Below, you'll find three upcoming web design events that have caught our eye:

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Maria Keenan

Innovative Tech For Events And How One Company Made a Business of It

It’s easy to resist change sometimes. For so long I rolled my eyes when I thought of interactive technologies.

Because a lot of them seemed to come on the scene at the same time, I assumed that companies were riding a wave of gimmicks and hot young things to make a quick buck.

That said, I’ve always found that the easiest way to get rid of a bias is to humanise what you’ve made your assumption about. I spoke with Margot from Gramercy Tech. Since 2003, the business has built itself on being ahead of the curve when it comes to their service offerings.

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Events About Innovation (Or Why We Can Have Nice Things)

We're snowed in at the moment. 

I for one am glad that the majority of people in Ireland have seen sense, Paul and Doc included, and let their employees either work from home or take the day off. 

But anyone will tell you that our entire country grinds to a halt when the snow gets higher than a ladybird. While it's better that we're safe, our wanting when it comes to infrastructure to keep people safe can be a headscratcher at times. 

The nice thing is that, more generally, whenever a seemingly impermeable obstacle shows up, an innovator comes to dethrone it. Even if that might take a little longer in some cases. And that thought at least keeps cabin fever at bay. 

Writing to you from inside a cosy house, thanking my stars for the inventor of central heating, I wanted to show you some of the modern creators we're so fortunate to have as customers, and the events about innovation that they're producing in the near future:

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Maria Keenan

Must-Attend Code Conferences: Back to BASICs

I didn't just want to use this as an excuse to squeeze as many programming puns in as possible. I swear.

That said... you better wake up and smell the Java.

Code conferences are where some of the most creative business deals and development plans find their roots, and finding the right ones to go to can be a challenge.

Perhaps you even want to speak at one, but you haven't got much experience. Are you a diamond in the rough? Or perhaps a Ruby, or a Perl? Attending conferences regularly is a great way to take stock of different presentation styles that can inform your own delivery, whether that comes on an event stage or in an investor meeting.

If you don't get some real-world experience, you're liable to get a C++ from the crowd. But Go ahead, give it a Bash.

Okay, enough of that.

Here are three choice code conferences, events and meet-ups that we work with here at Tito for your consideration, awe, and ticket purchasing needs:

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