Haven’t quite recovered enough energy or compiled the thoughts properly on last night’s Irish Web Awards but suffice to say it was a cracking night, had fantastic fun and met a whole bunch of new rockin’ people.
Hard to believe it’s almost a year since I took my precious styrofoam W home from the first Irish Web Awards. It has even survived moving house with me.
Last October I headed along to the Irish Web Awards despite being stood up at the last minute. It was my first “internet event”. I was but a fledgling Twitter user and barely cutting my teeth at blogging (not much of a change there!). Despite that, I was surprised by how many faces and names I recognised. First and foremost, it was great to see so much wonderful local web design and development talent on show getting recognised. It was also a great opportunity to meet with other people in various aspects of the web industry from designers to bloggers to project managers to programmers and many others. In short, I had a brilliant time and here’s hoping for more of the same tomorrow night.
Here’s what Alan thought, what Phil thought and captured, Alexia has words and videos, see how SpunOut made their mark, the master of ceremonies with some unique captures while Sabrina quite enjoyed it too. There’s plenty photos on Pix.ie and Flickr too.
Running order, untuxedos and cake – the important stuff all listed.
See you there
So tonight is Princess Bride night – watch and chat about the movie at Screencheck at Spy from 7 with yummy cupcakes, wine and cocktails on the cheap. Nom. The liveblog is all set to go here and if you’re partaking in the discussion via Twitter the hashtag is #asyouwish
I popped in briefly to the launch of the Dublin Fringe Festival 09 last evening – my was it a lively event! Still sifting through the packed programme of events to see what I might get to see but first impressions are awesome. Check the site for all the info you need and keep an eye on culch.ie for extra nuggets.
Autumn is creeping upon us ever gradually and with it comes the usual flux of awards events for the design world. While it’s a little quieter this year with the IIA Net Visionaries moved to the month of May as of this year, there’s still plenty opportunity to try your hand at getting something tasty for over the fireplace. The IDI Awards and Irish Web Awards are accepting nominations till the end of the month. The Golden unmentionables are taking place also and still charging ridiculous amounts for seats at the awards ceremony (€300 per head) and a saucy €150 per nomination. Stick with either of the previous I think.
It’s gonna rock
Ooh look, nominations now open at http://awards.ie/webawards/nominations/