I’ve said it a few times, but when Dublin lost Web Summit it was hard to see how we would recover. After an incredible first year, Dublin Tech Summit has plugged the hole left in the calendar of annual Dublin tech events. With the event set to take place once again in April this year, the Summit has announced one of their headline keynote speakers.
How has this guy ever been brought to Ireland before? I know he was due to speak here last year but the conference never happened for some reason. Thankfully, Dublin Tech Summit will finally grant the people of Ireland what we want; Casey Neistat.
While often referred to as a YouTube star, Neistat shot to fame before YouTube even existed. He and his brother created a video back in 2003 called “Apple’s Dirty Little Secret”, a video that three years before YouTube even arrived online, received six million views in its first month.
The video was all about how the brothers ousted Apple for not having a battery repair programme and suggesting people were better off buying new devices if their battery dies. A couple of years later, Neistat discovered YouTube, uploading his first video on when to use emergency brakes on the subway:
You can already see the style of his videos which remains to this day; highly produced but where absolute perfect quality is not the goal.
Today, Neistat has nearly nine million subscribers to his YouTube channel, which leaves his well outside the top fifty but still a prolific online content creator. His vlogs are really fun to watch, his tech reviews are unorthodox and his style is unique. Give him some of your time and you won’t be disappointed:
What Else to Expect from Dublin Tech Summit Speakers 2018
While Neistat might not be topped in terms of celebrity, Dublin Tech Summit does promise to deliver a fantastic range of speakers on a range of tech topics. The two-day conference will explore global technology trends with speakers from companies such as Shazam, Microsoft, NASA and The Bitcoin Foundation. The conference is also committed to empowering particular groups within tech including students, women in tech.
Be sure to follow us as we’ll be covering the two-day event along with enjoying the evening tech-entertainment.