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Products we love: Drift

Drift makes it easy for your customers to buy. Drift is a messaging platform founded by David Cancel and Elias Torres. Their product is focused on helping marketing and sales teams interact with potential customers. At 8bytes we use Drift on our website to talk to our potential customers while they are visiting our site in real time (You…

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Products we love: Tettra

Tettra is a team communication tool for documenting processes, projects, and knowledge. Tettra is a startup based in Boston and founded by Nelson Joyce and Andy Cook. The product is a wiki for Slack teams, a centralized place for all your companies shared documents. The importance of a team wiki is not always easy to impart. At 8bytes we…

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Whats in my bag: Brian

Spoiler: Mostly tech and cables I like to travel light. I tend to try and only keep the devices and cables that I use everyday in my bag. Herschel Bag: I got this a present a couple of years ago and have been using it every day since. Its light and although it has minimal laptop protection and pockets it does the job. Moleskine Notebook:…

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We shite on about a lot of stuff - get it direct to your inbox In case you missed it we recently posted our first episode of the Bytecast. This is only the start of a whole bunch of content from us here at 8bytes. We have lots to talk and write about as we and our customers learn and grow. Join us! You can find all of our content here on…

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Brian from 8bytes

We spoke to one of 8bytes' iOS developers, Brian, about risks for new startups, VR and why young companies should choose Ireland. What’s your role in 8bytes? I’m a Senior iOS Engineer. I work with both Eoin our iOS lead and Adam our designer to build iOS Apps for our clients here at 8bytes. What’s your background in this space? My backgro…

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Peter From 8bytes

We sat down with Peter to discuss his role at 8bytes, Ireland as a hub for startups and the future of tech. What’s your role in 8bytes? Day to day, I build out our clients' APIs, some Android apps and look after our existing client services. There’s a lot to do with such a small company, we’re all wearing a few hats between running the bu…

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Eoin From 8bytes

We sat down with Eoin to talk about starting a business, exciting things in software and the issue of perfection What’s your role in 8bytes? I’m a Director at 8bytes and my expertise is in app development. More so on iOS than Android but we do both here. I take home my iPhone at the end of the day, not my Android phone. It’s definitely wh…

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Adam From 8bytes

In this week's blog: Adam, 8bytes' Creative Lead, discusses mental block, inspiration, design and web development. What’s your role in 8bytes? I’m the creative lead for the team. So it’s my job to help our clients visualise their ideas, put that down on paper and try to round-down their idea to a core minimum. Oftentimes, people will get…

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Offset 2017: Something different

Offset brings together designers from a number of different disciplines -illustrators to animators to film to sound and so on As primarily a software engineer, I’ve been to quite a few tech conferences over the past number of years. This year I felt the familiar tech industry buzz around the Dublin Tech Summit. All the other members of t…

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