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Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald

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 (Y…

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 w…

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 Noteboo…

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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 b…