YouTube co-founder coming to Dublin

30 Sep 2010

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley has joined the lineup at the 3rd Dublin Web Summit. He’ll join Twitter chairman and co-founder Jack Dorsey, Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom and more than 50 other speakers at the event.

Hurley co-founded YouTube in 2005 with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim before selling it to Google less than a year ago for $1.76bn.

Hurley is believed to have pocketed more than $300m from the deal. Prior to YouTube, he worked with Paypal.

The Dublin Web Summit takes place on 28-29 October, changing from a three-hour event into a giant two-day affair.

“The Dublin Web Summit keeps growing and growing. Just over a year ago there were only a few dozen people coming to the three-hour event,” said Dublin Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave.

“Now we’ve got over 50 speakers, and we’ve been forced to add an extra day to cater for increasing demand.

“This time, in addition to the big speakers, we’re running separate events for those in sales, digital marketing, start-ups and for developers, so there’s really something for everyone.

“There’s been a huge demand for tickets to the event, so we’ve had to expand it. There’s lots of interest from abroad, which is certainly a good thing,” Cosgrave said.

Hurley will open the Dublin Web Summit on the evening of 28 October.

Tickets may be obtained online at an early bird rate of €249. The site has a full list of the speakers announced so far.