Snapshots from the Dublin Web Summit

It’s official: the people love photos. 1) Pictures are ooh! shiny! 2) Pictures are fun to look at when you’re bored.

Murfie co-founders, Matt Younkle and Preston Austin, are currently jaunting through Dublin for the Dublin Web Summit, Europe’s fastest growing tech conference. And they’re leaving behind a wake of photography.

Here’s a smattering of snapshots from the event and the city.

Room full of startups, media & investors @ Dublin Web Summit
Our lil booth @ Dublin Web Summit
Murfie CEO, Matt Younkle, with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí
Matt, UW-Madison alum, shares the W @ Dublin Web Summit
No trip to Dublin is complete w/o a Guinness Storehouse stop

TOOTS!

When I’m not at Murfie HQ, I host a radio show called U-Dub on Wednesday nights on 91.7FM WSUM-Madison. Being a reggae DJ has given me great opportunities that mean a lot to me, and I love every second of it.

This past weekend I had a particularly wonderful experience! Toots & the Maytals came to town for a show, and I was lucky enough to meet Toots Hibbert, a living legend, after the show.

Toots is widely known as the “Grandfather of Reggae.” With his 1960s hit song “Do the Reggae,” he was actually responsible for giving the genre its name! You may have heard songs like “54-46 That’s My Number” and “Pressure Drop,” among many others.

Toots was so nice! He gave me a hug right away, and he has the happiest smile you will ever see! I had a little chat with him for my radio show, and if you want you can listen in this Wednesday at 7pm Central time.

In the above photo, that’s me and Toots after the show. Fierce, right?!

Listen to radio show online
U-Dub on Facebook

Snapshots outta Murfieland

(that my Facebook Timeline won’t get to capture ;)

I gots some neat photos of Murfie life to share with y’all. But first: I have something (kinda rando) to say.

You know what? I’m not really sure how I feel about Facebook Timeline. (That BIG profile page redesign that’ll transform your profile into a virtual scrapbook of photos, videos, status updates, and locations you’ve visited – making your information more visible and easier to access.) Maybe it’s because it feels a little too One Hour Photo to me. Or maybe it’s that I prefer to be shrouded in some mystery, even to my friends/FB “friends”. Or maybe it’s because I don’t want to be a total slave to the idea of social sharing (and no, I’m not an “old person” – born and bred in the 80s).

It all just seems a tad creepy. <– I give you full permission to disagree with me on this statement.

Anywho…[Pause]…I won’t be sharing the aforementioned photos on my Facebook profile. (You won’t get me this time, Facebook Timeline!) I’d rather share the snapshots here. Or on Murfie’s Facebook page. *wink face* *wink face*