Web Directions & Australian Web Week

26 August 2009


A Blue Perspective: Web Directions & Australian Web Week

October's a big month for the 4,399,722 residents of Sydney. They're going to be hosting the fourth Web Directions South conference as well as the inaugural Australian Web Week. Web Directions is gradually turning into the antipodean SXSW.

This year I'm extremely honoured to be playing my biggest (most daunting, nerve wracking, spine chilling, palate drying, brow sweating) part in Web Directions to date – closing keynote on day 1. I'll be telling the tale of my involvement in Google Wave and what it's like to be a part of one of the most exciting web applications of recent years. I'm so excited! (And I just wet my pants with nervousness)

Alongside Web Directions, you also shouldn't forget that you've only got five short days until nominations close for the McFarlane Prize for excellence in Australian web design. So, if you have a top class Australian website that you worked on between September 1st 2008 and August 31st 2009, then let them know about it!

If your boss is too cheap to shell out for admission to Web Directions and you only worked on craptacular websites this year, you still have no excuse not to get involved with the festivities, as Australian Web Week is offering up a host of free events which you can get moderately drunk at. I'm already having trouble choosing which ones I'm going to have to miss out on.


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    Scott G commented on 26 August 2009 @ 10:40

    The Man in Blue get nervous to speak?! Never!

    Looking forward to the keynote, it's well deserved.

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    Christian commented on 27 August 2009 @ 10:28

    We need one of these in The States

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    Web page designer commented on 29 August 2009 @ 01:01

    I second that Christian, I'd love to have something like this to go to in my backyard. Have fun, and best of luck man!

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    Coopers Sports Picks Guru commented on 12 September 2009 @ 07:42

    I think that google wave will probably be the next biggest thing. Just make sure you drink responsibly at the events!


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    Michel de Haan commented on 13 September 2009 @ 22:05

    Looking forward to see the nominees for the McFarlane Prize!

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    webdesign nurnberg commented on 09 December 2009 @ 01:27

    I'm working night and day to earn more money to visit the Australian Web Week next year! - Greetings from Germany

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