Web Directions Careers 2017 Careers in technology and design

SydneyOctober 2017

Starting and developing your career in technology and design

What is Careers?

The Web, technology, design, the dynamic world of startups and existing technology and design focussed companies offer enormous career opportunities. But whether you're still at school, college or university, just starting out your career, looking to change directions, or step up within the fields of technology and design, knowing the right pathways, and directions to take can be baffling.

Web Directions Careers aims to help you navigate your way into and through the world of technology and design. You'll hear from established professionals about the sorts of roles available, and the educational and other choices that can help you get there. You'll meet with educators and advisors at Universities, TAFE, colleges and other education providers to help you make the right choices for the places you want to go. And you'll meet with potential employers, from brand new startups, to the big end of town.

All set inside an inspiring atmosphere of Australian innovation.

speakers and audience

Who's Careers for?


Web Directions Careers is for anyone looking to start or develop their career in technology and design related fields. From UX and Interaction Design, to Engineering and Development, we'll have leading professionals in these fields to advise you, education providers to help you get a sense of your options, and the directions you can head, and potential employers


If you're providing education options to, or employ people with design and technology capabilities, and want to get in front of a significant audience of potential students, interns or new employees, we've got a range of options. From a highly trafficked point of presence, to your own cafe or juice bar, along with pre and post event communications, connect with the people you need to at Web Directions Careers

Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

Stay in the loop

Register your interest for Careers as an attendee or potential partner. For attendees Careers will be free, and for partners, there's a range of options to help you best engage potential employees, interns or or students.

About Us

The technology world is full of hype and fads (as well as the real next thing). The challenge is deciding what's hype, and what's reality. That's where we come in. We spend our life thinking about what's happening, and what's coming next. And what's not worth your time now, or maybe ever.

Web Directions founder John Allsopp's ideas have been acknowledged as the foundation for Responsive Web Design, and helped pave the way for the web fonts revolution and Typekit. Our conferences have seen the announcement to the world of such key ideas as The New Aesthetic (2012), Object Oriented CSS (2009) and Progressive Web Apps (2015).

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2017, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney and Melbourne, Transform in Canberra, Code in Melbourne, Web Directions AI in Sydney and The Web Directions Summit in Sydney.

vignettes form our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.