Web Directions presents Ben Barren of gnoos.com.au in Melbourne August 10th

Following the tremendous success of our recent evening with Lars Rasmussen and Dean Jackson in Sydney, Web Directions is excited to announce our first ever event in Melbourne, an evening with Ben Barren of gnoos.com.au, speaking about the trials and tribulations of setting up an Internet business in 2006 along with Web Direction’s own John Allsopp talking about Microformats, one of the hottest topics in web development.

Ben Barren

After spending over a decade working in online media for groups such as ninemsn and Sensis, in early 2005 Ben Barren co-founded Feedcorp Pty Ltd, with the aim of bringing the best of Web 2.0 Downunder. Hear about Ben’s experience of launching gnoos.com.au – Australia’s first local blog and media search engine – and the trials and tribulations of setting up an Internet business in 2006. The role of developers, designers, and product planners, will all be discussed.

John Allsopp

Software and web developer, writer, speaker, and standards evangelist John Allsopp has been working with new web development technologies since his infatuation with CSS nearly a decade ago. During the last couple of years, he’s focussed more closely on semantics for the world wide web, which lead him to microformats soon after their conception.
Find out what the heck these microformats things are anyway, why you should care about them, and how you can use them right now without breaking any browsers, taking advantage of all that HTML know-how you already have.

If you work with the web, we know you’ll be enthused, inspired, and informed by what you hear, and it’s also a great opportunity to meet other interesting and talented people who work in your industry.
We’ll be providing finger food for the night, and there’ll be a cash bar if you feel like a drink.

You’ll also have the chance to win a ticket to the Web Directions Conference later this year in Sydney, valued at $850, as well as places at our exclusive breakfast with web guru Molly Holzschlag.

Details


What: Web Directions presents Ben Barren from gnoos.com.au and John Allsopp from westciv and Web Directions

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday August 10 2006
Where:Bell’s Hotel and Brewery, 157 Moray St, CNR with Coventry, South Melbourne
Cost: Free, but please RSVP info@webdirections.org

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5 responses to “Web Directions presents Ben Barren of gnoos.com.au in Melbourne August 10th”:

  1. […] Ben Barren is a funny bloke. I’ve been trying to read his blog but it’s tough going – you could win big in buzzword bingo over there. Interesting though (and not for the papparazzi shots). I’m sure it would be an interesting talk. I swear that dude makes up words. John Allsopp is an awesome speaker, as a whole bunch of people in Perth found out at Port80’s Ideas3 event. And microformats are cool. Tantek says so. And Bill Gates. So if you’re in Melbourne, you should definitely try to get along. What: Web Directions presents Ben Barren and John Allsopp When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday August 10 2006 Where: Bell’s Hotel and Brewery, 157 Moray St, CNR with Coventry, South Melbourne Map:http://www.webdirections.org/2006/07/05/web-directions-presents-ben-barren-of-gnooscomau-in-melbourne-august-10th/ Cost: Free, but please RSVP info@webdirections.org I wonder if there will be a podcast? […]

  2. […] Ben Barren Live (One Night Only) What: Web Directions presents Ben Barren and John Allsopp When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday August 10 2006 Where: Bell’s Hotel and Brewery, 157 Moray St, CNR with Coventry, South Melbourne Map: http://www.webdirections.org/2006/07/05/web-directions-presents-ben-barren-of-gnooscomau-in-melbourne-august-10th/ Cost: Free, but please RSVP to info@webdirections.org […]

  3. […] For folks in Melbourne on the 10th of August, Ben Barren will be speaking about Gnoos and “the trials and tribulations of setting up an Internet Business in 2006″  (actually he’s currently using a reader poll to determine what he’ll be talking about).  John Allsopp will also be there, talking about microformats.  This fire-side chat is a prelude to the Web Directions conference in Sydney in September. […]

  4. […] A great turnout for the Melbourne event: Web Directions presents Ben Barren and John Allsopp. There was no podcast, but there was plenty of photos, with video yet to come. […]

  5. […] Web Directions presents Ben Barren and John Allsopp […]

  6. […] Where: Bell’s Hotel and Brew­ery, 157 Moray St, CNR with Coven­try, South Mel­bourne Map: http://www.webdirections.org/2006/07/05/web-directions-presents-ben-barren-of-gnooscomau-in-melbour… Cost: Free, but please RSVP info@webdirections.orgI won­der if there will be a podcast? […]