Future proof yourself at Web Directions Summit.

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If you’ve been in the industry any length of time, you’ll know how essential it is to keep your knowledge up to date, and how much work that can be. One of our key goals with our events is to help attendees do just that, and … Read more »

“Very few things are more important now to the future of humanity than design ethics”

Tim Wu is a Professor of Law at Columbia University. He writes for the New York Times and the New Yorker. He’s the author of two very influential books on technology and its impact on society The Master Switch, and The Attention Merchants.

He’s not someone given to … Read more »

Conference presentation videos are broken. Part I

We’ve been running conferences for the Web industry for a long time now. Since 2004 to be precise.

In that time we’ve seen what was barely a trickle of events become a river, across the whole world, often specialising into specific niches. Bringing tremendous benefits for our industry in many ways.

And … Read more »

Design at Web Directions Summit ’18

At our earliest events, the design aspects of our programs were very much focussed on Web design.

But over the last decade or so, just as professionals have increasingly specialised, and design in the broad sense has become central to what we build, so too has the focus on design shifted … Read more »

Engineering at Web Directions Summit ’18

From the very beginning, our events have had a strong focus on development. With our background in developing (both for the Web and of tools for other web developers) it’s something we’ve always thought a lot about, and continue to focus on.

As the event matured, and as the roles of … Read more »

Somehow we missed it

Twice in the last week or two I’ve taken part in panel discussions focussed on ethics – at Sydney Tech leaders and then at an evening organised by Fjord here in Sydney. One focussed more on ethics and technology, the other on ethics and design.

Both featured lively, thoughtful conversations, and … Read more »

Iterating on the Web

Every few months or so a tweet or blog post in the web development world seems to ignite a heated conversation about CSS, CSS in JS, the future of Web development, whether certain folks are out of touch, and if so how. A bit of side eye and snark. … Read more »

Web Directions AI returns for 2018

After a fantastic inaugural event in 2017, our AI conference returns for 2018.

This year, to make it easier to attend, it takes place the day before our Summit, so if you’re travelling from outside Sydney you can get even more return on your effort by adding the additional day. … Read more »

Web Directions Summit ’18 Program launched

We’re in full swing gearing up for our annual Summit, our big two track conference, taking place November 1 and 2 in Sydney.

This year we’re excited to be returning to our home for many years, the Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney. Bringing as good a lineup as … Read more »

The Code Leaders program is live!

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  • May 24, 2018
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You spend years developing you capabilities as a developer program and architect, and so one day, you’re asked to do something entirely unrelated–manage people. To interview and hire, mentor and lead. To influence decision makers in your organisation.

And yet few companies and organisations help people prepare for and grow within these … Read more »

Announcing the Code ’18 program

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  • May 23, 2018
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Programs for conferences take a long time to come together. Sometimes we’ve been working with someone to have them come to speak for years, waiting for the stars tho align. Other times a quick email and reply and we’ve lined up a speaker in a matter of hours, or even … Read more »

Can you name these Code ’18 keynote speakers?

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  • May 15, 2018
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The Code ’18 Call for Presentations has been closed, and the speakers for Code ’18 have been chosen. It’s going to be an amazing lineup.

After selling out very early last year, our pre-release tickets to past attendees are closed, with over half the tickets for the conference gone and … Read more »

Design ’18: The Wrap

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  • April 20, 2018
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For a first time event, the engagement, the energy, dare I say it “the vibe” were amazing, the quality of the presentations, from experienced international speakers, through to first time local speakers was as good as it gets.

Design ’18 Spotlight Series: #3 Design at Scale

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  • April 4, 2018
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Over the last few weeks we’ve been putting the spotlight on various areas of focus at our Design conference in Melbourne (it’s on next week, but there are still places left, so if you work in Design, don’t miss this!)

Design at Scale

We’ve looked at the intersection of AI … Read more »

Design ’18 Spotlight #2: Spotlight on inclusive design

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  • March 29, 2018
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we’re counting down to Design ’18, our upcoming conference on April 11 and 12 on all things digital product and service design with an overview of the current trends in design and how we’re covering them at the conference. In this second spotlight we’re focussing on inclusive design.