Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

The Meetup Muster returns for Summit ’18

Last year, long overdue, we added a new feature to our annual Summit, the Meetup Muster. The Meetup Muster was a cool addition to the event, introducing people to a range of Sydney’s tech meetups (SydCSS, SydJS, React Sydney, SydTechLeaders, SydPWA, Tech Talks). Many people come to conferences but don’t tap into the amazing meetup […]

Our Second Annual AI Conference

Last year when we held our first, very successful AI conference, not a few people scratched their heads and asked “why is Web Directions holding an AI conference“. Very often AI and Machine Learning are associated with complex technical specialisation (and this is certainly required for a lot of work with AI and ML). But […]

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

So much of the energy and focus in our industry is on the what and how: on design, on the technologies we use, on business strategy, on tactics. Yet as legendary management thinker Peter Drucker (reportedly) said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Drucker’s point is that if your organisational culture isn’t healthy, whatever else you […]

A brand new Web Directions Site

The earliest snapshot at the wayback machine for webdirections.org is from early 2006. April 13, 2006 to be precise. A simpler time. Some staples of the time include text rendered as an image (no doubt with some funky image replacement technique–ask your grandparents about those kids!), links to multiple versions of RSS! Tiny text (text […]

Future proof yourself at Web Directions Summit.

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 as always this year’s Summit features keynotes, design and […]

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 very often, certainly […]

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 at Web Directions. What […]

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 development and design separated […]

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 a clear underlying desire […]

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. Here’s something I wrote about this […]

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. And there’s fantastic pricing when […]

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 we’ve ever had. The full program […]

The Code Leaders program is live!

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 roles. So, last year […]

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Join us in 2018:

  • Web Directions Summit 2018

    Our legendary event. Two big tracks, one Product/Design, one Developer focused.

    Sydney November 2018

  • Web Directions ai 2018

    The intersection of Technology, Business & Design with Ai

    Sydney October 2018

  • Web Directions Culture 2018

    Creating better teams and workplace cultures

    Sydney October 2018

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