Direction 16 Partner Event: StripeCon APAC

One of the benefits of organising events like Code, Respond, Transform and — in just over a week — Direction is the events that other people organise around the conference that add value and depth to their whole experience.

SilverStripe is a major sponsor of Web Directions and has supported our events for the past six years. This year, they’re running a community conference alongside Direction 16, the inaugural StripeCon APAC. The best news is Direction ticket holders can attend this event for FREE.

Come along to learn:

  • * How digital transformation and open source go hand in hand
  • * Pragmatic insights into successful digital transformation projects
  • * What the future holds for large-​scale digital projects

Among the highlights, you’ll hear from Bene Anderson, Service Delivery Manager, All-​of-​govt online products & Paul Murray, All-​of-​govt ICT Capability Manager, NZ Department of Internal Affairs on Overcoming common challenges facing public sector digital projects. Paul and Bene manage services that support New Zealand Government organisations to deliver better online experiences. Their presentation will focus on challenges that Government organisations face, and how the Common Web Platform and Open Source are making it easier to meet those challenges.

Colin Westacott, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ephox Cognitive will profile this advanced new editing environment that combines the power of the world’s most advanced editor with the power of cognitive computing. Ephox Cognitive will significantly help content creators and authors to easily build complete, accurate and current content by presenting them in real time with relevant and in context content that already exists either from internal or external sources — textual or rich media. Users will have automatic access to a huge store of content and be able to copy, reference or drag and drop video into their new content really easily.

In other sessions, you’ll also hear from folks at Little Giant, Wolf Interactive, Internetrix and, of course, SilverStripe on digital transformation, multi-​region synchronisation, the UX and UI of multi-​site setups, and user engagement beyond direct interaction.

There will also be a hugely relevant workshop run by Sanicki Lawyers, called Legal issues for Creative Businesses in the Digital Age. 

It provides an introduction to legal issues for those working in new media, design and technology, game development, graphic and web designers and web-​based startups. It touches on issues concerning copyright ownership, the use of authoring programs, and the need for those in the creative space to have appropriate contracts in place with employees, independent contractors or unpaid volunteers.

It also provides a basic introduction to protecting intellectual property including branding and brand protection, Trade Marks, the use of music, terms of trade agreements, privacy issues, end-​user licencing and business structures.

(NB Sanicki Lawyers, a law firm specialising in the creative industries, is offering free 15 minute, 1-​on-​1 legal advice sessions for conference delegates for the duration of Direction 16 to answer any business or legal queries you may have. To arrange your free consultation, contact Darren at darren@​sanickilawyers.​com.​au or 0412 723 725.)

It will be an amazing day, without a doubt, and a great intro to the Direction 16 conference.

StripeCon APAC Details

When: Wed 9 November 2016
Where: Australian Technology Park, Sydney
Who should attend: digital leaders and developers.

In the evening, join us for the official kickoff of Direction 16 at the Australian movie premiere of “What comes next is the Future”, sponsored by StripeCon APAC.

Tickets are free for Web Directions ticket holders by using the code direction16.

Register for StripeCon APAC now.

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