Since 2006 Web Directions has grown considerably, What was once a single event is now a family of related conferences across the year.
But the essence of Web Directions is our annual, end of year event we now call Web Directions Summit.
This year we returned to the Convention Centre in Sydney, which was our home from 2007 until it closed for redevelopment in 2013. We’ve finally made it back after it reopened, and it was a wonderful homecoming. Many of the attendees I spoke with had come to Web Directions South (as it was then called) at the convention centre, and while it is radically remodelled, there was the sense that the atmosphere of the event–collegiate, warm, welcoming, full of enthusiasm for what people do in our industry harked back to the earlier Web Directions events.
It was wonderful to see so many people who have been coming for many years, as well as hundreds of new faces as well.
The Convention Centre is already booked for 2019, and we can’t wait to be back.
If you missed it, and want to know more about the genuinely stellar presentations, as he has for many years, Ben Buchanan has wrapped all the sessions he attended in his “Big Stonkin’ Post“.
And as he so often has, JJ Halans took hundreds of photos, of speakers, and the event overall, which you can view in his Flickr gallery.
If you missed it, well there’s always 2019, and events across product, design and engineering (and more) in Sydney and Melbourne throughout the year.
A huge thanks to the speakers, volunteers, partners and above all attendees who came and made it such an amazing event.