New AI Conference Early Bird Closes Friday

We’re very grateful for the positive reaction so far to our new Web Directions AI conference in Sydney on 28 September, both in registrations (almost 50% sold out) and direct feedback. 

Clearly, many of you agree it’s the right time to be looking at artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing and related areas from a … Read more »

Chris Messina and 10 Years of the #hashtag

Chris Messina is coming to Sydney as keynote speaker for Web Directions Summit 17 on 9-10 November. One of his claims to fame, the hashtag, just turned 10.

Two More Summit 17 Speakers Announced

With just four weeks remaining of the best ticket prices anyone will get, now is the time to lock in your place at Web Directions Summit 17.

We’ve already told you about six of our keynote speakers for our major end of year event in Sydney on 9-10 November – we’ll … Read more »

Code 17 in 100 Tweets

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Code Leaders, Melbourne, 2 August 2017

That was quite a day!

I reckon very few of the 140 or so of us at this first Code Leaders conference in Melbourne had a clear idea of how the day would pan out.

It’s probably fair to say that no-one except John Allsopp, the event’s creator and the … Read more »

Four More Speakers Announced for Summit 17

A few weeks ago, we announced the first two of what will be 28 speakers in total for Summit 17, our end of year design and development conference in Sydney on 9-10 November.

The response to the announcement of Chris (Mr Hashtag) Messina and returned Australian technologist Genevieve Bell has … Read more »

Why is Web Directions Holding an Artificial Intelligence Conference?

Well, that’s a fair question.

Why are we even hosting this Web Directions AI event in Sydney on 28 September, given that our conferences typically focus on digital design and development, predominantly in a web-based context?

Over the last 12 to 18 months, I’ve been become increasingly aware that adding even a little intelligence to … Read more »

John’s AI Reading Links

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  • July 21, 2017
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As we get ready to fully launch our newest conference, Web Directions AI, I’ve pulled together some particularly interesting perspectives on AI for your reading pleasure.

Watch out for an email today with all the details of the one-day conference in Sydney on 28 September.

Cheating at AI

Hopefully, it’s clear by … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Virtual Reality as Used in Our Reality – Aaron Spence

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  • July 19, 2017
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Delivering a conference presentation about the commercial use of virtual reality technology is a pretty thankless task, a bit like trying to demonstrate colour on a black & white television set.

Back at our end of year Direction conference in 2016, Aaron Spence took this on by having his fabulous … Read more »

Direction 16 Wrap: Giving Up By Design – Jennifer Wilson

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  • July 18, 2017
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Back at Direction last year (that’s the one that’s evolving into Summit this year), Jennifer Wilson gave a compelling talk on using gamification to achieve behavioural change in health practices.

One of the examples she used in her presentation was an app developed by her company The Project Factory … Read more »

Web Directions Summit 17 Call For Presentations: Be a Speaker

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  • July 12, 2017
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Our Call For Proposals to present at Summit is now open.

Yes, we curate the conference, but we like to leave room for outstanding, relevant talks from local speakers, experienced or not.

Sessions are 20 minutes long, and open to Australian residents. If you’re successful, we’ll fly you to Sydney, put you … Read more »

First Summit 17 Speakers Announced

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  • July 12, 2017
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With meanings including the highest point of a mountain, a peak of achievement, and a meeting between people on a particular topic, Summit seems a particularly apt new name for our annual Sydney-based summer conference.

Web Directions Summit 17 is where we bring together some of the most renowned and advanced thinkers and practitioners … Read more »

Video of the Week: CSS + SVG: A Designer’s Delight – Sara Soueidan

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  • June 30, 2017
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Sara SoueidanWe’re going back to Respond 16 for our Video of the Week this week, when Sara Soueidan came to visit and delivered an inspiring, eye-opening keynote presentation on what can be done with CSS and SVG working together.

It’s an excellent … Read more »

Video Ristretto: The Things You Can’t Do – Rob Howard

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  • June 21, 2017
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Rob HowardOur short video today is a fascinating one from Code 16, where Rob Howard explored the notion that not all tools, methods, functions or operators are necessarily the best for what you have in mind.

It sounds obvious but … Read more »

Registrations Now Open for Summit Conference in Sydney, November

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  • June 21, 2017
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We’re opening registrations for Web Directions Summit today.

Summit is our new peak annual flagship event at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 9-10  November, which brings together all the tribes that make up our industry.

Based on the format of the original Web Directions conferences, Summit is two daysRead more »