Web Directions South 2007
We’ve been working on this for it seems far too long, but now I am really excited to let both my readers know about this year’s way bigger, way better, Web Directions South
Head on over, have a look around, and check out the program and speakers we’ve lined up for Web Directions South 2007. With more than 30 leading experts, including a dozen international stars of the web industry, across three tracks, Web Directions South will focus on the key technology and business issues of the web in 2007. It really is Australia’s premier event for the web industry.
Speakers for 2007 include
- Andy Clarke – Transcendent CSS
- Brian Fling – designing for the mobile web
- George Oates – user experience design for communities
- Bert Bos – co-creator of CSS on the future of Web Standards
- Rashmi Sinha – online communities
- Adrian Holovaty – making data smart
- Mark Pesce – commons based peer production
plus many more new and old faces to educate and inspire us all once again this September. We’ve even got a couple of surpise speakers up our sleeves as well.
This year at Web Directions South alongside our traditional Design and Development focus, there’s a new Management/Strategy track. So, if you design or develop for the web, manage web teams, or if your business relies on the web, we’ve got two full days full for you.
And that’s just the conference. We’ve also got 6 workshops over the two days before Web Directions South:
- Brian Fling – Designing for the mobile web
- Andy Clarke – Transcending CSS
- Laurel Papworth – Building vibrant and successful online communities
- Startup and freelance bootcamp. Every thing you need to know about going out on your own as a freelancer or startup company.
- World Wide Web Consortium SIG technology day – W3C experts covering the latest developments in web standards
Be sure to register before June 30 to take advantage of our excellent value early bird price of just $795. And if been to one of our previous conferences check your email on Monday for an additional discount by way of thanks for all your support over the years. If you don’t receive this email, please let us know.
This year, in yet another first, we’ll be featuring the Web Expo – running thoughout the conference at Darling Harbour.
And perhaps most exciting of all, we’ll be hosting Australia’s first Web Hack day, on the Saturday following the conference.
And of course there’ll be all the usual parties and opportunities to catch up with old friends, and make new connections.
We are really excited with the quality and range of speakers we’ve been able to get all the way to Sydney, the great new venue at Darling Harbour, with the new Expo, the extended range of workshops, and WebHack, and hope you’ll be too. We look forward to seeing you in Sydney at the end of September for what promises to be one of the stand out web events anywhere in the World – Web Directions South 2007.
As well as the one day workshop, I’ll be presenting on Social Networks and Mobile phones.
Social networks and mobiles
It’s not just about email and Twitter: industry analysts agree, virtually every online social network application will develop a mobile feature in the next year or two. From Flickr pre-installed on Nokia phones to an up-to-date map of your buddies locations, mobile devices are ready to come pre-loaded with new friends for you to play with.
Before you tune out to listen to music tagged and delivered to your mobile by your social network, or press SEND on a stinging critique of the Web Directions dining hall food to restaurant review mobile sites, why not attend an informative yet fun session about the latest and greatest in GPS and location based services connecting online communities on your mobile? For those who want to focus on the business model not the technology.
The conference is actually September 25th to 29th at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. I’m nervous already. (Is the tag WDS07 – anyone know?)