Web Directions & Australian Web Week
26 August 2009
October's a big month for the 4,399,722 residents of Sydney. They're going to be hosting the fourth Web Directions South conference as well as the inaugural Australian Web Week. Web Directions is gradually turning into the antipodean SXSW.
This year I'm extremely honoured to be playing my biggest (most daunting, nerve wracking, spine chilling, palate drying, brow sweating) part in Web Directions to date – closing keynote on day 1. I'll be telling the tale of my involvement in Google Wave and what it's like to be a part of one of the most exciting web applications of recent years. I'm so excited! (And I just wet my pants with nervousness)
Alongside Web Directions, you also shouldn't forget that you've only got five short days until nominations close for the McFarlane Prize for excellence in Australian web design. So, if you have a top class Australian website that you worked on between September 1st 2008 and August 31st 2009, then let them know about it!
If your boss is too cheap to shell out for admission to Web Directions and you only worked on craptacular websites this year, you still have no excuse not to get involved with the festivities, as Australian Web Week is offering up a host of free events which you can get moderately drunk at. I'm already having trouble choosing which ones I'm going to have to miss out on.
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