8th

Friday

Oz-IA - Australia's Information Architecture Conference

When

8am-5:30pm, Friday 8th October

Where

Menzies Hotel,
14 Carrington Street, Sydney.
Map

Web

Oz-IA

Register

Registration is open at the OZ-IA site.

About

Oz-IA invites your participation to this premier Australian event on Information Architecture for the web. Join us in Sydney, Australia on the Friday 8th & Saturday 9th of October 2010 for two incredible days of presentations and networking with information architecture professionals from across Australia and beyond.

Sydney StartupCamp IV - Start a New Web Business and Improve Your Startup Skills in One Weekend!

When

6pm Friday 8th-5:00pm Sunday 10th, October

Where

University of Technology,
Sydney.
Map

Web

Startup Australia

Register

Registration is open at Eventbrite.

About

Get fresh ideas and turn your new ideas into action; fast track your startup success at the Sydney StartupCamp IV organised by Seed Accelerator and Startup Australia during the Australian Web Week.

Our StartupCamp is no ordinary startup event! It's a high-performance event where like-minded entrepreneurs gather for a weekend of web company creation: a concentrated, intensive hands-on event where you start with brainstorming for a new idea on Friday evening and by Saturday evening you can literally be in business ready to generate your first lead or customer. On Sunday the grand final will include pitching your new venture to a panel of professional investors!

Just don't think it's just for developers. It's marketing maestros, design gurus, business development wizards, financial masters, legal geniuses, and the specialists of startups – the jack of all trades coming together as one unit, creating a harmony that can only be envied by the corporate world!

StartupCamp is exciting, hands-on, interactive, entrepreneurial, full of innovation, fun and fast moving: to accelerate your growth and… your business success!

9th

Saturday

Oz-IA - Australia's Information Architecture Conference

When

8am-5:30pm, Saturday 9th October

Where

Menzies Hotel,
14 Carrington Street, Sydney.
Map

Web

Oz-IA

Register

Registration is open at the OZ-IA site.

About

Oz-IA invites your participation to this premier Australian event on Information Architecture for the web. Join us in Sydney, Australia on the Friday 8th & Saturday 9th of October 2010 for two incredible days of presentations and networking with information architecture professionals from across Australia and beyond.

Sydney StartupCamp IV - Start a New Web Business and Improve Your Startup Skills in One Weekend!

When

6pm Friday 8th-5:00pm Sunday 10th, October

Where

University of Technology,
Sydney.
Map

Web

Startup Australia

Register

Registration is open at Eventbrite.

About

Get fresh ideas and turn your new ideas into action; fast track your startup success at the Sydney StartupCamp IV organised by Seed Accelerator and Startup Australia during the Australian Web Week.

Our StartupCamp is no ordinary startup event! It's a high-performance event where like-minded entrepreneurs gather for a weekend of web company creation: a concentrated, intensive hands-on event where you start with brainstorming for a new idea on Friday evening and by Saturday evening you can literally be in business ready to generate your first lead or customer. On Sunday the grand final will include pitching your new venture to a panel of professional investors!

Just don't think it's just for developers. It's marketing maestros, design gurus, business development wizards, financial masters, legal geniuses, and the specialists of startups – the jack of all trades coming together as one unit, creating a harmony that can only be envied by the corporate world!

StartupCamp is exciting, hands-on, interactive, entrepreneurial, full of innovation, fun and fast moving: to accelerate your growth and… your business success!

10th

Sunday

Social Climbing - Get your climb on!

When

2pm-4pm, Sunday 10th October

Where

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym,
1-7 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters, Sydney.
Map

Web

Social Climbing on Eventbrite

Register

Please register so we know you're coming along.

About

Different professions have their networking sports of choice - it may be the traditional golf, Barack Obamas's favoured basketball, yachting, but in the web, indoor climbing seems to be the sport of choice, with well known adherents like Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka of Digg, Tantek Çelik.

Whether you've climbed the Arapiles, or wouldn't know a carabina from a carona (that's the thing with the lemon attached), here's your chance to climb with fellow web folks during web week.

So, if you are an avid climber, stopped climbing years ago, or have never climbed at all, sign up and get along to Web Week's social climbing event. If you're a beginner, or need a refresh, you'll get a belaying a safety lesson. At the end of the session, we'll head down the road for a quiet drink.

This event was a great success last year - very much looking forward to seeing a few more folks get along this year.

Cost: $26 for entry and equipment, $16 for entry only (if you have your own gear).
Payment can just be sorted out directly with the venue on the day, but please register so we'll know to expect you!

Sydney StartupCamp IV - Start a New Web Business and Improve Your Startup Skills in One Weekend!

When

6pm Friday 8th-5:00pm Sunday 10th, October

Where

University of Technology,
Sydney.
Map

Web

Startup Australia

Register

Registration is open at Eventbrite.

About

Get fresh ideas and turn your new ideas into action; fast track your startup success at the Sydney StartupCamp IV organised by Seed Accelerator and Startup Australia during the Australian Web Week.

Our StartupCamp is no ordinary startup event! It's a high-performance event where like-minded entrepreneurs gather for a weekend of web company creation: a concentrated, intensive hands-on event where you start with brainstorming for a new idea on Friday evening and by Saturday evening you can literally be in business ready to generate your first lead or customer. On Sunday the grand final will include pitching your new venture to a panel of professional investors!

Just don't think it's just for developers. It's marketing maestros, design gurus, business development wizards, financial masters, legal geniuses, and the specialists of startups – the jack of all trades coming together as one unit, creating a harmony that can only be envied by the corporate world!

StartupCamp is exciting, hands-on, interactive, entrepreneurial, full of innovation, fun and fast moving: to accelerate your growth and… your business success!

11th

Monday

AWIA 2010 Australian Web Awards - Cocktails with a twist!

When

6:30pm-late, Monday 11th October

Where

City Hotel,
CNR King St & Kent St, Pyrmont.
Map

Web

Sydney Australia Web Awards Presentations

Register

This is a free event, but please register.

About

This year we have taken the usual AWIA / Port80 event and turned it on its head (painful I'm sure) . Come celebrate the best of the Web with the Australian Web Awards "Cocktails with a Twist" evening in Sydney as part of Australian Web Week.

This event kicks of from 6.30pm, with a nibbles, a few cold beverages, and lots of networking.

The awards ceremony will start around 7.30pm, so if you put a nomination in this year, go register and come along and revel in the achievements of your region. And if you didn't nominate, come and find out what it takes to be the best of the best, support your industry, and start thinking about nominating next year!

12th

Tuesday

Web Directions South 2010 - Full day workshops

When

9am-5pm, Tuesday 12th October

Where

Powerhouse Museum,
500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Directions South 2010

Register

Register at the Web Directions site.

About

Two great full day hands on workshops, lead by seasoned and passionate professionals, for people who work on the web:

rorosyd - Sydney Rails Meetup

When

6:30pm-late, Tuesday 12th October

Where

Trinity Bar (upstairs),
505 Crown St, Surry Hills, Pyrmont.
Map

Web

Ruby on Rails Sydney Meetups

About

Be there at the beginning: come and celebrate the start of the first ever Australian Web Week with us.

A meeting of like minded individuals where we share our experiences with Ruby, Rails and anything in between (CSS, Javascript, etc). Expect it to be noisy, informal but informative. There is a bar.

Full details for the October meetup will be announced closer to the date, but the meetup is definitely on, so, if you're keen to connect up with local Rails people, please plan on coming along and we will see you there!.

Stamford Great Debate - Stuff was simpler in the '80s

When

6:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday 12th October

Where

Pyrmont Bridge Hotel,
96 Union Street, Pyrmont, Pyrmont.
Map

Web

Stuff with Stamford

Register

This event is free but please register.

About

Ok, maybe you weren't even alive in the 80's. But trust me; once upon a time it was easy to figure out how to use the washing machine. Now you stand there wondering what happens if you hit the 'fuzzy logic' button. The microwave only had 2 settings, and would outlive your dog. Now it includes a learning curve and you've developed the art of looking like you know what you're doing while you're figuring it out during the busy lunchtime queue.

Does the modern world sometimes make you feel like a confused simpleton? Has the evolution of technology made life so complex that you need to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to set up your alarm clock? Ever smiled with nostalgia at the good 'ole days when phones just had a number dial, didn't drop out, and the pinnacle of portable music was a Walkman and a 45-minute mix tape dubbed on your sister's stereo? No, no - not as a luddite - as a fan of a good, satisfying, even great user experience?

If you've ever wondered whether the endless cycle of features and functions actually make our lives easier, then this is the debate for you. If you've never really thought about it but like free beer, then this is the debate for you.

Join Stamford Interactive and a panel of All Stars including Qantas, Westfield and others in a debate about technology, time, and the user experience. Grab a beer and join in the fun of discussing how innovation and technology has shaped user behaviour and changed our lives for the better and sometimes worse.

Did I mention the free beer?

13th

Wednesday

Web Directions South 2010 - Full day workshops

When

9am-5pm, Wednesday 13th October

Where

Powerhouse Museum,
500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Directions South 2010

Register

Register at the Web Directions site.

About

Two great full day hands on workshops, lead by seasoned and passionate professionals, for people who work on the web:

SydJS - Programming style ain't an oxymoron

When

6pm-late, Wednesday 13th October

Where

Atlassian Head Office,
173 -185 Sussex Street, Sydney.
Map

Web

SydJS

Register

Register for SydJS.

About

While we're admittedly still working on some programmer's fashion style, many programmer's JavaScript style is quickly hitting the mainstream! The Good Bits, inheritance models, frameworks, typing, namespacing, and scoping methods all have best and worst practices. We'll have a panel of six of the best JavaScript framework coders you'll find, all discussing how and why their framework works just the way it does. And you can ask them the questions you've always had.

Web Futures - Careers and opportunities on the web

When

5.30pm (for 6pm)-8pm, Wednesday 13th October

Where

Faculty of Architexture Design & Planning, University of Sydney
ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Futures

Register

Free, but please Register for Web Futures.

About

Web Futures is a must for anyone considering, studying or launching a career involving web-based technology, design and communications.

Join Josh Williams, founder of Gowalla and renowned web designer/developer, and leading User Experience Researcher Juliette Melton now at leading design firm IDEO, as they spearhead a panel of experts on where the web is headed and what the key roles in tomorrow's web will be.

This is a free event, with an opportunity to chat with speakers over light refreshments after the panel talk, and is open to all.

14th

Thursday

Web Directions South 2010 - The Australian Web Industry Conference

When

9am-5:30pm, Thursday 14th October

Where

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre,
Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Directions South 2010

Register

Register at the Web Directions South site.

About

Featuring leading web practitioners from across the world, bringing you the freshest technologies, techniques and know-how in web design and development, as well as the big picture, the latest from the W3C, and numerous networking and social opportunities.

If you work on the web, this two day, four track conference with over 35 sessions, is the industry event of the year.

Web Directions South 2010 Reception - For Web Directions South attendees

When

7pm-late, Thursday 14th October

Where

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre,
Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Directions South 2010

Register

Register at the Web Directions South site.

About

If you're coming to Web Directions South 2010 don't miss the Web Directions Reception, always a highlight of the conference.

Expect plenty of conversation, even heated debates, about the topics covered at the conference that day. Relax after a long day of absorbing new ideas with a couple of drinks and a bite to eat with the rest of the Web Directions Crowd.

Code War - Eight Teams, One Chance at Glory!

When

6pm-late, Thursday 14th October

Where

Crown Plaza Bar,
Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Map

Web

Code War from Rocketboots

Register

Register a team at the Code War site, or just turn up!.

About

Code War pits the development skills of teams from all over Australia head–to–head in a series of sudden death coding challenges taking anywhere from two to twenty minutes.

Sydney Startup Networking Party - The Biggest Networking Party for Sydney's Tech & Startup Community!

When

5pm-11:30pm, Thursday 14th October

Where

Home Nightclub,
1 Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Map

Web

Seed Accelerator

Register

Register is open on Eventbrite.

About

When was the last time you attended a great networking party at which most people - related to emerging and established technology, digital media and cleantech ventures - got together in an informal environment to have fun, share useful insights and network to help you succeed? To further enhance the entrepreneurial spirit and allow the startup community members to help each other succeed, the Seed Accelerator team has the pleasure to organise the Australian Web Week focused Sydney Startup Networking Party!

On our party menu you will find the following ingredients:

  • Home Nightclub venue: the largest club in Australia!
  • Happy Hour between 5PM - 7PM
  • Heineken beer special ($5)
  • Mellow music by DJ McClaud
  • Pitches by several startups & early-stage tech ventures
  • Attendance by entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, business leaders and various advisors.

Entry is free after ticket registration.

15th

Friday

Web Directions South 2010 - The Australian Web Industry Conference

When

9am-5:30pm, Friday 15th October

Where

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre,
Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Directions South 2010

Register

Register at the Web Directions South site.

About

Featuring leading web practitioners from across the world, bringing you the freshest technologies, techniques and know-how in web design and development, as well as the big picture, the latest from the W3C, and numerous networking and social opportunities.

If you work on the web, this two day, four track conference with over 35 sessions, is the industry event of the year.

Deeply Digital the Smithsonian Commons / an evening with Michael Edson

When

6.45pm, Friday 15th October

Where

Powerhouse Museum,
500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney.
Map

Web

Details at Eventbrite

Register

Free, but please Register at Eventbrite.

About

The Smithsonian Institution, with 137 million physical objects and a vast network of scholars and experts, is the world's largest museum and research complex—but how should it apply its resources to succeed in the digital age? Is it business as usual with a new veneer of Web pages and iPhone apps? Or does the new logic of digital technology change the very nature of what our public institutions can and should accomplish?  Michael will talk about the Smithsonian's Web and New Media Strategy and the Smithsonian Commons, a new part of the Smithsonian's digital presence dedicated to catalyzing learning, innovation and creativity through open access to Smithsonian resources, communities, and expertise. The Smithsonian Commons project is just beginning, but the commons concept and the strategy behind it reveal important ideas about reputation, risk, and the changing work of public institutions in the 21st century.

Michael Edson is the Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy. Michael has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums, including content development, digitization, blogging, gaming, public access to collections, information architecture, networking, place-of-business applications, programming, project management, graphic design, animation, audio and video production, mobile platforms, and citizen-created content. 

16th

Saturday

Amped - The Hack Day Reloaded

When

8am-10pm, Saturday 16th October

Where

Powerhouse Museum,
500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney.
Map

Web

Amped

Register

This event is free but you need to register at the Amped site.

About

Amped is the hack-day, reloaded: high energy, diversity, and breaking the hacker stereotype. If geeks are the new rockstars, then Amped is our Lollapalooza. And even better, thanks to our partners, Amped is free!

With Amped, we've taken the traditional hack day and reinvented it so it's no longer only for hard core hackers and developers. On the day there'll be challenges focussing on front end design and development, interaction design, information visualization, and more, as well as fun fast activities to liven things up.

Web folks love technology and design, we love the cutting edge. But we don't always get time to play, to experiment, to really let our passions lead us. Amped's all about exploring, learning, playing with new technology, new ideas, and celebrating design and technology.

Oh, and there are some great prizes thanks to our amazing parters - see you there!

Web Week closing night Party

When

7pm-10pm, Saturday 16th October

Where

Powerhouse Museum,
500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney.
Map

Web

Web Week closing night party

Register

The closing night party is free for Amped participants, or $25 for others. Register at Eventbrite.

About

The Australian Web Week closing night party wraps up a huge week of web related events in Sydney. 

Held at the close of Amped, the party is free for Amped participants, but if can't make Amped, and would still like to come and enjoy the Amped winners' showcase, an open bar, excellent food, and more, it's just $25 (plus a small booking fee).

Come celebrate the successes of the Australian web industry, watch the best Amped participants showcase their creations and vie for the grand prize, then party at the Web Week closing night.

Contact Us

Got an event on that you'd like to include in the Australian Web Week calender? No matter how big or small you are, if it's a web related event or meet up, we'd love to hear from you.

Web Week is also open to sponsorship. Please get in touch to hear about the opportunities we have available.