The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA)

Formed in 2002 to unite web industry professionals across Australia, AWIA's purpose is to keep members up to date with news, events, resources and best practice, and to build trust and understanding of the Australian web industry.

AWIA has become one of the largest dedicated web industry associations of its kind in Australia. Our monthly networking meetings regularly attract 40-60 individuals from varying cross-sections of the web industry, our occasional speaking events have attracted 150-200 attendees each, and our online communities (Facebook, Twitter, Slack, LinkedIn and Meetups) have over 7,000 active participants and a total of over 40,000 posts.

Already a member?

Check out the latest news, put the next event in your diary - and don't forget to submit your own. If you haven't received an AWIA Slack invitation email (and you are a member) let us know.

Interested in Sponsorship?

Do you have a product or service you'd like to expose to Australia's largest online community of web professionals? Be an AWIA sponsor. Simply email us to discuss your sponsorship ideas, and the opportunities we can provide.

Not a member yet?

Join now, or come along to one of our Port80 meetups where members can tell you about the benefits of joining AWIA. Port80 meetings are held in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, with associated events in Brisbane and Hobart.

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Upcoming Web Industry Events
Python Programming 3 Day Short Course
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm

Python Programming – 3 Day Short Course


The aim of this course is for you to learn Python programming fundamentals – with a focus on data. We’ll cover the basics through to more advanced topics. Come and Learn to program using Python. All in preparation for your data driven, or machine learning future.


Basic Python programming Syntax

Python Data Structures

Object Oriented Programming in Python

Functional programming in Python

Event handlers and actions

Python applied to Data Science


Contact to organise your AWIA member only 15% discount code!

Success Through Diversity
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Success Through Diversity

The changing landscape of work has seen diversity become a crucial element in building the project community and integral to the success of projects and organisations.

WiTWA invites you to join the discussion as we come together in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Project Management, the National Association of Women in Construction and RSM to celebrate the benefits of a diverse workplace culture. Industry leaders will enlighten you with their roadmaps to success and how they have navigated through organisational hurdles.

Node Fest
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Node Fest




NODE brings the best in Australasian Motion Design and Animation together to share their work, industry insights and creative inspiration with peers and wannabes.

It’s a fun and informal day where you’ll be inspired by speakers presenting tales, tips and tricks about the technical, the creative, the clients and the processes of taking stories from script to screen using the latest in motion graphic techniques and general computer wizardry. Speakers will share real-life stories and showcase works that will excite and inspire.

Thanks to our fabulous sponsors we’ve got a stack of prizes to give away throughout the day too!

Join us and connect with like-minded motionographers and design folk.

Your ticket gets you 8 sessions, coffee, a lunch baguette and beers with peers at the end of the day (with tasty pub food to graze on) by the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River.

For all the details visit

The Future of Jobs, STEM and Work @ Ironwood Institute
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

City of Entrepreneurs Tour – The Future of Jobs, STEM and Work


Why join the tour?

Everybody talks about the future world of work but the reality is many of the skills that people need in the workplace are here NOW. Capabilities such as an entrepreneurial mindset (whether it is exploring your own business ideas, applying an entrepreneurial approach as an employee (as an intrapreneur), and/or for social good) are all vital skills to learn. These are also skills needed to be successful in many jobs roles across a variety of industry sectors.

Adelaide is a hot bed of entrepreneurial activity but it is often difficult to really understand what is happening, who is involved and how it relates to education, employment and economic development. The City of Entrepreneurs Tour across Adelaide will demonstrate where authentic STEM is in current and future jobs, connect you to coworking spaces and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, introduce you to leading businesses, local and global employers, and educational institutions all developing skills for future and current jobs.

Contact to receive your members only $20 Discount code!

Friday Night Startup
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Silicon Beach Perth meets every two weeks with amazing people.


Evening schedule:

5pm – general chat

530pm – facilitated discussion kick-off

630pm – end of facilitated discussion, general chat resumes

730pm – close

Location wise, once you head inside 45 St Georges Terrace, on your right, beside the lifts, is a hallway: You’ll find us through this door!

YOW! Developer Conference @ Hilton Sydney
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

YOW! 2018 Conference

Sydney, 29-30 November 2018


YOW! 2018 Conference & Workshops is back in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney in November/December!

Over 2,000 people attended YOW! across three cities last year and were excited to learn from the best international software authors, thought leaders and world experts.

The fast-paced, 2 days, 3 tracks conference is back in 2018 with another impressive line up, so don’t miss out as places are limited! If you haven’t been to one of our signature Conferences in December, then make this your year to attend! 700 IT Professionals are again expected to attend this year.

The Conference is designed by developers for developers, and each speaker has been invited because of their development expertise by our independent international program committee.

At YOW! Conference you’ll get straight tech talk by world-class Experts and networking with like-minded developers. Don’t miss out as places are limited!

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