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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Design for Coders @ Zendesk
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Design for Coders; and The Intersections of Web Development and Feminism


Join us for “Design for Coders” – the complementary talk to Diana MacDonald’s “Every Designer should learn to Code”; and “Intersectional What? Redux Who?: A Musing on Feminism and Web Development” with Melbourne newcomer Mark Brown II.

Thanks to our sponsors Zendesk, StarRez, Hays, and RateMyAgent there will be lots to eat and drink; we have great presenters lined up; and there will be plenty of opportunity to network and socialise at the event and at the Mitre Tavern afterwards.

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* Agenda *

18:00 – Doors open, food arrives

18:30 – Presentations

20:00 – Head to the Mitre Tavern

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* The Presentations *

Intersectional What? Redux Who?: A Musing on Feminism and Web Development Mark Brown II

The technology sector has a race and gender problem. With only 12-24% of the tech workforce being women and 7-8% being of color, I think we need to find news ways of having conversations about ‘scary’ topics like race and gender. In ‘Intersectional What? Redux Who?’ I will discuss how web development and feminism have more in common than one may think. I hope to raise, and potentially answer, questions such as can we ‘unit test’ our privilege? What is the ‘user experience’ of different identities in the tech sector and how do we make it better? What ‘framework’ are we using to both write our code and view our world? Come find out what happens when you discuss Beyonce and JavaScript at the same time!

Mark Brown II is a recent immigrant to Melbourne having lived between Washington, DC and Miami, FL for 7 years. He’s a NodeJS lover, a JavaScript enthusiast, and a loud-and-proud intersectional feminist. His favourite topics to discuss include: does the world actually need React, do cats really love their human owners, can I break the internet, and what will Beyonce do next. His development background includes the higher education non-profit sector, the US federal government, and commercial work. He hopes that you will enjoy his little chat and loves a challenging opinion that leads to a fruitful dialogue. You can also find him doing drag in Melbourne as his alter ego, Nefirtiti LaNegra.

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Design for coders

Diana MacDonald

What’s the point of building something no one wants? Instead, you can use design to solve problems, communicate, and delight people.

Diana MacDonald is a product designer, raised in the tropical north of Australia. She has relished the tech industry for over a decade, exploring the digital space with progressive organisations like Culture Amp, Bellroy, and SitePoint. Blurring the lines of designer, developer, writer, and leader, she believes in the value of considered, inclusive, and remarkable stories. She wants to help you effortlessly execute your digital ideas.

Adobe Symposium 2018
Aug 15 @ 7:00 am – Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm

Adobe Symposium 2018 | The Digital Experiences Conference

It’s not just another event. It’s an experience.

Customers expect amazing experiences. And you’re the one who will make them. Because you are an experience maker—a rock-star marketer or creative professional who knows the power of the experience economy.

This curated two-day event includes inspiring keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, and immersive activations – as well as a chance to network with a multi-industry audience. Learn how to understand and address your customers’ expectations. You’ll gain hands-on access to the latest tools and best practices in digital marketing. You’ll learn what it takes to become an experience maker.

This August, join us and 3,500 business leaders, digital marketers, creative professionals and tech experts at Adobe Symposium, Sydney.

We hope to see you there. Learn more here:

Friday Night Startup
Aug 17 @ 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!

DigiMarCon Australia 2018 @ ANZ Stadium
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

The Premier Digital Marketing Conference in Australia

If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DigiMarCon Australia 2018!

DigiMarCon Australia 2018 is your chance to …

– Hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry.

– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices.

– Network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Australia 2018’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

Volunteer Benefits

Interested in attending DigiMarCon Australia 2018 but the registration price is restrictive? We can always use some extra hands on site and have a limited amount of spots available to those wishing to contribute some volunteer hours during the event.

In exchange for your help, we are happy to offer our volunteers passes at no cost.

Conference Volunteers receive a Volunteer Pass which is similar to the All Access Pass, and gives you access to the conference sessions and networking events when you are not on your shift.

Volunteers receive:

– Volunteer Pass

– Access to all Conference Sessions, once shift is complete or as duties allow.

This year’s topics include:

– Digital Strategy

– Web Experience Management

– Usability / Design

– Mobile Marketing & Retargeting

– Customer Engagement

– User Acquisition

– Social Media Marketing

– Targeting & Optimization

– Video Marketing

– Data Science & Big Data

– Web Analytics & A/B Testing

– Email Marketing

– Content Marketing

– Conversion Rate Optimization

– Search Engine Optimization

– Paid Search Marketing

– Geo-Targeting

– Predictive Analysis & Attribution

– Growth Hacking

– Conversion Rate Optimization

– Growth Marketing Tools

– Marketing & Sales Automation

– Sustainable Growth Strategies

– Programmatic Advertising

Perth Digital Marketing Conference @ 100% online event only
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

Perth Digital Marketing Conference program is 2 days of live streamed content. If you miss any of the live stream, presentations will be available on demand after the event.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a digital marketing expert, Perth Digital Marketing Conference will give you the latest strategies and information to increase your own knowledge and grow your business through digital marketing.

UX Australia 2018 @ Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

UX Australia 2018

UX Australia is a 4 day conference about everything user experience (UX), including 2 days of workshops and 2 days of conference presentations.

UX Australia 2018 will be held from 28-31 August 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne
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