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
UX Book Club Melbourne @ MYOB Innovation Hub
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

UX Book Club – Designing UX: Forms

UX Melbourne is an informal community of around 2300 Melbourne-based UX professionals. It has grown organically to encourage all people interested in user experience to get together, share ideas, support each other and have fun.We meet each month or two for regular social and educational events including the UX book club and UX movie night, and also have other events throughout the year – such as social gatherings or special events with visiting experts like Jeff Gothelf, Christopher Noessel, Karen McGrane, Paul Dourish, and Todd Zaki Warfel, to name a few.

/dev/world 2017 @ RMIT University
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm
Australia’s longest-running conference for macOS and iOS developers and designers, /dev/world/2017, returns to Melbourne for its tenth year! We’ve been working for years to build a community that also welcomes tinkerers, artists and scientists. Software isn’t just about making money with in-app purchases—come and see a wider world.
Ruby on Rails InstallFest @ Envato
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Do you want to learn how to code and develop web applications for Ruby on Rails and have no idea where to start? Or, are you a company that has staff that need to get up to speed on Ruby on Rails? Then you are invited to attend the Ruby on Rails InstallFest!

Azure Superpowers Tour – Melbourne @ Microsoft Melbourne
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn to build Microsoft Azure cloud apps with real-world best practices from start to finish This one-day workshop brings developers up-to-speed on the new features and benefits of using Microsoft Azure to build awesome cloud-based applications.

Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm

A11y Camp is a 2 day event about creating a digital world with no barriers. With 1 day of workshops and 1 day of conference presentations, this is Australia’s largest event for professionals interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design.

Camp is on the 13 September. Hands on workshops are on 14 September. You can attend either or both events.

Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry!
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Latest Web Industry News
15% discount – Women In Technology 2017 conference 6July - Following its massive success in the UK, Europe and US, the Women in Technology Conference Series is coming to Sydney... Read more »
GovHack is back and approaching fast! 3July - GovHack is now an annual volunteer run international competition and community development event, which brings together technology creatives and innovators... Read more »
Entries to the 2017 Australian Web Awards now open 3July - Presented by AWIA, the prestigious Australian Web Awards (AWA’s) showcase and recognise outstanding work by Australian web developers and designers... Read more »
Expressions of Interest open for BuzzConf 2017 26June - BuzzConf is a cutting edge, technology, futurism, and innovation conference, where all participants and presenters spend the whole weekend together... Read more »
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