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
Nov
20
Tue
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

Workforce

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 membership@webindustry.org.au to receive your members only $20 Discount code!

Nov
23
Fri
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: http://goo.gl/cBvNrc You’ll find us through this door!

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

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!

More information on http://sydney.yowconference.com.au/

Dec
7
Fri
Friday Night Startup
Dec 7 @ 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: http://goo.gl/cBvNrc You’ll find us through this door!

Dec
8
Sat
Fenders – GSD Day @ Meerkats
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come along and take some time to work on your own projects, learn new things and talk to others in the web industry. Held on the 2nd Saturday of every 2nd month. Come along for the full day, a half day or just for a couple of hours and work on your own projects or ask any questions you may have. Schedule of Day 10am – Quick meet and greet and get set up 12pm – Lunch 1pm – Back to work 4pm – End of day
Dec
11
Tue
Future World of Work Tour Sydney @ AIE
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Future World of Work Tour Sydney

Workforce

Why join the tour? 

Everybody talks about the future world of work but the reality is many of the skills that young 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 school programs.

Sydney is a hot bed of employment and entrepreneurial activity but it is often difficult to really understand what is happening, who is involved and how it relates to education. The Future World of Work Tour across the city 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. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of building adaptability as jobs and careers continue to change;
  • Get a perspective on what it takes to become a desirable, highly ‘sought after’ employee or entrepreneur, with an understanding of future employer and workforce requirements; and
  • Learn why 21st Century capabilities such as Communication and Influence, Digital and Social, Learning and Mastery, Intelligence and Imagination and 21st Century STEM and Entrepreneurship are important for future job success whatever the pathway chosen.

Contact membership@webindustry.org.au to receive your AWIA member only discount code!

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