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.

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
Service design workshops @ Meld Studios
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm
These three single-day workshops will immerse you in human centred design, design thinking and service design. You can either sign up for a specific day that suits your interests, or join us for all three days.
Service design workshops (Canberra) @ Gorman Arts Centre
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm
These three single-day workshops will immerse you in human centred design, design thinking and service design. You can either sign up for a specific day that suits your interests, or join us for all three days.
Web Directions – Code Leaders @ Rendevous Hotel,
Aug 2 all-day

What is Code Leaders?

Running in conjunction with our long standing, highly regarded Code Conference for front end engineers and JavaScript developers, Code Leaders focuses on what senior engineering decision makers need to know about right now.

As the things we build and the teams and organisations that build them become ever more complex, technical knowledge and capabilities simply aren’t enough. Code Leaders is designed for engineering and development leaders, senior developers, lead engineers, engineering managers, CTOs. It doesn’t matter so much what your role is called, if you’re responsible for building and leading teams, and making strategic decisions about the technologies your company or organisations uses, Code Leaders is designed for you.

Web Directions – Code @ ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

Why Code?

The Front End technology stack constantly changes, along with best practice in performance, security, workflow and more. Keeping up with these developments can feel like a full time job.

At Web Directions, we’ve lived and breathed the web for more than 20 years, and use this unique perspective and deep knowledge to curate Code: two days of in-depth, invaluable presentations from local and world leading experts to help you and your team stay ahead.

Women In Technology – Australia @ ICC SYDNEY
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
The Women in Technology series was created to address the industry’s gender diversity issues by helping people and organisations connect, learn and take action. We do not shy away from controversy and we look to open up people’s minds to new ideas by pushing boundaries. Following its massive success in the UK, Europe and US, we are excited to be bringing this game-changing conference to Australia. Through thought-leadership, interactive panels and workshops, delivered by industry pioneers, this conference provides inspiration and all the content needed to progress and flourish in the tech sector.
Camp JS @ Lord Somers Camp
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm
CampJS is for anyone who is interested in web technology. Beginners & experts, all are welcome. Networking with other developers is arguably the most valuable aspect of a conference, yet it’s often a hurried and fleeting affair that happens in-between the schedule of a regular conference — but CampJS isn’t a regular conference. This weekend-long retreat allows everyone enough time to learn new things, relax and most importantly: create real friendships and connections. CampJS creates a unique blend of expert-led, structured content and self-directed, unstructured learning. Some content is scheduled, but the main area is reserved for hacking. The final night is reserved for demos for people to show off what they have built or learned at the event.
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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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