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
Friday Night Startup
Feb 1 @ 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!

AWIA Perth Networking @ Codemaster Institute
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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AWIA Event Series

Come, join us for our first networking event for 2019! Hosted by #AWIA members Codemaster Institute!

There will be beer, wine, good chat and nibbles provided. Join us to help educate each other on what is the best opportunity for you and your business.

Free entry for all AWIA members!

Not a member? Sign up today!

RubyConf AU
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm


Our yearly gathering where we share knowledge about the Ruby programming language, and celebrate the Australian and broader Ruby community.

We’re working hard at putting together another fun-filled RubyConf AU, and will have more details for you soon – including speakers, tickets, and special events! We might give this site a significant lick of paint too.  To keep on top of the latest, subscribe to the mailing list or follow us on Twitter.
Fenders – GSD Day @ Meerkats
Feb 9 @ 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
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Feb 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!
Startup Weekend Brisbane 2019 @ River City labs
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm

Developers. Designers. Marketers. Business Folk.

Startup Weekend is your chance to collaborate and get involved with a group of motivated individuals hell-bent on disrupting their industry of choice.

What can you expect?

Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea. Teams organically form around the top ideas (determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The weekend wraps up with teams presenting their startup to local entrepreneurial leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback.It’s not about the prize but it helps.

What they say:

Startup weekend gives you the valuable insight into how to make an idea succeed or fail fast, as Amin Bazzaz and Areej Alsheikh-Hussain, winner of Startup Weekend Women Brisbane 2015 explains:

“Startup weekend was an intense learning bootcamp which helped us to put all theory into action and validate an ideain 54 hours on a weekend. Excellent opportunity to meet like minded people and grow your network, learn heaps from mentors and teammates and get the most out of our weekend.

Air Sponge started with idea of Areej. She pitched her idea of “Tinder for carwash” and Amin joined her team as a tech teammate on the startup weekend. We launched the website and served 5 customers over the weekend and won the startup weekend. we kept meeting after startup weekend and by using startup weekend prize, we registered the company, then applied for ilab Germinate 8 program and got selected as one of 5 teams. later on we decided to shut down the business and currently, while Amin is working as back end developer at Travello, Areej is working as a Business Development Associate for gemaker.”

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Latest Web Industry News
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