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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Log in to manage your account and access member privileges. 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
Canberra UX @ Oakton Canberra Office
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learning the hard way: Top ten ways to fail at UX in Government

Executive swoop and poops, wicked deadlines, stonewalling stakeholders. I’ve had fun with them all. Come along and learn how to influence without authority and make friends and frenemies. Before you can deliver awesome user experiences you have to create an environment where user research and goal driven and evidence based design are valued.

Agile Australia – Melbourne Workshop @ Cliftons Melbourne
Jun 26 all-day
Expand your Agile knowledge with Sydney and Melbourne workshops led by renowned international experts. Dive into workshops on culture, continuous delivery and DevOps, Lean Enterprise, Minimum Viable Products, and more!
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
Jul 12 @ 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!
Wordcamp Brisbane @ QUT The Cube
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm
WordCamp Brisbane is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other, all while talking about our favourite open-source CMS, WordPress.
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.

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