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
Apr
20
Fri
Internet Freedom Hack: Defending Truth Brisbane @ ThoughtWorks Brisbane
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm
Screenshot 2018-04-03 09.55.44 Internet Freedom Hack is a community event that brings technologists with a passion for digital rights together for a weekend to build things that advance the cause of internet freedom. On Saturday, we’ll open up to a wider audience for talks and conversations with renowned digital rights experts across Australia and beyond. Registration is now open for both events!  

Suggest an idea

 

Internet freedom means a lot of things.

We want an internet that makes us more connected, more ourselves, and more equal. But the internet of today can make us more isolated, more afraid to be ourselves, and more like the property of tech giants such as Google and Facebook. For submitting ideas, we’re encouraging you to think big:
  • How does the internet need to change, to be a force for good in our personal lives?
  • How does the internet need to change, to be a force for good in society?
  • How can we use the internet in a different way to make that happen?
  • What existing projects can we build on or support?
For examples of the kinds of ideas you could work on, see these fantastic final projects from last year’s hackathon:
  • DecentralisedU by Privacy Enablers: A decentralized system through which users can own and control their data!
  • L33t Sp3ak 2.0 by #!: Cryptography that’s readable by humans but not by machines!
  • WhatchaNo?: A platform that will show you the posts with the worst sentiment from your social media accounts.
  • Internet Freedom Launchpad: A cloud based dynamic and disposable VPN solution that gives you a new instance everytime you use it and stores no logs.
  • Free Elbownia! by Crypto Anarchists: A privacy game where Agent Frankie F from Freedonia infiltrates Elbownia to extract information that will be used to destroy the “Great Elbownian Firewall”. Agent Frankie F will have to overcome several internet privacy traps to succeed at his mission.
Ideas can be big and crazy or just for fun – they are starting points, and they don’t have to be technical. The event is about getting together with like-minded people, getting started and having fun, evolving our ideas as we go. The best ideas for the weekend will be:
  • clear
  • achievable
  • something that improves your life or the life of someone you know
  • something you would like to work on over the weekend with a team of 4-6 people
Get ready to present your idea on the Friday night. If your idea doesn’t get selected, don’t worry; you can join forces with someone else – we’ll make sure that you’re part of a group.
Apr
26
Thu
Content & Consistency: Fall in love with Blogging @ Work Inc.
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Screenshot 2018-03-20 15.40.00

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Fall in love with Blogging using my industry secrets, not only will you hit publish faster, but you’ll be able to amplify faster too.

Here’s our agenda for the afternoon.

  • The Structure

    Why using my structure will help you write better blogs.

  • Keyword Research

    Learn how us experts use research to determine our next blog titles.

  • Where to grab images from and how to customise them

    Make your brand look remarkable online

  • Learn how to schedule your blogs once they’re live.

    Save more time and get your content out there.

  • Learn what SEO tools you need so your blogs are indexed correctly

    Hot tips so your content stretches.

  • How to find people to guest blog with

    Connect with your tribe.

As always we’ll include some Question time.

Apr
27
Fri
Friday Night Startup
Apr 27 @ 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!

May
9
Wed
Fenders – Casual Catchup @ The Dominion League
May 9 @ 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!
May
11
Fri
Friday Night Startup
May 11 @ 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!

May
15
Tue
CeBIT Australia @ International Convention Centre
May 15 @ 9:00 am – May 16 @ 5:00 pm
CeBIT

APAC’s largest & longest running B2B technology exhibition & conference 15k technology professionals from enterprise, government, SME & start-up.

CeBIT Australia attracts 15,000 buyers from Enterprise, Government, SMEs and Start-ups. Find out how you can showcase your organisation to our attendees.

CeBIT will feature innovative, independent & inspirational presentations from technology entrepreneurs & leaders, including our International Keynote speakers.

CeBIT’s trade exhibition will showcase around 300 cutting edge organisations, furnishing attendees with insights into the latest business technology innovations.

AWIA members will receive $100 off any conference pass! Contact membership@webindustry.org.au today to receive your discount code

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