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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Upcoming Web Industry Events
Girls in Tech @ The Cargo Hal
May 30 @ 8:30 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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Since 2012, Girls in Tech has brought together hundreds of women in tech of all ages and luminary tech leaders to create an intimate experience. The goal: to deliver sage advice and lessons learned to the next generation of women in tech, and to create a long-lasting sense of community among women in all roles and at all levels of their careers.

Catalyst delivers an experience no other conference can rival. TED-style power presentations will have you look at leaders in a whole new light—and forever change the way you approach your life, your career and all the tradeoffs in between. Unique opportunities to connect with other women in tech will not only keep you energised, but will make you realise the support system that is at your fingertips.

For more information

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Ladies that UX @ River City Labs
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Ladies that UX | Usability Testing: The Impact of Users Feedback


Note: The event is open to everyone, not only females 🙂

This next event will be a panel with:

– Tania Lang (PeakXD)

– Renee Phelan (Tanda)

– Laura Van Doore (Fathom)

Facilitated by Luciana Albuquerque (Deloitte Digital)

About the panel

This panel will bring you the view of designers working in different industries and in different roles within their businesses.

Our panellists will share their experience with Usability Testing for a variety of industries such as Startups, Government websites, Financial Services, Telcos, services for people with disabilities, the travel industry, and more. They will also briefly cover different testing methods, such as formal Usability Testing, Guerrilla testing, moderated, and unmoderated testing for larger scale testing.

There will be discussions facilitated by Lu, followed by open to public Q&A, so everyone can ask questions.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

5:30 pm – Welcoming and Networking

6:00 pm – Presentations and Panel Starts

7:00 pm – Break

7:10 pm – Panel continues

7:50 pm – Open to public Q&A

— The Host: River City Labs —

At River City Labs, our vision is to foster the growth of startup companies solving big problems; we provide resources to empower, support, and connect entrepreneurs to achieve their potential. We are committed to building an A-grade culture that is fast-paced, startup aware, and embodies a global-first mindset.

The panellists

Tania Lang – Principal at PeakXD

Tania has been working in the online space as a UX practitioner since 1999. In that time she has worked on online projects for Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Suncorp, Flight Centre, iiNet, RACQ, QSuper and numerous universities and government agencies. She has experience working on websites, intranets, web based systems and mobile apps. She is also an experienced trainer having delivered UX training to over 1300 participants both in Australia and overseas. She has a Master of Business by Research which involved researching how travel consumers use the Internet. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Human Factors, a Graduate Diploma in Arts (including Marketing) and a Bachelor of Science.

Laura Van Doore – Senior Product Designer at Fathom

Over the last 9 years, Laura has worked in & led design teams from small agencies to corporate giants, across travel, government, SaaS, health, fintech, real estate, & ecommerce. Laura’s passion for solving ‘people problems’ makes her a unflinching advocate for unravelling complexity, measuring UX, and crafting design systems. Laura currently works at Fathom, a B2B SaaS product in the fintech domain.

Renee Phelan is the Head of Product at Tanda.

Renee leads the design team at Tanda. She is passionate about building digital products and is proficient in product strategy and business processes. At Tanda, Renee is commited to world class technology to help business build happy and productive workforces so they can create more jobs. Renee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology & Fine Arts (Interactive & Visual Design) at Queensland University of Technology.

The facilitator

Luciana Albuquerque is a Senior UX Designer/Researcher at Deloitte Digital. Lu has been working with customer experience and interaction design since 2008. Her experience in private sector include several Australian, Brazilian and Global brands such as Allianz, Queensland Urban Utilities, Telstra Media, QSuper, Suncorp Labs, RACQ, Big Brother and The Voice (Brazilian editions), and the biggest news portal in South America. Her public sector experience include Queensland State and Federal projects such as the National Disability Insurance Agency, Department of Human Services, The Australian Taxation Office and Civil Aviation Safety Authority. She holds a Master’s Degree in Design, a Postgraduate Diploma in Usability, Information Architecture and Interface Design and a bachelor in Communications Sciences and Visual Design.


For catering and logistics purposes, please update your RSVP a day before the event if you can’t make it (we will send you a reminder). We appreciate your collaboration.

Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

Lu, Nicky, Renee and Viv.

Friday Night Startup
Jun 8 @ 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!

Fenders – GSD Day @ Meerkats
Jun 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
Jun 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!
Friday Night Startup
Jun 22 @ 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!

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