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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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
OWASP AppSec Day @ RMIT University, Building 80
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

OWASP AppSec Day

Australia’s first software security conference for technology professionals
Training 15-18 October | Conference 19 October 2018 | Melbourne, Australia
OWASP AppSec Day 2018 @ RMIT University Swanston Academic Building
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

OWASP AppSec Day

AppSec Day is Australia’s only conference dedicated entirely to application security. Aimed at providing a welcoming environment for developers, testers, devops engineers and security professionals alike. To improve their application security knowledge, skills and to network with other like minded professionals. With a day filled with talks, hands on workshops and panel sessions to learn all things application security.


In 2016 we have sold 150 tickets to software developers and testers, devops engineers, students and security professionals, interested in learning about application security. In 2017 we have expanded our venue and doubled our ticket sales to local and interstate IT professionals. This year, we are expecting similar growth with over 450 delegates anticipated. To accommodate this growth the event will be hosted at the RMIT University, a world-class conference venue with award winning venue spaces.

OWASP Foundation

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open-source, not for profit association, made up of corporations, public sector organisations and individuals from around the world. Providing free, vendor-neutral and practical application security guidelines. OWASP is the de facto standard-setting body for web application security. OWASP has a strong open and global community with over 45,000 participants, and more than 125 organisational and academic supporters. With 200 local chapters across 6 continents in 117 countries.

For more information, visit

Game Connect Asia Pacific @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm 2018-09-21 10.39.55

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) (October 23th-24th) is Australia’s premier game development conference, focusing specifically on skills development, addressing industry trends and international business matching.

GCAP delivers thought-provoking, creative and innovative sessions covering programming, art, design, business and more, from leaders in the local and international game development industry. GCAP has a focus on mid-career professionals, with medium-to-advanced level content geared towards upskilling attendees and helping them become the best developers they can be.

The 2018 theme for GCAP, ‘The Walls We’ve Built Ourselves,’ looks to the future of the Australian game development sector, its successes and failures, over the past seven years and the sectors positioning in a changing global market. We’ve built our walls to understand our own boundaries, to provide protection while we hone our craft and from that place produce content enjoyed by the world. In contrast, walls can also constrain innovation, discourage creative risk, and blind us to what’s happening on the other side.

But walls are not permanent. They can be moved or torn down. That is what we want to explore in GCAP 2018.

All GCAP tickets except Student tickets include entrance to the Tuesday networking party and the Australian Game Developer Awards.

More information about GCAP can be found on our website,

For group bookings (5+) or sponsorship information, please contact

Identity, Logo And Branding @ Mullumbimby Campus
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Interactive workshop around how to build a great brand and business identity. You only get one chance How a brand is initially perceived is the beginnings of how it will be remembered.

Important information

This course is subsidised under the NSW Government’s Tech Savvy Small Business program, part of Smart and Skilled funding, and aims to support small business owners and their staff by providing fully subsidised training in targeted courses.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled training, you must be:

An Australian Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen and Be aged 15 years or older, and

Live or work in NSW, and

No longer be at school or equivalent

To be eligible for Tech Savvy Small Business training, you must be the above, plus:

An owner of a small business, OR

An employee of a small business

A Small Business is defined as a business with:

20 employees or less, OR

An annual turnover of less than $2,000,000.

*These courses are fully subsidised by the NSW Government under the Tech Savvy for Small Business program.

What to bring

Pen and paper

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Click here for more information

We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Women in Digital Awards @ W Brisbane
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the Women in Digital Awards Gala Dinner and celebrate the talented women in our industry!


A celebration of incredible women, companies, disruptors and advocates within the Digital and IT industries, Women in Digital is proud to host an Awards Gala evening, presenting the awards at the W Hotel over drinks, dinner and entertainment. We are honoured to host Lauren Hall (Founder and CEO of iVvy Software) as our keynote speaker, and Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer Brisbane City as our other special guest for the eventing. MC’d by Monica Bradley, Director of Purposeful Capital, we will present awards for:

QUT Bluebox Founder of the Year

Australian Institute of Company Directors Employer of the Year

Columbus Digital Producer of the Year

University of Queensland Leader of the Year

Data#3 Educational Leadership

ERM Power Software Developer of the Year

Cisco Sales Excellence

Queensland Urban Utilities Creating Change

CUA Best Incubator

Amazon Web Services Board Diversity

Videopro Digital Marketer of the Year

Suncorp Innovator of the Year

Amazon Web Services Community Champion (voted)

Friday Night Startup
Oct 26 @ 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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