Oct
15
Mon
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
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Oct
19
Fri
OWASP AppSec Day 2018 @ RMIT University Swanston Academic Building
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
APPSEC

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.

Success

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 appsecday.io

Oct
23
Tue
Game Connect Asia Pacific @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/game-connect-asia-pacific-2018-tickets-48863221210?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 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, http://www.gcap.com.au

For group bookings (5+) or sponsorship information, please contact isabelle.pattison@gdaa.com.au

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

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!

Oct
26
Fri
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!

WID

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: http://goo.gl/cBvNrc You’ll find us through this door!

Oct
31
Wed
Web Directions AI
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Web Directions AI

Web Directions AI

A one day conference on the Technology, Business & Design of Artificial Intelligence!

 

What is Web Directions AI?

Long a staple of futurists and science fiction authors, and the preserve of data scientists and machine learning experts, the promise of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing is now vastly more accessible via numerous “AI as a service” platforms. With AI APIs like those from IBM’s Watson, Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure as well as numerous AI and machine learning startups, adding intelligence to our products and services online is inexpensive, and an order of magnitude less complex than it has been until recently. Web Directions AI takes place over a single, intensive day, and features real world experts in AI and machine learning, with actionable, usable ideas to help you explore these exciting new opportunities.

Who is Web Directions AI for?

Web Directions AI brings together designers, product owners and managers, business decisions makers, developers and researchers, to explore the fertile opportunities provided by today’s “cognitive” services.

About Web Directions

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World’s leading experts across this vast field. We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don’t miss trends that matter, and don’t waste time on hype that doesn’t. We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them. For More Information
Nov
1
Thu
Web Directions Summit 2018
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm

Web Directions Summit 2018

Web Directions Summit 2018

Two big tracks, one Product/Design, one Developer focused, plus stellar keynotes and much more!

 

Why Web Directions Summit?

Our field is constantly changing, where last year’s cutting edge is this year’s commonplace, and today’s best practice is tomorrow’s old hat. For well over a decade, we’ve tracked practices, patterns and technologies to keep our audience up to date.

Web Directions Summit brings together the whole team, with two curated tracks, one focused on development and engineering, one focused on design. For this, we’ve brought together the finest minds at the intersection of technology and design, in an atmosphere unlike any other.

 

Who’s it for?

The Design Team

UX, IxD, visual, Web, Front End and CX experts, Art Directors, Creative Directors, Experience Leads, Design Leads and Design Researchers should all attend to hear these world leading experts.

 

About Web Directions

 

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World’s leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don’t miss trends that matter, and don’t waste time on hype that doesn’t.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

For More Information

Something Digital @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Screenshot 2018-05-31 11.34.07 … is coming to Brisbane. 1st November 2018.

Learn. Play. Collaborate.

Something Digital celebrates Brisbane’s digital ecosystem and the incredible people that power it. Designed as a festival, its aim is to showcase the great innovations, businesses and initiatives which are based right here in our backyard and across Australia.

The digital landscape is a vast one – spanning from tech innovations such as machine intelligence or blockchain; to powerful developments around data, customer experiences and automation. Our content is being curated to help you leverage these developments, increase the digital capability in your organisation and stimulate debates around the digital future we want to create.

Something Digital will bring together participants from all corners of the digital economy from startups to mature and traditional organisations, specifically in roles which foster thought leadership, tech development and marketing.

Centered around a digital showcase, the festival will feature multiple stages of mind blowing content; a mix of local and international speakers; plenty of opportunities to play and collaborate and a digital hangover to remember!

Full details available at www.somethingdigital.com.au

Nov
2
Fri
BUILDING AN EQUITABLE TECH FUTURE @ ThoughtWorks Brisbane
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Thoughtworks

BUILDING AN EQUITABLE TECH FUTURE

At the heart of ThoughtWorks is an ambitious mission: to be a proactive agent of progressive change in the world. Aware of our own privilege, we strive to see the world from the perspective of the oppressed, the powerless and the invisible.

With QUT, here in Brisbane we’re kicking of a series of research, projects, and conversations about the social impact of tech trends, with a view to building a more equitable tech future. Some of these topics include:

Algorithmic accountability, transparency, bias & inclusion

Responsible data practices (privacy and ownership of data)

Automation and the future of work

Data use in social media and elections

Fake news and echo chambers

Regulating decentralised technologies

Blockchain for good

End-user autonomy and privacy

Come along and hear about the research QUT are undertaking, some of the projects already completed with ThoughtWorks and the wider community, and how you can get involved.

 

Join us for the next By ThoughtWorks tech-talk series. Mingle, learn, and hang out with those wanting to keep up with the latest in technology. It’s our shout, so please join us for a fun and casual session over breakfast and coffee.