Web Directions South 2011

The Australian Web Industry Conference
October 1114 2011, Sydney

Program

Web Directions South 2011 conference, October 13 and 14: four in depth tracks with almost 40 presentations, plus challenging and inspiring keynotes, and of course a whole host of friendly social events and networking opportunities. And don’t forget 2 days of optional full day workshops on October 11 and 12.

You can download this schedule directly into a scheduling application like iCal or Outlook. But of course, you don’t need to do this — you’ll get a copy of the schedule at the conference.

Thursday, October 13 2011

TimeDesign TrackDevelopment TrackBigPicture TrackW3C South Track
07:3009:00Registration
09:0009:15Opening comments
09:1510:15A 21st Century Bestiary with Anne Galloway
10:1510:45Morning tea
10:4511:40Designing for change and disruption with Scott Bryant & Simon WrightA Cup of CoffeeScript with Jeremy AshkenasCulture + citizens + digital heritage with Luke Dearnley & Sebastian ChanMaking the Web searchable with Peter Mika
11:4011:45Changeover
11:4512:40CSS3-the web’s Swiss Army Knife updated and improved with Stephanie (Sullivan) RewisScalable JavaScript Design Patterns with Addy OsmaniWeb or native? Smart choices for smartphone apps with Michael Honey & Tim RileyWeb standards based Augmented Reality with Rob Manson
12:4013:45Lunch
Silverstripe — A truly open source CMS
Campaign Monitor — Ten ways to ruin your email newsletter
Both on the Expo stage in Ballroom B
13:4514:35Multi-device, Multi-role with Alex YoungRemote debugging landscape with Ryan SeddonThe Dao of Web Design Revisited with John AllsoppThe Open Web Platform in the mobile era with Robert O’Callahan
14:3514:40Changeover
14:4015:30Getting Real: Pros and Pitfalls of Realistic UI Design with Aaron WeyenbergCSS3 and Backbone.js for killer mobile apps with Julio Cesar OdyUsing the world as a canvas with Martin TomitschBringing History Alive: Telling stories with Linked Data and open source tools with Adam Bell & David Peterson
15:3016:05Afternoon tea
Rackspace — How cloud computing and Rackspace can benefit entrepreneurs
On the Expo stage in Ballroom B
16:0517:15Sustaining Passionate Users with Stephen P Anderson
17:1517:30McFarlane Prize Award Ceremony
17:1519:15Web Directions Reception
hosted by Rackspace

Friday, October 14 2011

TimeDesign TrackDevelopment TrackBigPicture TrackW3C South Track
09:0009:15Opening comments
09:1510:15Design [in|for|and] the age of ubiquitous computing with Mike Kuniavsky
10:1510:45Morning tea
10:4511:40All The Small Things with Relly Annett-BakerHTML5 PhoneGap and What’s Next with Ben BirchHow the web is going physical with Andrew FisherHTML5 Video, Captioning, and Timed Metadata with Christopher Giffard
11:4011:45Changeover
11:4512:40You’re Already A Game Designer with Paris Buttfield-AddisonHTML5 API Soup — Recipes for Maximum Taste with Damon OehlmanInteraction Design Bauhaus with Rahul SenWeb Accessibility – making progress with Andrew Arch
12:4013:45Lunch
ilisys — Moving to PHP 5.3 without the headaches
Sapi — The Sensis API: leveraging one of the world’s largest information resources
Both on the Expo stage in Ballroom B
13:4514:35Designing without the browser with Hannah DonovanCSS Power Tools with Nicole SullivanHow to be a Web Sorcerer with Dmitry BaranovskiyWCAG2 accessibility: the hidden nuggets with Gian Wild
14:3514:40Changeover
14:4015:30Move it! CSS3 Transitions and Animations with Greg RewisUp and Running with Node.js with Tom Hughes-CroucherLanyrd: From side project to startup with Natalie Downe & Simon WillisonAccessibility for web teams: Recategorising WCAG 2 using a role-based approach with Lisa Herrod
15:3016:05Afternoon tea
Vision Australia — Is your web app accessible?
On the Expo stage in Ballroom B
16:0517:05The Robot-Readable World with James Bridle
17:0517:15Closing comments
17:3022:00Web Directions Closing Party
hosted by ilisys and Silverstripe
At the Shelbourne Hotel