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Port80 event in Sydney on the eve of Web Directions

The indefatigable Miles Burke, of Bam Creative, and one of the founders of the Web industry association Port80, along with a whole tribe of sandgropers (that’s folks from Western Australia for our non Australian audience) are once more heading east for Web Directions. Each year more of them come, and each year they seem to have more fun.

Poort80 is looking to start up a Sydney chapter, to go along with their Perth, Melbourne and Canberra chapters (and Rochester New York too), and are having an inaugural meeting on the eve of Web Directions, Wednesday 27th September. All are welcome, even if you can’t quite make it to Web Directions this year.

We need organisations like this in our industry! There is no focussed web industry association in Australia (we have related ones, it’s true, but they frankly don’t have the focus required).

So if you are arriving wednesday, you’ll have aready made social event to attend. Here are the details.

Port80 touches down in Sydney

Port 80 (the Australian Web Industry Association) is hoping to open a chapter* in Sydney!

That’s right folks – Sydney folks (and those visiting for Web Directions 06) get to find out what those in WA, VIC, ACT and in the USA have known for a while;

  1. Meeting colleagues and peers in the web industry is great
  2. It’s even better on the first Wednesday of the month, with a beer in hand.
  3. Hey, lets start a club and have a reason to go to the pub!

The Wednesday evening of Web Directions week, that’s Wednesday 27th September, starting at 6.30pm, come along and meet your peers in the industry, have a drink, talk about where the industry is heading and be a part of the local web industry. There’s no lectures, no sponsor talks, it’s all very informal and friendly. It all happens at;

Pumphouse Bar
17 Little Pier Street,
Darling Harbour

For a map to the venue (5 minutes walk from UTS), please visit
For more information about Port80, see[email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

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I had an absolute blast, learnt so much, and met so many great people

Carmen Chung Software engineer, Valiant Finance