Following the tremendous success of our recent evening with Lars Rasmussen and Dean Jackson in Sydney, Web Directions is excited to announce our first ever event in Melbourne, an evening with Ben Barren of gnoos.com.au, speaking about the trials and tribulations of setting up an Internet business in 2006 along with Web Direction’s own John Allsopp talking about Microformats, one of the hottest topics in web development.
After spending over a decade working in online media for groups such as ninemsn and Sensis, in early 2005 Ben Barren co-founded Feedcorp Pty Ltd, with the aim of bringing the best of Web 2.0 Downunder. Hear about Ben’s experience of launching gnoos.com.au – Australia’s first local blog and media search engine – and the trials and tribulations of setting up an Internet business in 2006. The role of developers, designers, and product planners, will all be discussed.
Software and web developer, writer, speaker, and standards evangelist John Allsopp has been working with new web development technologies since his infatuation with CSS nearly a decade ago. During the last couple of years, he’s focussed more closely on semantics for the world wide web, which lead him to microformats soon after their conception.
Find out what the heck these microformats things are anyway, why you should care about them, and how you can use them right now without breaking any browsers, taking advantage of all that HTML know-how you already have.
If you work with the web, we know you’ll be enthused, inspired, and informed by what you hear, and it’s also a great opportunity to meet other interesting and talented people who work in your industry.
We’ll be providing finger food for the night, and there’ll be a cash bar if you feel like a drink.
You’ll also have the chance to win a ticket to the Web Directions Conference later this year in Sydney, valued at $850, as well as places at our exclusive breakfast with web guru Molly Holzschlag.
What: Web Directions presents Ben Barren from gnoos.com.au and John Allsopp from westciv and Web Directions
When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday August 10 2006
Where:Bell’s Hotel and Brewery, 157 Moray St, CNR with Coventry, South Melbourne
Cost: Free, but please RSVP [email protected]