Web Directions WDYK 2018

SydneySeptember 26 2018

Short, sharp, sweet presentations by established and up and coming speakers. And it's free!

What's it all about?

For many years now, we've been offering new, and established speakers the chance to wow a crowd for five short (or very long) minutes. From The Oatmeal and Jeremy Keith, to those just starting out, we've seen hundreds of speakers cover countless topics.

Ahead of our annual, fast selling out Summit in Sydney, hear ten, short, sharp presentations on all things development, design and more, in a fun atmosphere.

  • Who: for design and engineering professionals
  • What: 10 x (strictly) 5 minute presentions
  • Where: Level 3, CBD Hotel, 52 King Street, Sydney
  • When: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm Start, Wednesday September 26th 2018

It's free, just RSVP below, as it's always very popular!

Who's speaking?

  • Mike Sharp on Beekeeping (yes BEE keeping)
  • Peter Allsopp on smart contracts (he's an actual lawyer)
  • Rob Howard (he's keeping his topic under wraps)
  • Nadia Makarevich on Radical automation with eslint
  • Jared Wyles on his 6 years as a remote worker
  • Anh Pham, "Emojify It" (I'm not allowed to tell you the subtitle but it's really interesting)
  • Ben Buchanan (also keeping his card close to his chest)
  • Michael Schepis on big ethical decisions and business
  • Michael John Pena: Blockchain + Machine Learning = <3
speakers and audience

Keep up with industry news and ideas

Every weekend we round up the the best of what we've read, watched and listened to this week, across design, development, and the big ideas shaping our industry. You'll also get the first chance to register for our events, and the best offers. And you should follow us on Twitter.

Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over 15 years brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're switching things up a bit for 2020 and beyond. We'll be organising a growing family of focussed online conferences, and our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable in 2021 (all going well).

vignettes from our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for nearly 30 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.