Web Directions WDYK (now)

Mr B's hotel, SydneyOctober 6, 2022

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

What's it all about?

With in-person events returning, we're teaming up with some great Sydney meetups to resurrect What Do You Know, our long running event that features short, engaging presentations from new and established speakers on one thing they know really well.

What do you know now?

The theme for this year's event is what do you know now–whether as a designer, engineering, manager, product professional–what is something the last 3 years has taught you, you's like to share with your peers?

  • Who: for product, design and engineering professionals–anyone who works in Web and digital!
  • What: 10 x (strictly) 5 minute presentions
  • Where: Mr. B's Hotel at 396 Pitt Street Sydney
  • When: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm Start, Thursday October 6th 2022

Who's speaking?

  • Sam Chahine Why Dumb Apps are Genius
  • Ginny Weiss Accessible Content Matters
  • Steve Harrison Introduction to Temporal
  • Ron Au Web Development Isn't Supposed to be Complicated
  • Yasmin Archibald Was this a terrible terrible mistake?
  • Vedvrat Sharma Remote ways of working
  • Oli Wolff Product Management team of 1
  • Dinesh Pandiyan Rapid iteration with schema driven development
speakers and audience


What do you know is free, but numbers are limited, so please RSVP to help us plan better.

Our Partners

Supported by these great (mostly) Sydney based meetups–make sure you sign up, and get along, online, or in-person to their events. It's been a long 3 years for meetups!

Web Directions Summit 2022

Sydney, December 1st and 2nd, 2022

Our legendary Web Directions Summit returns in-person, December 1 and 2 in Sydney, bigger and better than ever.

In 2022, we'll feature brand new React Ecosystem, Junior Dev and Content Strategy/Design tracks alongside our long running front end dev, design, and product tracks.

Learn More

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, 2021 (and beyond). We're delivering 6 highly focussed front end development conferences online.

And, our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit returns to Sydney in December 2022, bigger and better than ever.

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.