Web Directions South looks to be a promising conference for Web development professionals. It will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre between 25-29 September, 2007. The program looks like it will have some interesting speakers, and the workshops feature a Ruby on Rails course to be taught by Dr Nic Williams.
I just signed up for BarCampSydney. It is an ad-hoc unconference, which is a kind of conference but without a set agenda and expensive registration fees. I came across it a while ago, but decided to signup after seeing Bruno Mattarollo’s name in the list of attendees. Bruno used to be a member of the OpenACS community, which I was an active participant of as well. It will be good to catch up with Bruno.
The blurb for BarCampSydney is as follows:
The first BarCamp is being held in Australia this year! BarCamps, those crazy unconferences, will be held in states across Australia at the same time on the 3rd and 4th of March. BarCampSydney is calling you!
NO SPECTATORS, ONLY PARTICIPANTS
When you come, be prepared to share with BarCampers.
When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world.
BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to participate.
Sign up on the wiki, check out the blog, tell all your friends, prepare your presentation, ask your company if they’re interested in sponsoring…