Web Directions South 2012

Sydney, October 16–19

October 18+19 — Web Directions South

Nearly 50 sessions across 4 tracks over two fully catered days. Plus a lavish reception to close day 1, and our legendary closing party on Friday night.

Plan your days: download this schedule as a PDF.

Thursday, October 18 2012

TimeBig Picture TrackDesign TrackDevelopment TrackStartup Track
07:3009:00Registration
09:0009:15Opening comments
09:1510:15Beyond mobile: where no geek has gone before with Josh Clark
10:1510:45Morning tea
10:4511:40You are a developer, the internet is your friend with Charlie GleasonResponding to Responsive Design with Craig SharkieJavaScript Performance Patterns with Stoyan StefanovThe Personal Side of Starting Up with Derek Powazek
11:4011:45Changeover
11:4512:40Stop your agency sucking at web development with this one weird old tip with Kynan HughesAdapting to responsive design with Mark BoultonBuilding and Breaking Web Forms with Quaid-JS with Chris LienertSo, you’ve got an idea with Kim Heras, Anson Parker & Marcus Schappi
12:4013:45Lunch
13:4514:05The Bit Between Data and You with Matthew SheretGetting unstuck: content strategy for the future with Sara Wachter-BoettcherOpening credits — behind the scenes with Cameron AdamsThe Incubator Experience with Chris Lloyd, Alan Downie & Matt Milosavljevic
14:0514:25Continued from aboveContinued from aboveThe Monster Music Mash with Tim GleesonContinued from above
14:2514:45Continued from aboveContinued from aboveWhat’s hot in animation? with Dmitry BaranovskiyContinued from above
14:4514:50Changeover
14:5015:10What we talk about when we talk about the web with John AllsoppDatatium — radiation free responsive experiences with Andrew FisherLazy load everything! with Sebastiano Armeli-BattanaThe Australian Startup Scene with Kate Kendall, Chris Lloyd, Mick Liubinskas, Peter Bradd & Leni Mayo
15:1015:30Continued from aboveContinued from aboveSmarter CSS with Sass with Elle MeredithContinued from above
15:3015:50Continued from aboveContinued from aboveA Touch of Class with Mark DalgleishContinued from above
15:5016:25Afternoon tea
16:2517:25The flower, the field and the stack with Ben Hammersley
17:2519:10Opening night reception

Friday, October 19 2012

TimeBig Picture TrackDesign TrackDevelopment TrackStartup Track
09:0009:15Opening comments
09:1510:15An animating spark: mundane computing and the web of data with Tom Coates
10:1510:45Morning tea
10:4511:40LoSoMo: Enhancing location, social, mobile with situation, context and content with Alex YoungMore CSS secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about CSS with Lea Verou5 things you absolutely, positively need to know about web security with Troy HuntPassion and purpose with Avis Mulhall
11:4011:45Changeover
11:4512:40How to grow and sustain a passionate community with Heather ChampAvoid opinionitis with Jay RogersProgramming style and your brain with Douglas CrockfordBusiness models with Alan Duncan, Shane Weddell, Russell Ivanovic, Cameron Craig & Paul Gray
12:4013:45Lunch
13:4514:05Beyond HTML5 — where to next? with Chaals McCathieNevileDevelopers will design: let’s make them amazing at it with Samantha ThebridgeRoll-your-own (Style Guide) with Arunan SkanthanFunding vs. Bootstrap with Rebekah Campbell & Ben Duncan
14:0514:25Continued from aboveContinued from aboveBasics of Three.js with Alex DaniloContinued from above
14:2514:45Continued from aboveContinued from aboveSingle Page web apps: a practitioners guide with Myles EftosContinued from above
14:4514:50Changeover
14:5015:10Building a Next Generation Mobile Browser using Web technologies with Adam StanleyButtons are a Hack with Josh ClarkBetter than MVC with Damon OehlmanIn conversation with Mike Cannon-Brookes and Leni Mayo
15:1015:30Continued from aboveContinued from aboveWhat’s the point? with Jared WylesContinued from above
15:3015:50Continued from aboveContinued from aboveWebVTT and video accessibility with Silvia PfeifferContinued from above
15:5016:25Afternoon tea
16:2517:25A means to an end with Jon Kolko
17:2517:35Closing comments
17:35LateClosing night party

About the Web Directions South schedule

Conference sessions at Web Directions South run from 9am to 5.40pm on Thursday the 18th of October, and then from 9am to 5.35pm on Friday the 19th of October. There are also full day optional extra workshops on October 16 and 17.

In terms of extra-curricular activities, there’s a reception at the conference venue on the Thursday evening till about 7.10pm. and then on a Friday night there is a big party after the show that will go to all hours. If you’re coming from out of town and you really must get home on the Friday night, do see if you can get on a later flight so you can at least come for one drink with us to close the show.

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