Social and networking events at Web Directions South
Meet new people at our Opening Night Reception and fully catered breaks in the Expo area; have a few drinks at our Closing Night Social and then be up bright and early for Amped on the Saturday morning.
Opening night reception
When: Thursday October 14, 5.30–7.00pm
Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
On October 14, at the conference venue, and included in your conference ticket, there’s the Web Directions South reception — food and drink and plenty to talk about after an action packed day. Plan on coming along: this party is always a highlight of the conference.
Closing night social
When: October 15, 5.30–8.00pm
Where: The Watershed (directions)
After the conference wraps up on Friday October 15 we’ll retire for a few drinks (just 200m from the conference venue), then early to bed so everyone can be up bright eyed and bushy tailed for Amped on Saturday morning.
Amped: The Hack Day reloaded
When: October 16, 8.00am-late
Where: The Powerhouse Museum
Free: But you must register here
Amped is the hack day, reloaded: high energy, diversity, and breaking the hacker stereotype. If geeks are the new rockstars, then Amped is our Lollapalooza. And even better, thanks to our partners, Amped is free!
We’ve taken the traditional hack day, pulled it apart, thought long and hard about what’s great, what’s not so great, and how as many different kinds of web folks can come together for one intense 10 hour period of hacking, designing and making amazing things.
The Grand Prize is a once in a life time, all expenses paid trip to Japan to attend Web Directions East for the four top placegetters. Plus there’s a tonne of amazing prizes from our partners to be won.
Amped is about exploring, learning and playing with new technology, new ideas, and celebrating design and technology.
Amped will be a free high energy day of hacking followed by an awards ceremony and a great party. The day will be structured into challenges, to focus participants’ minds on possible projects for the day. Technology related activities will take place throughout the day, adding to the carnival atmosphere.