Sydney Opera House Hackathon Dec 7-8

The iconic Sydney Opera House are running a Hackathon in Sydney over the weekend of Dec 7-8. With a first prize of $4000, this might just be a great way to spend a weekend. They’re making a heap of great data sets available including archival recordings and a huge 3-D spatial data set with a…


YOW! Conferences in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

Starting next week, YOW! conferences are running in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Featuring a great line up of speakers and content, YOW! provides an industry perspective on development, design and architecture. If you can’t get to the entire conference there’s an option to just attend the evening keynote session. In addition to the conference sessions…


My Ignite Sydney Talk

I had a great time doing a talk at Ignite Sydney this year. My title was “Statistics – Learn it or Lose” Andrew Coates: Statistics–learn it or lose. Some other great talks from the night (not all safe for work): Andrew Walker’s quirky The Binary Taxi Driver Ben Grill’s strangely compelling Secrets of drag revealed…


Windows Phone Game Developer Workshop in Sydney 24/25 May

Thinking about writing a game for Windows Phone? Come along and learn from some of the best in the business. Featuring three strands from casual games you can write and publish in a couple of hours up to hard-core 3D games with the unity framework, this DevCamp has something for everyone. Get your game face…


DDD Melbourne Announced for 28 July plus Call for Speakers

DDD Melbourne 2012 has been announced and the call for speakers has opened. If you’re a developer in Melbourne (or are happy to travel for an excellent event), check it out.


Windows Azure Meetups in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in June

The Lifehacker folk are running another series of their meetups, this time focusing on Windows Azure. I’m going to skip around the country with them as well. The dates are the evenings of Tuesday June 5 in Brisbane Wednesday June 6 in Sydney Tuesday June 12 in Melbourne and Wednesday June 13 in Perth Details…


Estimating and prioritising a product backlog in Sydney on 9 Feb

Richard Banks is presenting a Readify Dev Day in Sydney early next month on a topic that I suspect most of us could do with a bit of brushing up on. From their event site: At the conclusion of this Dev Day, attendees should not only understand the theory of estimating and prioritising a product…


Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences 2012 – Call for Speakers Closes 1 December

The Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences are JUST around the corner. These events are organised by a dedicated group of NZ and AUS Community Leaders and MVP’s – Debbie Ireland, Mark Rhodes, Nick Hadlee, Mark Orange, James Milne and Kathy Hughes.  Once again, the team are organising SharePoint conferences in Australia (Melbourne 20-21 March…


Windows Azure BizSpark Startup Camp in Brisbane 2-4 December

Via Catherine Eibner On December 2nd- 4th we are holding an Azure Bizspark Start-up Camp in our Brisbane office in the lead up to the launch of our Innovation Centre. This unique opportunity will showcase the potential when Government, Incubators, Universities and Microsoft come together to help Startups. More details on Catherine’s blog.


SQL Server Denali Sydney Breakfast Briefing 1 December

The good folk at Readify are running a free breakfast briefing on 1 December in the Sydney CBD to give you a lap around the next version of SQL Server, code-named “Denali”. Register on their Eventbrite site.