What does Microsoft have to offer Digital Agencies? Microsoft Innovation Days

In December DPE (where I work at Microsoft) and the Partner Team are getting together to run a series of “Innovation Days” in five Australian cities. Innovation Days are a rapid tour of some of the latest goodies from Microsoft, with a focus on how they can benefit your business. We’ve divided the day into…

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Artists in Residence rocked so much it hurt

Well we had our first Silverlight Artists in Residence last week in Melbourne and it totally rocked. Really. I was ready for the first one to be a bit average, but we left average in our dust. Jordan Knight from Readify was an awesome facilitator. He not only has deep Silverlight skills, he is really…


Announcing Silverlight ‘Artists in Residence’ – Melbourne 1-5 December

Back in February, Kordesy and I attended a program called “Artists in Residence” in Redmond. We had a blast, and learned stuff too! So Kordesy was determined to bring the Artists in Residence magic to Australia. Therefore… announcing the first Aussie Artists in Residence! Artists in Residence The idea of Artists in Residence is to…

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I’m speaking at IDEF08, November 12 in Melbourne.

I’ll be speaking on Wednesday November 12 at the "Develop – Industry Symposium and Showcase", part of IDEF08, the International Digital Entertainment Festival in Melbourne. Here’s the blurb: Welcome to the Social Back in the ‘olden days’, people worried that computers and technology would take away our ability to relate to one another. Nowadays, we…

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Silverlight Designer and Developer Network launches in Melbourne

Jordan Knight has sent out the announcement – and the (temporary) website is up, so the rumours must be true – The Silverlight Designers and Developer Network has been launched. The first meeting is Thursday November 27th at Microsoft in Melbourne, and features two fantastic speakers: Jonas Follesoe, and Shane Morris (hey that’s me!) The…

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August de los Reyes speaking in Melbourne 23 Sept on Microsoft Surface

August de los Reyes, User Experience Director for Microsoft Surface, will be in Melbourne on Tuesday, September 23, before keynoting Web Directions in Sydney. August is a great speaker, and a really nice guy too and has kindly agreed to speak at CHISIG that evening. August will be speaking about designing for emotion and how…

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Speaking on ‘Agile or Fragile? Practicing UCD on Agile development projects’ May 27

I am joining an esteemed group of panelists for a CHISIG event next Tuesday the 27th of May in Melbourne Panel: Agile or Fragile?  Practicing UCD on Agile development projects Tuesday 27 May 6 pm (for 6.30 start) Panel participants are: Shane Morris from Microsoft, Brett Collinson from SEEK, Kirsten Mann from MYOB, Janet Brunckhorst…


Web Directions User Experience – Melbourne 15-16 May

The Web Directions team are conducting an outreach program this year, and are bringing a new side conference: "Web Directions UX" to Melbourne. Heaps of top Aussie and international user experience speakers. A full day two track conference, plus an optional extra day of workshops, focussing on concepts, technologies and techniques for building great user…


Aussie Web and UX highlights for Remix – have we missed any?

Do you have cool Web/UX stuff that should be shown off at Remix? At Remix last year we promised that in 2008 we would turn the stage over to you guys and highlight the great work Aussies are doing with all the new gear. True to our word, we’re planning to showcase some great Australian…

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