It’s true that I’m passionate about Port80 events; I’ve seen so many great things come out of Port80 Perth, I really want to see them established in other Australian capital cities.
Well, the Australian Web Industry Association are hitting the road again – this time, we’re bringing Port80 to Sydney and Melbourne, with aspirations that these cities then take the baton and grow their events locally.
Gary Barber (AWIA Treasurer) and I will be promoting the Port80 Melbourne concept on May 26th, along with fellow AWIA committee member, Harriet Wakelam, who recently moved to Melbourne from Perth.
We’re putting on some free nibbles, free entry and a cash bar at the funky Softbelly Bar. The full details are:
Tuesday 26th May, starting at 7.00pm, at:
The Lounge @ Softbelly Bar
367 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
You can see a Google Map here.
Then, Gary and I are also joining fellow AWIA committee member and Sydney local, Marc Lehmann, at Port80 Sydney. Once again, free nibbles, free entry and even a few free drinks (thanks to sponsor, Saasu!) on May 27th, at the Saasu offices in Sydney CBD.
The full details for this one are:
Wednesday 27th May, starting at 7.00pm, at:
Level One, 111 Elizabeth St
Sydney NSW 2000
You can view a Google Map here.
If you’re going to be in either city on these days, I’d encourage you to attend. We promise no long boring speeches, this is a casual social affair. Port80 events are a chance for you to meet other web designers, developers, project managers and others in the web industry in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Mark these dates in your diary, and please feel free to invite your colleagues and co-workers in the industry. I hope to see you there!
4 May 2009 at 9:41 am
Hey that’s great! how about some structured events. will you be doing those too?
4 May 2009 at 10:58 am
That’s great! Any chance of popping past Canberra? 🙂
4 May 2009 at 1:39 pm
Thanks for your comments, Lisa and Ruth.
@Lisa not at this one, however we’re hoping plenty of people turn up, and we can expand the events to include talks as well.
@Ruth We’re stretched with time for this one, but yes, we’re looking to get to Canberra soon too. 🙂
6 May 2009 at 1:20 pm
Hey – do we need to register or something, or just turn up?
6 May 2009 at 1:21 pm
@Matt hi Matt, no just rock up on the night – I’ll consider you an RSVP? 🙂
6 May 2009 at 2:46 pm
Yep, I reckon I’ll be there!
19 May 2009 at 2:58 pm
What exactly happens on that nite? 😉
20 May 2009 at 9:25 pm
@Kai – we spend most of the evening, socialising and enjoying beers and the company. I’ll probably get up and do a 2 minute speech about what Port80 is all about, and thank everyone who comes along.
In Perth, we tend to have 2 x 5-10 minute talks each month, but the most important part is the socialising and networking. 🙂