Julia is the engineering lead at Tindie (tindie.com, "Etsy for electronics") where she writes Python every day. In her prior life she was CTO of WeddingLovely, product manager at a mid-stage startup, and a research engineer as part of one of the world's top User Experience Research groups at IBM Almaden Research.
Rob Conery is the Co-Founder of Tekpub.com Creator of This Developer's Life, an Author, Speaker, A bit of a malcontent, and cares for many, many Open Source libraries such as Massive, SubSonic, and Manatee
Silvia is an open video technology enthusiast with a long background in open source software, media technology R&D, and in open standards. She has worked as a Google contractor on video accessibility for the Web and became the editor of the WebVTT specification and co-editor of the HTML5 specification at the W3C. She is the author of “The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Video”. Silvia is now working for NICTA on new applications using WebRTC.
François is a software engineer on the Mozilla Identity team where he fights for the Open Web by building alternatives to proprietary silos. When he's not busy re-implementing Open Source versions of popular Web services (libravatar.org) or dreaming about solving the password problem on the Web once and for all, François has a goal of completing all of the New Zealand Great Walks. http://feeding.cloud.geek.nz
Jason advises on web standards and accessibility for the
New Zealand Government, and is a contributing editor on the W3C's HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide. In his spare time, he occasionally performs research on HTML5, WAI-ARIA, and accessibility, which he publishes at accessibleculture.org. Otherwise, he's pretty boring.
Now a software engineer at Powershop, Alex was half of the team that won the Mix and Mash supreme award in 2011, with an interactive visualisation entry, ‘100 Companies’. Since then, Alex has been researching with UX experts & psychologists to find out better ways to visualise large amounts data in easily digestible formats.
Donald was Xero’s first Operations Developer, and is the architect of their build, deployment and monitoring systems. He’s been coding since a ZX Spectrum crossed his path at an early age.
Luke wrote his first line of HTML in 1995, and knew immediately that he was beat. Five years later he founded Heyday, one of New Zealand's biggest full service digital agencies, where he works with an ever expanding team of people considerably more talented than he is. Luke is a passionate advocate of simplicity and the results possible from achieving clarity of purpose in your digital product or service.
Location Unplugged: Handling Geospatial Data Across the Stack
More Git and GitHub Secrets
Taking the pain out of signing users in
The Loading Point: How Little Modules Can Make a Big Difference
The future of web app development with components
Make Your Widgets Sing with ARIA
The Accessibilty Panel
With Jason Kiss, Silvia Pfeiffer, Julia Grace and Garann Means. Hosted by Luke Pierson
Peer-to-peer video conferencing on the Web with WebRTC
Data Driven Delirious: An introduction into data visualisation using d3.js
Exist in the web - not just on it
Lather, Rinse, Release.
Better templates from the ground up with Node.js
|5mins later||Bar Opens|
|6 till 9pm||The Xero After Party|
WHERE IT'S AT
Michael Fowler Centre
111 Wakefield Street, Wellington. Near the waterfront, next to Civic Square
and by the popular Cuba Street (with all the good stuff: food, coffee & bars).
Eats And Drinks
We will keep you well fed and watered throughout the day
with good quality coffee (People’s Coffee) and fine foods.
If you have any dietary requirements, (we look after you too),
just let us know when you are buying tickets.
Xero After Party 6pm - 9pm
What better way to relax after an info-packed day of presentations
than having a few quiets with speakers and your fellow attendees
at the Xero after party.
Kicking off after the last keynote, we’ll have some light nibbles
to top you up and Xero have put down a bar tab... it’s worth sticking around.
Places To Stay
We’ve reached out to the local hotels, who have given us some
sweet rates, all subject to availability - so get in quick:
- 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington
- 1 minute to venue
- +64 4 473 3900
- Booking code: WDCNZ
- Rooms available from $180 per night
West Plaza Hotel
- 110/116 Wakefield Street, Wellington
- 1 minute to venue
- 0800 731 444
- Booking no: 333933
- Rooms available from $135 inc GST & breakfast (only available if booked direct with hotel)
- 90 Cable Street, Wellington
- 5 minutes to venue
- Booking no: JF10
- Special discount of 10% off best available rate at time of booking
- 292 Wakefield Street, Wellington
- 8 mins away
- +64 4 801 7280
- Booking no: WDCNZ
- Rates available from $31 per person
- 118-120 Wakefield Street, Wellington
- 1 minute to venue
- +64 5 08 666237
- Booking reference: WDCNZ
- Receive a 10% discount off listed rates
See you there!
There’s nothing quite like geeking out in a room full of like-minded people while hearing from some of the best talent in the industry. WDCNZ supports the growth and collaboration of NZ’s tech community. We're pretty stoked to be a part of it.
On that note, we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals. If you see someone wearing our t-shirt, introduce yourself. Otherwise get in touch: xero.com/careers
Heyday is an agency of digital strategists, writers, designers, UX'ers, producers, developers, and videographers. We make digital content and the stuff that gets it to you - websites, apps, online stores, campaigns, video. We're proud to support WDCNZ and the spirit of making things. www.heyday.co.nz
3months helps forward thinking organisations use leading edge web/mobile software technology to redefine business models and succeed in a rapidly changing world.
We're growing and looking for the best in the country to join us on an exciting journey. If you want to work on new projects every month, the very latest technology and hang-out with a great bunch of people then drop us a line. 3months.com
GitHub is the best way to build software together. Whether it's your company's app, your favorite open source library, or a weekend side project, GitHub helps everyone work better by providing tools for easier collaboration and code sharing on any device. Start collaborating today—open source project hosting is free! www.github.com
Huge thanks to Trade Me for sponsoring this year's WiFi. www.trademe.co.nz
Thanks to Lil Regie for helping us out with a great booking system www.lilregie.com
Strea.ma is a new web app for events that aggregates and displays live social media updates in one clever stream. Yes, it's a twitter wall. But it's freaking pretty.
We'll be using strea.ma at WDCNZ to encourage interaction and stimulate ideas. And it's bound to generate a few laughs too.
Thanks to Campaign Mointor for helping us send some awesome emails www.campaignmonitor.com
WDCNZ (Web Dev Conversations NZ) is brought to you by Owen Evans,
Charlotte Hinton, Dave Keyes and many others who deserve your lovin.
If you have any questions get in contact at email@example.com