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    Sara Chipps

    Sara Chipps

    A JavaScript developer based in NYC and CTO of Flatiron School, an online school for passionate people. In her free time she works on wearables for http://kittiebots.com and hacks on Nodebots.

    Vanessa Hurst

    Vanessa Hurst

    Founder/CEO of CodeMontage, where coders engage in open source projects to improve their skills and the world. Founded Developers for Good and co-founded WriteSpeakCode and Girl Develop It.

    Jen Myers

    Jen Myers

    Web designer/developer and part of the instructor team at Dev Bootcamp in Chicago. Speaks regularly about design, development and diversity, and focuses on finding new ways to make both technology and technology education accessible to everyone.

    James Halliday

    James Halliday

    Co-founded browserling and testling. Writes on http://substack.net/ by way of unspecified machinations and there are some e-packages on https://github.com/substack and https://www.npmjs.org/~substack that you can use to build your internet commerce website.

    Katie Miller

    Katie Miller

    OpenShift Developer Advocate at Red Hat, trying to squeeze in as many different programming languages as possible. Co-Founder of the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming and an organiser of the Brisbane Functional Programming Group

    Mark Dalgleish

    Mark Dalgleish

    Senior developer at SEEK in Melbourne, Australia and the lead organiser of MelbJS. Obsessed with everything web and loves using JavaScript, CSS and HTML to create rich experiences that resonate with end users.

    Silvia Pfeiffer

    Silvia Pfeiffer

    Open video technology enthusiast with a long background in open source software, media technology R&D, and in open standards. Author of “The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Video”. Now working for NICTA on new applications using WebRTC.

    Colin Bowern

    Colin Bowern

    Principal Consultant at ObjectSharp. Having escaped the Canadian winters he is now based in Auckland mentoring software teams on user-centric design and craftmanship.

    Sara Hui

    Sarah Hui

    shui.js – an elegant, lightweight framework for all your JavaScript needs, powering cutting edge cloud-based point of sale at Vend in Auckland.

    Kevin Isom

    Kevin Isom

    Development manager at Terabyte Interactive. A front end champion on dev teams, when not writing code he's at local developer community events expressing his opinion or helping other developers

    Toni Barrett

    Toni Barrett

    Owner of Beauty Bliss - an online store based in Wellington. Originally a side project, it's now Toni's full time job to do everything from product development to the code base. Previously a front end developer at StarNow and BBC Worldwide.

    Tanya Gray

    Tanya Gray

    Lead presenter on the Gather Workshops team where she frequently teaches programming in secondary schools. Expertise in front-end dev but always dabbling in different technology. Likes to tend to her seven adopted bunnies, train her cat to do tricks, and start projects.

    Rohan Wakefield

    Rohan Wakefield

    Co-Founder of the Enspiral Dev Academy. Has a background in business development, working with both large organisations and startups. His goal is to have tech companies flooded with good talent and tech staff loving what they do.

    Luke Pierson

    Luke Pierson

    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.

    wdcnz section icon Venue

    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 food. If you have any dietary requirements,
    (we look after you too), just let us know when you are buying tickets.

    Networking Drinks

    What better way to relax after an info-packed day of presentations than having
    a quiet drink with speakers and your fellow attendees.

    Kicking off after the last keynote, we’ll have some light nibbles to top you up
    and a small bar tab.

    Places To Stay

    We’ve reached out to the local hotels, who have given us some sweet rates
    (more to be listed soon), all subject to availability - so get in quick:

    West Plaza Hotel

    110/116 Wakefield Street, Wellington 1 min away reservations@westplaza.co.nz 0800 731 444 Booking no: 351489 Rooms available from $135 inc GST & breakfast per person (only available if booked direct with hotel)

    AMORA HOTEL

    170 Wakefield Street, Wellington 1 min away resmgr@wellington.amorahotels.com +64 4 495 3995 Booking code: WDCNZ Rooms available from $189 per night including WiFi.

    YHA

    292 Wakefield Street, Wellington 8 mins away https://www.yha.co.nz/booking/rooms Booking code: WDCNZ Rates available from $32 per person

    RYDGES HOTEL

    75 Featherston Street, Wellington 15 mins away www.rydges.com Corporate ID: WDCNZ2014 From $199 incl GST (subject to availability)

    So... Get a ticket and spread word via twitter, facebook or whatever works.

    See you there!

    wdcnz section icon Sponsors

    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

    Hoist is a Platform-as-a-Service that equips developers to create beautiful experiences, and gives small businesses easy access to software development like never before. It is a world leading, user centric, platform that is changing the app delivery model by allowing apps to be installed in the cloud.

    SilverStripe is the company behind the SilverStripe Web Development framework which is an open source web platform and CMS used by thousands of organisations around the world to create great web experiences for their customers.

    We take pride in being a locally owned New Zealand company, founded by three people passionate about the limitless possibilities of the web.

    Web Drive have been helping kiwis succeed online since 1997. We specialise in helping kiwis like you find the right solution for your site or app. Whether you need the reliable convenience of NZ based shared hosting, the scalability of cloud resourcing or the pure horsepower of dedicated hardware, our team of experts work with you to find the right solution that fits. Then we back it up with reliable, local support that gets the job done.
    At Web Drive, we love solving your hosting problems.

    Huge thanks to Multi-Media Systems who bring great technical wizardry to our conference. We love their ability to bring WDCNZ to life with great sound, lighting, video and other services.

    Multi-Media Systems offer: Projection, Lighting Design, Audio Reinforcement, Video Conferencing, Webcasting, Simultaneous Translation Services, Graphics Design and Production Video Production Voting Systems.

    Campaign Monitor is used by more than 800,000 designers, agencies and amazing companies to send beautiful email newsletters for both themselves and their clients. As well as helping folks manage their email marketing, we provide resources on everything from CSS support in email, to design inspiration. Start sending beautiful email campaigns at campaignmonitor.com

    Thanks to Lil Regie for helping us out with a great booking system www.lilregie.com

    Wellington has a superb range of web & dev related communities. Some choice pickings: Wellington JS, Mobile Dev, a brand new Wellington CSS, Web Design, UX Design, Creative Tools, Design Thinking, Web Content Strategy, PHP, .Net ... and dozens more. Take a look and join in! Enjoy WDCNZ, luv from DesignMeetup x

    Landau is NZ's leading service solution agency specialising in the end to end production and delivery of remarkable offline marketing materials for local and offshore clients.
    www.landau.co.nz

    Huge thanks to Trade Me for sponsoring this year's WiFi. trademe.co.nz

    We believe that Wellington is the best place on the planet for developers to live, work and play. Wellington City Council is happy to support our amazing dev community to connect and exchange knowledge and ideas. wellington.govt.nz