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June 10, 2006

Lars Rasmussen of Google Maps and W3C's Dean Jackson speaking in Sydney at a free Web Directions Event

One of the main reasons why we originally put on our first web development conference, and why we have continued to do so, is to bring people who work on the same problems, and have common interests when it comes to the web together. That's also the motivation behind Snow Web.

In keeping with this philosophy, we've always organised free events with interesting, stimulating speakers, in the lead up to these conferences.

We've just announced our first WebDirections event, an evening with Lars Rasmussen, one of the lead engineers with Google Maps, and someone whho really really really knows about web apps and AJAX. Come and learn some tips and tricks, and see some of the cool stuff Lars is doing.
On the same bill is one of my favourite people, Dean Jackson, from the W3C, the coordinator of the Web API working group. It's free, and right in the middle of Sydney in the Hotel CBD's Jam Bar, a little groovier venue than we might have come to expect for web development related events. But work can also be fun right?

We are also laying on some food for the evening, and there's a cash bar for those who want a beer, wine or whatever after work on a Thursday.
We'll be doing give aways (every child wins a prize), including a ticket to the conference, a couple of workshop tickets, and some places at the rapidly selling out breakfast featuring Molly Holzschlag

So if you work in or with the web, whether at the geekier or less geeky end of the spectrum, get along, meet some new people in your industry, renew some old friendships, have abit of fun, and learn something too.

As I said it's free, but places aren't unlimited, and after 3 days we had nearly half our places RSVP'd for, so please drop us a line at info@webdirections.org to let us know you would like to come

All the official details follow, but hope to see you at Hotel CBD, Jam Bar, Level 4, 52 King Street 6.00pm for 6.30pm June Thursday 29 2006.

Full event details at the webdirections site


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The fantastic distribution of the Google Map is surely appreciated by people. Beyond the success of Google they have help many of the internet users in the world. I'm hoping that you will continue your service to the people all around the world.

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What's the connection between Google and W3 ? I never knew can you please let me know ?

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