Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Webstock 2010 launches

28 October 2009
Press Release: Webstock

Webstock 2010 launches

New Zealand's premier web conference has launched its fourth major event and will continue the tradition it began in 2006 of giving New Zealand audiences a chance to see big-name international speakers.

Webstock is a two-day conference about all things web, preceded by three days of workshops. Taking place from February 15th through to February 19th 2010 at the Wellington Town Hall, Webstock is for anyone who works with the web. The 2010 event will appeal to designers, developers, analysts, content-editors, information/solution architects, and managers or business owners who rely on their websites. There will be something motivating, exciting and immensely valuable for everyone.

Webstock 2010 will close with the inaugural web industry awards, the ONYAs, which celebrate all those who design, develop and create New Zealand's best websites and applications.

Speakers include Kevin Rose (entrepreneur and founder of Pownce and Digg), Jeffrey Veen (web veteran who sold his analytics software to Google and led the redesign of Google Analytics), Eric Reis (creator of the Lean Startup entrepreneurship methodology), Jeff Atwood (.NET Guru and co-founder of Stackoverflow.com with Webstock alumni Joel Spolsky) , Adam Greenfield (Head of Interface Design at Nokia), Jessica Jackley (co-founder of the revolutionary micro-lending site Kiva.org), John Resig (creator of the popular JQuery JavaScript library), and Bek Hodgson (former design and UX lead at Etsy.com). For a complete list, visit the Webstock site, webstock.org.nz.

Registrations opened earlier this month and Natasha Lampard, Senior VP at Webstock, advises conference goers to get in early, “there's always a rush to get the early bird price on tickets, and given the economic uncertainty we expect more people than usual to take advantage of the reduced price”.

“We're coming out of a recession during which training and conference budgets were slashed. In tight economic times being innovative and staying on top of one's profession is crucial. Webstock will provide New Zealanders a chance to see some of the biggest names in the business right here at home, without the costs of overseas flights or accommodation”, Lampard says.

Webstock 10 will pick up where previous successful conferences left off, and will be an inspiring and motivating start to the new year. “The support and passion from the Webstock community inspires us to keep doing it”, she says. “It's a feedback loop – we put our all into organising Webstock, and the audience response is so positive – the ideas, passion and action that's generated is breath-taking. We feel compelled to keep doing it”.

Webstock has cemented its reputation as being no ordinary conference. “Webstock is more like a music festival for web people”, Lampard says. “It's very relaxed and creative, and the speakers are treated like rock stars. Great ideas and partnerships come out of Webstock. Everyone has a fab time at the event and the after parties, which are almost as hotly anticipated as the event itself.”

Ends

Note to editors:
Webstock is New Zealand's premier web conference, running from February 15th through to February 19th 2010 at the Wellington Town Hall. The 2010 event will be the fourth conference. Webstock 2010 is sponsored by SilverStripe, Google, Microsoft, Intergen, 3Months, Springload, and DigitalNZ. Full details can be found at http://webstock.org.nz/. Full details of the ONYAs can be found at http://www.onyas.org.nz/.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Increase In Seasonal Workers For RSE

The current cap will be increased by 1,000 from 9,500 to 10,500 RSE workers for the 2016-17 season. Mr Woodhouse says the horticulture and viticulture industry is New Zealand’s fourth largest export industry, producing almost $5 billion in exports. More>>

ALSO:

Hurunui: Crown Irrigation Invests Up To $3.4m In North Canterbury

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest up to $3.4m in the Hurunui Water Project, an irrigation scheme that will be capable of irrigating up to 21,000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Great:Butterfly Eradication Success

The invasive pest great white butterfly has been eradicated from New Zealand in a world-first achievement, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Government’s Tax Cuts Fixation

Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging. It is being touted as a “tax cuts and family care” package... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news