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

 

Webstock: Not Your Standard Conference

Webstock: Not Your Standard Conference

New Zealand's first major web conference features renowned international speakers

Web Standards NZ are proud to announce Webstock, a two-day conference about all things web, preceded by two days of workshops. Taking place on May 23rd through to May 26th 2006 in the Wellington Town Hall, this conference not only gives New Zealand audiences a chance to see big name international speakers at home, but provides international audiences with an excuse to visit New Zealand and see a truly outstanding line-up of web expertise.

Webstock is aimed at anyone who works with the web, whether they are a designer, developer, analyst, content-editor, information/solution architect, or a decision maker. There will be something motivating, exciting and immensely valuable for everyone.

Speakers include Ben Goodger, the lead developer of Firefox; Kathy Sierra, Java guru and author of the Creating Passionate Users blog; Joel Spolsky, the author of the popular 'Joel on Software' web site; Kelly Goto, the co-author of the highly acclaimed book 'Web Redesign: Workflow that Works'; Russell Brown, blogger, journalist and the creator of websites PublicAddress and HardNews; Doug Bowman, the designer behind sites such as Blogger, Wired News, Capgemini, and Adaptive Path; and Dori Smith, Web Standards Project steering committee member and author of numerous books. For a complete list, visit the Webstock site, webstock.org.nz.

Mike Brown, the chair of Web Standards NZ, expects interest in the conference to be high. "We've never had an event like this in New Zealand before. Given the excellent speakers, there's likely to be a fair bit of interest from overseas as well. I expect the conference to be sold out." Registrations will open early in the new year. "Space is limited", advises Brown. "I'd recommend people sign up to be kept informed about when registrations open."

Webstock promises to be a conference with a difference, and will have a uniquely New Zealand feel. Inspired by the spirit of the great rock festival Woodstock, the organisers of Webstock hope to start a revolution in the way that people create and think about websites. They see web standards as a "code for freedom". Web standards are not about leaving users behind or adhering to inflexible rules; standards can enable sophisticated beautiful sites to work as well for everyone tomorrow as they do today.

Note to editors:
Web Standards NZ is a non-profit, non-affiliated group of enthusiastic and dedicated web professionals. Passionate about standards, best-practice and excellence in the web space, they have a major goal - to raise the standard of web design, development, management and maintenance in NZ.
http://www.webstandards.net.nz/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 



All District Health Boards: Historic Pay Equity Settlement

An historic agreement has been ratified that addresses a long-standing undervaluation of a workforce that is critical to the smooth running of our hospitals and the delivery of healthcare... More>>


MPI: Dry Autumn In Waikato And South Auckland Leads To Drought Classification Drought conditions affecting the primary sector in the Waikato and South Auckland were today classified as a medium-scale adverse event, enabling a package of support for farmers and growers... More>>



Commerce Commission: Invites Feedback On Its Initial Views Of Wellington Airport’s Pricing Decisions

The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on its initial views, released today, about Wellington Airport’s pricing decisions for specified airport services, such as aircraft parking or airfield and passenger terminal charges, for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024... More>>



Barfoot & Thompson: Rents Up By Around 3% In Most Areas

The average weekly rent paid for homes in most areas of Auckland has risen by around 3 percent year-on-year. The figures for end March from more than 16,000 properties... More>>


DoC: Smeagol The ‘Gravel Maggot’ Leaves Its Rare Mark On The Remote West Coast
An extremely rare species of sea slug or ‘gravel maggot’ has been detected for the first time on a remote beach in South Westland... More>>



Immigration: Annual Net Migration Loss Of 7,300

The provisional net loss of 7,300 people in the year ended March 2022 was the lowest net migration for a March year since 2012, Stats NZ said today... More>>