If you followed my coverage of Web Essentials last year, you already know it’s an annual gathering of heavy hitters, great thinkers and down-and-dirty practitioners in the web development community. If you were at WE05, you’re probably dying to do it all again!
Web Essentials is happening in Sydney again this year, only this time it’s called Web Directions. There will be two days of workshops (Sept. 26-27) followed by two conference days (Sept. 28-29). As the Platinum Sponsor for the event, SitePoint will be there in full force.
Cameron will also be spinning tunes at the final night party (hosted by SitePoint, of course) along with Lucas Chan, SitePoint’s resident DJ. Drink cards for use at this party will be handed out throughout the conference by SitePoint staff, so be sure to say hi!
Speaking of which, one way to get in our good books is to register for the conference through our super-secret (okay, not really) registration page for the event: http://sitepoint.wd06.com. Use that page and you go into the running to win a brand new XBOX 360 game console. Register now and you’ll also get the early-bird discount of $200 off the ticket price.
If you’re in Australia, opportunities to connect with the international web development community are few and far between. If you’re not in Australia, this is the perfect excuse to get over here and take a look around. In any case, Web Directions 2006 will be a blast, and I hope to see you there!