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Melbourne Geek Night

  • Mar 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Melbourne Geek Night is an informal get-together for people who work in the web industry around Melbourne to catch-up, have a yarn, share ideas and talk about new techniques and technologies.

We're back for 2014 with a cracking line-up. This Melbourne Geeks is too good to miss.

The dark side of UX. Confront it you must.

David used to boldly say “I fight for the user” but these days there is conflict within. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and grey of UX and explore areas like persuasive design and dark UX. If you never cross the line, how will you know how far you can go?

By David Bradford

David has been “fighting for the user” for 15 years and recently did a stint as acting Product Manager.  The drive to meet business targets opened his eyes to a darker side of UX. 

David’s son is into Star Wars, like his father before him.  David plans to use a talk about persuasive design and dark UX as an excuse to get his hands on his sons toys.


If you thrive on change, run a startup

The most important thing when founding a startup is to be responsive and agile – there’s no room to get attached to your initial idea. Hear how Sidekicker shaped their business from a place to outsource your chores to the platform to get skilled individuals into your business that it is today in 14 months by listening to their customers.

By Jacqui Bull

Jacqui is the cofounder of Sidekicker (, which connects businesses with a handpicked community of skilled individuals to complete short-term work. She is passionate about startups and the future of work and has been a guest speaker at Lean Startup, Start It Up Victoria and The University of Melbourne and has been featured in The BRW and The Age.

Jacqui’s vision is to make it easy for people to get the local skills and resources they need into their business for growth and to build Sidekicker into a global business.


CoinJar on Equality

Customer demographics and how we're doing better.

By Asher Tan

CEO, Coin Jar.


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  • Andrew M.

    Well done Thirst Studios for hosting a very enjoyable night! Will be back again next time :)

    March 18, 2014

  • Michael R.

    Really interesting topics, well presented

    March 18, 2014

  • Dan C.

    My first MGN and was impressed with the format and speakers. Looking forward to the next!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel last minute, won't make it in time :-(

    March 17, 2014

  • Irwin L.

    Sorry last minute work travel

    March 16, 2014

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