Is this Feminist?

90%+ of attendees at startup and tech events are male. Discuss.

Also, we’ll have talks by Claire Robertson (Founders Institute) because F.I. have events in January that entrepreneurial geeks should know about, and Vivienne Conway, who’s an invited expert on the W3C Evaluation Methodology group. She’s going to debrief on the Australian accessibility landscape.  A primer for the time-challenged developer.

Down South? pffft. We're driving around the empty streets and liberating people from sexist oppression.

See you on the 9th!



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  • Magnus F.

    Amusing start to the year for Port80... Thanks to all the speakers and the hosts for a great event ;)

    Found the talk on Accessibility by Vivienne Conway to be most informative. I was completely unaware that government websites had to meet specific WCAG conformance levels by certain dates, one of which has recently just passed. Thanks for bringing this to light.

    1 · January 10, 2013

    • Vivienne C.

      Particularly look at Section 4.2 Transitioning to WCAG 2.0. Sorry for the long reply - thought you'd like to have the link. Here is the link for the National Transition Strategy (NTS)­

      January 10, 2013

    • Magnus F.

      Thanks for the clarification :)

      Appreciate the effort you've gone to on providing those links.

      January 12, 2013

  • Bret T.

    I loved it. Founder Institute is the real deal for startups internationally; great to see it take off in Perth. Vivienne was hugely knowledgeable on accessibility, which is emerging as a big theme for the Association. And Elena Williams gave a powerhouse talk on gender in technology which led to a very nuanced discussion. BY THE WAY, those who want to enrol in EDGE OF THE WEB: here's the URL -

    January 10, 2013

  • Luke J.

    Great event, really enjoyed the talk on accessibility and the discussion on ensuring that everyone is being provided an equally open and accessible environment.

    January 10, 2013

    • Vivienne C.

      HI Luke. I'm glad you enjoyed the accessibility discussion. I am hoping that when people understand the need more, they will get on board.

      January 10, 2013

  • Patrik A.

    Loved the discussion at the end and could have listened another while at least. Sure other people would have had something to say, too. Including myself :)

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Rosemary S.

    Very interesting. A good discussion.

    January 10, 2013

  • Natalie G.

    Excellent topic. Great speakers! Thanks to all who contributed.

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • Claire R.

    Thank you everyone for listening tonight. For anyone who is keen to mix with more tech entrepreneurs tomorrow or in the coming weeks, and hear some good speakers here are the links to the upcoming FI events:

    Startup Ideation Bootcamp (January 10th, 6:00pm):
    Startup Pitch Bootcamp (January 17th, 6:30pm):
    Founder Institute Information Session (January 24th, 6:00pm):
    Founder Night Out (January 31st, 6:30pm): You can also learn more about the Perth semester and apply here:

    Thank you Vivienne and Elena for such awesome discussions tonight. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • Ivy C.

    Great Port80 as usual. Thanks to the organisers and the speakers. Loved the open discussion as well. :-)

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • Vivienne C.

    Great discussion

    January 9, 2013

  • Ghazal

    It's the second time that I want to come but something comes up! I wish there was a recording system for port80 meetups for people who can't make it.
    Anyway, hope you have a hot and controversial feminist discussion tonight!

    January 9, 2013

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