Booktopia: Pure-play online retail & mobile, brought to you by reInteractive

Hosted by Port80 Sydney

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King St Brewhouse

22 The Promenade · Sydney

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We are located on the King Street Wharf - within walking distance from Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay.

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AWIA ('s Port80 ( Sydney in conjunction with reInteractive ( is proud to bring you an exciting new topic for September!

Booktopia ( Pure-play online retailing, building a killer mobile app and becoming the #1 online book retailer in Australia.

This Australian company has been online since 2004 and has made a positive reputation for itself amongst customers. While Booktopia has to compete with the international big names it has emerged as Australia's #1 online Book retailer.

Focusing on keeping Australian business within Australia, Booktopia is a family run company that employs Australians and supports future writers.

Regularly featured in the BRW ( fastest growing companies list and making it in as #28 in this year's 2013 e-commerce leaders' playbook by Power Retail ( this is a true homegrown success story.

Wayne Baskin ( CTO of Booktopia will give a technical presentation on building a web app that handles massive retail traffic using Java, an insight into what stack they use and a run down on their mobile site which is using AOP & RESS.

Steve Traurig (, Online Entrepreneur and CIO of Booktopia will be giving a rundown on the business drivers and key decisions that have contributed to making this market leading website and mobile app and Australian household name.

Come share knowledge, network and have some fun with other professionals in the Web Industry!

A big shout out and special thanks to reInteractive ( for picking up the bar tab for this event and for their annual sponsorship of Port80 ( Sydney!

Wednesday, September 11th,[masked]:00 PM

King St Brewhouse ( 22 The Promenade, Sydney

We are located on the King Street Wharf - within walking distance from Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay.

What can you expect from Port80 (

A current, insightful and informative topic every month that matters to the web industry. Excellent presenters that are leaders in their field and want to share first hand knowledge. A good representation of both the Business and Technical aspects of our topics. Great networking with your peers in the Web Industry, no sales pitches. Learn something outside your comfort zone

Who comes to Port80 (

eCommerce Entrepreneurs, C level Managers Digital Managers, eCommerce Managers, Marketing Managers Technical Managers, Developers, Designers, Sys Admins, Web Hosts, SaaS Providers, Tech Startups, Tech Students.

Port80 is run by the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA).

Founded in 2002, Port80 is proud of its informal meetings, no long speeches, no admission fees, no forced networking. Just an interesting talk, great discussion, a few drinks and the chance to meet and share knowledge with others in your industry.