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    🌟 Our friends over at Localhost (https://www.localhost.events/) are bringing an event to you, Sydney! 🌟 4 SPEAKERS. 4 CITIES. 4 DAYS. Yep, you’ve heard correctly; we’re picking up 4 speakers from destinations across Australia and bringing them to your city on a touring meetup roadshow. We’ll bring them & their awesome talk topics to you, along with some great food, drinks and friendly company; all you need to do is come along and enjoy. Whhhaatttt? It all sounds a bit awesome, doesn’t it? Yeah, we think so too. See the happenings below or grab your tickets now - why not buy 2 and bring a friend? We'll love you forever ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ (also, limited spots, so get in quick!). ------- Note - we won't be opening up RSVPs for this event via meetup, but going directly to Eventbrite for ticketing. More info and how to get your tickets here: https://www.localhost.events/projects/deployment/ ⚡️ Use this promo code (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/localhost-deployment-tickets-33542351075?discount=LOCALHOST-PORT80SYD) for $10-off tickets! If you're an AWIA member, get a further $5-off! Get in touch to find out how⚡️ ------- WHO'S REPRESENTIN', & WHAT ARE THEY PRESENTIN'? BRETT JONES (PER) Less Glamorous Elements of Design With the rate of change in our industry, self-learning is more important than ever. Yet actually knowing what to learn as a designer can be difficult. Especially since there are important, fundamental elements of design which many corners of the internet do not surface — unless you already know exactly what to look for. It is often the surface–level, aesthetic layer of design which is given prominent focus — it is the easiest aspect of design to appreciate, understand, and recognise as a valuable skill to cultivate. It is also what attracts many young aspiring designers to the industry in the first place. In "Less Glamorous Elements of Design", I will explore some important, yet easily overlooked elements of design, which can help designers to grow, and allow us to reason about our work on teams in more varied and expressive ways. About Brett Brett is a designer and developer at Pin Payments, where he specialises in visual design. He enjoys brewing (and drinking) coffee, photography, grids of the exploded variety, and drawing rectangles in a range of fidelities. In 2016 Brett helped organise the inaugural Mixin conference, encouraging collaboration between designers and developers, alongside other local passionate web folk. GLEN MADDERN (MEL) Styled Components and the Road to Unification It seems inevitable. As we've moved to a more component-centric UI architecture, we've moved our JS and HTML and CSS closer and closer together. Surely they'll eventually end up all in a single file, right? Not long ago, this idea was unthinkable—our units of composition were too large and divided along language boundaries. But things are changing. This is a talk about the dream of a unified development language for components, and the progress one library, Styled Components, has made towards that goal.About Glen Glen is an independent Front-End Engineer and Consultant, the creator of Front End Center, and the co-creator of styled-components, CSS Modules. SIMON WRIGHT (SYD) Caffeinated design As we get more experience we specialise and focus our skills on an ever-narrowing area and industry. I’ve been designing for web and digital for a long time, but lately, I’ve become “the coffee guy” to long-time web friends, and “the web guy” to coffee people. And somehow I’ve ended up making all sorts of unfamiliar print things using familiar web skills. Along the way, I’ve noticed a pattern of: – I have no idea what I’m doing; – I’m working this new thing out; – Wait, my old skills are now weirdly relevant in this new area. This is a talk about reapplying what you know in unfamiliar worlds, and in the process discovering new ways to do things (like using millimetres in your stylesheet) About Simon Simon Wright is a roving UX designer who's been making things for the web since the 90s working with governments, media companies and startups. In that time he's taken on design, front-end and UX roles. But lately, he's been wearing all the hats at once with a coffee subscription business that's equal parts design, code and customer service (the coffee picking hat is worn by the coffee roaster). ANNA HARRISON (BNE) Decisions Considered Harmful to Product Love Software developers love flexibility. At their very core, engineers value choices and options above all else (possibly even pizza). Yet, these same choices and flexibility, when viewed through the eyes of product users, look more like unasked for homework and cognitive overload. In an era where experiences are coveted more highly than products, and product loyalties are made and broken at the touch of a download button, can we expect to deliver Product Love if we do not change the core beliefs of those who develop our software? A fun and example packed presentation explores this conflict, and presents practical ways for addressing it in your place of work. The success of your next app could hinge on what you learn in this 20-minute presentation! About Anna Dr Anna Harrison is an award-winning speaker, author and designer. She currently leads the UX design and innovation practice at Ephox, makers of TinyMCE. Anna’s passion for people, design and technology is fuelled by her travels and work abroad, where she has helped organisations like IBM, Oracle, NICTA, Unisys and major airports convert dreams and visions into tangible products. Anna regularly contributes to the local Australian Design + Technology scene through speaking engagements and her From Scholar to Dollar and Think Fast, Look Good and Influence series of QUT based workshops. --------- More info and how to get your tickets here: https://www.localhost.events/projects/deployment/

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  • Port80 Sydney: Caching architecture

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    Topic: Simon Arneaud - HTTP Caching Done Right Craig Murphy - What, why and a little bit of how of SoftLayer Format: 6.00pm: Doors Open [masked]pm: Drinks & Networking 6.30- 6.55pm: HTTP Caching Done Right (Simon Arneaud) [masked]pm: Q&A [masked]: What, why and a little bit of how of SoftLayer (Craig Murphy) [masked]pm: Q&A [masked] Pizza & Networking There will be no costs in attending this meetup but please only RSVP if you are sure you can come to assure we can cater appropriately. 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. Convenient CBD location with Free beer, pizza, and great views. 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. About Port80 Port80 is run by the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) (http://www.webindustry.asn.au/). 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. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/port80sydney) | Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109827947859781788834/) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Port80-5088575) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/Port80Syd) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUJ94m5J0Ty8_zrvVaw6Jg) Need more information? To sponsor Port80, speak at an event, or for further information, contact: Minh Do e:[masked] p:[masked] Getting in: Access via Castlereagh St doors only. All doors are locked, and we will have someone waiting at the Castlereagh St entrance to let you in. Use the lower lifts to access level 11 (the upper lifts are for even level floors only).

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  • Port80/Magento Sydney Combined Meetup: New Relic and Customer Engagement

    Topics: New Relic and Engaging your customer the right way We've chosen to combine Port80 and Magento this month, so if you or anyone you know has a vague interest in Magento related topics and networking, come along! Format: 6.00pm: Doors Open [masked]pm: Drinks & Networking [masked]:30pm: Introduction [masked]:55pm: Talk from New Relic ("Integration of New Relic with Magento to boost performance using real-time visibility into key application and business metrics.") Willis Li (https://www.linkedin.com/in/willis-li-45138829) is the solution engineer for New Relic 6:55-7:00pm: Q&A 7:00-7:25pm: Engaging your customer the right way (Sebastian Kümmel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-k%C3%BCmmel-0b228434) (Emarsys Account Director – Australia) 7:25pm: Questions 7:30pm-8:30pm: Pizza, beer! There will be no costs in attending this meetup but please only RSVP if you are sure you can come to assure we can cater appropriately. About the speakers Willis Li (https://www.linkedin.com/in/willis-li-45138829) About: Willis is the solution engineer for New Relic, with this and his recent gigs he has worked with customers and partners across APAC on application performance management solution and digital analytics strategy over the past 6 years. Outside business hours he is in particular passionate with travel, food and sports. Willis is currently based in Sydney and prior to that he grew up in Auckland. Sebastian Kümmel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-k%C3%BCmmel-0b228434) About: Sebastian is Account Director at Emarsys whose platform integrates customer intelligence, personalisation and predictive recommendations to provide actionable insights and automation for ecommerce and retail marketers. Sebastian joined Emarsys in 2011 and has gained extensive knowledge in the field of customer engagement from working with local and international brands in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. Working with clients from a variety of industries across the globe, Sebastian has comprehensive experience in helping them execute excellent lifecycle marketing generating deeper customer loyalty and higher revenues. What can you expect from Port80/Magento Meetup? A current, insightful and informative topic every month that matters to the web industry, as well as a Magento flavour 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. Convenient CBD location with Free beer, pizza, and great views. Who comes to Port80/Magento? 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. About Port80 Port80 is run by the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) (http://www.webindustry.asn.au/). 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. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/port80sydney) | Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109827947859781788834/) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Port80-5088575) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/Port80Syd) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUJ94m5J0Ty8_zrvVaw6Jg) The Sydney Magento Meetup Bringing Magento fans together. A great way to keep across the happenings of the rapidly evolving Magento ecosystem. If you're a developer, designer, merchant or any other Magento-lover keen for a friendly drink and chat, please come along! At each event we'll have a different topic and presentation - We'll mix up the discussions to keep it interesting for all types. Everyone will be able to ask questions and contribute to the learning and we welcome you to pitch an idea or host a debate about a topic you're passionate about. Need more information? To sponsor Port80/Magento, speak at an event, or for further information, contact: Matt Sumner e:[masked] p:[masked] or Kav Badasie e:[masked] p:[masked] Getting in: Access via Castlereagh St doors only. All doors are locked, and we will have someone waiting at the Castlereagh St entrance to let you in. Use the lower lifts to access level 11 (the upper lifts are for even level floors only).

  • Port80 Sydney: API Automation & Drupal 8

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    Format: 6.00pm: Doors Open [masked]pm: Drinks & Networking [masked]pm: API Automation (Jessica Rose (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesslynnrose?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=rikE&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A45381542%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1459213082287%2Ctas%3Ajessica%20rose%20dream), Dreamfactory) [masked]pm: Drupal 8 and the customer/dev impact (Ryan Cross (http://www.meetup.com/Port80-Sydney/members/6387176/), CrossFunctional) [masked]: Pizza, Beer & Networking There will be no costs in attending this meetup but please only RSVP if you are sure you can come to assure we can cater appropriately. Speakers Jessica Rose A public speaker, self taught programmer and technical writing specialist with a focus on creating a more equitable pathway for others to technology through community education and outreach projects. Ryan Cross Web Developer and Internet Consultant specialising in Drupal and open source technologies such as WordPress, ProjectPier, vTiger, and Wikis. 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. Convenient CBD location with Free beer, pizza, and great views. 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. About Port80 Port80 is run by the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) (http://www.webindustry.asn.au/). 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. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/port80sydney) | Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109827947859781788834/) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Port80-5088575) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/Port80Syd) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUJ94m5J0Ty8_zrvVaw6Jg) Need more information? To sponsor Port80, speak at an event, or for further information, contact: Matt Sumner e:[masked] p:[masked] Getting in: Access via Castlereagh St doors only. All doors are locked, and we will have someone waiting at the Castlereagh St entrance to let you in. Use the lower lifts to access level 11 (the upper lifts are for even level floors only).

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  • Port80 Sydney: The next generation of Web Professionals & HTTPS

    Topic : The next generation of Web Professionals & HTTPS Format: 6.00pm: Doors Open [masked]pm: Drinks & Networking 6.30- 6.55pm: Teaching the Next Generation of Web Professionals (Steve Cassidy, Macquarie University) [masked]pm: Q&A [masked]: What's new (or often misunderstood) in HTTPS [masked]pm: Q&A [masked] Pizza & Networking There will be no costs in attending this meetup but please only RSVP if you are sure you can come to assure we can cater appropriately. Speakers: Teaching the Next Generation of Web Professionals Steve Cassidy (http://www.meetup.com/Port80-Sydney/members/53282022/), Macquarie University What would you include in a degree aimed at training people to work in the web industry? Macquarie has been offering a major in Web Design and Development for the last few years; this talk will give a brief review of what we’ve included and look at some of the work our students have done. We’re keen to get feedback from industry on what we’re doing and we welcome this opportunity to start a discussion with Port80. HTTPS Jason Stangroome (http://www.meetup.com/Port80-Sydney/members/12775231/) This topic will essentially be about what's new (or often misunderstood) in HTTPS and why these things are important to know when building for the web. Jason will touch on recent extensions and changes in the protocols (eg TLS1.3), new services (eg Let's Encrypt), and new browser behaviours (eg zero padlock for poor HTTPS implementations). Jason Stangroome is a Principal Engineer at section.io (https://www.section.io/). He has always been half-Dev and half-Ops, with a passion for security, and inevitably this translates into spending too much time on the wire with HTTP and HTTPS. 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. Convenient CBD location with Free beer, pizza, and great views. 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. About Port80 Port80 is run by the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) (http://www.webindustry.asn.au/). 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. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/port80sydney) | Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109827947859781788834/) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Port80-5088575) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/Port80Syd) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUJ94m5J0Ty8_zrvVaw6Jg) Need more information? To sponsor Port80, speak at an event, or for further information, contact: Matt Sumner e:[masked] p:[masked] Getting in: Access via Castlereagh St doors only. All doors are locked, and we will have someone waiting at the Castlereagh St entrance to let you in. Use the lower lifts to access level 11 (the upper lifts are for even level floors only).

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  • Port80 Sydney: 'Centralised logging infrastructure' & 'Cyber security challenges

    Back in 2016 with a bang!!! Topics: 'Centralised logging infrastructure' & 'Cyber security challenges' Format: 6.00pm: Doors Open [masked]pm: Drinks & Networking [masked]:35pm: Introduction and Ricky Onsman AWIA Intro [masked]pm: Topic: 'Centralised logging infrastructure' : Oliver Brennan (The Iconic) [masked]:30pm: Topic: 'Cyber security challenges' : David Higgins (WatchGuard Technologies) 7:30pm-8:30pm: Pizza, beer & networking 9.00: Close There will be no costs in attending this meetup but please only RSVP if you are sure you can come to assure we can cater appropriately. Our Speakers: Oliver Brennan (http://www.meetup.com/Port80-Sydney/members/32127032/): Centralised logging infrastructure Senior Software Engineer at THE ICONIC This will be a mostly "non technical" talk on the why behind why you should be centralising your logging infrastructure and how to achieve it. This is an area of your infrastructure that is often left by the wayside and is potentially one of your most important development assets. It will cover briefly what tools are out there and point you in the direction on how to best make your own decisions on what tools to choose to achieve a centralised infrastructure yourself. I will be covering common pitfalls encountered and best practices along with some of the architectural decisions made by THE ICONIC. Ollie has almost 10 years experience developing, leading development teams and being an integral part in a huge variety of projects. The Iconic is one of Australia's largest and most successful online fashion retailers. David Higgins (http://www.meetup.com/Port80-Sydney/members/196040095/): Cyber security challenges Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, WatchGuard Technologies Security challenges continue to face many organisations across all vertical markets – enterprise to SMB. While the Sony and Target breaches dominated headlines, SMBs are increasingly the focus of cyber attacks that are no less sophisticated than those targeting larger enterprises. David will outline the importance of making threat management and network security top of mind for all companies regardless of size. Having a network visibility focus and the right tools, will enable businesses to clearly identify activities and obtain insights, that can result in strategies that will significantly improve defence and productivity. David has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT industry in both direct sales and channel development and has worked for organisations including Trend Micro, Sophos, 3Com, Tech Pacific Australia and Epson Australia. David was previously Director, Business Development and Channels at Trend Micro, Director of Sales at Sophos and General Manager Networking at Tech Pacific Australia. He also worked in various sales roles for 3Com, Epson Australia, NEC Australia and Control Data Corporation 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. Convenient CBD location with Free beer, pizza, and great views. 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. About Port80 Port80 is run by the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) (http://www.webindustry.asn.au/). 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. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/port80sydney) | Google+ (https://plus.google.com/109827947859781788834/) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Port80-5088575) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/Port80Syd) | YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUJ94m5J0Ty8_zrvVaw6Jg) Need more information? To sponsor Port80, speak at an event, or for further information, contact: Matt Sumner P:[masked] E: [masked] Getting in: Access via Castlereagh St doors only. All doors are locked, and we will have someone waiting at the Castlereagh St entrance to let you in. Use the lower lifts to access level 11 (the upper lifts are for even level floors only).

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  • Port80 Sydney: TBC

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  • Port80 Sydney: TBC

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