Chat with W3C, Crowdsourced Testing, Digital Disruption, and Imposter Syndrome

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67 Queen Street (Side Entrance) · Melbourne

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In the basement, entrance on Queen Street

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Join us for a fantastic night of web related talks, drinks, nibbles and great conversation!

The goal of The Web Meetup is to promote collaboration and a better understanding of the disciplines associated with working on The Web. It's through an understanding of how to improve communicate and realising where our different roles and skills overlap that we can produce better quality applications and websites, and make our work more enjoyable.

Thanks to our sponsors Zendesk and All Squares, there will be plenty to eat and drink; we have great presenters lined up; and there will plenty of opportunity to network and socialise.

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* Agenda *

6pm - Doors open, food arrives
6:45 - Presentations
7:45 - Finish drinks at Zendesk and head to the Mitre Tavern

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* The Presentations *

Chat with W3C
Karen Myers

This is an opportunity to chat about latest web technology developments and meet with W3C global staff member Karen Myers who is visiting Australia.

Karen Myers is the Business Development Lead, Americas and Australia and Media and Analyst Relations. She manages Membership recruiting activities for the Americas and Australia and oversees global media and analyst relations at W3C. She has consulted for a diversity of technology clients including Akamai, Allaire, Aprisma, Axis, CMGI, Digital, Comdial,Computer Associates, Heidelberg, IBM, Information Builders, KPMG, and Unisys.

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I'm an imposter because...
Peter Wilson

Imposter Syndrome. It’s not new and anyone can get it, be they royalty, an American founding father or – in modern times – web professionals of all stages in their career and of all disciplines.

Peter will talk objectively about his own experience and attempt to separate the real from the imagined.

Peter Wilson is a web developer with 20 years experience. He has a healthy obsession with CSS, PHP and keeping the web fast. Peter is an engineer at Human Made where he makes websites that scale. He has worked on a range of sites for companies over three continents.

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Crowdsourced testing and digital disruption
Jen Gorshkova

As technology rapidly advances and disruption ripens, the quality of applications should improve at the same rate. It’s predicted that in the future, 20% of the world’s testing will be done via the crowd. Crowdsprint enables crowd testers and businesses from start-ups to enterprise firms, who want their apps and websites tested, to participate in digital transformation. Crowdsprint enables businesses to test all digital products at scale, faster, easier and cheaper to create better outcomes for their customers.

Jen Gorshkova is a Business Manager at Revolution IT that is responsible of promoting, growing and educating the Australian market on crowdsourced testing. Crowdsprint is a global crowdsourced testing platform, a new emerging way of testing mobile, web and cloud-based applications.