We have a very exciting Web Standards Group meeting coming up in Melbourne on Thursday September 7, 2006. Jonathon Oxer will be delivering a talk entitled Making Things Move: Finding Inappropriate Uses for Scripting Languages.
If you thought that connectivity on the Web was restricted to personal computers and servers, think again. With this presentation, Jon will open your mind for what is possible.
Jonathon Oxer is President of Linux Australia, the national organisation for Linux users and developers, and author of How To Build A Website And Stay Sane (Oft Press, 2004) and Ubuntu Hacks (O'Reilly, 2006).
He is also one of the few people in the world to have been surgically implanted with an RFID chip, which he is using to experiment with technical issues such as authentication techniques and exploits as well as philosophical issues such as privacy and identity.
His obsession with making gadgets talk to each other, combined with his expertise in Web technologies will no doubt make for an engaging presentation.
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Nibbles, drinks and networking
7:00pm - 7:45pm - Jonathon Oxer on "Making Things Move"
7:45pm onwards - port80 drinks and socialising at Charles Dickens tavern across the road
There is no cost to attend. No, really! Food and beverages are kindly being made available thanks to SitePoint. SitePoint is a Melbourne-based company who, when not handing out free pizza, publish articles and books on best practice web development, with a focus on web standards. Their discussion forums are also home to the web's most active web development community, so I encourage you to check them out at www.sitepoint.com if you haven't already.
Other Important Stuff
Please ensure you arrive well before the presentation begins. The door will be locked to the public by 7pm so it is important you arrive on time. Besides, how could you pass up free pizza?
For catering purposes, please register for this event via the Melbourne WSG online calendar (http://calendarhub.com/pub/wsg_melbourne/2006/9). Click on the event and select the "Register for this event" link, where you will be asked to enter your name and an email address.
If you experience difficulties with this process, you can also RSVP by sending an email to melbourne AT webstandardsgroup DOT org. Your RSVP is appreciated, especially for popular presenters as room space may be limited.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in best practice web design or development is welcome to attend. The meetings are very informal and we always allow time for open discussion.
One of our strong points is that the group has a broad range of skills and interests within the web development area (Flash, PHP, Ruby, DOM Scripting, CSS, XML, usability, accessibility etc). This means that discussions are always lively. All of us are interested in web standards!
Official Website: http://webstandardsgroup.org/meetings/index.cfm?event_id=72
Added by priscillabw on August 21, 2006