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DDD Melbourne

DDD Melbourne is a non profit community event run by developers, for developers & will be held on Sat 19th July 2014

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DDD Melbourne is a non profit community event run by developers for developers. Anyone can submit a session to the event and delegates then vote on the sessions they want to see.

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Sat July 19th, 2014

  • One Day
  • Fully Catered
  • Industry-leading Presenters
  • Only $30

Important dates

  • Fri 18th April - Call for content opens
  • Sun 1st June - Submission closes
  • Sun 8th June - Voting opens
  • Sun 15th June 18:00ish - Voting closes
  • Mon 16th June 11:00am- Booking opens
  • Week ending Fri 20th June - Agenda published

Gold Sponsors

Swinburne University of Technology

John Street, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122

Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt is the web security guy – MVP, serial Pluralsight author and the creator of ‘Have I been pwned?’ where you can search for compromised accounts across a whole range of major data breaches covering hundreds of millions of records. If it talks over HTTP or sends angle brackets, Troy’s gonna want to break it then teach developers how to fix it again.

Iris Classon

Iris Classon is an international speaker, writer, trainer, blogger and Microsoft C# MVP with a tremendously passion for programming. She has had a remarkable career path that proves that nothing is impossible- as a clinical dietician she decided in 2011 that she wanted to learn programming. Within her first year, she earned MCSD, MCPD and MCTS certifications and was invited to join MEET – Microsoft Extended Experts Team, in addition to landing a fulltime developer job after just six months and a position as a Technical Evangelist for a renowned international company as well as earning a Microsoft MVP award before landing her dream job at IdentityMine in 2014 where she gets to work with bleeding edge technology.

On her spare time she does pro-bono work as a dietitian and is very engaged in the developer community both attending and organizing events. She also enjoys extreme sports such as barefoot running, mountain biking, weightlifting and scuba diving- and of course traveling.

Her motto is, if you think you can or can’t- you are most likely right.

John Allsopp

Offline First - HTML5 Offline technologies for a better, faster web experience

HTML5 and related W3C developments over the last few years have introduced numerous valuable features for more application like development. One area where the Web has made significant improvements in recent years is in the ability to work offline, and rely less and less on being always connected to a server side. John Allsopp will cover the technologies now available to help your sites and applications work while a user isn't connected to the Web, and better even when they are, including

In 2000, he wrote A dao of web design for A List Apart. Described as "A manifesto for anyone working on the web" by Jeremy Keith, and cited as a key inspiration for Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte. It outlined the idea that the Web is its own medium, and we must embrace its characteristics, not decry them as bugs.

For nearly 20 years John has developed software (such as Style Master CSS editor) and written books (including Developing with Web Standards), courses, tutorials, and articles for web designers and developers, and he's one of the founders of the Web Directions Conferences.

John is still as excited about the Web and all things computing as he was when he got his first computer, the venerable TRS-80, a lifetime ago.


When and where?
The event will be held on Sat July the 19th 2014 at Swinburne University Hawthorn Campus with doors opening at 08:30 and ending 17:00 (ish). After the event is completed there will very likely drinks & food at a nearby venue TBC.

How much is the event?
$30. DDD Melbourne is a non profit event and any excess will be kept as part of a fund for future events/donated to charity.

Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, delegates will receive lunch and snacks throughout the day. Sadly we are restricted from running a coffee cart by the university but there are many cafes and coffee shops in the local area & on campus.

Will wireless access be available?
Probably not.

Can I pay by cheque, invoice, American Express, cash, Coinye West?
No - this year all payments will be via EventBrite. It's vastly easier for us as organisers (i.e 3 people) to only accept payments using EventBrite, which currently doesn't allow payments to be made with Amex or Diners or rapper themed bitcoins. Please consider using EventBrite with your own credit card, and claiming it back on expenses. The cost is low, so it should easily fall within your expenses limit!

Can I cancel/give my ticket to someone else?
We do not accept cancellations but you are welcome to give your ticket to another individual although they will be registered under your name.

When does registration open?
Mon 16th June at midday.

What is the hashtag for DDD Melbourne?
The twitter hashtag will be #dddmelb.

I want to be involved. Can I help?
Thanks but we have enough assistance for running the event now. However we would love to have your session submission.

How can I contact the organizers?
We can be contacted via email at:

I would like to sponsor DDD Melbourne
Great! DDD Melbourne will be heavily publized in related websites and we believe offers a fantastic marketing opportunity as well as the ability to support the local development community. We have various levels of sponsor ship available and opportunities for logo placement on the website, agenda, delegate slides, speaker tshirts and we are happy to include advertisements in delegate packs. For more information please email

Who is coordinating this event?
DDD Melbourne is coordinated by Alex Mackey, Lars Klint, Bill Tulloch, Jimmy P and Mahesh Krishnan.

I would like to do this kind of thing more often
Why not consider attending one of the local user groups such as:


DDD Melbourne will be held at Swinburne University Hawthorn Campus.

Swinburne's website details the location and contains a map of the campus.


Although parking is available around the university we recommend that delegates travel by train to Glenferie Road station and then walk to the university (about 2 minutes).


The nearest train station is Glenferrie Road and Swinburne university is a 2 minute walk from there.


Tram route 16 stops at Glenferrie Station.


Paid car parking is available around the university & Glenferrie road. There is limited free parking on side streets around Hawthorn.

For Gold and Silver sponsorship, your company banners are able to be placed throughout the Event venue. In addition, Gold Sponsors will have their logo/names printed on all name tags that the delegates will wear. All sponsors will have the opportunity to also provide pamphlets/booklets as handouts to the delegates and will be mentioned as Gold, Silver or Standard sponsors in the DDD Melbourne website. Gold partners will be included on all email correspondence.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or have questions, please email