Thursday, August 10, 2006

Melbourne still Australia's home of Web 2.0

Tonight's webdirections event headlined by Ben Barren of Feedcorp went off swimmingly. Mr Barren is looking as fit as ever, which apparently is due to him walking around golf courses and long beaches in the Rye area. Feedcorp consiglieri Michael Leone was also in fine form. A good time was had by all, though some had a better time than others*.

In amongst the phantasmagoria of fantastical facts and figures which was Ben's slideshow, he let slip a screenshot of a project Feedcorp is doing in conjunction with News Corp about which he afterwards swore me to secrecy. I guess the IT journos reading this will have to scour every nook and cranny of the series of tubes to find out what it was.

We discussed various projects afterwards, primary among which is a sequel to the Melbourne Long Tail Camp. At this point we're hoping to have another barbeque for local Web 2.0 types in Melbourne some time in September. Along with the now-weekly Tequp meetings - every Wednesday at 3pm @ Joe’s Garage, 366 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy - there's no question Melbourne is the place to be if you have the cojones to risk your very sanity by becoming a 2.0 entrepreneur.

* I won a book about AJAX in a random business card draw, which I'll have to fit into my bedside reading schedule between the latest novels from Dan Simmons and Robert Rankin.


Anonymous Martin Wells said...

Well now, I feel a challenge brewing.

I'll take your Melbourne "Home of Web 2.0" bet and raise you Zapr, Tangler, Omnidrive (yeah they count), Zookoda and Bluepulse for Sydney. :)

11:24 am, August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sydney versus melbourne web apps smackdown at Web Directions.


9:47 am, August 14, 2006  

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