About DDD Sydney
DDD Sydney is an inclusive non-profit conference for the Developer, Data and Design community. We do this by:
- Making the ticket price as low as possible ($60)
- Running the event on a Saturday
- Allowing anyone to submit a presentation
- Having a democratically chosen agenda
- Focussing on creating a safe and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome
- Having a track specifically for junior developers
If you have thoughts on how to make our conference more inclusive, please get in contact with us.
What does DDD stand for?
DDD Sydney started out its life as part of the Developer! Developer! Developer! series of events and while our heritage is as a developer-focussed conference, DDD Sydney is not just for developers, but for all professionals in the software industry. Our DDD now stands for Developer! Data! Design!
DDD Sydney has been held at the following dates:
- 18 August 2018 - 300 attendees (first time selling out!)
- 15th July 2017 - 230 attendees
- 28th May 2016 - 200 attendees
It all started in 2005 in the United Kingdom as a community conference organised by software developers for software developers. It's since spread all over the UK and Australia. .
DDD was set up with a number of key elements in mind, which hold true for all DDD conferences held worldwide:
- Events are free / low cost
- It is on a Saturday
- An open submissions process
- A democratically chosen agenda
We have a number of sister events across Australia:
Who's behind DDD Sydney?
Aaron is a Developer Advocate at Microsoft and has spoken at all but 1 DDD Melbourne and the other DDD's around the country. Since 2017 he's been involved in the organisation of DDD Sydney.
Steve heads up the services growth team for Telstra, which means he gets to play with things like mixed reality and AI. When he's not at work Steve plays football, brews coffee and tends to his whisky collection.
Michelle is a junior software developer at ThoughtWorks. When she’s not debugging, she’s testing her physical and mental limits through ballet and bouldering.
Raph is a Senior Consultant at Readify who's often found collaborating with his clients to build pragmatic software. He enjoys sharing knowledge he's gained through blogging and public speaking and has been involved with DDD Sydney since 2017. Raph will attempt to persuade you to have your coffee or tea black, he enjoys lifting weights, travel, and reading up on ancient civilisations and cultures.
Mel is a Business Development Consultant in the food industry and knows not much about IT. But with her husband being Aaron she has been roped in to ensure a smoothly run event with great catering! Since 2017 she has been involved in the organisation of DDD Sydney. She likes restaurant judging, socialising and being busy on a million projects.
Breana is a Marketing Manager who has worked across a broad range of industries and specialises in digital strategy. She has worked on a few of Australia's advertising firsts, especially when they have involved geeky notions like "First RSS feed in a mobile ad unit" or "First Rich Media Mobile Ad". Her teams have also received accolades like a Cyber Cannes Lion (Optus/Ricky Gervais) and been a MFA finalist (Optus/Shark Tank). When she’s not nerding out on CX, she can be found building sandcastles with her son and talking about the future of architecture with her husband.
We're always looking for passionate people to join the committee, are you interested? Then drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next event Saturday 21st September 2019
- One day
- Fully catered
- Inclusive atmosphere
- Interesting presentations
- Awesome people
- Only ~$60
Friday Sep 20
05:00pmTicket sales close
Saturday Sep 21
Monday Jun 10
08:00amCall for presentations open
Monday Jun 10
08:00amTicket sales open
Sunday Jul 14
11:59pmCall for presentations close
Monday Jul 15
Sunday Jul 28
Sunday Aug 4