Melbourne StartupDigest – August 1, 2011by StartupDigest on August 1, 2011
Please take a look at what’s happening and we look forward to any feedback you might have.
Have a great week!
Humphrey and Geoff
What’s Going on in the Melbourne Startup Community
Limited WIP Society – The Home of Kanban (Free)
When: Monday 01 Aug 11 at 6:00:00 PM
Where: ThoughtWorks Office, Level 14, 303 Collins Street, Melbourne
Limiting WIP is at the heart of doing more with less and understanding, modelling and executing this principle within an organisation is the challenge most leaders face. Lean and Agile Governance is key to reaping the full benefits of Agile projects and scaling Agile to the enterprise level. So how do you design, implement and run an AGILE/Lean PMO or governance model using Lean/Agile principles?
Melbourne Python Meetup (Free – RSVP)
When: Monday 01 Aug 11 at 6:00:00 PM
Where: RMIT, Building 12, Level 7, Room 2 Cnr Swanston and Franklin Streets, Melbourne
This group is a monthly gathering of Python users and developers in the Melbourne area. We discuss Python and related open source technologies. It is a networking forum for meeting other locals interested in Python and exchanging news and ideas.
Social Media Club Melbourne (Free – RSVP)
When: Tuesday 02 Aug 11 at 6:30:00 PM
Where: The Toff, Level 2, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne
Hear from the peoplebehind on of the biggest PR stunts in Australian history. NAB (@nab) will be speaking about how the campaign came about, how they planned the rollout, the day of launch, how social played a key role, the long tail effects of the campaign and how they managed social media throughout.
Melbourne Patterns Group (Free)
When: Wednesday 03 Aug 11 at 6:30:00 PM
Where: ThoughtWorks Office, Level 15, 303 Collins Street, Melbourne
The meeting format is two part, designed to satisfy patterns newcomers and more experienced practitioners alike. All interested people are welcome.
The Churchill Club ($33 Members, $55 Non-Member)
When: Thursday 04 Aug 11 at 5:30:00 PM
Where: Upstairs @ The Leveson Hotel, 46 Leveson St, North Melbourne
Cloud business, its everywhere and it appears to be the future. Large IT departments hate it because it means job losses. Management loves it because it means dynamic IT at a reduced cost. And this is just the public side! Private Cloud services are much bigger and becoming the platform du jour for the big end of town collaboration.
Melbourne Silicon Beach Drinks (Free – RSVP)
When: Thursday 04 Aug 11 at 6:00:00 PM
Where: The Deck at The Waterside Hotel Rooftop, Corner of Flinders and King Street (entry via Mercantile Place), Melbourne
Silicon Beach is an informal group for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, the interwebs or technology. The active mailinglist is here.
Social Melbourne (Free)
When: Friday 05 Aug 11 at 8:00:00 AM
Where: 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Social Media Melbourne or #socialmelb is a weekly social gathering of passionate and inspirational Melburnians who have one thing in common: social media. On Fridays at 8am, we collaborate and share ideas, stories and views on a variety of topics from startups to business strategy, the latest news and social change to the latest joints worth a visit around Melbourne.
Top Upcoming Melbourne Startup Events
August 12 - PL4YLUNCH (Free – RSVP)
August 12 - Startup Hackathon – Melbourne (Need to Apply at Website)
August 15 - Gamification Workshop (Free – RSVP)
August 15 - Mobile Monday Melbourne (RSVP Required)
August 16 - The Creative Performance Exchange (Free – RSVP)
August 17 - A Social Entrepreneurs Story (Free – RSVP)
August 20 – ProductCamp Melbourne
October 21 - Sir Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss Summit ($197 for 2 People Special)