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Presentation as a lightening talk at Open Source Developers Conference (OSDC) Sydney in December 2008.

Presentation as a lightening talk at Open Source Developers Conference (OSDC) Sydney in December 2008.

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Silicon Beach Australia - Intro Presentation @ OSDC  2008 Silicon Beach Australia - Intro Presentation @ OSDC 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • siliconbeachaustralia .org Tech Start-up Community
  • What we're not about…
    • "Silicon Valley is the only place on Earth not trying to figure out how to become Silicon Valley"
    • Bob Metcalf , March 1998
    • We're not about trying to copy "The Valley"
  • What we are about
    • We are trying to build a community around entrepreneurship and technology
    • Trying to replicate the Valley's greatest advantage: person to person relationships
    • Also building profile & awareness of the start-up scene
  • Who we are
    • A mailing list becoming a community
    • Eclectic: founders, developers, investors, lawyers, journalists, advisors
    • Very very welcoming & inclusive
  • Things we do
    • Startup Camp
      • First was in Sydney in September
        • traffichawk.com.au – RTA traffic info on Google Maps
        • linkviz.com – visualising real time Twitter links
        • ut.ag – monetise outbound traffic (controvertial)
      • Melbourne was in October
      • Sydney is on again in January 09
  • More things we do
    • 'Official Friday' – every Friday drinks
      • Sydney: Grace Hotel, Bar 77 (upstairs)
      • Melbourne: Carlton Hotel
        • Other states: start something already!
  • Even more things we do
    • Startup Wiki & shared events calendar
      • http://startup-australia.wikidot.com/start
    • Cross promote each other & all sorts of other 'things'
  • What you should do
    • Join the Google Group & introduce yourself
      • link from siliconbeachaustralia.org
    • Follow us on Twitter (@siliconbeach)
    • Add events to and follow the shared calendar
    • Join us for happy hour @ the Grace tomorrow
  • Thanks!