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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!