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Sydstart 2014

Buy Your Ticket To Sydstart Now 2014. That is the year, and that is my goal for Sydstart. 2014 attendees. Wow. Huge. I gave one of the first talks at the first Sydstart way back in 2008 when there was 50 people in a free room at the Australian Technology Park. I’ll always remember the words on the website. “It’s time we put a rocket under the startup industry here.” This year is at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and we want it filled with energy and entrepreurs and geeks and hackers and hustlers and robots and ninjas and pirates. What you’ll get out of going: A day immersed in tech startups. You will see more than 50 new tech companies you never knew existed. You will meet more than 50 people who have energy, ambition and are kindred spirits. You will learn at least 10 new things. You will get introduced to at least 5 new products that you will try and love. You will be amazed at how big and exciting the Australian technology industry actually is. You will hear at least 5 things which will make you laugh. You will see at least 10 tee-shirts with cryptic messages that initially you don’t understand but then laugh at a […]

Sydney Shared Office Space

So I hired a professional firm to do a floor plan of the office space at 1 Barrack St, Sydney, and here tis; What do you think? 10k well spent. Anyway, combined with the pics (see below) you can get the idea. We had a meetup there today with a bunch of people interested in the space. Some of the tire-kickers; Kate Carruthers Catherine Eibner Alex VK, representing Tangler Bart, representing Tjoos George who wants out of his home office A couple with a startup twinkle in their eye And a bunch of Pollenizers – Bruno, Jon, Phil, Alan, me So now we just have to negotiate hard, crunch the numbers and see if we can pull it off. If you’re keen, please get in touch. Very excited. P.S. Rumour has it that Jodie is the world champion of getting stuff done in Sydney,. including kicking tradesmens arses. You rock Jodie!

Offtopic: Flashmob in Sydney – Freeze!

Terracotta Warriors Originally uploaded by romainguy Hey, anyone keen to do a flashmob in Sydney like they did at Grand Central in New York? See video here… Basically we all arrange to freeze for five minutes at exactly the same time and then unfreeze at exactly the same time. Pitt Street Mall would be cool. Or Town Hall? Or Opera House? I’m serious about doing this, so let me know if you’re keen.

Sydney Facebook Developer Garage

Dave McClure on Facebook Originally uploaded by bigmick Last night I attended the first ever Sydney Garage for Facebook Developers. It was a reasonably good event, but a little too much seminar and not enough barcamp, although with some Barcamp Sydney vets in the crowd it nearly broke out into a Barcamp. The crowd was mostly filled with developers who are either doing it or want to do it. A couple of business types and a new writer for ZDnet Australia who studied Aerospace. There was a live cross to David Morin the Facebook Platform Manager, which was nearly ruined when someone (who may or may not have been from MySpace) tripped over a cord and knocked the projector over. He was asked lots of questions, most by Jodi Rich (previously of OneTel fame (or infamy)) about including more stuff to access via the API. His standard answer was; “Thanks, we’ll take that feedback onboard” So we thought he was a bot. Then we saw a business guy who builds apps on Facebook talking stats which was pretty interesting. Lots about Facebook’s acquisition and follow on promotion being exponentially better than a normal web site (the guy was CEO of shop.com). A couple of videos from Facebook guys…. Then we […]

TGIM Meetup: Monday, Jan 21, Sydney

i love mondays Originally uploaded by bigmick Yup, it’s that time again. TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday) is for people who love what they do and would love to love it more. We get together, talk about our work challenges and ideas and give constructive advice to each other. The small group is diverse. A few corporates, a few startups, a few free lancers. Whole buncha different industries. Feel free to invite other people who rock too. 8.30-9.30 or whenever. Monday, January 21st, 2008. Brolga Cafe Cnr Market and Sussex Wiki Let me know if you can make it.

Me On OnThePod with Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley at TC Ranch Originally uploaded by bigmick Did a quick chat to Duncan today about Tangler et al; Listen To The Mick Liubinskas Podcast Now We talk about; Kazaa My eCoast startup. Tangler Social operating systems. Data Portability Discuss WebJam Beer 2.0 Barcamp Sydney Highway 101 Cultural differences between USA and Australia Tech Scene in Sydney Do Australian tech companies need to go to the USA? Why? Enjoy!