Welcome to a new decade! 2020 officially has its hustle on and the Sydney tech community is alive with a raft of events, meet-ups and conferences to inspire the year ahead. With pitch nights, AI, data-driven tech, Legaltech and the digitisation of food production in the mix, there’s never been a better time to get away from the desk.
Here are the top tech events in Sydney this February…
General Assembly, 1 Market Street, Sydney
For anyone in the startup or tech community looking to broaden their business development knowledge, bring your lunch and settle into this one-hour session. You’ll receive an overview of the business development cycle, discover the tools and tips to identifying a great partnership and practice the skills to create and execute your own business development plan.
Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney
Price: $1,000 Special Pricing Options Available
As an industry on the brink of explosive growth, the Intelligent Robotic Process Automation Summit will cover a range of intelligent automation technologies such as cognitive, machine learning and AI, with subject matter experts sharing their views and experiences across areas such as Finance, Procurement, HR, Outsourcing and Automation. Kicking off with a breakfast and networking session, the agenda is bustling with thought-provoking presentations alongside practical discussions such as ‘The realities of making your process intelligent.’
Fishburners Level 2/11 York St, Sydney
Fishburners Friday Night Pitches are back for the first time this year on the 7th of February. Promising to be bigger and better than ever, Fishburners will again be opening their doors to the tech-startup community every Friday night from 5pm to host Shark Tank-style pitches. This is one of the most vibrant events on the Sydney calendar, so if you’re yet to attend, 2020 could be your year! The night offers inspiration, a chance to get amongst the local startup community and the opportunity to pick up some pitch tips along the way.
University of NSW, High Street, Kensington
Legaltech is booming with startups across the globe innovating within law firms as well as the public and private sectors. LegalTech Venture Day is a highly competitive global competition that will see five selected startups pitch their products to a jury. Winners of this, the Sydney round, will go on to compete against other candidates at the international competition in Madrid later this year. Head along to tap into the latest in Legaltech, hear from keynote speaker Alex McCauley, CEO of StartupAUS or just soak up the excitement of the pitches.
February 11th & 12th
University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Ultimo
Food Agility is on a mission to lead a digital revolution in food production and supply, helping the Australian agri-food sector to be more globally competitive and sustainable. With our local and global food system under ever-increasing pressure from areas like population growth, change in consumer demand and climate change, this year’s summit presents an interactive program full of innovation and ideas with international speakers, expert panel discussions, workshops and pitching events.
February 17th & 18th
ICC, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
With data literacy a modern workplace imperative this summit aims to prepare individuals and organisations for an AI-augmented future. Diving deep on the art of data storytelling, adaptive governance, resilience and leadership skills and disruptive future trends, as well as the opportunity to get hands on with emerging technology, expect to walk away with actionable, real-world insights that have the potential to impact not only projects you may be working on, but your entire organisation.
Stone & Chalk, Level 4, 11 York Street, Sydney
Designed as a learning boot camp, this half-day event will cut to the chase bringing you up to speed on the key developments, trends, and technologies driven by data. Exploring how data-driven tech is disrupting business models across every industry, you will hear first-hand from founders solving problems in this space. You’ll also have the opportunity to peek behind the curtains of the Stone & Chalk hub, one of the largest fintech hubs in the Asia-Pacific ecosystem and the host of the event.
February 27th & 28th
Jones Bay Wharf, Level 3, 26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Local React developers listen up. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from and network with the global React community at Australia’s first ever React conference. This two-day event is jam-packed with talks from a diverse range of speakers from organisations such as Atlassian, Netflix, Wix, Data61, Microsoft, Scentre Group, Cedar AI, BBC Newslabs, Thinkmill and GitHub. An empowering mix of discussion and detailed case studies await you so be quick to nab the last remaining tickets.
Camden Valley, Chatswood, Stanhope Gardens
Price: From $300
If you’ve been thinking about giving your kids an edge for their digital future, now might be a good time to think about enrolling them in a coding course. Coding Pro offers short courses for kids to learn how to code in a fun and playful environment. With three locations across Sydney your rising digi-superstar will walk away armed with an understanding of the entire lifecycle of the digital world.