We may be moving towards the end of 2019, but this month’s events prove that Sydney’s vibrant tech scene is showing no sign of back-pedalling. In fact, the Australian tech hub is once again packed with many juicy tech workshops, meetups and conferences this month. Tech lovers, get ready for a month of insightful learning, robust discussions and lasting networking. Regardless of your intention, we guarantee you will walk away feeling inspired to create actionable impact within the industry.
We’ve compiled a handpicked list of the top 10 tech events you don’t want to miss in Sydney this November, so you can aim to finish 2019 the right way – by learning from the industry’s brightest minds…with a wine or beer in hand.
Top tech events in Sydney this November
November 22 – 23
Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Price: From $395
Attracting attention from startups, entrepreneurs, investors and marketers (just to name a few), this two-day conference is described as the cornerstone event for Australia’s tech community. For the last nine years it’s sold out and it’s no surprise when you look at the line up. Speakers from eBay, Airbnb, Uber and Finder will take to the stage and there’s even a guest appearance from former PM Malcolm Turnbull. Join more than 4,000 like-minded people at Starcon this year and explore everything from masterclasses, hackathons and the chance to pitch for $1 million investment.
Antler Demo Day
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney
Price: $20 – $30
Antler’s Demo Day celebrates the pointy-end of its six-month program where its portfolio of companies will showcase the businesses they have created from scratch. The aim of the game is securing vital funding and external seed investment with many investors in attendance. Just 3% of 1,000 applicants secured Antler’s endorsement and this event showcases each and every one of them. There are opportunities to seek mentoring advice on the night with the startup pitches just one part of the event. To learn more about the portfolio companies and their founders, check out the dedicated Antler Demo Day website.
IoT Training in Sydney
Price: From $530
This training will run twice a week from November 4th to November 27th for a total of 16 hours. The training is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and will cover different topics such as what is IoT, how it is implemented today and transforms our world, its architecture and suggested IoT solutions. This training is highly recommended to professionals like Solution Architects, Technical Architects or Software Developers or to anyone interested in learning IoT.
Emerging Leaders in Tech Alliance
EY, 200 George St, Sydney
Price: From $950
This exclusive one day workshop gathers Australia’s leading tech companies to create a learning environment for women entrepreneurs. Through leadership training, mentoring and peer-to-peer learning, attendees will be empowered and equipped with entrepreneurial skills to adjust and thrive within the technology sector. Presented by Emerging Leaders In Tech Alliance, expect to walk away with practical frameworks, robust insights and a lot of inspiration.
Raising Capital – A Masterclass – Fiona Waterhouse – Utilitas
EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale
In this workshop, Fiona Waterhouse, the Utilitas Energy Group’s CEO, brings a new approach to raising capital as a startup. Fiona will share her secret to successfully raising capital based on her sacred Four Ms model and will go through the main lessons she has learnt growing and running Utilitas from the ground up. This event is highly recommended to anyone starting their own business, or keen to have a better understanding of the financial challenges startups can face.
Exploring your future with AI
Deloitte Australia, 225, George St, Level 9, Sydney
Join this #DisruptorsInTech event and learn about the impact and implications of AI and robotics on our future. In the first session, Robert Hillard, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Deloitte, will address the future emerging AI trends and how we can adapt and respond to them. In the second session, Toby Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales, will cover the future of robotics and how it may impact our jobs and political institutions as a whole.
EdTechX Startup Pitch Competition – Australia
Tank Stream Labs, Level 1, Sydney Startup Hub, 11 York St, Sydney
Join this EdTechX Ecosystem Events’ startup competition, in collaboration with EduGrowth, featuring entrepreneurs shaping the future of the tech sector in Asia and Australia. Hear from five to six bright local startup founders pitching to a panel of esteemed judges. The winner will receive the opportunity to speak in front of 1200+ global thought leaders at the annual EdTechX summit in London as part of the final Global Startup Super League Competition in June 2020. You’ll also get a chance to network with over 50 attendees. Want to pitch your startup idea and be part of the competition? Submit your application here!
Women in Tech Australia Launch
Canva, 110 Kippax St, Surry Hills
Price: From $16
Want to acquire strong leadership skills as a woman in the tech industry? Join this conference presented by Women in Tech Australia, a global movement gathering people, networks and organizations to help women embrace technology. With the aim to close the gender gap and promote diversity in tech, this event is run by passionate volunteers who also happen to be successful female founders sharing their experiences and ground-breaking ideas. This month, special guests are Ayumi Moore Aoki, Yemi Penn, Gen George and Hayley Markham.
Sprint Camp Sydney
SiteMinder, 88 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney
Price: From $110
Whether you’re in a large enterprise or in a startup, you’ll want to attend Sprint Camp to get up to speed on the latest Design Sprint developments. Sprint Camp is all about Design Sprints, and so it’s fitting that the headline session goes to Google’s Design Sprint Master team to give their perspective on applying Design Sprints in large scale developments (Android and Geo) and how they themselves are evolving the method to work in an enterprise environment. In addition to Google, there are many ‘Lightning Talks’ and other workshops along with a fast-paced, three-hour Sprint Jam! Hosted by SiteMinder at its HQ in The Rocks, this event is bound to be $110 well spent.
Fintech 2020 and beyond
Hotwire, Level 2, 100 Harris St, Pyrmont
This insightful meetup will shed light on consumers adoption, which is believed to be the primary success factor to banking. Split up into two panels of esteemed founders, you’ll start learning about the current levels of awareness among consumers, their trusts in financial and fintech players and how to remove the barriers to adoption to enhance banking success. The second panel will discuss the future of the sector, based on prior trends and cycles, as well as possible strategies to ensure a prosperous future.
Whatever your intentions are, make sure you stay on top of the latest tech trends, developments and best practices by attending one or more of the above events. Sydney is at the forefront of new technology and innovations in Australia – even more of a reason to make the most out of the many events that are happening all around the city this month. After all, these events shape the future of the industry, so make sure you’re along for the ride!