October in Sydney: The top tech events you don’t want to miss

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Spring has sprung and so have this month’s tech events! October sees the tech scene bursting with new events, making Australia’s Silicon Beach a very attractive place to be for tech lovers. 

Maybe you’re looking to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, or searching for tips and advice to boost your company’s growth. Perhaps you’re looking for a new job or a new opportunity to collaborate. Or you might simply be looking for the opportunity to mingle with like-minded peeps and create valuable connections.

Regardless of your intention, attending a networking event on a weeknight never hurt anybody. You’ll get the chance to learn from top industry experts and have the opportunity to create life-changing networks.

There are, however, too many tech events to choose from – we get it. But we’re here to give you a helping hand narrowing down your choices, we’ve collated our top pick of tech events you shouldn’t miss this October…

Sydney’s best tech events in October…

Grey Areas: Tech, Science, and the Law
October 9, Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School F10, University of Sydney
Price: FREE

Law is at the core of the new-age regulation of science and technology, and it is progressively putting more emphasis on the ethical standpoint of the two fields. This is the cornerstone topic that STEM-Law Society, SUEUA and SciSoc will discuss in this meetup, with the support of academics and professionals whose work lies in this so-called ‘grey area’. Followed by ample free time to chat and mingle with like-minded folks over some food, of course!

Future of Blockchains
October 10, George Street, Level 9
Price: FREE

If you want to learn more about blockchains, join this event. The first segment will be presented by Gavin Whyte, data scientist at Deloitte, who will explore how blockchain technology can be applied to data governance, privacy, single source of truth and AI. He will then be followed by Marta Ganko, executive manager, privacy at Westpac, who will transition towards the coexistence of blockchain and privacy, its potential challenges and how to reduce privacy compliance risks using blockchain capabilities.

Tech Time: Online Dating
October 15, Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
Price: FREE

Does technology make it easier or harder to find love? In this Tech Time event, you will explore this double-edged topic and will be introduced to new approaches to leverage technology to find a partner. Learn more about some of the most popular dating apps and websites that are disrupting the dating industry, find out about common scams and safety tips and finally create your own profile to delve into the experience of online dating.

What the heck is ‘Civic Tech’?
October 16, Oneflare Pty Ltd., 120 Sussex Street, Level 7
Price: FREE

Join the Coder Academy and learn about technology’s ability to change our society for the better. There is an inherent relationship between technology and humans – we create it all  to enhance our way of living. In this presentation, you’ll get to listen to some of Australia’s most inspiring Civic Tech representatives as they explain how they are improving lives through the implementation of tech, whether it’s by enhancing the relationship between people and governments or by taking on social issues through a technology-driven approach.

The Future of PropTech with Dave Garland
October 16, Level 38, Tower Three, International Towers, 300 Barangaroo Avenue
Price: FREE

Ever heard of PropTech? Think Property + Tech. That’s right, it’s the digital transformation of the real estate industry. Come along to this insightful PropTech event where you’ll get to learn from a world leader, Dave Garland. In this event, Dave will cover topics from the latest industry insights, to investor interests, the Global PropTech Community and the American Market Overview.

Future Tech C-suite Global Summit (Sydney, Southeast Asia)
October 16, 134 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: $0 – $500

This exclusive one-day event brings together members of the press, executives and investors from around the world to discuss different topics around Blockchain and Voice Tech. Listen to these bright minds as they share their deep industry knowledge of today’s emerging technologies, and come up with new ideas in real-time.

EdTechX Startup Pitch Competition – Australia
October 23, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Price: FREE

EdTechX, in collaboration with Australian partners, will showcase at least five of the best and brightest tech startups pitching to a panel of esteemed judges. If you own a fast-growing company with an innovative technology focusing on education and/or work, consider applying to this pitch competition. The winner of this competition will get the chance to pitch against 30 other startups in front of more than 1,200 global judges as part of the Global Startup Super League Competition in June 2020.

Gala Dinner – Celebrating 30 Years of the Internet in Australia!
October 31, Doltone House, 26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
Price: From $188

Remember the time when Amazon was just a river and when trolls were just mythical creatures? That was only 30 years ago! Join this exclusive gala dinner and let pioneers remind you of how life was before the internet and learn of the challenges had to be overcome in order to reach what we know today. You’ll also get to discuss the future of the internet and mingle with 400+ industry leaders over cocktails and canapés.

There you have it! These are our top tech events that you don’t want to miss in Sydney this month. Technology is moving so fast, and to keep up, be at the forefront of all the latest technology updates! At Tech Life Sydney, we believe there’s never a bad reason to attend a tech event. You’ll get to learn more about your own vertical market or other fields, exchange ground-breaking ideas, share best practices, build valuable connections, and last but not least, get inspired.