Digital Content Community is
vibrant, active and inclusive. Many of these organisations have free
or low-cost events open to the general public, so you can go along
and get to know what they're all about before you decide if you'd
like to join. Some also have mailing lists or subscribable blogs
that you can join up to keep in touch with what's on in the Digital
Content community here in Western Australia. You also might like
to subscribe to the ICTICC initiative ICT
Industry Events List, which features major
events by some of these groups.
the following community-based organisations have committed
to being involved in the Festival:
a cultural change agent which works to stimulate WA’s
competitiveness and creativity through physical, attitudinal and
WA is a Perth-based not for profit organisation providing
a framework upon which women in I.C.T. industries can extend
their network and expand their knowledge in an environment that
encourages open conversation and debate.
both women and men, want to encourage girls and women to choose
ICT as a career and raise the status of women in Australian business
and in the ICT industries in particular.
Girl is a Careers Showcase for female students in Western
Australian High Schools, to present the many faces of the Information,
Communication and Technology Industry.
the Western Australian Animation Association. Regular workshops
and guest speakers, which have included Cortney Armitage from Pixar,
Sue Erokan from Dreamworks, Jonathan Harb from Industrial Light
and Magic and more.
origins in Perth Western Australia, MASSIVE
is an annual end of year celebration for all the world's hard
working people in the Digital and Computing related fields. At
it's heart, MASSIVE is a reflective social event which salutes
you, your work, your colleagues and your industry.
web developers, film and television, gamers, academics, photographers,
animators, authors, programmers, scientists,
researchers, musicians, marketing, advertisers, artists are all welcome.
TUESDAY 4th Dec - Free, but Registration required!
a user empowered news site that gives citizen journalists (you!)
editorial control. Every news item on PerthNorg is a submission
from the Norg community by either creating it, sourcing it, ranking
or commenting on it.
in Perth Flickr Group, an informal group of professional photographers
and enthusiasts with over 400 members. Online discussion, regular
meets and exhibitions. Running Heartlands
Exhibition at Kurb Gallery as part of the Byte Me! Festival.
Web Industry Association (AWIA) was formed in 2004 (as Port
80 Inc, originally established as a social network for web professionals
in 2002). It is a not-for-profit association which aims to:
the advancement of the web industry within Australia.
* Educate the general public about the role of professionals in the web
* Foster greater ties with like-minded organisations
n Play - an informal regular event where VJs and AV artists
get together and jam. Part social club, part professional development
with mentoring of newbs and Show n Tell of hardware, software,
techniques and styles. The original Plug n Play started in Melbourne where
it's been run weekly for several years. Perth was
second, and has run roughly twice a month since mid 2006. Sydney is
the new kid on the block.
been operating since 2002, with the heartfelt support from volunteers
community. We are now one of W.A’s
leading youth media organizations by providing a platform for young
people to establish their careers in the media and radio industry.
Propelarts is the peak body for youth arts in WA, providing youth
arts information, support, networks, skills development and a collective
voice for young creative people and organisations.
the Perth Independant Game Makers Initiative - a discussion group
for Perth people interested in developing their own games or finding
a games development team to work with.
a demoparty and game development competition combined. It's an event
that brings together a community of Australian programmers, designers,
artists and musicians to promote interactive technologies and a form
of electronic art called demos. Nullarbor provides a forum where
people can get to know each other and exchange ideas, as well as
be given an opportunity to demonstrate and improve their skills.
Nullarbor entries will be on display at the
a network of computer graphics and interactive technology professionals
and students. Regular monthly meetings are held with screenings,
guest speakers and networking sessions. Hosts of Perth
A national communications umbrella that forms a collaborative voice
Zucchini - an online design community for students, academics
and professionals in Western Australia.
||The DLF is
a non-profit social group which acts as a contact for people working
in the Digital Arts Industry. Most members work in the television
and film industry, however anybody involved in the creation of digital
media is welcome.
the Australia Business Arts Foundation are supporting BM!F by administering
donations under the Australia
Cultural Fund - which means... you give them money and get a
tax deduction, and they give the money to us. See our Sponsor
page for more info - although donations are NOT sponsorship,
you won't get your logo splashed around the place or it wouldn't
be a donation, would it? We just didn't have anywhere better to put
Frontiers Australia Inc (EFA)
is a non-profit national organisation representing Internet users
concerned with on-line freedoms and rights. EFA was established
in 1994 and is independent of government and commerce. EFA is funded
by membership subscriptions and donations from individuals and
organisations with an altruistic interest in promoting online civil
an international community based and led organization dedicated to
creating a place where artists, developers, educators and manufacturers
from all around the world can come and share their knowledge with
each other. The organization itself has grown from the online VJ
community at www.vjcentral.com,
which is an open publishing system for the interaction and exchange
of knowledge between live video artists. AVIT aims to help those
who are eager to learn about the tools and techniques available for
live audio/video performance and to provide a platform for performance.
n Paste are a new quarterly dvd street press, based in Perth,
Western Australia. 'Cut & Paste' is a new platform showcasing
the best of music, film and culture; locally, nationally and internationally.
of Western Australia's School of Computer Science and Software
Engineering - at the Interface,
UWA CSSE will be demonstrating their Awesome
Animations & Animatronics Program showcasing new technology
and advances in the information technology area, and discussing
the CSSE's available courses, careers suitable for graduates
At the cutting
edge of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), our
researchers and postgraduate students will be able to introduce
the myriad of applications and industries CSSE is relevant to,
including robotics, avian-flu and bushfire spread, 3-D modelling,
Film & Television Institute is the premier centre of
excellence at the forefront of fostering an innovative and diverse
independent screen community and culture throughout Western Australia.
interest to animators or those interested in animation is Squoodle
Sundays, their new developmental scheme for animators.
Digital Content Community is
vibrant, active and inclusive.
If your organisation
is part of the digital content community and you'd like to be
involved, drop us a line.
You might want
to participate in the Interactive Foyer space, which will be
on the ground floor of the Perth Town Hall from Sunday 2nd -
Sunday 9th December. This is a free event, open to the public.
You wouldn't get paid, but we could provide the space for free
- as long as you can commit to providing and manning your equipment
with sufficient volunteers. Alternatively, if appropriate you
might like your members to contribute to the Get
of digital content.
to the exposure your organisation and its members will receive,
we will be offering the 'Festival partner' discounted ticket
price to all financial members of participating organisations.
While ticket pricing has yet to be finalised, this discount is
intended to be substantial - 40-50% off. An incentive for your
lapsed members to renew perhaps?
will need hardworking, committed volunteers for
a range of roles during the Byte Me! Festival.
will be an induction before the Festival, and volunteers
will be matched with roles based on your skills and interests.
you're an Events Management student, a member of one of the
participating Community Groups or just someone interested in
getting involved - drop us a line.
we may need to find a community body to auspice the volunteer
program. If your organisation already uses volunteers and you'd
like to help us out, please get in touch.