When and where is it?
The event will be held on Saturday 7th October 2023 at Optus Stadium. Doors will open at 8:00am and we'll finish at 5:30pm. (Please note that all times on the website are in Perth time: WST or +08:00)
How much does it cost to attend?
$60 covers your entry, food and coffee all day! Amazing value right!? We are able to keep the ticket price so low thanks to our generous sponsors. DDD Perth is a non profit event and any excess will be kept as part of a fund for future events and/or donated to charity.
[Financial Assistance] What if I can't afford to attend?
If you can't afford the ticket price then we have Sponsored (Financial Assistance) tickets available. DDD Perth is donating 10 such tickets and we also have an option for people within the community to donate further tickets. The only requirement for eligibility is that you can't afford the ticket; you can access the Financial Assistance tickets by selecting the Financial Assistance ticket.
- Already attended a conference in the past? That's ok.
- Already received a sponsored ticket in the past? Still ok.
- Don't have much (or any) experience with the technology featured at DDD Perth? That’s ok, too.
- Don't want to take money away from someone else? Really, it’s ok, everyone says that!
- Don't feel like you deserve this? That’s also ok: you do.
Is this just for software developers?
No! While our name implies we are just about devs, our events are aimed at all professionals in the software industry - developers, testers, designers, analysts, managers, etc.
How is the agenda chosen?
DDD Perth is a community driven event with core values of inclusion and democratic engagement. Proposed sessions are anonymised and voted for by the public, but some curation is inevitably required to produce an agenda that meets our inclusion goals. We aim to maximise the impact of every vote in the process, and always look to the community first in our decision making.
Will refreshments be provided?
Yes, attendees will receive lunch and snacks throughout the day and we will have a coffee cart operating all day.
What about swag?
Yes, there will be a bunch of swag on offer on the day both from our swag table as well as with the various sponsors that will have booths. We will have a small number of bags on offer if you need, but it is a good idea to bring your own bag.
Will there be wifi?
Will childcare be available?
Yes! Childcare is available for the duration of the main conference and is free. You will be required to provide food for your child for the day if they are under 12. If you would like to book your child in then click the childcare link after purchasing your ticket. We will update this FAQ if we reach capacity.
In addition to childcare, we have an all day coding workshop for ages 12+, in collaboration with SheCodes. All children 12+ years of age are welcome to attend. If you would like to book your child in then click the Workshop link after purchasing your ticket. We will update this FAQ if we reach capacity.
DDD Perth welcomes babies and their prams, and older children are also welcome to attend the conference. Please ensure all attendees are registered.
When does registration open?
Registration opens on Thursday 8th June 2023 at 8:00AM.
Can I pay by cheque, invoice, cash, Coinye West?
Payments can be made with credit card using Tito via our tickets page when registrations are open.
Can I cancel/give my ticket to someone else?
You are welcome to send someone else in your place. Please do this through Tito.
What is the hashtag for DDD Perth?
The Twitter hashtag is #DDDPerth.
Will I be photographed or filmed?
Media personnel authorised by DDD Perth will be in attendance. These media personnel will respect the photo policy as defined in the Code of Conduct.
I want to be involved. Can I help?
We are always looking for volunteers and sometimes looking for organisers! It takes a lot of effort to organise a volunteer-run conference like DDD Perth. Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we can work with you to figure out the best way to assist.
How can I contact the organisers?
We can be contacted via email at [email protected] and Twitter at @DDDPerth. See also the other Social Media accounts at the footer of this page.
How can I sponsor DDD Perth?
DDD Perth will be heavily publicised in the community and we believe offers a unique marketing and recruiting opportunity based on being attended by people that don't normally get to go to conferences. It's also a great chance to give back and support the local software community. We have various levels of sponsorship available with various benefits and price points. We have a sponsorship prospectus that will be provided on request that explains detailed benefits and impact of sponsorship and the difference between the various levels; if you would like a copy please contact us.
How can I go to this kind of thing more often?
Perth has a very active software community. Consider attending one of the meetups/conferences such as:
- Perth .NET
- Perth MS Cloud Computing User Group
- Perth Functional Programmers
- Agile Perth
- DevOps Perth
- Front End Web Developers Perth (Fenders)
- Perth Scrum Master and Agile Coaching Guild
- SecTalks Perth
- Digital Transformation Perth
- Perth AWS User Group
- Perth iOS Developers
- ProductTank Perth
- Perth Internet of Things Community
- Perth Machine Learning Group
- Perth Data Engineering Meetup
- Women in Technology, WA
- Mixin conference
- Yow! West conference
Furthermore, you can see an up to date list of Australian conferences at Readify's DevEvents repository.
Who are the organisers?
DDD Perth is organised by DDD WA Inc. a non-profit organisation set up to create inclusive events for the WA software community. DDD Perth 2023 is organised by:
- Rebecca Waters
- Amy Kapernick
- Matt Ward
- Aidan Morgan
- Mo Zaatar
- Rob Crowley
- Ming Johanson
- Rob Chard
- Alex Colville
- Sham Chukoury
- Rob Moore
- Anton Ball
- David Schokker
- Cairo Malet
- Nehal Ghuman
- Sarah McGeough
- David Meacock
- Jamlek Ngaya
- Ellie Salimi
- Jett Soderlund-Jackson
- Meng Dunmow
- Marina de la Fuente
- Carla Marinescu
- Allen Azemia
- Andrew Logan
Furthermore, we have many others who volunteer and have assisted with organisation in the past
Can I wear a face mask?
Absolutely, we support any attendees who choose to wear a face mask on the day of the conference.
Will you have sanitiser available at the conference?
Yes! We'll have sanitising processes in place for all attendees on the day, and this includes providing hand sanitiser. However, we also encourage everyone to bring their own personal supply too, just in case!
Why can’t I go to the talk I want?
As part of our COVID restrictions, we have capacity limits in place for all of our speaker rooms which will be enforced at the door. This means that once a room is full, we can’t let anyone else in. If there’s a talk you’re desperate to see, we recommend getting to the room as early as you can to avoid disappointment and please be kind to those on the door, we guarantee they don’t enjoy having to turn people away.
If you do miss something due to capacity limits, keep an eye out after the conference – we’ll be releasing recordings of all the talks so you’ll have the opportunity to catch up on anything you missed!
How are you managing COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions?
Our COVID-19 Policy explains how we're adhering to WA Government guidelines, and our expectations for attendees to enjoy the conference safely and responsibly.
I don’t feel well, can I still come to the conference?
We all know the drill by now – if you’re experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home and follow the WA government instructions regarding COVID testing. We will be livestreaming the conference, so you will be able to view the talks remotely, or tune into our YouTube channel later to view the recorded talks!
How will the online conference differ from the in-person conference?
We intend on hosting an in-person conference, while at the same time making the talks accessible online via high quality livestreams. This should make it easier for those who can't make it to the venue on the day, for one reason or another. While we'll do our best to recreate the DDD Perth vibe as best as we can via the streams, there are some parts of the in-person experience that may be missing.
What you can expect from the online experience:
- High quality, livestreamed talks from our speakers
- Breaks between talks so you’re not stuck in back to back sessions
- Live welcomes and prize draws from the DDD Perth committee
- Participation with attendees and speakers - online or offline - via the #DDDPerth hashtag
What you might not see online:
- Sponsor booths and swag, along with networking opportunities and sponsor prizes
- Networking opportunities with fellow attendees and speakers, over a catered lunch, tea or coffee
- The ability to ask speakers questions live at the end of their talks
- Selfies at the media wall!
How do I access the online conference?
You can access the online conference via a playlist on our YouTube channel
What if I can’t attend the online conference?
If you’re not able to attend the online conference, you’ll still get the chance to see our wonderful speakers! We’ll be releasing recordings of the talks online so you can watch them back later.
Will talks be available online after the conference?
Yes! We’ll be releasing recordings of the talks so you can catch up on anything you may have missed on the day.