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Webstock 2016: Wednesday Warmup with the Wellingtonista

by Joanna January 20, 2016

It’s that special time again! For the sixth year not quite in a row, we’d like to invite you to come and have a drink with us before the Webstock conference. You know the deal with this by now – it’s not an official Webstock event but they like us, and it IS an official […]

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Webstock 2014 Wednesday Warmup with the Wellingtonista and Web Drive

by Joanna January 22, 2014

It’s that special time again! For the fifth year in a row, we’d like to invite you to come and have a drink with us before the Webstock conference. You know the deal with this by now – it’s not an official Webstock event but they like us, and it IS an official Wellingtonista event. […]

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Official Wellingtonista Unofficial Webstock Wednesday Warmup time again!

by Joanna January 23, 2013

It’s that special time again! For the fourth year in a row, we’d like to invite you to come and have a drink with us before the Webstock conference. Once again,  we’ll be at the Fork and Brewer, upstairs in Bond Street, from 5.30pm on Wednesday February 13. Spot us by our Webstock satchels,  Instagramming […]

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Less than a week til Webstock ’12!

by Joanna February 9, 2012

Can you feel the excitement in the air? Hear the squeak of glasses being polished,Threadless packages being opened, plaid shirts being ironed and beards being fluffed? Next week, Wellington plays host to the greatest most awesome conference in the world. Fact! We’ve already made some recommendations of things for Webstock attendees to do in Wellington, […]

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Webstock directions: rock out, tweet up

by Joanna January 26, 2011

We’re not going to bother telling you about Webstock because a) you should already know all about it and b) there was only one ticket left as of this morning (although there are still tickets to the ONYAs available, so get on that. Instead, we’re going to tell you about two related events that we […]

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TAWA5 Best Contribution to the Internet from Wellington

by Joanna November 20, 2010

Given that Wellington is the web capital of New Zealand, it makes sense that it’s full of people doing awesome things with and for the web.

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TAWA5 Best Event

by Joanna November 20, 2010

There’s always something to do in this town we love, but these are the pick of the crop, and are circled in red on our calendars. We’re counting the sleeps until next year’s events!

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Somewhat mixed up

by Joanna November 5, 2010

On Wednesday night, Mix & Mash was launched at the City Gallery, asking people to use data to make new things. Of course, our Tom has been doing that for years, but painfully by hand, I believe. That shouldn’t put you off entering, rather it should inspire you. In fact, you should go read the […]

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Hurray, it’s Webstock Week!

by Joanna February 13, 2008

Don't mug Kat, she doesn't have an iPhoneSo, we didn’t post in advance to tell you about Webstock, because it’s sold out.

We do think you should know though that if you’re seeing a large number of people around the Town Hall this week carrying these sexy-ass satchels, they’re Webstockites, and they’re all about the peace, love and internet. You may also be able to recognise them by the shiny gadgets they carry that feature pictures of apples prominently, the coffees they’ll be knocking back at an alarming rate, and the excited, enthusiastic and emphatic conversations they’ll be carrying out with people who were complete strangers an hour earlier.

So, if you’re not a Browncoat brownbag carrier, we suggest that you lock up your sons and daughters, unleash your networks and put some more beer in the fridge for us. Cheers!

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Webstock Mini

by Sue Tyler June 7, 2007

The handy pocket-sized version of Webstock returns to Wellington on Tuesday next week. You might think it’s all for uber nerds and super geeks, but you would be wrong.

In fact, research just in has shown that attending Webstock Minis has been scientifically proven to make you more interesting, better-looking and all round more desirable. And, honestly, that’s regardless of how much you drink!

For your ticket price you can learn about some cool things like Second Life, the upcoming version of Firefox and all you can eat and drink.

The whole thing winds up with a debate entitled “Web 2.0 is all fizz and no substance”. Mike Brown, Sandy Mamoli and
Mark Cubey will uphold the proposition against Philip Fierlinger, Brenda Leeuwenberg and Che Tibby.

We are fully in the negative camp, because the team features one of our newest Wellingtonistas, Che Tibby.

Register for Webstock Mini:
http://www.webstock.org.nz

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