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Web geeks + snowboarding = Snow Web 06

By Matthew Magain

John Allsopp, one of the the organizers behind this year’s Web Directions conference, along with a couple of friends, is organizing a ski/snowboard trip in the Snowy Mountains this July, by the name of Snow Web 06.

Snow Web is a long weekend in the Aussie snow at Perisher, Friday through Sunday July 28-30. Ski or board by day — meet at the Man from Snowy river when your legs give out and talk webapps, web2.0, Ajax, CSS layouts, business models, RSS, mental airs, whatever takes your web developer/designer fancy.

As a long-time boarder, I’d love to be there in full force, but unfortunately I have other commitments. However if you were planning on a trip to the Australian snow fields this July, or perhaps were aligning your attendance at Web Directions with a few months of travelling around Australia (it’s been done before) then you might want to factor Snow Web into your itinerary…

Matthew Magain
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Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and sitepoint.com. He is the co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world.
  • http://www.chrisranjana.com chrisranjana

    Unfortunately I cannot join.. Need to fly half way around the globe !

  • http://www.dotcomwebdev.com chris ward

    damn, two of my favourite hobbies, all the way on the other side of the planet :(

  • http://www.designity.nl peach

    damn, two of my favourite hobbies, all the way on the other side of the planet :(

    Same here :|

  • MS

    damn, I have summer here, in Europe, but I prefer carving ski anyway ;P

  • _theworks

    Skiers will be tolerated, but probably teased mercilessly until our throats are sore.

    :D damn if only there was a way i could get across the tasman for free….

  • http://diigital.com cranial-bore

    This is definitely worth considering. Pitty I didn’t find out about it sooner. 2 months isn’t a huge amount of time to get organised and equipment (especially as dressing for winter where I live sometimes involves wearing a singlet under my shirt).

  • Mike NYC

    Are you guys serious? You’d snowboard during the day and spend your nights talking about Web 2.0 with a bunch of “web fad” nerds? Jesus christ…

  • Mr. Jazzy

    Summer time in Europe…

    fancy some wakeboarding instead?

    J.

  • colinmcc

    Whistler Mountain closed for skiing and boarding last weekend, Blackcomb glacier opened for summer riding on Monday.. If you live in the USA or Canada head this way for summer snow!

    We should organize something similar up here, or, perhaps at Mike Wiegele Heliskiing now that would be neat!

    Aloha

    Colin McC
    Whistler
    BC
    Canada

  • hdsol

    Are you guys serious? You’d snowboard during the day and spend your nights talking about Web 2.0 with a bunch of “web fad” nerds? Jesus christ…

    Sometimes you need to step out of the virtual world and see what the real world offers. “Second Life” doesn’t count. I have skied all over the us and canada and would love to do some summer skiing down under. I only have to convince the wife????? Maybe next time. :(

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