Be Respsonsive

Be Responsive Melbourne is a community for people of all sectors and
backgrounds who are interested in responsive web.

Our meetups are inclusive and not focused only on the technical side.

Next Event


14th October 2014




The Hall, NAB building
Level 3, 700 Bourke St


Matt Phipps

Commercialising Free & Open Source Software

Matt Phipps

There are many Free and Open Source resources available to make your life easier – from complete platforms like Apache, Wordpress or Drupal, to sample code and stock images. These sound great for your side projects, but what about your day job?

Free and Open Source resources are a great opportunity to reduce your costs and increase profit. But with Freedom comes Responsibility. Depending on the licence, this may simply require you to attribute the original authors, or may require you to release your new product, source code and all, for free.

This talk will provide some guidelines for incorporating open source resources in your commercial venture.

Matt is a lawyer for the tech and creative industries, currently heading up the Melbourne office of boutique law firm IDEALAW. As a lawyer with a background in IT, he provides commercially relevant advice to assist you to manage risk and commercialise your code and creativity.

David Baddock Lucy Bell

Flinders Street Station Design Competition Case Study

David Baddock and Lucy Bell

David Baddock and Lucy Bell provide insights into the workings of how the Flinders Street Station Design Competition People’s Choice voting platform was conceptualised, built and launched in a mere six weeks. This presentation delves into the importance of transparency between client and agency and why open communication is a key driver in successful relationships.

David is a Digital Producer with August, the award-winning technology-led digital agency. With a degree in Computing from Deakin University, David seamlessly delivers end-to-end digital projects while maintaining focus on the business goals and project team culture. Fascinated with how we can use technology applications and trends to execute an idea from start to finish, David works with a range of August’s clients including Motorola, the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Rural Finance and Major Projects Victoria.

Lucy is the Senior Communications Adviser at Major Projects Victoria – the Victorian Government’s in house project delivery agency. Prior to her current role, she has held positions with the Melbourne Football Club, the Victorian Emergency Services Commissioner, the Surf Coast Shire and DGM Advertising.


Community Supporters

It's a great time to be working on the Web, but being tucked away in Australia, it sometimes feels as if all the fun, cool, exciting, new, awesome, amazing stuff only happens "over there". Web Directions 2014 changes all that by bringing the people doing the most interesting, innovative and inspirational work on the web today for two big days in October. Grab the Silver Experience at the Classic price by using the promo code BERESPONSIVE.

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