Room 18, Level 3
Building 8, RMIT
368 Swanston St
Publishing Industry Blues – Why We Can’t Digitize Our Industry by Graeme Bryan
Being a publishing consumer can be as depressing as being a publisher. I take a look at the industry starting as a consumer. How does reading online work? Then I do a take of the inside. What decisions are being made and why? I look at the business model and cringe. What are the designers doing? The power brokers in the industry appear to be insane to me. They need to stop what they are doing and spend a few years singing the blues about what was. Then come back and move on. Move on to punk rock maybe. That is unless a few young publishers come along and simply take over.
Basic over view…
- Reading print and reading online
- Mass media – Micro media – Citizen Journalism
- Generational change and other strange behaviour
- Forcing print design online
- Business model – What business model?
- Advertising online. Putting all money on one site?
- Control of channel and content. Where has the power gone?
Using symfony to save time, effort and sanity by Joshua May
As a developer, you’re in demand to produce quality results on limited time and budget. And as the vulnerabilities grow (XSS, CSRF, SQL injection), you’re always on the back foot about how to deliver high quality results. Then you need to maintain and refactor the software, which is made difficult if your initial build was rushed and poorly implemented.
I’ll show you through symfony, and go far beyond standard CRUD operations and show you some under-the-cover code to hopefully not only highlight to you how easy symfony helps you make this, but also encourage new and portable development practices that can assist you in other frameworks and languages.
We head to some establishment at about 9pm for drinks and socialising. Given this is the first time at the new RMIT venue, the actual location will probably be decided on the night.