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ByteMe! Festival will be an inspiring event to take students along to or even to attend yourself. A few events that caught my eChalk eye were these:

  • Ghost Town is a new innovative game of urban exploration played with the help of your mobile phone, and unleashed on the streets of Perth for one week, starting December 2nd, 2007. The game uses a mashup of technology (bluetooth, SMS and VOIP) and the physical world. To play: Go to the Ghost Town booth at the Perth Town Hall between 10am and 5pm (Dec 2 to Dec 9) with a mobile phone with Bluetooth. Cost: FREE
  • BarCampNano - a mini Unconference of web 2.0. The Australian Web Industry Association will be conducting BarCampNano between 1pm-4pm on Sunday 9th of December at the Perth Town Hall.
  • Get Reel is a collection of Western Australian digital content that covers a wide spectrum - from animation to ads, from 3D fly-throughs to games development, from engineering to education, from virtual safety training to visual FX for film and television.
  • The Interface - play with PCs with WA-programmed computer games to play, free wallpapers and ringtones for your mobile phone and loads of other things to do and see in the glass foyer of the Town Hall.

Via Kat Black, Director of the ByteMe! Festival:

Digital content isn’t an Industry, it’s part of almost EVERY industry now. Animation, visualisation, games development, virtual safety-training - you can see it all at BM!F.

Byte Me

Byte Me! is a Digital Content Festival in Perth, featuring a program of screenings, Show ‘n Tells by Industry speakers from around the world, live audiovisual performances and innovative cross-media events. Some events would be great for school groups - such as the Get Reel screenings of WA digital content, and some would be more appropriate for professional development for teachers, in particular ICT, programming and Media teachers, or even Arts Teachers with an interest in digital media.

The Byte Me! Festival will be at the Perth Town Hall, Western Australia 2-9 December 2007, with some events at various venues in the days leading up to then. Sorry for the very late notice, but this is an you might be interested in, from 2-9 December at the Perth Town Hall.

It’s called the Byte Me! Festival and it includes screenings, digital-careers showbags, international and local guest speakers and an interactive mini-expo where you can talk to people about the type of jobs available in the digital content field, play some locally-developed games or try your hand at VJing.

Some of the events are free, and some are ticketed. Thanks to our generous sponsors though, ticket prices are low - from $5-$19 per event. Concession price is available to ALL people in the Education sector, whether you come with a school group, or just attend in your own time.

They have international speakers from Dreamworks (Shrek), EA Games (MySims), Weta (King Kong and Lord of the Rings) and more. Check out the full Program for more information: http://byteme.net.au/prog.html

There is a handy Google calendar for event subscription on the website. Hope to see you there!