Is your computer personal enough? How much is too much? A group of talented young people got together to work out how to make Microsoft's technology more personal for you and solve real problems It started with some case studies, challenges, problems present in society around health, wellbeing and aged care. Some of the challenges … Continue reading Making it more Personal
Recently, The University of Melbourne and The Research Bazaar held its annual 3D printing showcase Just over 3000 people came through the doors of Wilson Hall to witness what the world of 3D printing has to offer. The amount of technology in the room was mind blowing! The range of printers and types of objects … Continue reading How 3D printing is paving the way for innovation
Hackathons in Melbourne for rest of 2015 Heaps of people have found my blog, followed my Twitter and seen what I'm doing on Facebook. I've frequently been asked "where will you be next?" "I want to be in a hackathon" "when's the next one". So I thought I'd compile a list of hackathons coming up … Continue reading Where are all the Hackathons?
CompCon2015 kicked off last weekend at the University of Queensland After running from CodeBrew to VT League, jumping on a plane, playing UniGames, staying up all night and catching a train to Brisbane, I found myself at Queensland Uni for the National Computing Students Conference. Did I mention I was MCing this conference? Before I dive into … Continue reading Sunshine, Students and Speeches; CompCon2015 has it all
Last weekend, before having to fly off to UniGames, I headed down to York Butter Factory for yet another hackathon - Melbourne Uni's CISSA ran their first ever solo hackathon! It kicked off with a Design Thinking workshop from the Wade Institute. Michael Vitale spoke about how hackathons bring people together to solve real world problems. … Continue reading Hacking up a storm – CodeBrew2015
Welcome to Hacking 101, first lesson – defining hackathons When someone says the word “hackathon” a few things might come to mind; security, breaking into things, coding, developing… these are some of the buzzwords surrounding this growing phenomenon. Working at so many hackathons over the last few months has allowed me to fully explain what … Continue reading What in the world is a hackathon?