Is learning something we need to focus on every day? What does learning even mean and how do we go about learning in our era with so much noise around?
What is it about Melbourne that makes it so awesome? It's hot and it's cold, up and down, the weather is never the same two days in a row, and the debate over who's footy team is the best can usually be heard at every pub. But whatever your thing, we all love Melbourne. It's … Continue reading Why Melbourne?
Melbourne has a rich culture surrounding our very popular caffeinated drinks. The city also has a vibrant startup community... are the two related? Since it’s the Christmas/New Year/Holiday season, it’s a little light on with events and hackathons. Luckily for me it means I get a bit of a break, and a chance to write … Continue reading It’s all about the coffee
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
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?
It was a triple treat last week with three Masterclasses in a row Last Monday was the first ever University of Melbourne Compass Masterclass on Innovative Solutions to Poverty. Elliot Costello, the co-founder and CEO of YGAP gave some inspiring stories about his startup journey in the social entrepreneurial space. One of the things that really … Continue reading The Hat-trick of Masterclasses
You've got an idea, so now what? Last night, MAP finished it's second night of the first stage of 2015 Velocity series. Startup Velocity is aimed at helping people get their idea off the ground and into business. Attendees were in various stages; some simply came to learn about entrepreneurial endeavours, others just had an idea … Continue reading Startup Velocity – how to startup
"Hey Mish, you aren't doing anything this weekend, so come for another hackathon"... "Yeah sure!" and that was that... I was doing my third hackathon weekend in a row, so much for a weekend in. As I strolled into the York Butter Factory at 5pm on Friday afternoon, I was hurriedly thrust a hoodie and … Continue reading ANZ Bank Ops Hackathon