Sunshine, Students and Speeches; CompCon2015 has it all

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

What in the world is a hackathon?

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?

Sphero – breaking the boundaries between work and play

If you were at the Health XL hackathon a LAB-14, you might have seen Developer Steve with an awesome little toy robot called Sphero. I instantly fell in love with this neat little product and somehow thought about doing it for my university presentation. I gave my presentation to my Science Communication class this afternoon followed … Continue reading Sphero – breaking the boundaries between work and play