We're not even past Q1 of 2017 and people are saying "when's Christmas?" This year has already been jam packed with events, conferences, work functions, meetups, and hackathons have even kicked off. Almost every second person I talk to says they're working like it's the end of the year and the holiday break is on … Continue reading 2017 kicks off with a bang
Hey everyone and welcome back to 2017. Can you really say welcome back though? I mean we didn't really go anywhere, but whatever, we're all here now (wherever that is). Every year I like to change my theme for the blog around, just to give things a fresh look and a new perspective. So I've … Continue reading Welcome to 2017
What an electrifying time we had at LAB-14 for MEI & Powershop's Energy Hack 2016 The puns were ablaze, the hashtags were trending, and ideas flew like sparks of electricity. Last weekend, LAB-14 and the Carlton Connect Initiative played host to one of the first energy-focused hackathons. Drawing together the combined power of The University … Continue reading “You better shape up” cause we need some ENERGY
Girls bring your toys... I mean code! The lovely ladies at Girl Geek Academy bring you a girls only hackathon. So what's it like, and is it a good idea? You will often hear conversations around "women in IT", "girls in STEM", "diversity in tech" and many other similar phrases. Well, this hackathon is aimed … Continue reading #SheHacks Girl hack
Melbourne hosted the NASA Space Apps Challenge along with over 200 other countries around the world LAB-14 and the Carlton Connect Initiative became home to over a hundred hackers as participants descended onto the Former Royal Women's hospital for a weekend of space themed challenges. As is becoming custom with hackathons around Melbourne, we kicked … Continue reading We went to space – kinda
With so many in the pipelines, it's hard to keep track of them all Since there's tonnes of events, hackathons, conferences, meetups and workshops happening, I thought I'd sift out the hackathons and put them in one easy to read post. These are just the ones in Melbourne at this stage (there's far too many … Continue reading When’s that Hackathon?
From hackathons to startup weekends, innovation announcements and big precincts, it's been a great week in Melbourne for entrepreneurial culture Those of you who were lucky enough to be at Inspire9 on Friday morning would have seen Philip Dalidakis (the Minister for Innovation and Small Business) and heard his $60million LaunchVic startup announcement. Along with … Continue reading Innovation is the flavour of the month