Ignite Australia 2017 Wrap-up

Last week I had the pleasure to present at Ignite Australia. I’ve missed the last few as it’s coincided with overseas trips so moving to February worked out well. I presented Lessons from Hollywood: Building the interactions of tomorrow today. It was a big different to the techy talks I normally do as it was…

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DDD 2016 Wrap-up

DDD Brisbane is done and dusted for another year. After 5 years at QUT this year we grew yet again and took on a new venue. The lovely Advanced Engineering Building at UQ. At 6:30 this crew started arriving to help setup. We had over 400 bags, lanyards, agendas, many tables, lecterns etc. to get…

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Imagine Cup–Australian Finals

Another event near and dear to my heart – Imagine Cup. I’ve been involved with the competition since 2010 and I can truly say it never ceases to put a smile on my face. This year I was one of the judges for the Australian finals in Sydney. A great set of teams with equally…

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Crisis Mapping with the TechGirls

I can’t believe it’s already a year since the launch of the Tech Girls are Superheroes book! To mark the anniversary and International Womens’ Day I headed off to QUT with Jewella and Cybele with a bunch of Year 11 girls and their parents. We helped the girls change the world by crisis mapping from…

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CS4HS Day at QUT

Today I had the privilege of working with a bunch of high school IT teachers around the state for the day. The goal of the day was to show them some Java Script to get them inspired. We started with some JavaScript basics which included using the various browser consoles for debugging and help finding/changing…

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DDDBrisbane 2014 wrapup

Saturday the 6th of December we held our 4th DDDBrisbane event. Each year we have grown the number of attendees and this year we had to step up to bigger rooms. The morning started early getting everything in place, ready for the eager attendees to check in. The crowd were placated with the offer of…

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