Civic Makers Melbourne #12 (Welcome 2020!)

Civic Makers Melbourne
Civic Makers Melbourne
Public group

Coder Academy

120 Spencer St · Melbourne

How to find us

We're being hosted by the good folks at Coder Academy, who are just across the road from Southern Cross Station. Head up to Level 8 on arrival and we'll see you there! The space also has an accessible entrance from Francis street.

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Details

Civic Makers Melbourne is a community event, that brings people together to say, "how might be make this city better"?

We are a group of people from many different backgrounds (designers, developers, writers, scientists, government folk) and anyone is welcome to join us!

Each Civic Makers session is a mix of facilitated activities, group time and downtime where you can chat with others, or stick by the food and work on something you want.

We start with an open pitch session - so if you have a bold idea and are looking for people to support you with it, come ready to talk about it.

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WHO IS THIS FOR?

- If you are working on something awesome and need a hand bringing it to life - this is for you!

- If you're finding your job a bit meaningless and want to put your skills into a project for postive social impact - this is for you!

- If you want to meet interesting people who care about making the world a bit better - this is for you!

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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

To check out what happened at the first few MeetUps - head over to the message board for our wrap ups and links to our working files. You can also access the public folder for the group here: bit.ly/Civic-Makers-MEL

You can also join the conversation on the Code for Australia Slack (under the #civic-makers channel): bit.ly/CfA-Slack. Code for Australia kindly lets us use their Slack to facilitate conversations.

You don't need to know anything before you show up on the night, but if you want to do any pre-reading, everything is available to you.

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WHAT HAPPENS?

• 5:30pm - 6:00pm | Arrivals, hellos, nibbling of food.
• 6:00pm - 6:15pm | Open pitch session (share an idea for making change)
• 6:15pm - 7:15pm | Working session together (in groups)
• 7:15pm - 7:30pm | Wrapping up + making next plans + tidying up

We try to keep it short and sweet - it is a Wednesday after all!

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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

• In order to keep waste to a minimum, please bring your reusable drink bottle (or any other beverage holder of choice).

• We provide delicious catering to keep your mind fuelled and tummy full. We have a habit of over-catering, so please bring a container if you want to take food home with you!

• Anything else that helps you do your best work. Some people bring notebooks and devices, some just show up. Everything is cool. We have pens and paper and whiteboards for doodling / note taking.

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ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION

Like all Code for Australia events, we are committed to creating safe spaces that everybody feels safe and supported in. We have a Code of Conduct which you can check out here: http://bit.ly/Code-Code

If you have any questions or considerations for us to know about your participation in this event, please email Grace ([masked]) and let us know. We want to make these events as inclusive and welcoming as possible for everyone.

We are so grateful to be holding these events on the lands of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation. We wish to pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that this beautiful land, which many of us now call home, was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.