• ‘How to’ Code the Future... and more!
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  • Innovators of the Future: Engaging Girls in Code
    Code the Future is enabling widespread access to children, both boys and girls, to learn to code with support from our amazing coding mentors. Research tells us that many girls dismiss careers in IT before the age of 15. Bridging the gender gap and creating diversity in the future starts now. We are delighted to be supporting the Tech Girls Movement in the 2017 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition. During the meetup we'll hear from a range of speakers sharing their insights, advice and strategies for engaging and supporting young girls in computer science. Come along to share and discuss your thoughts, and be connected with educators and developers a part of our community. Check out our line up of amazing speakers- Ally Watson: Code Like a Girl (https://codelikeagirl.org/) Fi Slaven: Go Girl, Go for IT (http://gogirl.org.au/) & Vic ICT for Women (http://www.vicictforwomen.com.au/) Helen Sultana: Girl Geek Academy & #MissMakesCode (http://girlgeekacademy.com/) Melinda Cashen: President of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (https://dltv.vic.edu.au) And...students from Princes Hill Primary School We can't wait to see you there. Bec, Will & the extended Code the Future Team.

    Intrepid Travel

    Level 7 567 Collins St · Melbourne

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  • Coding the Future in 2017
    2017 is the Year of Digital Technologies in schools right across the country, where coding in the Australian Curriculum comes to life. Come along to this meet-up to find out what this curriculum means for schools, what’s involved and how best to get started. Hear from teachers and volunteers involved in Code the Future projects and find out how easy it is to get started and help code the future in 2017! This meet-up is for both interested volunteers and teachers. We can’t wait to see you there. Speakers: Balendran Thavarajah Balendran is the Chief Technology Officer at Bluedot Innovation where his focus is on disrupting the status quo of location services industry through a cutting edge location services product. He is passionate about developing people to create long term sustainability and success of teams. The need and the understanding of the importance of grassroot level tech education for social and economic empowerment prompted Balendran and Bluedot to work with Code the Future. Outside work, If he is not spending time with his 8 year old daughter Roveenaa, Balendran is either playing chess or listening to music. Come along to hear about Bluedot's journey with Code the Future and some of the interesting collaborative school projects the Bluedot Team are working on. Katherine Roan Katherine Roan is a passionate Secondary Teacher at Roxburgh Park College. She also runs a food truck business 'Paper Plains' with her younger sister Ang. After being frustrated at the lack of entrepreneurial skills that her students were being exposed to, she organised and ran a three-day 'Highschool Entrepreneur' program in Melbourne. At the end of the three days' students presented their innovative solutions for improving entrepreneurial education in schools. The weekend attracted over a dozen mentors from industry and the winning team presented at the Foundation for Young Australians office in Melbourne. She recruited two mentors through Code the Future to assist over the 3 days. She will be sharing her journey of getting this event to happen and what she learned along the way. Insta - @Paper_plainsWebsite - paperplains.com.au (http://paperplains.com.au/) - FB: /paperplainsfoodtruck

    Intrepid Travel

    Level 7 567 Collins St · Melbourne

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  • Meetup Mixup Melbourne
    Register at https://melbourne.meetupmixup.com/ . Tickets are $15, and include a drink and nibbles. For our final meetup for 2016 we're excited to be teaming up with the Melbourne meetup community for Meetup Mixup Melbourne, a combined networking & social event to celebrate the festive season and a year of meetups! Everyone is welcome to join the gathering on December 13th for an evening of celebrations to round out the year and welcome the holiday season. The Code the Future team will be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice for getting started in 2017. The mixer is a non-profit networking & social event that is run by the local community for the benefit of the local community. If you're keen to help support the event by way of sponsorship to make the event as accessible as possible for the community, grab the sponsor prospectus: https://melbourne.meetupmixup.com/assets/sponsor_prospectus_2016.pdf

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  • Projects, matching with volunteers and ideas to get started
    Come along to our next meetup where we'll have both volunteer coders and educators share their experiences of being a part of Code the Future projects. If you're a coder, come along to see how you could help out in a school and learn about some great resources on offer. If you're an educator, come and meet some volunteers and see how easy it is to get started with a project in your school. Speakers: Mel Cashen: Mel is an Australian educator passionate about contemporary learning and students centred learning and uses technology to develop global connections, collaborate and create. Mel has taught in primary schools in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne as well as London. She has also worked at Monash University as an educational designer supporting academics in improving learning and teaching. Mel is implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school and has presented at conferences across Australia about her Systems Thinking approach to the new curriculum and sharing experiences from her school. Mel has been in engaged with Code the Future for well over a year and will be sharing her experiences and opportunities created for students at her school through her Code the Future projects. Rhys Sullivan: User experience, industrial design, software design, all-round general interface guy. He has over 10 years of experience working in the advertising industry as a developer and technical lead. His expertise covers a very broad range of technologies, from advanced interactive platforms such as the Xbox Kinect and custom hardware, to smartphone app development and server-side systems. Rhys has been volunteering with Code the Future and will be sharing the project he is involved with and his expert tips for others thinking about volunteering. We can't wait to see you all again, Bec, Will & the Code the Future team.

    Intrepid Travel

    Level 7 567 Collins St · Melbourne

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  • Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge special PD night
    Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge special PD night Programmed with the support of Code the Future You are invited to attend an evening that will inform, inspire and connect you. Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge special PD night Confirmed speakers: · Trent Ray, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador · Sandy Philips, Department of Education and Training · Christine Evely, ACMI Education · Clara Reeves, Hipster Whale · Bec Spink, Code the Future · Students from Aitken Creek Primary School Why: How do you begin planning a prototype? What will make it stand out from the pack? Where can you find a mentor? Hear from industry about recent games and app projects, network and hear about further support channels to give you a head start on the Challenge. There will be a short presentation from the Aitken Creek Primary School students on how they are approaching their EnviroClik App. Drinks and nibbles provided. Entry is free.

    ACMI X

    Level 4, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank · Melbourne

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  • Innovators of the Future: Engaging Girls in Code
    Speakers: Michelle Gleeson (https://au.linkedin.com/in/michelle-gleeson-1759561) - Agile Software Development Lead at Xero and Code the Future Volunteer Elizabeth Enders (https://au.linkedin.com/in/elizabethenders)- Talent Acquisition Manager at Envato James Ross (https://au.linkedin.com/in/james-ross-55989b) - Chief Technology Officer at Envato ACPS Tech Girls Group - (https://www.facebook.com/enviroclik)Year 4 and 6 students from Aitken Creek Primary School A recent report from Digital Careers, Intel and the Australian Computing Society states "Computer education, with a focus on Computer Science, has become a core subject in the Australian Curriculum and the focus of national innovation initiatives. Equal participation by girls, however, remains unlikely based on their engagement with computing in recent decades"...read more here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Vbwc04iGqzTXBCbkRPRy1JY1E/view). Code the Future is enabling widespread access to children, both boys and girls, to learn to code alongside our volunteer developers. Research tells us that many girls dismiss careers in IT before the age of 15. Bridging the gender gap and creating diversity in the future starts now. During the meetup we'll hear from a range of speakers sharing their insights, advice and strategies for engaging and supporting young girls in computer science. Come along to share and discuss your thoughts, and be connected with educators and developers a part of our community. We'll also be sharing some new website features. We can't wait to see you there. Bec & Will

    Envato

    121 King Street · Melbourne

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  • Volunteer Match-A-Thon with Code the Future & Code Club Australia
    Come along to the first co-hosted event between Code the Future and Code Club Australia. As the title suggests this event will be a great opportunity for teachers to connect with volunteers 'in real life' and allow developers to find schools in their area. We can't wait to get you matching!

    Envato

    121 King Street · Melbourne

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  • Our First Meetup
    Come and join us to celebrate 1 year of Code the Future and a Christmas get together. We're looking forward to meeting you and discussing all things Code the Future. Please RSVP for catering purposes. See you then. :)

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