• What The Heck is 'Civic Tech'?

    OneFlare

    Contrary to what many people think, technology is inherently human. Everything we create, develop, and use with technology serves to better human lives in one way or another, and in the world of civic tech, this is especially true. From technology created to enhance the relationship between people and government, to projects developed to tackle troubling social issues, civic tech serves to bridge the gap between social good and government by leveraging technology’s huge potential to change the world for the better. At its core, civic tech is about you and me. This October, join Coder Academy as we invite representatives from some of Australia’s most inspiring civic tech organisations to chat about their phenomenal work improving our lives through the implementation of tech. Spots are limited, so don’t miss out! Register for free in a city near you. Industry speakers will include: - Thom Vincent & Liam Fiddler, Mentally Friendly - Ali Muzaffar, Engineering Manager, Sonder - Ton Dijkgraaf, Smart Technologies Solutions Lead @ GHD - Jorja Leroy, Digital Partner Executive NSW (Government Lead) @ Telstra Purple Hosted by our friends at OneFlare!

  • CODEvelop

    Coder Academy

    Development is one of the best jobs in the world. Not only do we get to create awesome technology using code, we’re also life-long learners with a passion for continual growth! Codeveloping literally means “to develop (something) together." Every fortnight, our CODEvelop MeetUp will bring together like-minded devs from all stages of their careers to learn something new -- and actually useful! -- that’s relevant to their day-to-day lives. Our aim is to keep this MeetUp casual, with food and a fun space to hang out with like-minded developers. Description: - Continuous learning: 99% of people either don’t try or quit after their first hurdle. We’re the 1% of people that’s pushing on and continuing to grow. - Tutorial based: Get hands-on with coding tutorials and tips/tricks for devs like yourself, regardless of what career stage you’re at. Crack open a drink while you crack some code! - Community: Hang with like-minded peers who code. Super casual environment dedicated to growth. All experience levels welcome. - What we’re NOT: Every other tech or developer MeetUp. We keep our presentations super relevant to help you grow in your day-to-day career and level up to the next stage. - Inclusive + Diverse: Safe space. People of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities welcome. - BYOD - Bring your own device! Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 > Food & Welcome 6:30 - 8:00 > Tutorial 8:00 - > Hang out @ Rag & Famish About the Topics: A lot of us use bash regularly for developing and simple tasks, however if we need to automate these tasks we often turn to other languages like Python or Javascript. Many overlook the powerful platter of terminal utilities we could be tying together with a simple bash script! In this session we will be looking at how we can pick apart bash scripts, and how we can make our own. About the Hosts: Garret Blankenship, Lead Educator @ Coder Academy: Garret is the Lead Educator of the Sydney Fast Track Bootcamp. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications from the The Ohio State University, Garret joined a commercial conferencing company for B2B sales as a Business Development Manager and quickly moved into a Junior Programmer role, where he developed his passion for programming and coding. Moving into a Senior Programmer role with the company, Garret's career in coding progressed, working as a System Architect, PHP Developer, Senior Developer and Senior Tech Lead at various tech companies and start ups, eventually co-founding his own start up supporting mental health practitioners. Identifying that his twin passions were tech and learning, Garret started teaching with Coder Academy a year ago as the Lead Educator. He is passionate about bringing real world and industry-relevant experience to his students so they can thrive in an agile and rapidly changing industry. Hamish Lees, Assistant Educator @ Coder Academy: Hamish has completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Finance, from the University of Technology. Following in the footsteps of most university students, he then took his newfound knowledge and went on a nice, long adventure. Upon returning to Australia, and discovering that everything he learnt in university was being replaced by computers and formulas, Hamish decided to look into the world of coding. Hamish enrolled in Coder Academy, completing the Fast Track Bootcamp. Upon completion of the course, he was offered a role as a Teaching Assistant. Having just seen his first cohort graduate, Hamish looks forward to delving further into the world of technology!

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  • Changing the Stats: How To Build Diverse & Inclusive Teams

    Cultures are living, breathing things. Cultures are shaped by what makes each and every one of us unique: whether it’s our socio-economic background, what gender we identify with, our age, sexual orientation, race, religion, and so much more. We’re all different, and the more we embrace our differences, the richer our cultures can become. Workplace culture is no different. No matter what industry you’re in, company culture is an integral part of how businesses behave and what they can achieve. Today, only 28% of the tech industry in Australia is female, with a mere 14% of women holding executive positions. Globally, the stats are even more worrying. Tech giants like Facebook have reported that only 3% of its U.S. workforce is black, 3% is Hispanic and 29% is Asian, which means that the technology used by 2.41 billion people monthly has been created by a ~70% white team. This story around lacking diversity is all too common. It’s time to change the stats! Join Coder Academy + representatives from a select group of Australia’s most diverse and inclusive companies this September, as we look at how we can build and support more inclusive and diverse teams. The discussion will revolve around the realities of diversity within Australian businesses (or lack thereof!), the business value diverse teams can offer, how inclusive work environments lead to better results, and initiatives proven to increase the recruitment and retention of diverse people. Thanks to OneFlare for hosting us! Industry speakers will include: - Dr Beena Ahmad, Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications & Superstar of STEM - Natasha Munasigne - Director, Full Stack Web Developer & Lawyer @ Frank Group (& Coder Academy Alumni!) - Emma Jones, Founder & CEO @ Project F - Kurt McLachlan, COO @ Xceptional Thanks to Oneflare for hosting us! Industry speakers will include: - Dr Beena Ahmad, Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications & Superstar of STEM - Natasha Munasigne - Director, Full Stack Web Developer & Lawyer @ Frank Group (& Coder Academy Alumni!) - Emma Jones, Founder & CEO @ Project F - Kurt McLachlan, COO @ Xceptional A little bit about Oneflare: Since 2012 Oneflare have been connecting high-quality Australian businesses with the customers who need them. With over 300 categories, from plumbers and electricians to pet groomers and party planners, Oneflare is where your to-do list gets done. Last year, Oneflare expanded its service offering by acquiring two home service providers, UrbanYou and TidyMe, making the Oneflare Group the largest provider of home cleaning and household services in Australia. The Oneflare team is hard at work expanding its product offering and changing the ways Australians get their jobs done. Oneflare started six years ago with a small group of people who sat in an office so small if one of them moved their chair no-one else could do the same. Fast-forward to 2019 and Oneflare have 80+ people in their Sydney team.

  • CODEvelop

    Coder Academy

    Development is one of the best jobs in the world. Not only do we get to create awesome technology using code, we’re also life-long learners with a passion for continual growth! Codeveloping literally means “to develop (something) together." Every fortnight, our CODEvelop MeetUp will bring together like-minded devs from all stages of their careers to learn something new -- and actually useful! -- that’s relevant to their day-to-day lives. Our aim is to keep this MeetUp casual, with food and a fun space to hang out with like-minded developers. Description: - Continuous learning: 99% of people either don’t try or quit after their first hurdle. We’re the 1% of people that’s pushing on and continuing to grow. - Tutorial based: Get hands-on with coding tutorials and tips/tricks for devs like yourself, regardless of what career stage you’re at. Crack open a drink while you crack some code! - Community: Hang with like-minded peers who code. Super casual environment dedicated to growth. All experience levels welcome. - What we’re NOT: Every other tech or developer MeetUp. We keep our presentations super relevant to help you grow in your day-to-day career and level up to the next stage. - Inclusive + Diverse: Safe space. People of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities welcome. - BYOD - Bring your own device! Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 > Food & Welcome 6:30 - 8:00 > Tutorial on Linux File Permissions Deep Dive 8:00 - > Hang out @ Rag & Famish About the Topics: Have you ever wondered why sometimes you need to run a command using sudo? Have you ever had a file permissions error that you looked up on Stackoverflow and it told you to run chmod 777? Have you ever ran across an article that said never use chmod 777? Because according to them it would be better to change the user group using chown. Have you ever wondered what chown does? All of that is what we are going to figure out. About the Hosts: Garret Blankenship, Lead Educator @ Coder Academy: Garret is the Lead Educator of the Sydney Fast Track Bootcamp. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications from the The Ohio State University, Garret joined a commercial conferencing company for B2B sales as a Business Development Manager and quickly moved into a Junior Programmer role, where he developed his passion for programming and coding. Moving into a Senior Programmer role with the company, Garret's career in coding progressed, working as a System Architect, PHP Developer, Senior Developer and Senior Tech Lead at various tech companies and start ups, eventually co-founding his own start up supporting mental health practitioners. Identifying that his twin passions were tech and learning, Garret started teaching with Coder Academy a year ago as the Lead Educator. He is passionate about bringing real world and industry-relevant experience to his students so they can thrive in an agile and rapidly changing industry. Hamish Lees, Assistant Educator @ Coder Academy: Hamish has completed a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Finance, from the University of Technology. Following in the footsteps of most university students, he then took his newfound knowledge and went on a nice, long adventure. Upon returning to Australia, and discovering that everything he learnt in university was being replaced by computers and formulas, Hamish decided to look into the world of coding. Hamish enrolled in Coder Academy, completing the Fast Track Bootcamp. Upon completion of the course, he was offered a role as a Teaching Assistant. Having just seen his first cohort graduate, Hamish looks forward to delving further into the world of technology!

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  • FinTech, Evolved (Powered by Tech Bytes)

    Coder Academy

    The term Fintech was first coined on the New York Stock Exchange in late 2014 to describe, quite literally, "financial technology". These days, Fintech now refers to a huge industry composed of organisations that use tech to make financial services more accessible, much more efficient, and incredibly effective Fintech has disrupted banks so deeply, that it has managed to completely transform how they operate. Financial institutions and services have been forced to using new approaches and technologies to keep ahead of start ups and cyber security threats that threaten their customer's data in ways that were once unthinkable. Join Coder Academy & friends as we explore the evolution of Fintech in today's world, what it means when the two worlds of finance and tech combine for innovation, and where the industry will go next as digital technologies continue to evolve. Limited spots available. Industry speakers will include: - Russell Martin, Co-Founder & CTO @ DiviPay - Jake Metz, CA Alumn + Front End Developer @ Ignition Wealth - Jessica Ellerm, CEO & Co-Founder @ Zuper Superannuation + more to be announced!

  • Women In Space | Hosted by Coder Academy & One Giant Leap

    AIT - Academy of Information Technology

    "If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys." - Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist, & engineer. Australia's space industry is at a turning point. With the Australian Space Agency's goal to create 20,000 new jobs in space by 2030, it is crucial that we attract, train and retain both men and women in the industry; breaking down the barriers placed so often before girls and women at all levels in education and in the workforce across STEM industries such as space. Did you know that Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space in 1963? That's only 2 years after Yuri Gagarin, the first man. Women have always been at the forefront of innovation, yet when we look at industries like tech and space exploration, there's still a lot of work to be done to make sure that our women and young girls have equal opportunities to get involved and shape the world we live in. Coder Academy is proud to be teaming up with One Giant Leap Australia to host 'Women In Space', an all-star event featuring an all-woman panel of scientist, executives, engineers, and educators who are working or have worked in space and other STEM industries to discuss how we can make space for the pioneering women-ovators of tomorrow. After all, one small step for a woman is one giant leap for woman kind. Join us and be part of the discussion! Limited spaces available. Panelists - Christine Fuller – Fmr Robotics Design Engineer, NASA JPL & Product Design Engineer, Amazon Lab126 - Shannon McConnell – Deep Space Network Public Engagement Manager, NASA JPL - Debra Brice – Marine Science Educator, San Marcos Unified School District - Rachel Zimmerman Brachman – Outreach Lead for Radioisotope Power Systems, NASA JPL + more to be confirmed!

  • How Technology is Disrupting Retail | Powered by Tech Bytes

    From the ICONIC to the ingenious, find out how retail companies are using tech to splurge on innovation with Coder Academy and friends! Australian retailers have had their industry disrupted by technology. With online e-commerce giants like Amazon taking over large parts of the industry, how do retailers - large and small - keep up with changing consumer behaviours while continuing to provide high quality customer service, innovative customer experiences and efficiency? Join us at our Sydney campus to see how evolving digital technologies can lead retailers to a world of new opportunities within their businesses, open up doors for endless career pathways and use large amounts of data in ways we never thought possible! We’ll be bringing together some of the brightest retail technology thought leaders, industry experts and enthusiasts to dive into the eclectic world of retail tech - don’t miss out. Register for FREE today. Industry speakers include: - Bridget Turnbull, Software Engineer at THE ICONIC - Rohini Sharma, Head of Financial Services Technology at WooliesX - Laura Doonin, Partner & Director at Moustache Republic + more to be announced!

  • Tech Talks | How Tech Is Transforming Hospitality (Powered by Tech Bytes)

    Welcome to Coder Academy's Mini Bytes! Our mini industry series powered by our popular Tech Bytes events. In our 'Mini Bytes' free lunchtime sessions we will be looking into a variety of industries to investigate how they use technology and why. First up: Hospitality. How do businesses like AirBnB, Mr Yum and hotel chains use technology to optimise their businesses? We'll be investigating how digital technologies are changing the nature of hospitality, the benefits of incorporating it into the day-to-day world and where this could leave for the future of the industry. Join Coder Academy and friends, as we find out the answers to all the above questions and much more. Learn something new, discover new worlds of work, and network over a free slice of pizza - or two! Limited spaces available so register today to avoid disappointment. Speakers TBC!

  • Which Cyber Hat Fits You Best?

    Coder Academy

    The world of Cyber Security is an ever-changing and complex one. Not only is it an area of technology that is all about protecting computer systems and networks, it’s also all about people as it infiltrates more and more of our daily lives. As we prepare to launch our brand new Cyber Security Bootcamp this June here at Coder Academy, we’ll be exploring what it really means to work in information security, and how and why more of us should get involved in IT. Join us and friends from some of Australia’s coolest companies including With You With Me, Solista & many more for an interactive session where we'll be understanding just how the way people like you and I approach things alters the future of this exciting area of technology, as well as witnessing hacking in action over drinks and nibbles with some of the most innovative people currently working in industry! Limited spaces available.

  • Tech Bytes | I Am, You Are, We Are: Hackers

    Coder Academy

    According to a report by IBM, it’s estimated that 1.7MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth by 2020. Already, there are 2.5 quintillion -- that’s 2.5 billion gigabytes (GB) of data (minimum!) -- created each day. With more and more of our lives going digital, it has become increasingly critical for both individuals and businesses to protect our precious data. We have seen and will continue to see huge investments from banks, large corporates, and governments worldwide being poured into cybersecurity teams, departments, and professionals. In Australia last year, job listings for cybersecurity-related jobs surged 173% compared to the previous year with many of these roles remaining unfilled, according to job listing platform Indeed, indicating that Australia only has 7% of the cybersecurity talent that it needs. As the need for cybersecurity expertise continues to grow at an exponential rate, it is more critical now than ever for us to unlock the answers to common questions like: - What even is cyber security? - What career opportunities exist in this growing field? - Who would make a good cyber security professional? - How is cyber security split into technical vs non-technical roles? - How can you transition into a career in cyber security? - What companies are hiring cyber security professionals in Australia? - Why is cyber security such a lucrative career choice? Join us and a panel of industry leaders within cyber security as we decrypt the stereotypes of what it means to work in cyber, and unlock the opportunities that might exist for you. Industry Speakers Include: - Karl Jensen, Cyber Security Manager at WithYouWithMe - Nicolas Barbalan - Security Consultant at Solista More TBC!

  • Tech Bytes: DiverseIT

    AIT - Academy of Information Technology

    One of the best things about the tech industry is its ability and desire to embrace diversity of all kinds. Promoting equality through innovative and disruptive tech education is a pretty big deal to us here at Coder Academy, so this month we’re bringing in a few of the inspiring people we know working across the industry from partners to alumni. No matter who you are or where you come from, there are limitless ways you can get into tech, and have your voice and ideas be heard - and we want to help you get there! Join Coder Academy and friends in Sydney this March as we share success stories, and personal experiences to show you all of the awesome opportunities out there in the tech industry. It's time to break through the glass ceiling - together. RSVP today.