What's hot right now?

Each month we will highlight the newest, most active or most exciting tech clubs. It will be hard to keep up given there is so much buzz in the industry (but that's what we are here for!)

SHE FLIES

Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline despite no innate cognitive gender differences. She Flies is on a mission to address this problem.

We believe that gender equality in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers builds stronger economies. She Flies generates conversation around gender equality in STEM, using the world of drones to inspire and provide a platform for change to occur. She Flies builds high quality STEM leadership and learning opportunities through drone education.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

WiT empowers, develops and celebrates women in technology and life sciences via relevant events, mentoring, programs, awards and networks. We are committed to:

  • Developing a strong and sustainable network for members and supporters with industry
  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with government, academia and industry
  • Advocating for our members on relevant issues to advance the presence and status of women in technology and life sciences
  • Providing development opportunities and adding value to our members.

Science & Technology Australia (STA)

STA is Australia’s peak body in science and technology - we represent more than 60,000 Australian scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines.

STA is a respected and influential contributor to debate on public policy, providing a strong voice for those we represent.

VOGUE CODES

To be held at Carriageworks on July 29 and at the University of Melbourne on August 10, Vogue Codes: Live will see the founders behind some of the most revolutionary start-up businesses share their insights and experiences through a series of lively panel discussions and keynote speeches on the day.

PYLADIES

We are an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.

PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!

PRIMARY CONNECTIONS

PrimaryConnections: Linking science with literacy is an innovative approach to teaching and learning which aims to enhance primary school teachers’ confidence and competence for teaching science. A program of the Australian Academy of Science, PrimaryConnections focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in both science and literacy.

SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (RMIT SWITCH)

RMIT SWITCH provides an accessible and comfortable environment where we can gather together, meet new people and share our experiences. 
Membership is not only open to women enrolled in Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering degrees but also to any female or female identifying RMIT students from other academic disciplines who may have an interest in learning more about technology. 
Throughout the year we hold a variety of events which focus on social, career and technical development opportunities for our members.

WOMEN IN HPC

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) began with a question – “Why are there not more women in HPC?”

This led to a mission to find the answer. On our journey we discovered that by bringing the HPC community together, we could provide research that would raise awareness, support to organizations and women based on what we learned, and opportunities for women to network, learn, and become strong!

NODE GIRLS

Node Girls runs free JavaScript and Node.js workshops for women, non-binary and trans folk around the Australia. We believe that any person should try programming at least once in their life. Therefore we created a community where in friendly atmosphere with great vibe you can try programming first time or if you already code - learn something new about JavaScript and/or Node.js.

CODE LIKE A GIRL

Code Like a Girl is an initiative dedicated to providing girls with the tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding.

TECH BREKKY

A gap in the meetup topography of Melbourne has inspired us to create this alternative to evening meetups. Whilst this was inspired and organised by women, we welcome anyone with an interest in technology to come along. Whether you are a parent or likewise with evening commitments at home, a morning person who prefers early starts to late nights, or just like the idea of coffee and pastries over beer and pizza, this meetup could be for you.

CODE THE FUTURE

Code the Future is a global community of volunteer developers and educators providing opportunities for students of all ages, in schools of all locations to learn how to code.

Founded in November 2014 and based in Melbourne, Australia, Code the Future connects volunteer developers with teachers and schools to make these opportunities possible.

LITTLE SCIENTISTS

Little Scientists Australia is a not-for-profit professional development program for early childhood educators and teachers combining inquiry-based learning with age-appropriate STEM exploration (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

We are dedicated to amplify children’s natural curiosity and to ignite their passion for lifelong learning.
 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

CODER FACTORY

At Coder Factory Academy, we’re using our innovative framework as Australia’s only accredited coding bootcamp to build a community of empowered individuals with invaluable skillsets and global employment opportunities.

WOMEN WHO CODE

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology. The organization tripled in 2013 and has grown to be one of the largest communities of women engineers in the world.

CODE THE FUTURE

We connect developers with educators to help students learn how to code.

 

GROK LEARNING

We're a team of educators and software engineers who want to make coding fun for everyone. We are passionate about teaching the next generation the skills they need to become the creators of tomorrow.

Together we have decades of experience teaching computing to university students, high school students, teachers and professionals. We love using the latest technology to make it easier for you to learn.

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FLYING ROBOT SCHOOL 

Flying Robot School is an initiative aimed at encouraging kids at country public schools to create cool technology that serves a useful purpose, and to consider careers along the same lines. We aim to do that by teaching them how quadcopters work, how to fly them, and how to design a sophisticated aerial sensor pod. 

ALL ABOUT WOMEN

In its fifth year, All About Women is one of Sydney Opera House’s flagship festivals and occurs as a prelude to International Women’s Day on March 8. It’s a full day of talks and discussions about ideas that matter to women today, and features over 20 guests from Australia, Iceland, Germany, Malaysia, France, Norway, and the United States, and more.

ROBOGALS

Robogals is made possible by our amazing volunteers from universities and young professionals of all genders.

We come from a wide range expertise from engineering to law to commerce and are all united under the cause of gender equity in engineering and technology.

SOFTWARE CARPENTRY

Since 1998, Software Carpentry has been teaching researchers in science, engineering, medicine, and related disciplines the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain. 

RAILS GIRLS

Our aim is to give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas. We do this by providing a great experience on building things and by making technology more approachable.

Learn sketching, prototyping, basic programming and get introduced to the world of technology. Rails Girls was born in Finland, but is nowadays a global, non-profit volunteer community.

FIRST AUSTRALIA

FIRST‘s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders through exciting mentor-based programs in a competition setting.  These competitions build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

CODE CLUB AUSTRALIA

The mission of Code Club Australia is to give every child in Australia the chance to learn to code by providing project materials and a volunteering framework that supports the running of after-school coding clubs.