Singularity U Australia Summit
Feb
19
to Feb 21

Singularity U Australia Summit

The SingularityU Australia Summit brings the world’s leading speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies together with Australia's and New Zealand's leaders of today and tomorrow, giving us the knowledge and insight we need to compete — and win — in an exponentially changing world.

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YOW! CTO Summit Sydney
Dec
6
9:00 AM09:00

YOW! CTO Summit Sydney

The CTO Summit is about open dialogue and sharing successes and challenges with peers. The one day conference is packed with insightful talks containing the latest tricks, hacks and shortcuts that companies use to successfully build and run engineering teams. 

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YOW! CTO Summit Melbourne
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

YOW! CTO Summit Melbourne

The CTO Summit is about open dialogue and sharing successes and challenges with peers. 
The one day conference is packed with insightful talks containing the latest tricks, hacks and shortcuts that companies use to successfully build and run engineering teams. 
 

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Resilience and the Science of High Performance
Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

Resilience and the Science of High Performance

Resilience and the Science of High Performance - taking Expressions of Interest - date approx to be TBC

Do you want to know how to improve your capacity to perform at your best?

Today's workplace is a highly competitive cauldron sharing many similar characteristics with the world of the high performance athlete.  Intense effort, thriving under pressure, focused concentration and the ability to recover are fundamental to success.

Being able to consistently perform at your peak requires a balance between intense effort and essential periods of rest and recovery.

This keynote presentation contributes to the development of high performance behaviours in four areas - the way you think, the way you work, the way you balance stress and the way you eat and move. This highly engaging, scientifically backed presentation is drawn from the fields of performance psychology, sports coaching, exercise physiology and business management.

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Rails Girls Sydney
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Rails Girls Sydney

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.

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Adult Workshop: Setting up a WordPress site
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Adult Workshop: Setting up a WordPress site

Have you ever tried creating your own website with a Content Management System (CMS) only to realise that there are great limitations to what your theme can do? All of a sudden your site looks like any other on the web and efforts to differentiate it can cost you an arm and a leg.

WordPress is reportedly the most popular website management and blogging system in use on the web today, supporting more than 60 million websites - that's 28% of the internet!

In this workshop, we will guide you through how to download and install WordPress.org which will give you access to over 50,316 free plugins and many more free themes to add that functionality that you always wanted to your site.

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How CDOs work their magic in the digital space
Oct
11
11:30 AM11:30

How CDOs work their magic in the digital space

What is the role of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?  And does it change depending on the organisation? AIIA have three outstanding CDOs from three very different organisations, with three different sets of requirements.  Hear how each of these speakers approaches the task, as well as their challenges, successes and views on digital transformation.

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Web Directions AI Conference
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Web Directions AI Conference

  • Dockside Darling Harbour (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Long a staple of futurists and science fiction authors, and the preserve of data scientists and machine learning experts, the promise of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing is now vastly more accessible via numerous "AI as a service" platforms.

With AI APIs like those from IBM's Watson, Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure as well as numerous AI and machine learning startups, adding intelligence to our products and services online is inexpensive, and an order of magnitude less complex than it has been until recently.

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Little Scientists Conference
Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

Little Scientists Conference

We invite you to our Little Scientists Conference 2017. A one day event aimed at early childhood educators and teachers working with children aged 3-6 years old. Join us to discover that everyone can have fun with scientific exploration and STEM using everyday affordable and recycled materials.

DATE: Tue. 26 September 2017
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm AEST
LOCATION: Abbotsford Convent, 1 Saint Heliers Street, Melbourne, VIC 3067 | VIEW MAP

PRICE: $120

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Little Scientists Mathematics Workshop NSW
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Little Scientists Mathematics Workshop NSW

  • Sutherland Shire Network Bonnet Bay Before & After School Care (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore shape and space, symmetry, solids, surfaces and symbols. Experience how the magic of mathematics is hidden in everyday life. Learn about, and how to encourage the development of abstract thought processes.

Each workshop topic continues to build on your knowledge from previous, deepening your insights into the concepts of inquiry-based learning, metacognition, and co-construction.

To further support continuous professional growth, we introduce new relevant STEM topics each year.

It is compulsory to start our program with the Water Exploration workshop first. Once the water workshop is complete, the order for attending additional workshop topics is open for the participant to decide.

Please see our Little Scientists workshop Terms and Conditions on www.littlescientists.org.au

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SETAC 2017 Conference
Sep
4
to Sep 6

SETAC 2017 Conference

  • Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The theme of the conference is:  The role of environmental toxicology and chemistry in a changing environment.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for delegates from academia, industry, and government to discuss the latest research in the field of environmental toxicology and chemistry. Set amongst the amazing beaches, World Heritage-listed rainforest, and vibrant city nightlife of the Gold Coast, this Conference is not to be missed!

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Little Scientists Water Workshop VIC
Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Little Scientists Water Workshop VIC

  • 2 Riverside Quay Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever met a child who is not fascinated by water? Regardless of its aggregate state, icy, cold, or hot, children love to explore water from an early age.

At your first Little Scientists workshop you will explore water with all your senses, investigate the different aggregate states and test the solubility of different substances. You will be given the opportunity to discover how STEM subjects can be implemented in a free and exciting way and you will engage in different hands-on experiences linked to the concept of inquiry-based learning and co-construction.

To further support continuous professional growth, we introduce new relevant STEM topics each year.

It is compulsory to start our program with the Water Exploration workshop first. Once the water workshop is complete, the order for attending additional workshop topics is open for the participant to decide.

Please see our Little Scientists workshop Terms and Conditions on www.littlescientists.org.au.

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Little Scientists Air Workshop QLD
Aug
21
9:30 AM09:30

Little Scientists Air Workshop QLD

Did you know that we are carrying the weight of two elephants on our shoulders, every day of our life?

In this workshop, you will bring wind into the room, catch soap bubbles and realise that air is so much more than ‘nothing.’ You will be given the opportunity to develop further ideas for a co-constructed learning environment and explore questions that encourage children’s metacognitive thinking.

To further support continuous professional growth, we introduce new relevant STEM topics each year.

It is compulsory to start our program with the Water Exploration workshop first. Once the water workshop is complete, the order for attending additional workshop topics is open for the participant to decide.

Please see our Little Scientists workshop Terms and Conditions on www.littlescientists.org.au.

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Little Scientists Air Workshop QLD
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Little Scientists Air Workshop QLD

Did you know that we are carrying the weight of two elephants on our shoulders, every day of our life?

In this workshop, you will bring wind into the room, catch soap bubbles and realise that air is so much more than ‘nothing.’ You will be given the opportunity to develop further ideas for a co-constructed learning environment and explore questions that encourage children’s metacognitive thinking.

This workshop topic continues to build on your knowledge from previous, deepening your insights into the concepts of inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.
Please see our Little Scientists workshop Terms and Conditions on www.littlescientists.org.au.

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Pyladies - Introduction to Data Wrangling with Pandas with Sarah Masud
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Pyladies - Introduction to Data Wrangling with Pandas with Sarah Masud

Excel sheets have become the de facto format for analysing and sharing data insights. But it is not efficient for handling data that is either huge or partial or both. This is where Pandas comes to the rescue. Pandas is a very powerful and highly optimised Python library. It is used for cleaning and analysing datasets. Having a working knowledge of Pandas helps any data analysts to quickly gain insights from a large dataset, and obtain a clean, portable subset of data to do in-depth analysis on.

By the end of this session, participants will have a working knowledge of Pandas. Beginner level knowledge of Python will be sufficient to get you started with Pandas.

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PyLadies Melbourne July meetup - Rage Against the Ghost in the Machine
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

PyLadies Melbourne July meetup - Rage Against the Ghost in the Machine

This month's speaker is Lilly Ryan! Lilly is a software developer, digital rights activist, and recovering historian from Melbourne.

She is definitely not a hologram.

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People have been using technology to try to contact ghosts for over a hundred years. From ouija boards to EVP to the not-quite-unbelievable creepypasta you stumble across on a forum at 3am, the spirits of the dead are ever present in our imaginations and (maybe?) our servers.

Very soon, you could deliberately leave a ghost of your own! Research facilities are currently working to make our sci-fi dreams a reality, and let us live on digitally after our deaths. Trailing information in our wake every time we touch the Internet, it becomes increasingly possible to create a digital presence that will use these (and future) data points to respond and react to events after our deaths much as we might have in life.

But, as we grow ever-closer to building this reality, how should we think about our ghosts? Are they technically ‘us’? Are they subject to the law? Could a hacker spin up a doppelgänger to plague you in life?

To explore the answers to these questions and more, light some candles, and follow Lilly into the beyond.

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Agile Australia
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Agile Australia

The ninth annual Agile Australia Conference returns to Sydney in 2017 and focuses on the theme of Learning and Leading.

Comprising two dynamic days as well as optional workshops before and after the Conference (in Sydney and Melbourne), Agile Australia 2017 offers four concurrent streams brimming with international and Australian specialists in topics as diverse as Agile transformation to astronomy, as well as local case studies and stories, lightning talks, and deep dives!

The Conference is designed to offer ample time for networking among fellow delegates and speakers, with a social program in-built to ensure maximum opportunities for sharing and learning from each other.

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Code Like A Girl - Cracking the Tech Career
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Code Like A Girl - Cracking the Tech Career

Finding your perfect place in the tech industry can be a challenging and intimidating task for anyone; whether you’re a fresh grad, someone who’s looking for a career change, or perhaps wanting to go freelance.

By popular demand, we’re bringing back our sell-out ‘Cracking the Tech Career’ event.

You’ll hear from a diverse array of speakers and panelists who’ll share their tips on how to get your dream gig; from nailing the technical interview, to salary negotiation, and finding the right culture for you!

There’ll also be time on the night for you to receive portfolio/CV advice from our experts (so make sure you bring along a copy of your CV!), and to have a professional headshot taken to pimp your LinkedIn profile.

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Software Carpentry - Instructor Training
Jun
19
to Jun 20

Software Carpentry - Instructor Training

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on two-day workshop covers the basics of educational psychology and instructional design, and looks at how to use these ideas in both intensive workshops and regular classes.

The workshop is a mix of lectures and hands-on lessons where you practice giving a short lesson using approaches learned and implement some of the teaching techniques which we will discuss. This is training for teaching, not technical training; you do not need any particular technical background, and we will not be teaching that. This workshop is based on the constantly revised and updated curriculum.

Who: The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher. In particular, this training is aimed at those who want to become Software and Data Carpentry instructors, run workshops and contribute to the Carpentry training materials. You don't currently have to be an instructor or a teacher to attend this workshop, but you do need to be willing and committed to becoming one and to improving your teaching techniques.

Where: Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Requirements: Participants should bring a laptop that is Internet connected and has a functioning browser. If you have it, a device for recording audio and video (mobile phones and laptops are OK) is useful as throughout the two days, we are going to record one another teaching in pairs or threes. It does not have to be high-quality, but it should be good enough that you can understand what someone is saying.

Please note that after this course is over, you will be asked to do three short follow-up exercises online in order to finish qualifying as an instructor: the details are available at https://swcarpentry.github.io/instructor-training/checkout/. If you have any questions about the workshop, the reading material, or anything else, please get in touch.

All participants are required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organisers have checked that:

The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
Accessible restrooms are available.
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please mail b.weaver@uq.edu.au for more information

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INSIDE THE MINDS OF BRILLIANT DESIGNERS
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

INSIDE THE MINDS OF BRILLIANT DESIGNERS

This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Melbourne’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Plus, they’ll cover opportunities within the field and their vision for the future of the industry.

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Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne Info Night
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Melbourne Info Night

Hey RHoKers, 

If you are thinking of coming along to this year's RHoK Melbourne 2017 Winter Hackathon, then come along and meet the new changemakers and find out what to expect from the upcoming RHoK hackathon on June 17th & 18th. 

This is a chance to find out who we are, what we do and how we can all do our little bit to hack for humanity. We'll also be introducing our new changemakers for the upcoming winter hackathon. We'll be explaining how the RHoK community needs a wide variety of skillsets - from coding to design, to BA work and marketing and social media. 

The event lasts for an hour, followed by drinks, food and a chance to hang out and meet the changemakers and hear about the problem that they are bringing to the hack. 

If you're an established member of the community and want to re-connect, or a new person looking to find out what we are all about, this is the ideal night to join us.

Thanks to GA for hosting us... you're the best!

 

More info on the selected changemakers for the RHoK 2017 winter hackathon coming soon after the application process is complete.

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BREAK INTO CODING
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

BREAK INTO CODING

Did you know, that 99% of Immersive course graduates who utilized our outcomes program got a job within 180 days of starting their search? You could spend 3 years at university learning to code and get the same salary as a graduate who finishes our 12 week intensive course.

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MACHINES WITH BRAINS
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

MACHINES WITH BRAINS

From self-driving trucks to grandmaster-beating artificial intelligences, machines today are brainier than ever.

These developments offer vast potential new benefits—highly efficient delivery networks, intelligent clothing, and gamers who train with machines to greatly improve their skills—but also come with a wide range of risks.

Join us for a discussion exploring one of technology's most complex new frontiers. Our industry leaders and experts will present and discuss:
- What is AI and how is it already all around us?
- Why it’s important to understand how algorithms affect us
- The future of Australian AI startups
- And much, much more...

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Call for Presentations (CFP) Workshop - “But I don’t have anything to say!”
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Call for Presentations (CFP) Workshop - “But I don’t have anything to say!”

The YOW! WIT 2017 proposals are due on June 23 and we want to make sure you submit something! We also want you (yes, YOU) to submit more conference proposals this year :) 

A lot of people feel they don’t have anything to say or that people wouldn’t be interested in their topic. But we want to hear those crazy ideas and work with you to turn them into a proposal. We also want to chat if you feel like you don’t have anything to say. Because, as one of my friends told me, “oh you have a lot of things to say! It's just you forgot they are interesting.” 

If you have a rough idea already, join us! If you haven’t thought of anything, join us! If you’re not going to submit a proposal for whatever reason, but could maybe be convinced to speak at a meetup, join us!

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OpenStack Day Melbourne
Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

OpenStack Day Melbourne

Held in Melbourne on June 1st 2017, OpenStack Australia Day is set to be the region’s largest, conference focusing on Open Source cloud technology. Gathering users, vendors and solution providers OpenStack Australia Day is an industry event to showcase the latest technologies and share real-world experiences of the next wave of IT virtualisation.

This conference will feature a range of sessions on the broader cloud and Software Defined Infrastructure ecosystem including OpenStack, containers, PaaS and automation with insights from some of the most talented members of the OpenStack community.

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BREAK INTO PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

BREAK INTO PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Product management is one of the most sought-after careers in tech. Lying at the intersection between business, design, and technology, product managers gauge whether a product is viable from a business perspective, desired by customers, and technically feasible.

Whether they’re developing their own product or working within a larger organisation, product managers work with key stakeholders, designers, and developers to ensure that the final product meets both customer and business objectives.

We'll discuss the product management landscape, what the PM role entails, who makes a good PM, and how to transition into the field. Learn how people land jobs as product managers, walk away with practical tips on moving into product management, and understand what it is like to be interviewed for the role.
 

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