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Digital Scorecard

Online scorecard checks digital readiness of business The Digital Scorecard will help businesses identify ways to improve their digital capability and be more competitive in a global digital economy. The Scorecard will allow businesses to benchmark where they sit in relation to other business across the region and within their industry; and offer technological solutions and training to help them improve their businesses and make them more competitive in the local and global markets. By addressing digital opportunities and breaking down barriers, businesses will be better equipped to transform their own internal practices, processes, and business strategies to adapt to and prepare for…
Silicon Coast
March 8, 2017
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It’s time to Level Up!

Take your business to the next level with access to workshops, webinars, mentors and more The Level Up program is a Sunshine Coast Council funded program aimed at helping local startups, small and medium businesses connect to the NBN (where available), and fully utilise digital tools, innovation principles and business solutions to enable them to improve their productivity, profitability and ability to compete nationally and internationally, where desired. Our vision for the Sunshine Coast is based on the premise that future cities are smart, healthy and creative. We hope this program helps us achieve that - Mayor Mark Jamieson Surviving…
Silicon Coast
March 8, 2017
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Registrations for Sunshine Coast Coderdojo are now open

It’s a new year which means another year of CoderDojo is about to commence! We currently have three Dojo’s running all over the Sunshine Coast; Noosa, Maleny and Maroochydore and registrations for term 1 are open now. So what IS Coder Dojo? Coder Dojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based coding clubs for young people between the ages of 7 and 17. Here at CoderDojo we learn how to code, develop websites, apps, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. Emphasis on the informal, we prefer you think of Sunshine Coast CoderDojo as a…
Silicon Coast
March 1, 2017
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nbn announces major website update

Thanks to a major update, Australians looking forward to being connected to the nbn™ network can now expect greater clarity on when their premises will be made ready for service. Newly released improvements to the address checker function on the nbn™ website mean that most Australian homes and businesses will now be able to access better information on the rollout in their area.  The update provides the most accurate view of when the nbn™ network will be available as well as what technology will be used at any given time. The website now also allows nearly every Australian to find out…
Silicon Coast
February 27, 2017
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From disrupted to disruptor

From disrupted to disruptor: Reinventing your business by transforming the core By Peter Dahlström, Liz Ericson, Somesh Khanna, and Jürgen Meffert Companies must be open to radical reinvention to find new, significant, and sustainable sources of revenue. When Madonna burst onto the scene in the early 1980s, there was little reason to suspect that she’d have more than her allotted 15 minutes of fame. But in the three decades since her debut album, she has managed to remain a media icon. Her secret? “Madonna is the perfect example of reinvention,” Janice Dickinson, renowned talent agent, has said. Fittingly, the name…
Silicon Coast
February 27, 2017
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Introduction to Coding Course

Future-Proof Yourself TAFE Queensland East Coast in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council and Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast are delivering this course for anyone looking to develop their skills in coding. Get started with the basics of coding using a range of applications to develop coding and programming skills. Students will begin by looking to understand coding principles with a focus on JavaScript. This course is designed for first timers, students looking to develop entry level skills in coding or existing employees looking to enhance their role with coding skills. Coding is a universal language and in high demand worldwide.…
Silicon Coast
January 17, 2017
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Improving mobile coverage in Queensland

Queensland communities can look forward to improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the funding of 144 new or upgraded mobile phone base stations under a joint Commonwealth-State Government arrangement.   The Queensland Government will fund the base stations with the Commonwealth Government, mobile operators, councils and other stakeholders under the national Mobile Black Spot Program. The State has committed almost $24 million across two rounds of the program to secure the new mobile base stations.   The Mobile Black Spot Program is a three-year program with construction of Queensland’s first round towers currently underway throughout the state. Round 2 tower…
Silicon Coast
December 12, 2016
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The Future of Work: Setting Kids up for Success

The Future of Work: Setting Kids up for Success Our kids are going to face a radically different work environment from what we see today. Everyone’s talking about it…  In partnership with nbn, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has moved beyond peak noise on this topic, taking action to do something really useful and practical about it. It’s in all our interests to ensure our children are future work ready and these resources are available now, free to anyone with access to the internet. Together they have delivered an online toolkit to make sense of the future of work, what it…
Silicon Coast
November 16, 2016
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Sunshine Coast nbn™ network rollout update

The nbn™ network will become critical for health, education, business development and the overall long-term sustainable growth of the Sunshine Coast region. Right now on the Sunshine Coast, over 29,000 premises are ready for service, with a further 50,000 currently under construction. By 2020, every home and business is expected to be able to benefit from the nationwide upgrade to Australia’s broadband infrastructure. Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits for homes and businesses such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education and health tools and more options for on-demand…
Silicon Coast
November 11, 2016
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HackFest 2016

Do you enjoy being innovative, working with others and collaborating to come up with some great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Sunshine Coast and wider community? Do you want to add to the Sunshine Coast Smart City theme by creating smart applications from Open Data for business and the community?  After a successful inaugural event last year, Sunshine Coast Council's HackFest is back in 2016. HackFest 2016 aims to link up community members and provide the incentive to participate, innovate, create, develop, and succeed. Working in teams or individually, HackFest 2016 is for people with a mixture of skills…
Silicon Coast
November 9, 2016
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