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Intro to Coding Short Course

Future-proof yourself 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 students looking to develop entry level skills in coding or existing employees looking to enhance their role with coding skills. Skill Shortage: It’s estimated that by 2025 there will be a significant lack of qualified Coders and Programmers, with employment projected to grow much faster than in other sectors. Employment Growth: From now until the end of 2020 it’s estimated that jobs…
Silicon Coast
July 31, 2017
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GovHack 2017

REGISTER NOW for GovHack 2017! The national competition for innovators, community members, developers, designers & business people. Create new products and services and collaborate to share in cash prizes for using local data. All Welcome! Tickets are FREE! Starts Friday 28th July at 6pm! Find out more https://govhack.org/locations/sunshine-coast/    
Silicon Coast
July 12, 2017
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Empowering Startup Founders Project (ESF)

A series of five videos are a part of a free online boot camp containing resources to help founders refine their ideas, and develop their start-up. After startup founders have worked through this boot camp series, they will have refined their startup concept, have a more structured approach to working on their startup idea, be informed on their options, and even be ready to prepare an application for an incubator program. The boot camp video series cover topics including Business Models, Lean Startup Principles, Marketing Startups, Intellectual Property & Intellectual Capital, and Fundraising. The course content is delivered by local…
Silicon Coast
May 9, 2017
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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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