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MADECORE Minecraft Competition

Recreate Eureka Stockade by The Core The-Core has partnered with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE) to set up the MADECORE competition and are calling minecrafters to recreate the Eureka Stockade as part of the 160th anniversary. Competitors will build their stockades on a custom Minecraft server called MADECORE. The winning model will be the one that builds a fun, creative version of the Eureka Stockade. What does my entry get me?  Your registration gives you access to the private MADECORE server throughout the duration of the competition as well as your own plot to build your creation! More information
Silicon Coast
September 3, 2014
Business Profiles

Ausfit

As a global business operator, Marc Osmond finds himself operating across six time zones. “If you’re going to succeed, you have to be available to whoever wants to speak to you whenever they want to speak to you; you just can’t just clock on and off between 9 and 5 as the digital age comes upon us.” Marc, owner and founder of Ausfit, says digital technologies have allowed the company to operate on a global scale, with strategic partners in the USA, United Kingdom and New Zealand and development teams based in India and Eastern Europe. “As a supplier of…
Silicon Coast
September 3, 2014
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Internet speeds damaging business on the Sunshine Coast

In news that will come as no surprise, slow internet speeds are hindering the Sunshine Coast's ability to do business. Poole Group director Greg Tuckwell said "woefully slow" connection speeds were one of his biggest challenges. "We do a lot in the cloud and we see the speeds are woeful, and it affects our productivity and the service we can deliver," Mr Tuckwell told the Sunshine Coast Daily while attending the launch of the Draft Digital Action Plan last week. "We have people working off site and it affects the speeds they can log in. There is infrastructure in place, but we…
Silicon Coast
September 2, 2014
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Digital action on the Sunshine Coast

Encouraging digital innovation, investing in infrastructure and ensuring the community has the skills and capacity to embrace the digital revolution are the key features of a Draft Digital Action Plan launched today by Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson. At an event attended by dignitaries including local digital business leaders, the Draft Digital Action Plan was aptly launched amongst the new high-tech digital equipment at the University of the Sunshine Coast including the Oculus Rift, augmented reality and motion capture technology as well as 3D printers. Mayor Jamieson said the draft plan provided an opportunity for people to learn and get…
Silicon Coast
August 29, 2014
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Three new CoderDojo workshops

This page has been archived. For information on current coding workshops please visit: ​http://sunshinecoast.coderdojo.com.au Three new CoderDojos will be held on the Sunshine Coast from October where young people aged 7-17 can learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs and games.  The next round of free workshops follow the success of the first pilot program in August, which booked out within the first 24 hours of being launched.  CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people. In addition to learning to code, members meet like-minded people, show off what they’ve been…
Silicon Coast
August 27, 2014
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Coast business takes out national digital award

Sunshine Coast based The Training Collective, a spin-off company of The Creative Collective, has taken out the hotly contested Access & Digital Skills category at the prestigious 2014 Australia New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) in recognition of its Get Up To Speed program. Category finalists included the Australian Communications and Media Authority Cyber Safety program, iiNet and the Deaf Society of NSW. Founder and CEO of The Training Collective, Yvette Adams said the win was a real victory for the Sunshine Coast training organisation which has continued to offer the online program for the past 18 months without any government…
Silicon Coast
August 26, 2014
Business Profiles

TEDxNoosa

The global TEDx movement was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” Brian Keayes has been active within the Creative Industries on the Sunshine Coast for the past several years, having previously co-founded The Various Artists Creative Agency, Just Us Galleries and Analogue/Digital Creative Conference, as well as curating and producing a number of exhibitions on the Sunshine Coast. He is now at the helm of æ creative, a design-led and technologically-driven creative agency servicing a wide range of clients and industries. He also heads up TEDxNoosa and is on the board of Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.…
Silicon Coast
August 19, 2014
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Dramatic increase in regional Australians going online

More and more Australians are going online and are using the internet more intensively, according to ACMA’s latest research, Regional Australia in the digital economy. Importantly, there has been a huge jump in the use of mobile phone internet services for the almost 40 per cent of Australians living outside the six biggest capital cities. In communities with less than 1000 people one in three adults went online using their mobile phone during December 2013, compared to just one in 20 four years earlier. Across Australia, going online on mobile phones has seen a dramatic increase. Nationally, 46 per cent…
Silicon Coast
August 18, 2014
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Intelligent Community of the Year Awards

Local governments, institutions, companies, non-profit organisations are invited to apply for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program.  The 2015 theme is the Revolutionary Community. The Intelligent Community Forum will focus on the study of urban and regional planning and how it is impacting the way people live, work and create in their cities and towns. The work of creating an Intelligent Community often begins in crisis. It may be a severe economic downturn after major employers relocate. It may be accelerating brain drain as the community’s most talented people leave in search of opportunity. Or it may…
Silicon Coast
August 14, 2014
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New one-stop-shop for digital VET content

Teachers and trainers who are new to e-learning or those already using e-learning content developed through the National VET E-learning Strategy, are set to benefit from the newly launched National VET Content website. This new site brings together thousands of freely available learning objects from the following national collections: Flexible Learning Toolboxes, Generic Skills, E-learning Innovations, Industry Integration of E-learning, and National Digital Learning Resources Network. Learning objects generally support an element or unit of competency. They are high quality, cost-effective, interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities covering a large range of topics, from aged care to plumbing and horticulture to food…
Silicon Coast
August 7, 2014
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