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GovHack, four questions answered

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This weekend, Computer Power Institute are sponsoring the GovHack (Hackathon) events in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland.

What is a Hackathon?
At Hackathons teams comprising of general IT enthusiasts, programmers, designers and project managers come together to solve a problem. Teams develop a viable solution within a set time-frame. Often mentors, materials and prizes are provided.

What is GovHack?
GovHack is an Australian Hackathon. GovHack runs for 48 hours, from Friday July 11 at 7:30pm until Sunday 5:30pm. The event is designed to draw people together from government, industry, academia and the general public. Teams compete for prizes by building computer applications, creating mashups, data visualisations and apps, using data provided by government agencies. Over the weekend the 12,000+ people registered will have the opportunity to interact with peers, be mentored by experts and show off their skills to the community.

GovHack is about finding new ways to do great things and encouraging open government and open data.

GovHack should be an awesome experience for everyone.

Why do people participate in Hackathons?

  • Solve real problems
  • Meet new people
  • Work in team
  • Learn
  • Enjoy the atmosphere

How can I participate?
Even if you don’t have a team, an idea for an application, or any knowledge of computer programming, it is worth going to a GovHack to watch and perhaps participate.
If you would like to attend this weekend’s event, please let us know and we will help you get involved.

Check out #govhack on Twitter to follow the action!

 

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Is the music industry the guide post for the future of education?

When did you last buy music on a CD?beach

It’s quite confronting when you suddenly realise it was ten years ago.

Before the iPod and iTunes revolution, we purchased the latest hits by heading down to our local music store.

To purchase our songs of choice we would often buy 11 other songs we didn’t really care for and too bad if the store was closed or out of stock – we would just have to wait – and we did.

Not anymore. Do you know where your nearest music store is today?

Today we expect music anywhere, anytime and with immediate access.

Record companies said it could never happen.

Today’s music lover is also today’s student and the transformation in the way we access music I believe is a guide post to the way we will also access learning in the future.

Recently, Laureate International Universities, the World’s largest largest Higher Education provider  commissioned Zogby Analytics (see document below) to undertake the University of the Future Survey where more than 20,800 students across 21 countries provided their view.

The conclusion – ‘it will be accessible, flexible, innovative and job-focussed’.

Most educators believe this will never happen.

 

Written by Andrew Horton. Group Managing Director, Didasko Group

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