Coding

  • 10,000 Aussie programmers that happen to be kids, set world record #Moonhack

    Yesterday something pretty phenomenal happened. Around 10,000 Aussie kids became part of history setting a world record for the largest number of kids programming within a 24hr period. Moonhack was run by CodeClub, an organisation that helps kids between the ages of 9 and 11, learn how to code and has...
  • Senator Carr meets Australia’s first humanoid robot

    During Australia’s federal election campaign, our politicians are travelling the country to meet with businesses, often with complimentary announcements of funding. With a double dissolution called, it means both houses of parliament, the House of Reps and the Senate are campaigning for re-election. Today Victorian Labor Senator Kim Carr, met with CQ...
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    Facebook just did something awesome for you and your kids

    The jobs of the future won’t be in manufacturing, they’ll be in writing the software that drives the robots in the factories. Programming is such a fundamental skill that all kids should have exposure to it, even if they’re don’t end up going into a computer-related industry, every industry...
  • Adding coding to schools will make Aus unrecognizable in 20yrs

    Comedian and maths geek, Adam Spencer just wrapped up is morning keynote at the MoodleMoot conference in Melbourne. After explaining the world’s search for large prime numbers, Spencer moved on to reflect on Australia’s education system. He says there’s currently no point in his daughter’s education plan (she’s 7),...
  • Australian PM doesn’t get “coding in schools”

    This week in question time, we’ve seen our politicians talk awkwardly about code, coding and programming. Clearly none of them have ever written a single line of code, yet are somehow qualified to decide how important it is to the future of Australians. Today’s question time in Canberra began...
  • Shorten wants mandatory coding classes for all Australian schools

    Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called for the introduction of mandatory programming classes in all Australian Schools. Here here. Computers are impacting every industry and all parts of our lives and if we fast forward 15 years to when kids at school are heading into the workforce, coding skills...