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  • Australian PM doesn’t get “coding in schools”

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  • The latest from Facebook’s F8 conference

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  • Telstra launch new SMS API preview at APIdays in Sydney

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  • Pause the Road Toll, a TAC Hackathon to improve road safety [Sponsored]

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  • Raspberry Pi 2 is 6 times faster, fast enough to run Windows 10

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  • Here are the hacks Melbourne developers are creating at BattleHack 2015

    With just two hours left in PayPal’s BattleHack Melbourne round, the sleep deprived developers are approaching the end. Teams are taking turns to go through presentation rehearsals for their hacks and are receiving feedback to make sure they best explain their idea and how it was built in the...
  • BattleHack 2015 starts in Melbourne today! 24hrs to hack for good

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  • Facebook opens F8 registration to developers, every FB product on show

    Developers can now register for F8, Facebook’s global developer conference. F8 is on March 25th and March 26th at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Centre. It’s a big year for the company, in fact, the biggest yet, with F8 featuring every Facebook developer product and company, including Instagram, Parse, Messenger,...
  • Windows10 Universal Apps are finally coming to Xbox

    Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems just announced that universal apps will run on the Xbox One with Windows 10. Currently developing universal apps in Visual Studio allows the creation of 2 app packages, one for the Windows Store and one for Windows Phone. With Windows...
  • Microsoft announces Build 2015 will be April 29 – May 1

    Microsoft’s Build developer conference is an annual event and in 2015, it’ll be coming to San Francisco from April 29 – May 1. If you’re keen to attend, registration costs US$2,095 and will open at 9:00am PST on Thursday, January 22. While the software giant continues it’s transition to...
  • Intel update HTML5 XDK, adds remote debugging and plenty more

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  • Turn off the idiot box and learn how to Build Apps that Stand Out

    Many of you waste the time between work and sleep by watching the idiot box. It’s known as that due to the nature of it’s passive, 1-way distribution. While you may learn some things from TV, its an incredibly inefficient method to do so. Why not take a night...
  • Python not the most popular programming language this year.. (updated)

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