Programming

  • Roborace’s season alpha video will make you want to be a programmer

    If you’re kid at school, deciding what your future should be, or could be, then I encourage you to watch this video. The video highlights the inaugural season of Roborace, an entirely new division of racing, where the rockstars are the developers that program the cars, and there’s no...
  • All NSW kindergarten students will receive compulsory coding training from 2019

    Announced in the lead up to Christmas, the NSW Government has made a bold and important change to the way we education our children. From the new school year in 2019, the set curriculum for students aged from kindergarten and up, will include programming (or coding). Founder of nationwide...
  • 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...
  • Telstra launch new WiFi API for developers

    Telstra have just released a new API for developers to leverage in their applications. The latest API is for WiFi hotspots and allows apps to surface the location of Telstra AIR WiFi Hotspots for a specified location. Typically developers would leverage the user’s current latitude and longitude coordinate of...
  • 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),...
  • MIT’s EV-powered Cheetah learns to jump obstacles

    MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for jumping over obstacles with their robotic cheetah. With the security of tethers from above, the Cheetah runs on a treadmill as objects of different sizes are placed in front of it.  Running at 2.4 meters per second, first it faces a 27cm...
  • Android Nanodegree, learn how to develop for the next billion users

    This isn’t the sexiest video you’ll ever watch, but it is likely the most important you’ll watch this week. Education is something dear to my heart and at Google’s I/O developer conference, ex-GoogleX employee, now Udacity founder, Sebastian Thrun talks about how anyone can learn to develop for Android....