2016 Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast’s third annual Startup Weekend will bring together more than 100 designers, developers, students, creatives and business people for 54 hours of hands-on entrepreneurship. Held at Spark Bureau in Maroochydore, the event is designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills, connections and hands-on experience they need to create and launch their own startup ventures. Over the course of the weekend participants will pitch ideas, form teams and develop their unique business models under the guidance of professional mentors. Along the way, they’ll learn and apply the...Read more
free wi-fi access points on the Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast Council has installed new WiFi access points at Mooloolaba Beach, Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore Beach, expanding WiFi to over 70 access points at 21 locations across the region. Mayor Mark Jamieson said WiFi was one of many smart integrated technologies council is trialling and installing as part of its Smart City Framework . “Council will also install free WiFi later this year as part of the Bulcock Street streetscape upgrade in Caloundra and will continue to look for opportunities to expand the WiFi network.” Mayor Jamieson said data collected about WiFi usage would...Read more
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap movie
The Creative Collective is hosting a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap on 12 May, a film that explores the reasons behind the gender and minority gap in tech. The film highlights breakthrough efforts which are producing more diverse programmers and shows how a more inclusive environment can lead to innovation. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there? Directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds, the documentary film will be screened at Event Cinemas in Maroochydore and is open to the public. Expert voices from the worlds of tech,...Read more