Digital Change Maker Apprenticeships

From the creators of Bindarri, comes our new project:

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We are looking for four passionate change makers to undergo an eight week intensive training program provided by some of Australia’s leading digital change makers.

Gain skills and experience in order to co-create strategy, build websites, communicate online and use social media to build movements of positive change.

There are no financial fees for the participants who will earn their stripes by producing various online projects and websites for real positive change projects.

Apprenticeships start on May 13th. Applications close: May 3rd.

http://collaboratory.org.au/apprentice/

Design Play Cards

Design Play Cards

The Design Play Cards challenge, inspire and explore the opportunities for change through designing for sustainability with over 50 full colour cards!

Solve real world ‘wicked’ problems with the Design Problem cards​, be inspired by solutions in action with the Design Inspiration cards and discover opportunities for change with the Design Strategy cards.

 

More Information http://www.designplaycards.com/

Workshop: Social Media and Communications Essentials, 15 & 29 June 2012 – Strategy, Systems, Tips & Tools

June 15, 2012 June 29, 2012

Still finding the idea of implementing a social media strategy for your project or organisation a bit daunting? Have an idea for a campaign, enterprise or event and want to learn how you can effectively use social media and other online tools to build awareness, attract funding, engage supporters and build community?

This two day practical workshop will answer all your major questions, save you hours of stress, weeks of effort and kickstart your project, campaign or organisation’s presence online.

Learn how you can get started for minimal cost and with limited time and resources. Start developing a simple and easy to implement strategy that you can scale and adapt as you prepare to launch your campaign or build your business.  Continue reading “Workshop: Social Media and Communications Essentials, 15 & 29 June 2012 – Strategy, Systems, Tips & Tools”

The War on the Internet Forum

January 21, 2012 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Jacob Appelbaum, independent computer security researcher and hacker, will be visiting Australia soon, with one item on his schedule being a ‘War on the Internet’ event, scheduled for 21 January, 2012 at Trades Hall, Melbourne between 3pm and 5pm. Supported by the Australian Greens Party and Electronic Frontiers Australia, the event will have speakers “challenging gatekeepers and proposing alternatives to the weaponisation of cyberspace.”

Other speakers at the event include author and researcher Bernard Keane, author and researcher on whistleblowing Suelette Dreyfuss, and Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

More information here, Facebook event here

What could a sustainable neighbourhood in Melbourne look like? Visioning 2032

What could a sustainable neighbourhood in Melbourne look like?  How could we transform a number of our existing urban communities through design ‘interventions’?  If we are to develop low-carbon resilient suburbs in Melbourne, we need to have some vision of what a desirable future living scenario is, and the changes we can make today to set us on a path there. These films are a glimpse of that potential future.  The animated films are a culmination of four years’ worth of work by students and staff from Swinburne University, RMIT University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, as well as from Melbourne design professionals.  Each presents a different area of sustainable design innovation. These include new infrastructure schemes for water, food, energy and public transport, along with innovative design strategies for suburban development and new local employment opportunities.

View the films  http://www.ecoinnovationlab.com/component/content/article/116-visioning-2032-city-of-short-distances/397-visioning-2032-films

Garden Project’s website skillshare Part 2

August 20, 2011

We welcome you to come and join us on Saturday, 20th August when will be gathering in Fitzroy to use our geek super powers for Good!!!

We will be working with the team from Friends of the Earth Australia to build and connect various websites and web technologies.

FOEA is a non-profit community organization who does heaps of good work for the planet. We have the plan, so come and help build it!

This session is aimed at people who have skills or for those wanting to learn new skills in these areas.We are especially wanting people with CSS, Drupal, web copy writing and processing images for the web.

Hosted at http://hivestudio.com.au, 17 Kerr Street Fitzroy, Melbourne, @ 9:30am

We will provide internet, power and workspace. To bribe you we also have free yummy lunch and FREE BEER.

For more info and to RSVP see http://www.meetup.com/gardenproject/events/29768491/