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

Casual job – Bindarri wants a hand with blogging, tweeting and facebooking

Dvize has put down 100 bucks a week to pay for a few hours help to stimulate the bindarri news and community.

This won’t make you rich but you will be trained in online marketing by Glenn who builds websites with some exciting people such as Beyond Zero Emissions, Friends of the Earth and the Australian Ballet.

You will need to

  • come to fitzroy/brunswick for training
  • own a lappy and have fast net at home/space
  • have good problem solving skills
  • have decent communication skills and common sense
  • love learning new stuff
  • be social (at least online)

Extra brownie points awarded for

  • active in creating a better world
  • active in the creative communities
  • existing examples of social media

We are not interested in resumes. Just evidence of getting stuff done

There may also be an opportunity giving us a hand with Dvize paid stuff.

Go to this page and fill out the form to apply

Please share this with anyone you know that would be great in this role.

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/

Garden project’s Drupal and CSS hackathon and skillshare.

August 13, 2011

We welcome you to come and join us on Saturday, 13th 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 Drupal 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!

Go to our Meetup page for more information and to RSVP

BarCamp Geelong – sharing technology skills

July 9, 2011


BarCamp is an open, participatory, not for profit event run for technically minded people. BarCamps are unconferences – gatherings of people who come together to share information, knowledge and experience in a friendly, laid back environment.

Glenn Todd from Bindarri will be participating and happy to show you anything that runs the bindarri tech or other WordPress stuff, so come along and say hello.