This event was held on November 5, 2014 as described below.
Over 80 people attended across both Townsville and Cairns, and we are continuing to run IT events like this. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke is focused on empowering workers with resources and information to work safer, and remove the cost burdens associated with workplace safety. After witnessing the cost of workplace accidents, Luke began developing a system for managing safety in the workplace and in 2004 that concept became a reality with SafetyCulture, one of Townsville's most dynamic and exciting IT companies.
Tom Dance will also be presenting with Luke. Tom graduated from JCU in 2003 and has had various public and private sector software development roles. He loves working at SafetyCulture.
Richard has considerable expertise on digital strategy and innovation thanks to over 15 years of experience in technical, management and executive positions in technology-intensive industries. As the reviser of the Brazilian edition of “The Lean Startup”, he helped update thousands of entrepreneurs with current Silicon Valley best practices. He is a founding partner at Baita (startup accelerator) and Inova Ventures (seed investment fund).
Jane's experience covers the breadth of large multi-national companies, start-ups and tertiary education, where she has sought to balance creativity and innovation to achieve results-based outcomes. She trained as a Computer Engineer and was nationally recognised as one of Canada’s future leaders before coming to JCU last year. Jane is passionate about implementing an agile environment in a corporate structure.
Matthew is one of the leading voices in IT in North Queensland. As the chairman of the NQ chapter of the Australian Computer Society, Matthew is always up-to-date with what’s happening in the region and usually involved at a high level. Matthew has written a number of eBooks about energy efficiency and the NBN. He designed and implemented the roll-out of servers for the Commonwealth Government and managed hundreds of servers around Australia within a virtual team.
Angelo specialises in online PDF technology and data management. Starting PROList during the financial crisis, he overcame challenges and bounced back from adversity. Now successfully running his real estate software in 3 countries, he’s looking to further expand into the digital advertising market.
Ask David about Open Source... go on! David is passionate about web technologies, security, Python programming, and all things tech-related. He works on a variety of projects, ranging anywhere from scripting and hacking, to web applications and server provisioning. He even writes documentation, especially if you don't. He was responsible for creating JCU's dynamic research web portal, jcu.me, built primarily on Open Source platforms.
Julie has worked at JCU in central IT for 24 years and prior to that was a programmer & process developer with the federal government. She has a business background majoring in computing.
|3:00||David Beitey (eResearch, JCU)||Part of Something Bigger: Make a real difference with open source - Open source is more than just making some code or information freely available; it's the cornerstone for Open Collaboration. Learn how to build a real portfolio of real contributions to real projects that really matter. We'll explore the ethos behind open source, dispel common myths (it's not all about code), and you'll learn how to make your first contribution. Discover how working with open source will improve your skills, reduce the effort required to build your projects, and improve your career prospects.|
|3:15||Luke Anear (SafetyCulture)||Solve a problem. Make a difference.|
|3:30||Tom Dance (SafetyCulture)||The importance of communication in two parts: machine to machine (APIs) and human to human|
|3:45||Alexander Scott||QRHunt, a mobile website scavenger hunt game used for JCU Open Day (with much success!). [angular.js, grunt]
Look out for QR codes at the event and scan them to get in the game :)
|Angus Thomsen||HTML5 drawing and animation - demonstrating some visuals that react to Web audio, monitoring certain frequencies|
|4:00||Matthew Bulat (ACS)||The ICT Industry and NBN: How the NBN will affect you at home and at work|
|4:15||Angelo Senna (PROList)||Why we need more startups - Challenges running your own business and the positive effects that follow.|
|4:30||Networking break with light refreshments|
|4:45||Adam Rehn and Luke Bermingham||Incanter, an augmented reality wizard battle game with your browser and webcam. [WebRTC, peer-to-peer communication]
We will have a cross-city wizard battle between Townsville and Cairns during this session :)
|Sidney De Vries and Lindelwe Ncube||100 Jumps - Don't Die, a popular Android game.|
|5:00||Julie Land (ICT, JCU)||Working at ICT, JCU - What we want|
|Tiernen Messmer (ICT, JCU)||Working at ICT, JCU - What we do|
|5:15||Richard Sazima (JESI)||The Lean Startup Way - Startups represent one of the most exciting, rapid growth and challenging work environments for young professionals. But do you know what to expect? Even more, are you "startup material"? Let's take a peek at what happens inside a startup to understand what founders look for in their teams and whether you have the profile and skills to succeed in a startup.|
|5:30||Jane Polak Scowcroft (Web and Social Media, JCU)||Everything you didn't know you didn't know about IT job interviews - Jane will discuss some tips for success with the IT job search - from resumes to interviews. She will also touch on the value of informal networking and mentoring.|
= Showcase Presentations. We have invited some of our best IT@JCU students to showcase what they have been working on this year.
Many of our industry experts were part of a panel discussion answering your questions, as well as the following topics: