Sydney Opera House Hackathon Dec 7-8

The iconic Sydney Opera House are running a Hackathon in Sydney over the weekend of Dec 7-8. With a first prize of $4000, this might just be a great way to spend a weekend. They’re making a heap of great data sets available including archival recordings and a huge 3-D spatial data set with a…


YOW! Conferences in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

Starting next week, YOW! conferences are running in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Featuring a great line up of speakers and content, YOW! provides an industry perspective on development, design and architecture. If you can’t get to the entire conference there’s an option to just attend the evening keynote session. In addition to the conference sessions…


FranklySpeaking’s Back

Michael Kordahi and I started the FranklySpeaking podcast back in November 2009. We recorded about 75 episodes up to the middle of 2011 and then went quiet with the exception of 2 or 3 false starts (there was other shiny stuff to play with). A couple of months ago we restarted and we’re having a…


Windows Phone Game Developer Workshop in Sydney 24/25 May

Thinking about writing a game for Windows Phone? Come along and learn from some of the best in the business. Featuring three strands from casual games you can write and publish in a couple of hours up to hard-core 3D games with the unity framework, this DevCamp has something for everyone. Get your game face…


Windows Phone 8 Training Kit Updated

The updated Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is live! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782 This kit contains 20 Hands-On Labs and a set of 6 presentations that can be used to drive code camps or for general training purposes. These are great for getting yourself up to speed with some comprehensive training, and they’re also excellent if you’re looking…


Building a Windows Phone Transport App for NSW

Dave Glover’s just posted a call to Be Part of the Windows Phone Developer/Designer Virtual Team “NSW Transport App Hot House”. Transport NSW are making a set of data feeds available around real-time bus and train status (vehicle locations, station maintenance, accessibility etc.) and are running a comp to find developers and designers to consume…


Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences 2012 – Call for Speakers Closes 1 December

The Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences are JUST around the corner. These events are organised by a dedicated group of NZ and AUS Community Leaders and MVP’s – Debbie Ireland, Mark Rhodes, Nick Hadlee, Mark Orange, James Milne and Kathy Hughes.  Once again, the team are organising SharePoint conferences in Australia (Melbourne 20-21 March…


Windows Azure BizSpark Startup Camp in Brisbane 2-4 December

Via Catherine Eibner On December 2nd- 4th we are holding an Azure Bizspark Start-up Camp in our Brisbane office in the lead up to the launch of our Innovation Centre. This unique opportunity will showcase the potential when Government, Incubators, Universities and Microsoft come together to help Startups. More details on Catherine’s blog.