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For our old friends, welcome back, and to our new friends, welcome onboard. The Code for Australia newsletters are where we share updates from the team, opportunities to get involved, and all our favourite stories, resources and jobs. They're written by me, Grace, so if you have suggestions for what you'd be interested in seeing in here, please find me on Slack or hit reply and let me know.

We're really excited to be kicking off three new Fellowships across Queensland and Victoria next week. We'll have more information about the specific projects and the teams behind them soon, but we can tell you we'll be partnering with Queensland Housing, City of Melbourne and the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission for these Fellowships!

We're also launching into our first round of the Sandpit program in Sydney, tomorrow night. And, if that wasn't enough, in just over a month we'll be running our second Tech for Non Tech class in Melbourne for the year. We're at capacity for our Sydney Sandpit, but if you're interested in participating in our Melbourne intake later this year, let me know. We do also have spots left at Tech for Non Tech.

On the personal front, I'm lucky to be travelling to Georgia this week to participate in the OGP Conference in Tbilisi. If you want me to share notes, or chat to me about what was discussed, feel free to reach out. If you missed it, Alvaro slept under the stars a few weeks ago to raise crucial funds for those facing homelessness. There's still time to put a few dollars in, to help him reach his goal of $5,000.

If you have any questions about the updates above or content below, you can reach out to me at anytime but simply hitting reply, or by chatting to me on Slack (@grace).

Grace (the storyteller)
+ The Code for Australia Team

 

Achievements


Small steps in a good direction lead to great things. Here's a few things we think are definitely worth celebrating.

Our friends in Romania have announced they will be hosting the annual Code for All conference this year - a time for all of the Code for partners to come together and learn with civic tech practitioners from the world over. We'd love to see some of you there!

On the international front, there's also a great story of collaboration between Codeando México (Code for Mexico) and Code for Romania, who recently teamed up to redeploy disaster relief technology.

 

The Reading Room


Here's where you'll still find all your monthly bits of good stuff happening in the world of civic tech - both in Australia and abroad.

Death to agile, or maybe not
Ten problems with measurement in civic tech  
New Zealand are doing an algorithm stocktake
How to know when you've failed
An app that combats harassment in public places  

 
Listen to my podcast
If audio is how you learn best, this is where we'll share our favourite podcasts, audiobooks and the occasional motivational playlist.

This month: Open Source Licenses - a podcast episode from Civic Tech Chat hosted by Ryan Koch.
 
 
Voices From The Team

The latest stories, updates, achievements and thoughts from the Code for Australia blog.

Tools for the Non Technical
Developers are friends, not food
Why digital fluency is holding back innovation in Australia

Big small learnings - Fellowship reflection
5 things you should know about tech

 

Opportunities & Events

Here are some of ways you can raise a hand, collaborate, learn and explore civic tech this month.

Come and see us in Adelaide at the Digital and CX Series
We'll also be in Canberra in October at GovInnovate
Our friends at Wyndham are looking for a CX Design Lead
Public Sector Innovation month (July) has heaps to get amongst

 

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The real reason behind behind the GDPR move and cookie alerts on every website.

(It's not who you might think).

 

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