Hello ,

Um - where did January go? It's hard to believe we're halfway through February already. Work at Code for Australia is back in full swing with Fellowship teams working at Victoria Legal Aid, Brimbank Council, VicRoads, Predictive Services and The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation. Head to the blog for updates on where they're at!

We've also been busy filling spots for our upcoming Sandpit and Tech for Non Tech programs, kicking off in just a few months - if you're curious about them feel free to reply to me or jump on our Slack to chat to past participants.

Over the last few weeks we've been lucky to be invited to speak in many different places: Lina headed to Singapore to share her thoughts on diversity in tech, Alvaro headed to Indonesia to talk about all things innovation with DFAT, while more of the team attended and spoke at Tech Inclusion Melbourne and the February edition of the Melbourne Tech showcase (picture above). If you're after slides or notes on what we spoke about - just let me know!

As always, thank you for being part of our community.
We wouldn't be here without your support!

Grace (the storyteller)
+ The Code for Australia Team



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

Rachelle and Grace from the team both took to the stage this week, which was the first time for both of them. They were amazing!

This month, we welcomed Samantha Wijesinha to our Advisory Board, taking over from the amazing Ezekiel.

After operating on a volunteer basis for the past two years, our friends at Code for Romania have hired their first employee - Olivia Vereha. We have an interview with Olivia coming soon...


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.

The what, how, why and when of government spending in Australia
Why community building is worth the effort in tech
How and why you should fight for a free and open internet
Hawaii has just changed the way they value women's time
Four ways technology can help us respond to disasters  

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:  Automating Inequality - How High Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
Voices From The Team

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

Finding constraints
The power of happy
Sharing where we're at with VicRoads
Making ideas happen, sorta →


Opportunities & Events

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

We're running our next Open House on March 1st
Find out all about Cyber Security with Academy XI
Our friends at Aurecon are looking for someone into future things
City of Melbourne is looking for a Community Engagement Partner



What putting people on Mars means for developers
dealing with timezones.


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