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It's official! We've just launched three new Fellowships across Queensland and Victoria working to tackle challenges around housing, public assets and racism. They're big challenges but we're incredibly proud to have three great teams on board with us to do this amazing work. You can meet the Queensland crew here.

You can also meet the teams at our next Open House (yes - they're back!) which will be happening next Monday. It'll be an extra special one as we welcome our three new teams while saying farewell to our team working with CESE. We'd love to see you there!

A few more quick fire updates:

We're down to our final five spots at Tech for Non Tech Melbourne (don't miss out)

Sandpit Sydney is under way and Melbourne is kicking off next month
(join us if you have an idea you want to validate)

We're trying something new, unconventional and mysterious
(if you're a startup founder or public servant - this is for you)

I'm back from Georgia - you can read all about my adventures and thoughts on OGP here. All in all, it was a great chance to connect back in with our partners from around the world (pictured above) and feel like we're connected to something bigger. If you're looking for that feeling in your work, come and hang out with us, or get in touch. We love seeing the community grow and connect people up.


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.

The Code for All - Heroes of Tech Summit preparations are officially underway. They've just announced their first partner - GitHub!

Code for All have just launched their projects page, showcasing work from around the world. Check it out and see if you can spot some familiar people and work!

 

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.

A seedbank, for machine learning
The man who created the internet has some regrets
How to combat technopessimism
Collaborating around the world, for better air  
How to be a public entrepreneur

 
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: Vyki Englert on Constructing Civic Services, from The New Contructivist podcast.

Bonus content: if you can make it past the jingle, our Co-Founder Alvaro did a great interview with The Smart City podcast also.
 
 
Voices From The Team

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

OGP Georgia: the benefits of openness and bump space
Hello from Queensland
The public sector needs a partner, not a parent

An interview with Matt Frith from Kin8
Eight simple* rules for making stuff with government

 

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 next week
Public sector friends, get $150 off using "GICFA" for GovInnovate
GovHack is back and they need mentors
Another spruik for our first Open House (they're fun, promise)
Beth Noveck talks CrowdLaw and Open Justice

 

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