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Hello ,

Welcome to your August Edition of the Code for Australia newsletter.

This month we'll be wrapping up two of our Fellowship projects at Service NSW and Digital NSW, celebrating with an Open House in Melbourne and via live stream! There'll be presentations from our Cenitex team and the Base Team also, so lots of good stuff to soak up.

On the back of some amazing audiences at our Tech for Non Tech classes in June across Sydney and Melbourne, we've decided to run two more classes in October, again in Melbourne and (a first) in Adelaide! We're very excited to come and hang out with new friends there and are looking for networks and partners who might be able to help us share the word. Give us a bell if this might be you...

We're also continuing work on our Digital Maturity Assessments with the Public Sector Commission in New South Wales, and with our Civic Makers program here in Melbourne. We're looking forward to sharing some early results and learnings with you all soon, perhaps even at Open House!

Lastly, but not least importantly, we're thrilled to have Soreti Kadir join our Base Team as our new Head of Delivery! Soreti has been with us just a few weeks and is already doing phenomenal things. We'd love to introduce you to her in person one day soon.

As always it's great to have you in our community, thanks for letting us be a part of your inbox. If you have any thoughts for how we can keep delivering stuff you want, let us know here.

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.

A huge round of applause to Alex Crook and Lara Stephenson, who've been the team pioneering work on the Digital Maturity Assessment, in partnership with the Public Sector Commission and supported by our Managing Director, Matt.  They've been synthesising a whole lot of findings after many, many interviews, and using a process that's still being fine-tuned within an Australian context - a huge undertaking. We've been amazed by their process and learnings and cannot wait to share these more broadly soon. Go team!


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.

Being a woman in data visualisation 
How to code for disaster relief

What six months inside NSW's Policy Lab looks like
How data cooperatives might be the next thing for personal data
Why our workplaces don't need to feel like home

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: How tech can be a force for good by the team at One Zero One.

Voices From The Team

A collection of stories, updates, achievements and thoughts from the Code for Australia blog, and sometimes, further afield.

Civic Makers #3 - Unravelling problem areas
Open Nouse - July 2019 Edition
What the team at Service NSW has learned so far

Reflections and Commitments from Tech Inclusion Melbourne 2019
CenITex: The Epic Tale of the Pursuers of Disruption - Volume 1


Opportunities & Events

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

Join us in Melbourne for our next Civic Makers Meetup
Help us farewell five of our Fellows at our next Open House
Mark your calendar for us speaking at Binary Shift
City of Melbourne are looking for a Smart City Strategy Team Leader
VIC Dept. of Premier and Cabinet are looking for a DevOps Engineer
Neighbourlytics are looking for a few new people
Workshop: building better public sectors for better public services



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