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Farewell Cenitex and hello South Australia!
A snap from our last Open House - our final one for the year!

Hello ,


I'm not going to say it. I'm not going to say that we're already in November. Can you believe it? Nope. I just won't.

October was not-so-scare filled and very much fun-filled for the team here. We wrapped up our Cenitex Fellowship after an epic six months working together. Really, go read about what they achieved.

We also ran our last Open House for the year in which we introduced our new Head of Delivery, Cassitie Galliot (YAY!) and shared what Base Team has been working on lately. If you're interested in measuring CO2, our new Civic Makers program, or what we're cooking up in 2020 (oh hello South Australia) you can find our slides here.

I'll keep this short, because there's not much left of the year to go and I know your time is precious.

See you in a month's time - or come say hi at Civic Makers! 👋
I'd love to see you there.


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.

A huge congratulations to Julian and Murph from our Cenitex Fellowship team who finished up with us last week, after using human-centred design to prototype THREE separate tools for their government partners. We couldn't be more proud of their work!

Another big congratulations to Yalda who finished up with us last week. Yalda stepped off the Fellowship team but stayed with Cenitex to help the team experiment with self-healing data centres and set up their data infrastructure. She did amazing work as a one person 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.

How New Zealand is recognising outstanding public servants
Los Angeles is trialling plastic roads that can be recycled

Deakin and Griffith have predicted 100 jobs of the future
Sweden worked out how to get people to give up driving
Read and bookmark this list, trust us: The Pia Review

 
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: This month, we loved hearing more about the way the Fellowship Program is run at Code for Pakistan, via Civic Tech Chat.

 
 
Voices From The Team

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

The Epic Tale of the Pursuers of Disruption: Journey’s End
Let's talk about gas

Open Nouse October 2019 Edition
Rerun: Using analogies to find common ground in tech

Rerun: 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.

Join us in Melbourne for our next Civic Makers Meetup
Head along to this screening of 2040 in Melbourne
Code for All are looking for a Community of Practice Facilitator
Yarra Valley Water are looking for two Service Designers

 

#allthelols

What happens when the birds you're studying, and have attached cell chips to, go abroad?

Two scientists learnt the hard way about exorbitant data roaming charges.

 

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