Custom classes and new faces ahead
Soreti facilitated our first Pathways event, which gathered our community and partners together to understand how we can better support pathways into and out of civic tech

Hello ,

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

Well, against our plans September turned out to be a fairly busy one for us! Here's what's been happening for our team and some things you might want to know about or get involved with.

Our biggest news, and saddest news, is that Soreti recently stepped down as our Head of Delivery. Despite being with us for a short time, Soreti has left a lasting legacy of compassion, honest conversations and insight and we're going to miss her enormously. We'll be cheering loudly for her success in whatever comes next.

Before she wrapped up with us, however, Soreti launched and facilitated our first Pathways event. Read more about what that is here.

We're excited to be running custom versions of our incredible workshops Tech for Non Tech and The Intelligence Service with forward-thinking teams across Victorian government this month.

We love tailoring our content to help unblock sticky challenges with teams of all sizes, so if you need a bit of creative thinking before the year is out, reach out and have a chat with us!

For more inspiration, news and opportunities from the world of civic tech, read on. Until next time, thanks for being part of our community!

Grace (the storyteller)
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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 one of our Fellowship teams from 2018 who worked alongside VicRoads: Lara, Wilson and Jonathan. The eCertificate pilot which the Fellows built has been running for about a year, and has been receiving great feedback from the users. Plus, 20,000 roadworthy certificates have been created using the system!

We also want to celebrate the work recent Fellows, Kate and Damian, who amongst many things, helped DigitalNSW build out a "Rules as Code" prototype. The below feedback says it all really:


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 Taiwan became a lab for digital democracy 
Mind-reading technology is closer than you think

5 tools to detect digitally altered images
Why Queensland police are learning Mandarin
Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

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: There's too many episodes to choose from as all of the How To Fix Democracy episodes are great conversations. Enjoy!

Voices From The Team

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

A bittersweet farewell
Open Nouse - September 2019 Edition

Open Nouse - August 2019 Edition

Civic Makers #5 — emerging teams and winding down activities

Using analogies to find common ground in tech
From solo to pair programming


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
Mark your calendar for our final Open House of the year
Adelaide innovators - join us at Tech for Non Tech
If you happen to be in London, this looks good



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