Firstly, A huge thank you to the ANE Team for hosting a terrific Summit at the MCEC! Their first Summit and they nailed it! A huge shout to Steve, Fiona, Calum, Sophie, Grace, Alexis and Lina! It has been awesome working on the Advisory Board with such a dynamic Team! A very inspiring day with awesome Speakers and Panels!
Rosemary, Audrey and Sam were joined by Chloe and Jess with Carina Parisella (MC) on the main stage!
Monique, Phi and Raj gave an inspiring informal address over lunch on "Why Intern, Why Volunteer!"
Akash, Timmy and Shreya served as volunteers.
Students from Woodleigh School volunteered at our invitation to gather feedback at the close of the day.
It was great to see parents of students from workshops.
Thank you to our RTL Advisory Team for their support on the day also.
What a great turn out from our close community!
Today was a first for me too, hosting a panel on a topic I’m very passionate about. It was great to have a conversation around the importance of collaboration between, Industry, Government and Academia. It was great to be joined by:
Yohan Ramasundara: Yohan Ramasundara is the president of ACS, the professional body for the Australian Information and Communication Technology sector. ACS works to improve education and provide professional accreditation for ICT professionals.
George Stavrakakis: George Stavrakakis is the director of the public and education sectors for Microsoft Australia. Throughout his career, George has partnered with industry and government to positively impact people, communities and economies through digital transformation.
Amanda Caples: Amanda Caples has used her science training in many different roles in both industry and in public policy (government).
Sarah Moran: Sarah Moran is the co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, an educational organisation with a mission to get 1 million women working in tech and launching their own startups by 2025. Sarah helped develop Australia's first all-women hackathon, #SheHacks, Australia's first all-women makerfest, #SheMakes, and the world’s first hackathon for girls aged five to eight, #MissMakesCode.