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Living on the curve
It was Gordon Moore who pointed out that technological change isn't linear, it's exponential. As computer power doubles, the price for it halves and this is having a profound effect on the way we live and think, so that we are now, as Amy Fletcher put it, "living on the curve".
That's just one of the take-homes in a day of ideas at ITx, the tech industry's biannual conference, hosted by IT Professionals.
$1m fund for digital skills
Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.
Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action
Tahi Rua Toru Tech, the national digital championship designed to inspire and excite students from year 0-13 about the new Digital Technologies/Hungarau Matahiko curriculum, is reaching the end of its first term.
To celebrate, we held the 'official' launch with Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) who is the challenge champion.
Support for new school digital curriculum rolls out
Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness was launched last week by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hipkins at Northland School in Wellington.
This nationwide $12 million programme aims to suppor…
Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps
They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…
Major tech competition for school students launches today
The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch an exciting new digital technology championship today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater…
Final consultation on new Cybersecurity and Testing qualifications
There are some new qualifications potentially on their way in New Zealand, in cybersecurity and testing. But we need your feedback.
IT Professionals NZ and NZQA National Qualifications Services, as…
Breaking into conversations politely
A fabulous group of young(er) women and men at a FLINT meetup (Future Leaders IN Technology, Hamilton) challenged me during an "Importance of Networking" interactive talk - to teach them how to br…
OMGTech! wants you
OMGTech is looking for a few good folk to come along and support its programme of getting kids involved in the ICT sector. Are you up to the challenge?
NetHui 2017 kicks off next week
InternetNZ's NetHui is on and, after a year spent touring the regions, it's back in Auckland, at Aotea Square.
This year's theme is "Trust and Freedom" and InternetNZ has lined up some major speake…
Giz a job: Industry says no need for tertiary qualifications
As the innovation sector struggles to find people to fill roles, a number of major companies have banded together to deliver an open letter to the public saying applicants need not hold a formal quali…