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$1m fund for digital skills

Sarah Putt. 05 July 2018, 8:54 am

Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action

Sarah Putt. 03 July 2018, 4:31 pm
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.

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Robots stealing jobs, maybe

Sarah Putt. 28 June 2018, 9:49 am

The latest on the "robots stealing jobs" front is that 31% of current jobs in New Zealand are at high risk of being automated - replaced by robots and overtaken by algorithms.

But is all this talk about technology replacing humans in jobs bit exaggerated? Aren't a lot of jobs being taken up by robots because people don't want to do them?

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2018, 5:07 pm

Paul Brislen's weekly commentary on what's happening in tech. This week: Getting Data Protection Right... Research and development needs some help... Let's go shopping.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 April 2018, 1:54 pm

On R&D tax breaks, the lack of a CTO and should we even bother, and what role for government as buyer of services?

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Women in IT sector invited to apply for leadership scholarship

Suzi Finkelstein. 27 March 2018, 7:55 am

Women currently working in the IT sector currently have the opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development …

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What’s wrong with the gig economy?

Victoria MacLennan. 26 March 2018, 5:35 am

We have all read headlines on the Gig Economy and this "labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs" but what does it mean for…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 23 March 2018, 4:22 pm

The rise and fall of Facebook... R&D spending is up but innovation is down... and Wither Wikipedia?

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Breaking into conversations politely

Victoria MacLennan. 21 March 2018, 10:35 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 March 2018, 4:43 pm

In which we discuss copyrights and copy wrongs... the applicability of laws and the modern age of vertically integrated citizens... and pssst, wanna buya dodgy tech stock?

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