Category: Aus Community

TEDx in Sydney: My quick review

May 23, 2010 By pipka

Yesterday I attended TEDx Sydney. I wasn’t really sure what to expect as I’ve not been to TED events before, but the speaker line up looked fantastic and the attendee list looked pretty interesting. The x in TEDx means the event was independently organised by local volunteers, and I originally heard about the event through […]

Software Freedom Day 2009 – worldwide coverage!

September 14, 2009 By pipka

I’m helping do a local Software Freedom Day event in Canberra this Saturday (19th September) and I had a quick look at the worldwide map and was extremely impressed to see such diverse worldwide coverage. It is worth comparing this years map to say 2005 there is a lot less coverage, and a lot less […]

A Sheik, a Rabbi & a Priest in Yass

September 4, 2009 By pipka

My parents are putting on an event in Yass on the 16th September which proves to be very interesting. Basically it is the Together for Humanity Foundation, which bring a Sheik, a Rabbi and a Priest together to discuss the differences and similarities of Islam, Judaism and Christianity (respectively) and ultimately help promote understanding and […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 3 of 3

July 13, 2009 By pipka

This is the final part of my Government 2.0 blog post. Beware the hype “Government 2.0” is a current buzz phrase, and when you hear it used, it could mean just about anything from having a Facebook account to a fully geospatial integrated citizen-centric solution for delivery of services. There is a lot of hype […]

Gov 2.0: Where to begin – Part 2 of 3

July 9, 2009 By pipka

Welcome to part two my this blog post. Part one covered some basic definitions for Web 2.0, Open Government and Government 2.0. Now to our next steps. Learn from others’ success “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” Abraham Lincoln Look at the existing successes around […]