Archive for May, 2013

Want to go to Google? Apply for the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Asia-Pacific for 2013 is now open.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

I highly encourage you to consider applying. I was lucky enough to be a finalist a few years ago, one of the best tech experiences I’ve had. So much fun!


Eligibility requirements: 

-Be a female student enrolled in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study for the 2013-2014 academic year.

-Be enrolled at a University in any of the following countries: Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and India. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.

-Be studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related technical field.

-Maintain an excellent academic record.

The closing deadline is May 31, 2013.

For more information, please visit



Do you have a tech project at school? Enter now!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

I’m a judge again in this year’s Young ICT Explorers Australia Competition

Show us your best project in Information & Communication Technology

Register your School before the 31st May 2013 


Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G) Press Release

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Tech girls are chic are proud to support the Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G)!

When:  Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Time: 10.30am-4pm

Location: On-campus at Mountain Creek State High School, Sunshine Coast


Encouraging girls to consider careers in IT is the aim behind a girls-only activity being held at Mountain Creek State High School (MCSHS). MCSHS is delivering a Programming Challenge For Girls for 70 of their year 9 students. The day-long immersion experience will be held on Thursday 20th June on-campus at MCSHS on the Sunshine Coast.

Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G) is a workshop designed to introduce programming to Year 9 girls who have never programmed before. By the end of the day, students will have learned the basics of object-oriented programming through a hands-on tutorial and challenge.

Sponsors of the day include Google and Tech Girls are Chic – both organisations keen to support the promotion of a career path in IT for the girls. Cate Huston, Google engineer, will be flying in for the day and will be keynote speaker to the girls. The day is also supported by staff at UQ and QUT, with academic staff and their students keen to travel to the Sunshine Coast school to assist on the day and work with the girls in learning the programming involved, and speaking to them about their own experiences and the possibilities available to the students in the years to come in IT.

For further information, please contact the school directly via:

Graeme Breen
ICT Curriculum Coordinator
Ph: +61 7 5457 8354