Murdoch IT Society
- Job Oppotunites for Members - 2015-06-05 10:10:18
Hi once again everyone.
Our kind first year advisor sent this through to me and I think some of the opportunities will definitely suit some of you!
Aust Govt. nationwide ICT Cadetship (applications for 2016 open July 2015 for those who have completed first year)
Student competition: held Sept 30, 2015.
Cyber Security Challenge Australia 2015.
First year Industry Engagement Opportunities with the Big 4 consulting firms:
1) EY Career Compass Program (2 day professional development program) open those due to graduate in mid or late 2017.
Applications open July 2015
http://www.ey.com/AU/en/Careers/Student ... gment-5-na
2) KPMG Foundations program (2 day professional development program) open to all first years
http://www.kpmg.com/AU/en/careers/Gradu ... fault.aspx
Applications open Aug 2015
3) Deloitte Development program (2 day professional development program) for those who are:
Completing your first year of a three year degree; or Completing your second year of a four year degree; or Completing your third year of a five year degree.
Applications open July 27
http://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/ca ... reers.html
4) PwC Preview Program (2 day professional development program) open to ALL undergrad students (including 1st year)
http://www.pwc.com.au/careers/student/p ... /index.htm
(Application dates not specified on website)
Thanks everyone. TheNewit
- 2015 Murdoch IT Society AGM - 2015-05-04 16:34:26
Its my great pleasure to announce the new executive for 2015. They are:
President: Michael New
Vice President: Sebastian Southen
Secretary: Nick Borowitzka
Treasurer: Matt Johnson
For sub-committee we have:
Events Organiser: Michael New
System Administrator: Sebastian Southen
Snackqusitions Officer: Nick Borowitzka
We also now have positions open for:
First Year Representative
Second Year Representative
Third Year Representative
Are you in any of these years? Interested in representing MITS and being a person your year group can go to for comments and opinions? Get in contact with us!
The minutes to this years AGM are now available and can be accessed using the following links:
MITS President TheNewit
- Murdoch CoderDojo - 2015-02-11 16:36:57
It's here! Finally!
The Murdoch IT Society with the support of The School of IT and The Fogarty Foundation have finally created a Dojo here at Murdoch. It will be run on Sundays at the GCL1 computer labs (confirmation still needed) and the schedule is as follows:
Each session is estimated to run from 12:30pm till 2:30pm
Sunday, 15 March 2015 – Volunteers Planning Meeting
Sunday, 22 March 2015 – Session 1 of 8 for children
Sunday, 29 March 2015 – Session 2 of 8 for children
Sunday 5 April 2015 - NO DOJO – PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Sunday 12 April 2015 – Session 3 of 8 for children
Sunday 19 April 2015 – Session 4 of 8 for children
Sunday, 26 April 2015 – NO DOJO – PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Sunday, 3 May 2015 – Session 5 of 8 for children
Sunday, 10 May 2015 – Session 6 of 8 for children
Sunday, 17 May 2015 – Session 7 of 8 for children
Sunday, 24 May 2015 – Session 8 of 8 for children
Planned dates for Semester 2:
Sunday, 23 August 2015 – Session 1 of 8 for children
Sunday, 30 August 2015 – Session 2 of 8 for children
Sunday, 5 September 2015 – Session 3 of 8 for children
Sunday, 13 September 2015 – Session 4 of 8 for children
Sunday, 20 September 2015 – Session 5 of 8 for children
Sunday 27 September 2015 – NO DOJO – PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Sunday 4 October 2015 – NO DOJO – SCHOOL HOLIDAYS / UNI STUDY BREAK
Sunday 11 October 2015 – Session 6 of 8 for children
Sunday, 18 October 2015 – Session 7 of 8 for children
Sunday, 25 October 2015 – Session 8 of 8 for children
The room supports 38 ninja's. But its estimated the drop off will perhaps be 15-20. However! I can't do this without you! Its currently a one man show and I can't run this broadway production on my own! I am looking for some dedicated volunteers from all areas of IT and Game Design to help Mentor, while everyone else is welcome to volunteer with various roles. A list of roles and their descriptions are as follows:
Join or lead a Dojo (coding club): Mentor, Champion, Creativity Officer
Join a Council or Committee : Learning and Motivation Council, Culture and Community Committee
Join our Roving Team: Casual Presenter, New Dojo Coach
Join our Support Team: Learning and Development Manager, People Development Manager, Chief Storyteller, Event Manager, Diversity Project Manager, Recruitment and Partnership Manager (x4).
About the positions:
Dojos are independent coding clubs that provide a fun, free and social learning environment in which young people aged 7-17 can have fun learning and making projects using code. There are Dojos starting up all the time around Perth, and we need Champions, Mentors and Creativity Officers to help make the sessions happen.
Champions are responsible for organising the Dojo venue, leading the mentors and managing the registrations of Ninjas. Each CoderDojo needs 1-3 Champions. You can become a Champion by starting your own Dojo from scratch, or joining a pre-existing Dojo that needs a Champion. Some Champions are paid staff working for an organisation such as a school, library, business, local council etc who want to create a Dojo for their students/clients. Other Champions are volunteers who are keen to create a special learning environment for children and develop leadership skills at the same time.
Mentors provide general guidance and support to Ninjas (young people aged 7-17). Mentors are an essential element of a Dojo. If a Mentor has experience and knowledge in coding / computing - they may wish to plan special activities for Ninjas and provide more advanced help. However, you do not need how to code to be a great Mentor. Amongst our mentors we have: university students of all disciplines, parents, IT/software professionals and more. The one thing that unites our Mentors is that they enjoy helping and encouraging young people.
Creativity Officers are emerging artists who attend Dojo coding club sessions, and work on their artistic practice during the sessions. CoderDojo WA are able to access some materials and support for Creativity Officers who want to experiment with electronics, coding, data visualisation, game design, robotics etc in their practice, and who would enjoy sharing their creative journey with children. These volunteer positions would be idea for Art students or young artists who would like to experiment creatively with technology with a little bit of support and guidance from us.
The sessions tend to run on a weekly basis, with each session running for 1-3 hours. We are looking for people who can commit to weekly sessions (which take place after school or on weekends). Independent Dojos can set their own session times, but there will generally be between 4 - 8 weeks of weekly sessions in a Dojo term.
PLEASE NOTE: A VALID AND CURRENT WORKING WITH CHILDRENS CARD/CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY. THE RECEIPT YOU GET WILL CREDIT AS A TEMPORARY CHECK UNTIL A RESPONSE IS GIVEN. I ALSO LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS IN THE HOPES IT GETS SOME ATTENTION.
Still here? Still interested? Excellent.
Mentors can look to sign up here. and be invited to the Mentor Training Night on Monday 9 March at Scitech. RSVP is critical so please register here as well.
Registration for other volunteer roles can be found here.
Additional information about CoderDojo roles can be found here.
I look forward to seeing and working with you all soon! TheNewit
- Casual Teaching at Polytechnic West - 2015-01-28 18:36:52
Polytechnic West are looking for a part time teaching casual for a basic programming class at CertIV/Diploma level. This involves 6hrs on a Thursday for one semester. The hourly rate is quite good.
The applicant would need (very) basic C#/Visual Studio skills – teaching/lesson materials are supplied.
This would suit a grad/postgrad student with an interest in teaching and programming.
If you are interested, contact
Higher Education Discipline Leader for Information Technology
Centre for Business and Information Technology
Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) | Online Centre of Excellence
Polytechnic West Thornlie Campus
T: +61 8 9267 7569
W: http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au TheNewit
|President||Vice President||Secretary||Treasurer||Event Manager||Sys Admin||Snackquisitions|
|2015||Michael New||Sebastian Southen||Nick Borowitzka||Matt Johnson||Michael New||Sebastian Southen||Nick Borowitzka|
|2014||Grace Beven||Dan Bruce||Michael New||Matt Johnson||Matt Johnson||Sebastian Southen||Reece Sheppard|
|2013||Grace Beven||Sebastian Southen||Reece Sheppard||Kamaleah Lazit||-||Sebastian Southen||Reece Sheppard|
|2012||Grace Beven||Sebastian Southen||Reece Sheppard||Kamaleah Lazit||-||Sebastian Southen||Reece Sheppard|
|2011||Reece Sheppard||Sebastian Southen||Grace Beven||?||-||Sebastian Southen||-|
|2010||Sean Gilbert||Sebastian Southen||Reece Sheppard||Reece Eagle||Lachlan Harris||Sebastian Southen||Joshua Wilding|
|2009||Reece Sheppard||Sean Gilbert||Richa Malaviya||Brock Woolf||Lachlan Harris||Sebastian Southen||-|
|2008||Caleb Duggan||Alyshia Ford||?||Jaron Power||Sean Gilbert||Sebastian Southen||-|
|2007||Alyshia Ford||Lloyd Johnson||Bryan Kirk||Owen Lutz||-||-||-|
|Team Fortress 2||-||-|
|Svn/Git/Trac Hosting||Online||23%||111 projects|
|Sound Effect Library||Online||66GiB||25354 files|
Dojo resumes this week. (12th April)
Registrations are CLOSED until Semester 2.
Semester 1 Schedule:
- All times are from 12:30pm till 2:30pm
- Sunday 12 April 2015 - Session 3 of 8 for children
- Sunday 19 April 2015 - Session 4 of 8 for children
- Sunday, 26 April 2015 - NO DOJO - PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
- Sunday, 3 May 2015 - Session 5 of 8 for children
- Sunday, 10 May 2015 - Session 6 of 8 for children
- Sunday, 17 May 2015 - Session 7 of 8 for children
- Sunday, 24 May 2015 - Session 8 of 8 for children
Free parking on weekends. Use of Carpack 3 (Entrance via South St) is recommended.
The Dojo is located at the GCL1 Computing Labs. Here is rough location:
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