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  • IN PICTURES: Microsoft #WeSpeakCode event at UTS Sydney (+43 Photos)

    IN PICTURES: Microsoft #WeSpeakCode event at UTS Sydney (+43 Photos)

    Microsoft Australia managing director Pip Marlow has led a campaign this week to encourage more Australian students to take up computer coding. The company is helping more than 7000 students learn code as part of YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode week. Federal communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, also delivered a speech, in which he urged students to take up science, technology and mathematics subjects to fill the shortfall of Australian graduates in these areas. The week long campaign saw students from all over Australia try coding with the help of volunteers and teachers. Today, more than 800 students from more than 30 local schools in Sydney learnt to code at the main #WeSpeakCode event being held in the Great Hall of the University of Technology Sydney .

    IN PICTURES: Microsoft #WeSpeakCode event at UTS Sydney (+43 Photos)
  • IN PICTURES: National Digital Economy Strategy - page by page

    IN PICTURES: National Digital Economy Strategy - page by page

    Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has launched the long awaited Digital Economy Strategy which plots out how the Federal Government aims to leverage the National Broadband Network (NBN) to drive productivity in the Australian economy. The Government defines the digital economy as a globally connected network of economic and social activities enabled by information and communications technology. The Digital Economy Strategy encompasses goals for eCommerce, eHealth and distance education. This slideshow of the complete document allows you to flick through at your leisure.

    IN PICTURES: National Digital Economy Strategy - page by page
  • IN PICTURES: Pushing the button on the NBN in Tasmania

    IN PICTURES: Pushing the button on the NBN in Tasmania

    Last week, the National Broadband Network was officially launched in Tasmania by Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, and Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett. In these pictures they pose with the big blue button at the official launch, and meet and greet the public — despite the fact that some residents and businesses in Tasmania have already been getting NBN services for weeks. There's also a biunch of pictures of installation in progress.

    IN PICTURES: Pushing the button on the NBN in Tasmania

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