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Mini Robot Rumble set to slice and dice Kiwis' robots of war
Mini Robot Rumble is happening this weekend, when robots take to the arena to battle, slice and dice their opponents in a fierce game of war.
Interview: A chat with SolarWinds' Destiny Bertucci and how she discovered IT security
International Women’s Day may have passed, but there’s no reason why society shouldn’t keep up that recognition every day of the year.
How the digital economy is shifting the workforce playing field for women
It’s no secret that there is a big gender gap in tech / engineering fields, and especially in the data center industry.
Demand for tech skills intensifies across Australia
“This ’talent shortage’ has been identified by Australian CEOs as one of their top business risk areas."
Y-tech workshops getting youth into technology
The event includes speeches by inspirational New Zealand tech personalities from Datacom, the Mind Lab, and GirlBoss.
Addressing the STEM skills gap with continuous online learning
Pluralsight talk about how online learning can prove to be an effective tool in closing the STEM skills gap within an organisation.
Unitec’s The Mind Lab and MOTAT join forces to empower Kiwis in STEM
"More than 40,000 students have learnt how to create, code, invent, test and build solutions using problem-based learning and technology in our lab."
Passion for STEM sparks early for girls in Asia Pacific
When the girls were asked what would encourage them to pursue a career in STEM, parental encouragement was considered the most important influence.
Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
The global enterprise getting Kiwi kids into coding
Accenture employees across 55 of these countries have pledged to volunteer more than 10,000 hours to Hour of Code.
Accenture: How to get more girls into technology
“It's not only an economic imperative that we bridge the gender gap when it comes to technology...it is a critical societal one."
Vodafone fuels new course to tackle AU's low female STEM employment rate
"There is a lack of understanding about job prospects and roles for women in male-dominated STEM fields.”
Getting to Equal: Accenture on overcoming the gender pay gap
The research found that – globally - a woman earns an average $100 for every $140 a man earns - a gap of about 30%.
New Zealand live science show Nanogirl heading to Abu Dhabi
The Nanogirl Live! Show will be part of the November Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2017.
Dell plans $14m donation: “It’s our responsibility to prepare the next generation”
By encouraging youth regardless of gender, ethnicity or social class to study STEM, there’s an opportunity to bring in different perspectives.
Diversify or fail: Govt. puts $8m towards women in tech grants
“Australian businesses will fail to reach their full potential unless we create diverse and inclusive workplaces."
The future is technology: Another company invests into coding for kids
The continued expansion of this industry highlights the importance of this skill in a tech-driven future...
Synnex targets education and entertainment with new robotics deal
Synnex Austraia is adding UBTech Robotics to its portfolio in a deal which targets the education and entertainment markets.
Gender pay gap should be a social & economic priority, says WGEA
“This is bad news for the economy, because it shows that business is not drawing on the enormous talent available in the female workforce."
Startup bringing STEM workshops to more schools with Mercedes win
MindKits was established in December 2008 after seeing a lack of support for New Zealanders in learning robotics and physical computing.
Kiwi media design project, Girls in Games, celebrates its 5th birthday
The project introduces young women to creating simple 2D or 3D games using GameMaker...
Initiative gets more Kiwis pursuing engineering educations
"Engineers help build the infrastructure that makes up our modern world. New Zealand needs more engineers to meet the growing demand."
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
Tairua School builds problem-solving skills with TaiTECH
"The possibilities are almost limitless and we are very excited to see how this programme develops and evolves over the coming months."