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Javascript enlightenment at CampJS

Not long ago I was pretty jaded about life as a software developer, and my colleagues could often hear me proclaiming at lunch (in between mouthfuls of leftovers from last night’s dinner), “A commune! We need a coding commune!”. A ...

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API Engine intrigues developers

Eleven months ago, a beer and a handshake kickstarted one of Brisbane’s most intriguing startups, API Engine. Greg Davis, former engineering director of a Brisbane-based software company, was building a fairly hefty API that was a chore to document. His ...

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Jeppesen API could be the bee’s knees for public transport data

Ask a random app developer what kinds of open government data are most valuable and useful, and public transit data usually figures high on their list. Journey planners and bus stop alarm applications are common on the iTunes App Store ...

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Brisbane’s brain drain: Coen Hyde

Coen Hyde

Each year, Brisbane generates a surprisingly large, diverse pool of software developers. However, stories about outstanding people who outgrow Brisbane and move onto greener pastures are all too familiar. Some are headhunted, others relocate to start businesses or seek employment ...

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GovHack Brisbane wrap up

Old Folks United, a multidisciplinary team of engineers and designers from Red Hat, Redfish and Klyp, were the biggest winners at GovHack prize night at QUT The Cube last Thursday, taking home the national Best of Digital Humanities award, as ...

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Public access to 3D printers

3D printing

Don’t have the cash to drop on a 3D printer of your own? Perhaps you just want to get your hands on a 3D printer to see what all the fuss is about, or maybe you have an awesome design ...

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GovHack Brisbane, live coverage

GovHack Brisbane, The Cube

We’re on to day two of GovHack Brisbane, and teams are pouring energy and enthusiasm into making great things with open government data.

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Geeks, Government & Glory

Government data is big business. A 2011 report undertaken for the European Commission estimated the direct and indirect contribution made by public sector information to the EU27 economy at €140 billion per annum. Meanwhile, in the US open data is ...

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