March 11th, 2015
Episode 366 of 438 episodes
On this week's Byte: Guests: The Code for All movement is a network of civic technologists who believe that digital technology allows people to more meaningfully engage in the public sphere. We're joined in studio by Alvaro Maz of Code for Australia, and Giselle Sperber of Code for America. If you want to get involved with CfA, you can get in touch with the Melbourne Civic Lab (or start your own local Civic Lab!), or you may be interested in a Code for Australia Fellowship. News in Brief: A new survey by Startup Muster has singled out Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull as the MP doing most to help startups in Australia. It's not all good news though, with Freelancer CEO outlining ways things for startups can improve in an email to the Communications Minister. BitTorrent client µTorrent has come under fire for including bitcoin mining program EpicScale in its software package, installing it without users' knowledge. News in Depth: The Apple Watch has landed! You can spend anywhere between $499 and $14,000 for the shiny. The team discuss the pros and cons of Apple's latest baby, and the advertising strategy that they're employing. Events and Opportunities: CSS Conf is on March 26-27 at Melbourne Meat Market - tickets have sold out, but there is a waiting list, as well as a Decompress event on March 28. Infoxchange is running their YouthSpark Career Pathways for 18-26-year-olds who are looking for a career in IT, and looking for a foot in the door. The Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards are on - if you or someone you know have done something awesome with the Internet, why not nominate them for an ANZIA? Presented by Warren Davies and Cade Diehm. Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!