Data Science Short Course - Week 4: Part 1 & 2*
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Data Science Short Course - Week 4: Part 1 & 2*

*Part 2 will take place on Thursday 27th August from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WEEK FOUR: VISUALISATION

  • Introduction to ggplot2
  • Aesthetics – x, y, size, weight, group, colour, fill, etc.
  • Chart types
  • Data exploration using faceting and grouping
  • Customising chart appearance
  • Publishing work using Rmd and Rpres
  • Celebratory breakup drinks (!)

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Data Science Short Course - Week 3: Part 1 & 2*
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Data Science Short Course - Week 3: Part 1 & 2*

*Part 2 will take place on Thursday 20th August from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WEEK THREE: CAUSALITY

  • What is causality, and why won’t predictive models help me?
  • Data generating processes and observational equivalence
  • Unobserved data and simultaneity
  • The experimental ideal
  • Natural experiments as a way of thinking about the world
  • Instrumental variables
  • Other techniques (Difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity)
  • Matching routines

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Data Science Short Course - Week 2: Part 1 & 2*
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Data Science Short Course - Week 2: Part 1 & 2*

*Part 2 will take place on Thursday 13th August from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WEEK TWO: PREDICTION

  • Introduction to predictive modelling
  • Structural modelling vs machine learning
  • Predicting different data types
  • Building a predictive model using linear regression
  • Under the hood: maximum likelihood
  • Feature selection & prediction using regularised GLMs
  • A brief introduction to Bayesian modelling
  • Classification and regression trees
  • Boosted trees and Random Forests

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Data Science Short Course - Week 1: Part 1 & 2*
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Data Science Short Course - Week 1: Part 1 & 2*

*Part 2 will take place on Thursday 6th August from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

AT A GLANCE

The most broadly accepted definition of data science comes from computational political scientist Drew Conway, made famous by his Venn diagram.

That is, data science is what we call the application of rigorous statistical routines and computation to help us solve problems in our own domains of expertise. Becoming a data scientist requires building competency in these three fields simultaneously. This is hard work, but it makes good data scientists indispensible members—and leaders—of modern organisations.

Because Data Scientists can potentially add a huge amount of value for their employers, they are in hot demand. According to Glassdoor, median data science salaries in the US are a shade over $120K. In Australia, IAPA’s survey respondents said that they earn $125K on average. It’s not bad work if you can get it!

But learning data science is not easy. This is because learning to do good data science is not just learning a piece of software (though software is useful), or learning a set of algorithms (which are useful too). Good data science is the application of difficult-to-learn skills to difficult tasks. It is human centric—far closer to management than to IT. It is creative, and it is practical.

Good data science is also scientific; it rests on a desire to discover truth from an overwhelming amount of data. As economist John Hicks put it “in the clouds of absorbing detail, we want to discover the shapes that do repeat among the many that do not”. Good data science looks past simple correlations, which are often highly compelling and, as often, highly misleading, to learn underlying structure. It explores biases in our data and methods that can steer us away from the truth. It is difficult, and it is fun.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

In this short course, running 2 nights a week for 4 weeks, you will build solid foundational skills from across the data science skill spectrum. The intention of the course is to make you comfortable using several widely used, cutting-edge techniques, but also give you a deep understanding of the fundamental issues in data science. This will make learning new techniques on your own time much easier, long after you have finished the course.

The course is highly practical. You will work through real live examples using a variety of fun data sources, including transaction-level data from a café, a quarter of a million tax returns, and a survey of cheating spouses. If you have access to a dataset that you would like to use for your homework, bring it along!

A big part of learning data science is getting plugged into the community. To this end, you will be trying to solve difficult problems with other interesting people in the class. You will make friends.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • A solid foundation of skills from across the data science spectrum: extracting and tidying data, building predictive and inferential models, and visualising your analysis;
  • Recognising and avoiding pitfalls. How to think deeply about biases in data and analytical techniques. How to go about fixing these biases;
  • How to perform swift, replicable analysis using the freely-available R statistical computing language.

WHAT YOU GET

  • Comfort in extracting large amounts of data from databases and spread-sheets
  • Understanding of the principles of tidy data, and understanding of how tidy data makes analysis easy and fun
  • Ability to use the split-apply-combine philosophy to produce high quality output quickly
  • Ability to build a simple predictive model using regression and machine-learning techniques
  • Intuition of how to build inferential models to answer “what-if” questions
  • Ability to plot data using the powerful ggplot2 package
  • Top ten tricks to generate amazing analysis in a heartbeat
  • A collection of 1-page vignettes on the main issues and code examples discussed in the course
  • A roadmap of the easiest ways to learn the skills not covered in the course

 

WEEK 1: DATA MUNGING

  • Introduction to R
  • Reading in data from csv files
  • Introduction to databases
  • Extracting data from databases
  • Merging data tables
  • Tidy data
  • Writing functions
  • The split-apply-combine strategy using dplyr
  • Generating summary statistics for arbitrary sub-groups
  • Writing data to files & databases

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Disrupt the Public Sector
Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Disrupt the Public Sector

As part of Innovation Month 2015Collective Campus is hosting a Disrupt the Public Sector.

This event will bring together a range of public sector leaders and practitioners, together with startups and people from industry. 

Throughout the day, keynote speakers will explore topics on:

* How large organisations can innovate
* Lean Startup for enterprise
* Design Thinking for engagement
* The value of being Agile 

We'll also have a "Rapid Prototyping" Room where startups and corporate employees can hack on ideas together. We will collectively test, iterate, and build upon an idea throughout the day.

Finally, we'll cap the conference off with some drinks and some good old-fashioned networking.

Spots are limited so RSVP now.

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Intro to Adwords for Enterprise
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Adwords for Enterprise

About This Class

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • What big agencies do to prepare for an Adwords campaign

WHAT YOU GET

  • Understand the "One Metric" that rules them all
  • Link audience intent to campaign performance
  • Learn processes and tools to build world-beating AdWords campaigns
  • Pick up Excel formulas to make your life easier - and your AdWords builds fast and fun

DESCRIPTION

AT A GLANCE

Google AdWords is more than just an advertising platform; it's a science and a portal on consumer intent. This workshop will step you through what "big agencies" and enterprise Search Marketing specialists do to prepare an AdWords campaign. Learn keyword research tips, campaign architecture and design, tools and techniques - the way the pros do it.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CLASS?

This introductory class is designed for marketers, digital advertisers, project managers, web developers and professionals with a general interest in learning about Adwords.

PRE-REQUISITIES

  • None

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

  • Digital Marketing Short Course

WHAT TO BRING

  • An open mind
  • Notepad

DRESS CODE

  • Anything from suits and ties to jeans and Chuck Taylors! Innovation isn't dependent on dresscode.

GROUP BOOKINGS

  • Contact the team at info@collectivecamp.us or (03) 9996 1257 to enquire about group bookings. 

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Future Tech Series #1: 3D Printing
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Future Tech Series #1: 3D Printing

  • Building 55, RMIT AMP, 58 Cardigan St, Carlton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Queens Collective for the first in a series of events designed to explore future technology.

We’re thrilled to launch the first event of Queens Collective’s Future Tech Series with the support of Amaero and RMIT’s Advance Manufacturing Precinct. Queens Collective is Melbourne’s home to world class startups and we’re proud to be passionate in our support of those in pursuit of innovate ideas.

In this first event we will explore 3D printing, from how the technology works to some of the current applications of the technology and some Implications of this tech in the future. With guest speakers Ben Batagol from Amaero famed for the worlds first 3D printed starter jet engine and Milan Brandt head of RMIT’s Additive Manufacturing Precinct - Milan is also our host for this event – the night is sure to be as insightful as it will be captivating.

Pizza and beer will be provided so grab a friend and secure your spot today!

Here’s what the event looks like:

6:00 pm: Networking, drinks and food
6:30 pm: Welcome from the organising team
6:35 pm – 6:55pm: Milan Brandt Talk/presentation 
6:55 pm – 7:15 pm: Ben Batagol Talk on Amaero's growth and 3D printing in the Aerospace industry 
7:15 pm - 7:20pm: Partner presentation 
7.20: Post presentation Q&A
7:30pm - 7:40pm: Site tour available

* Networking and drinks from 7:30 pm
* Doors close 8:30 pm

Where: Building 55, RMIT AMP, 58 Cardigan St, Carlton

Cost: $5

Reserve your place HERE

About Milan Brandt

Professor Brandt is a leading Australian researcher in the area of macro processing with lasers and has conducted work in laser cladding, cutting, drilling, welding and assisted machining. His work has resulted in technological achievements, patents, research papers and commercial products with both national and international recognition in both industry and the scientific community.

About Ben Batagol

Ben Batagol has worked in the defence industry for over 12 years. In 2014 he joined Amero Engineering, which was spun out of Monash Universit. Know for its capability in manufacturing complex metallic components Amaero ustilises two techniques – Powder Bed Selective Laser Sintering and Blown Powder Laser Melting. 

 

 

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Intro to Enterprise Innovation
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Enterprise Innovation

Learn why large companies struggle to innovate and how to ignite a growth engine in your company.

AT A GLANCE

In this workshop, you will receive an overview of enterprise innovation fundamentals supported by real-world case studies and hands-on activities and discussion opportunities to stimulate understanding.  

"Focus is scary—until you realize that it only means turning your back on markets you could never have anyway. Sharp focus on jobs that customers are trying to get done holds the promise of greatly improving the odds of success in new-product development.” - Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University and author of award-winning book, The Innovator's Dilemma. 

WHY LARGE COMPANIES CAN'T INNOVATE

What’s striking about Fast Company’s 2013 list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies is the relative absence of large, established firms. Instead the list is dominated by the big technology winners of the past 20 years that have built innovation into their DNA (Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft), and a lot of smaller, newer start-ups. The main exceptions are Target, Coca Cola, Corning, Ford, and Nike (the company that topped the list). 

So, why doesn't innovation thrive in large, mature organisations?

  • Established companies are focused on the execution of a winning business model, unlike innovative start-ups that are looking for a winning, scaleable, business model
  • Innovation is not just about implementing a creative idea, but rather the search for a way to turn some aspect of that idea into something that customers are willing to pay for
  • Discovering a new business model is inherently risky, and is far more likely to fail than to succeed
  • People who are best suited to search for new business models and conduct iterative experiments usually are not the same managers who succeed at running existing business units

Ultimately, if you want your company to grow organically, then you need to organize your efforts around these differences. 

This is where an assessment and reconfiguration of your company's resources, processes and values is needed, in order to give new initiatives the best possible chance of succeeding. 

WHAT YOU WILL GET 

  • A comprehensive overview of enterprise innovation fundamentals backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities
  • An understanding of the different types of innovation (sustaining, adjacent and disruptive) and how they should drive decision making
  • An overview of the five key reasons why large companies fail to innovate and methods to to best circumvent them
  • An appreciation for the difference between sustaining and disruptive innovation as well as execution strategies and litmus tests to help identify potentially disruptive innovations and aid new product investment decision-making
  • You will gain access to our member-only discussion forums where you can share learnings, challenges and thought leadership with other innovation enthusiasts
  • You will gain access to exclusive Collective Campus alumni events, including opportunities to connect with both established and emerging startups
  • You will become a part of the exclusive Collective Campus community
  • You will receive ongoing thought leadership and case studies as they happen to keep abreast of the latest happenings relating to enterprise innovation

PRE-REQUISITES

  • How To Think Like An Innovator (desired but not essential)

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

  • How To Tune Your Growth Engine
  • Intro to Lean Startup
  • Design Thinking Crash Course

WHAT TO BRING

  • Pad and pen
  • The right side of your brain

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Intro to the Lean Startup
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to the Lean Startup

AT A GLANCE: Introduction to the Lean Startup

In this 1 hour workshop, you will receive an overview of the entire lean startup process and supporting tools, backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities. You will also be left with a small experiment to test the merits of the lean startup in your workplace.

Why The Lean Startup Changes Everything

According to Stanford professor, serial entrepreneur and father of the lean startup movement, Steve Blank, launching a new startup or initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. You write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start selling as hard as you can. And somewhere in this sequence of events, you’ll probably suffer a fatal setback.

The odds are not with you: As new research by Harvard Business School’s Shikhar Ghosh shows, 75% of all start-ups fail.

However, The Lean Startup, 2011's book by Eric Ries, has popularised the lean startup methodology which advocates experimentation over elaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over traditional 'big bang' design and development up front. Today, both start-ups and large companies are embracing concepts such as 'minimum viable products' and rapid prototyping to radically improve the likelihood of finding product market fit, without wasting millions of dollars or several years looking for it.

THE LEAN STARTUP FOR LARGE COMPANIES

Lean start-up practices aren’t just for young tech ventures. Large companies, such as GE, Qualcomm and Intuit, have begun to implement them successfully.

WHY TRADITIONAL METHODS FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ARE BROKEN

  1. Business plans rarely survive first contact with customers. As the boxer Mike Tyson once said about his opponents’ prefight strategies: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
  2. No one besides venture capitalists and the late Soviet Union requires five-year plans to forecast complete unknowns. These plans are generally fiction, and dreaming them up is almost always a waste of time.
  3. Start-ups are not smaller versions of large companies. They do not unfold in accordance with master plans. The ones that ultimately succeed go quickly from failure to failure, all the while adapting, iterating on, and improving their initial ideas as they continually learn from customers.

WHAT YOU WILL GET 

  • You will get an overview of the entire lean startup process supported by real-world case studies and short activities
  • You will be left with an activity to explore in your workplace pertaining to some of the concepts underlying the lean startup
  • You will learn how lean startups develop their initial business models
  • You will learn how key assumptions underlying these business models are developed
  • You will discover concepts that support the cheaply and quick testing of these key assumptions
  • You will gain an overview of key metrics used to guide lean startup decision making, including actionable, accessible and auditable metrics
  • You will gain access to our member only discussion forums where you can share learnings, challenges and thought leadership with other innovation enthusiasts
  • You will gain access to exclusive Collective Campus alumni events, including opportunities to connect with both established and emerging startups
  • You will become a part of the exclusive Collective Campus community
  • You will receive ongoing thought leadership and case studies as they happen to keep abreast of the latest happenings relating to the use of the lean startup at large companies 

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This workshop is developed for any professional with an interest in The Lean Startup. This includes startup founders and team members (this includes corporate startups and new ventures), project managers, designers, developers and marketers.

Professionals interested in making themselves more attractive and getting involved in more internal innovation projects are can only benefit from taking this workshop. 

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Intro To Data Science
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Intro To Data Science

  • York Butter Factory Co-Working Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

AT A GLANCE

Do you spend your workdays sitting in front of Excel? Do you want to move up the value chain? Do you want to be a data scientist?

In this one-hour session, we will show you how to solve two very common business problems with ease, using cutting-edge tools from the world of data science. We'll also give you a road-map of what data science skills are most desirable, and how to go about gaining them. To illustrate, we'll use examples using a dataset of real Australian tax returns, mobile phone payments data from East Africa, and the investment returns of hundreds of Australian superannuation funds.

WHAT YOU WILL GET

  • This 1-hour workshop, we will take a tour on why learning data science will improve participants' lives.

  • How we get things done before and after learning the right tools.

  • You will gain access to our member-only discussion forums where you can share learnings, challenges and thought leadership with other innovation enthusiasts

  • You will gain access to exclusive Collective Campus alumni events, including opportunities to connect with both established and emerging startups

  • You will become a part of the exclusive Collective Campus community

  • You will receive ongoing thought leadership and case studies as they happen to keep abreast of the latest happenings relating to enterprise innovation

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Jim Savage is an experienced data scientist and educator. He is currently a Data Scientist at US startup Lendable and a lecturer at La Trobe University. Before that, he was a Senior Associate at the Grattan Institute, a Data Science Fellow at the University of Chicago, and an Analyst at the Australian Treasury.

 

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Lean Startup Workshop
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Lean Startup Workshop

In this 3 hour workshop, you will receive an overview of the entire lean startup process and supporting tools, backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities. You will also be left with a small experiment to test the merits of the lean startup in your workplace.

For more information and to book, click here

 

 

 

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Intro to Agile Project Management
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management reduces complexity by breaking down the many-months-long cycle of building requirements for the whole project, building the entire product and then testing to find hundreds of product flaws. Instead small, usable segments of the software product are specified, developed and tested in manageable, two- to four-week cycles.

If you’ve already started implementing agile with your team and it seems overly complicated, you may be missing one major component: inspect and adapt. If you’re doing agile the right way, your product delivery process should just keep getting better and better, improving your team’s value to stakeholders and your personal value to the company.

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How To Innovate In The Enterprise
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

How To Innovate In The Enterprise

The best ideas and innovators will struggle to find success unless the company's resources, allocation processes and values are aligned with innovation.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the five key reasons why large companies fail to innovate and methods to best circumvent them
  • An appreciation for disruptive innovation execution strategies and an overview of litmus tests to help identify potentially disruptive innovations and aid investment decision-making
  • A comprehensive overview of enterprise innovation fundamentals backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities

For more information and to book, click here

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Intro to Design Thinking
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Design Thinking

An overview of what Design Thinking is, why it's effective and an introduction to the different stages of Design Thinking.

 

This introductory class is designed for marketers, product managers, project managers, web developers and professionals with a general interest in learning about design thinking and UX.

For more information and to book, click here

 

 

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Intro to SCRUM
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to SCRUM

Scrum is a way for teams to work together to develop a product. Product development, using Scrum, occurs in small pieces, with each piece building upon previously created pieces. Building products one small piece at a time encourages creativity and enables teams to respond to feedback and change, to build exactly and only what is needed.

However, Scrum is much more than a simple framework. Scrum supports our need to be human at work: to belong, to learn, to do, to create and be creative, to grow, to improve, and to interact with other people. In other words, Scrum leverages the innate traits and characteristics in people to allow them to do great things together.

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How To Run A Hackathon
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

How To Run A Hackathon

Hackathons 101 talks about how hackathons can be a useful tool for your company to shape culture and to test new and unorthodox ideas in a safe environment. Learn about why your company should run one (and why it shouldn’t), and about the logistics of running a hackathon.

More importantly, the course will cover important key learnings and hidden things to look out for from past hackathons (e.g., Intellectual Property, things you should avoid, and things you should adopt, etc.), based on the instructors’ experience in organising everything from Startup Weekend events to the Ford Sync AppLink Hackathon. 

For more information and to book, click here

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Intro to The Lean Startup
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to The Lean Startup

In this 2 hour workshop, you will receive an overview of the entire lean startup process and supporting tools, backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities. You will also be left with a small experiment to test the merits of the lean startup in your workplace.

This workshop is developed for any professional with an interest in The Lean Startup. This includes startup founders and team members (this includes corporate startups and new ventures), project managers, designers, developers and marketers.

Professionals interested in making themselves more attractive and getting involved in more internal innovation projects are can only benefit from taking this workshop. 

 

For more information and to book, click here

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How To Think Like An Innovator
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

How To Think Like An Innovator

Traditional business mindsets popularised during the 20th Century taught us to mitigate risk, avoid failure at all costs and embrace efficiency.

Unfortunately, disruptive innovation by its nature is inherently inefficient and chaotic and calls for Innovators to take many small bets, embrace failure and risk.

This workshop will demonstrate the difference between the two ways of thinking and provide you with a foundation to be able to make decisions that support innovation rather than stifle it.

 

For more information and to book, click here

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Designing for Diversity
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Designing for Diversity

Mobile technology can help enterprise improve accessibility across sectors and locations. But, within diverse environments, success can only come with an effective and efficient customer experience (CX) evaluation framework. Luke Feldman, a CX professional, will discuss specific case studies on how effective CX can make a real difference in helping enterprise companies meet challenges that exist in a diverse environment.

Core aspects of the presentation include:

  • Product and process evaluation
  • Stakeholder engagement process
  • Integration of metrics – a fundamental way of tracking performance

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DESIGN FOR AID: A UX HACKATHON WITH WHYDEV AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

DESIGN FOR AID: A UX HACKATHON WITH WHYDEV AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Have you ever wanted to take part in a hackathon but just not sure if you have the skills or knowledge?
Tried hackathons before and you just want more?

General Assembly is here for you! Whether you have a team or not, come along to this UX hackathon and gain some new experience.

Teams of designers, budding designers and entrepreneurial thinkers will spend a day redesigning an online experience. You will combine skills in user research, ideation and rapid prototyping, and mentors from the General Assembly community will be on-hand to help flesh out your ideas.

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Coding for Beginners: A Free Morning Class
May
19
1:30 PM13:30

Coding for Beginners: A Free Morning Class

HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done.

This session, designed for the beginner programmer, will assume no previous coding knowledge. We'll go over key coding terminology and principles, introduce languages like HTML and CSS—what their functions are, how they work together—and use that new knowledge to write our own code and develop our own simple site.

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Intro To The Lean Startup
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Intro To The Lean Startup

In this 2 hour workshop, you will receive an overview of the entire lean startup process and supporting tools, backed by real-world case studies and hands-on activities. You will also be left with a small experiment to test the merits of the lean startup in your workplace.

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Melbourne Virtual Realty Meetup - MVRM #16
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Melbourne Virtual Realty Meetup - MVRM #16

Dear VR enthusiasts,

When you think about it, then virtual reality is really just a special case of augmented really. Granted, the augmentation is total and intended to be. However, there are a number of technologies in the pipeline that not only display virtual content, but have the capability to integrate the real world into the experience as well. Call it Terminator vision or 'holographic' such as the upcoming Hololens from Microsoft or the much hyped Magic Leap that Google invested so much money in.

In any event, please join us on Friday the 1st of May in Queens Collective for a session on Augmented Reality. We will have Samuel Tate Goudie there to speak about "What is Augmented Reality?" as well as Stefan Pernar from Virtual Reality Venturesto showcase their augmented reality Gear VR demo.

As always there will be plenty of VR demos for everyone to try as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

Looking very much forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

The AVRIA Team 

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#SiliconStartups - Launch Event with Fostr & Get Worm
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

#SiliconStartups - Launch Event with Fostr & Get Worm

Introducing #SiliconStartups 

First in a new series of events designed to give startups founded by Silicon Beachers an unfair advantage.  You have probably heard that 9 out of 10 startups fail. We are working hard to change that for #SiliconStartups - watch this space. 

Meet Fostr & Get Worm

Fostr is an online tool that empowers investors to find investment opportunities that best suit them. Come and find out how Fostr can help you get your startup funded.  

Get Worm helps early adopters/enthusiasts and young startups connect and love each other. Startups cook creative & exclusive rewards (worms) for early bird users to join them. Startups get their 1st 1000x users, Users get the reward & recognition they deserve. WIN-WIN! 

We at MSB thought these two startups solve some pretty unique problems and have a great fit. Hence here they are on our first #SiliconStartup event.

Both Fostr & Get Worm recently came on board as sponsors to support the MSB community. Read their sponsor announcements here. Come and support these two startups that support our community. 

What's more they are shouting you beer, soft drinks and pizza!!

To RSVP, click here -  http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Silicon-Beach/events/221885349/

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Melbourne Urban Design Meetup
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Melbourne Urban Design Meetup

  • MUDM is excited to host James Legge from Six Degrees Architects. James will be talking about his involvement in bringing to life The Commons and Nightingale eco-development projects in Brunswick and his vision for the continued development of affordable, sustainable housing.

    The talk will be followed by a quick Q&A session.

    There’ll be beers and drinks before and after the event so be sure to get in early and introduce yourself to new people! 


    The event schedule looks like this:


    • Doors open from 6:30pm – Networking drinks and food

    • Welcome from the MUDM team at 6:55pm

    • Talk/presentation starts 7:00pm

    • Post presentation Q&A from 7:45pm

    • Networking and drinks from 8pm

    • Doors close 9:00pm

Eventbrite - MUDM Meetup
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The Founder Startup Series: #1 - What you really need to know about Lean Startup
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Founder Startup Series: #1 - What you really need to know about Lean Startup

Queens Collective is proud to announce The Startup Founder Series. 

We're taking it back to basics and giving startup founders the vital information they need to take their business to the next level. 

Our first workshop will be presented at 4pm by Steve Glaveski, founder of Hotdesk, and will focus around the things you really need to know about lean startup methods. 

As part of The Startup Founder Series we're also offering a free day of coworking at Queens Collective before the workshop and invite you to stay for a drink or two afterwards!

Eventbrite - The Startup Founder Series: #1 - What you really need to know about Lean Startup
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Queens Collective Open Day (StartupWeek)
Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

Queens Collective Open Day (StartupWeek)

As part of the Startup Victoria Startup Week, Queens Collective would like to open our doors and invite you all to visit our community, and the members who populate it.

Come and enjoy a day of free coworking in our space and hear from partners such as General Assembly, as well as some of the other entities who call QC home.

About Startup Week

Victoria’s startup community is booming and it keeps getting bigger and better! Startup Victoria is really excited about all the great things that are happening in our community and we want everyone to know about it.

Startup Week aims to Inspire, Educate, & Connect with regards to founding and/or working at a startup. It is all about Melbourne’s startup community. The idea is that the more established startups in the community open their doors and show (nascent) founders what working at and founding a startup is all about.

The week will consist of events all over the city, at all the major players in the community. We hope you will join us in celebrating the diversity and breadth of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem.

 

Eventbrite - Queens Collective Open Day (StartupWeek)
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Touchpoint Demo
Mar
20
5:00 PM17:00

Touchpoint Demo

Touchpoint - Instant Networking!

Pongolabs and Queens Collective invite you to join us for an exclusive preview of Touchpoint™, the  world's first face-to-face networking platform. Bring your phone, grab a beer/drink and participate in the Touchpoint experience to instantly introduce yourself and break the ice with a whole new network of contacts! 

Friday March 20th, 5PM
Queens Collective, 
Level 1, 20 Queen St, Melbourne

About Touchpoint
Touchpoint is an instant, face-to-face networking platform for groups. Built using the latest real-time web technologies, it works on any mobile device - no downloads, no passwords. Proudly developed by Pongolabs (http://pongolabs.com) right here in Melbourne, with collaborations from RMIT and support from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

About Queens Collective
Queens Collective (http://www.queenscollective.com) is a community of startups, designers, learners and creators, home to world class startups including General Assembly, UBER, StartupGrind, Hotdesk, and others. We aim to provide the best environment for our members to work from by providing collaborative workspaces, events, education, and networking. 

 

Eventbrite - TOUCHPOINT - Instant Networking!
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