The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Hour of Code Wellington Announced

Hack Miramar and Wellington Makerspace Trust announce free programming workshops for all ages on December 13th at Scots College

November 26th 2014, Wellington - Hack Miramar and the Wellington Makerspace Trust today announced “Hour of Code Wellington”, a day of free one hour introductory programming and technology workshops for Wellingtonians of all ages.

These sessions will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday the 13th of December at the Centre for Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) at Scots College, 1 Monorgan Rd, Strathmore Park. Attendees can drop in during the day to take part in sessions that will start each hour on the hour.

The workshops will be based around the global 'Hour of Code' format which provides an easy introduction to computer programming for anyone wanting to learn a little about how computers work. In addition to learning some simple programming concepts participants will also have a chance to do exercises with Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Makey Makey devices.The event is part of a series of international events being put on around the globe as part of Computer Science Education Week.

"Technology is changing rapidly and we want to make sure Wellingtonians of all ages are better prepared to be not just consumers of technology but creators as well" said Ben Wilde, Hack Miramar co-organiser.

The sessions are open to the public and to all ages from 6+, the only prerequisite is curiosity and a desire to learn something new.

"We need more kids excited about the idea of making smart things.”, said Lee Bennett, founder of the Wellington Makerspace Trust “we need more Kiwi innovators and this is a great way to get them started.”

The event is being made possible by the generous support of Scots College who have provided the use of the Graphics and Technology facilities housed within the school’s Creative and Performing and Arts Centre (CPAC).

"As a college we are committed to providing world class education for our students including opportunities to learn about technologies that will shape our future" said Graeme Yule, Headmaster of Scots College "We're very happy to support this wider community initiative.”

Sessions will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday the 13th of December at Scots College, 1 Monorgan Rd, Strathmore Park, Wellington and there is a Facebook event

More information can be found at

For more information contact +Ben Wilde, / 021 845 991


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