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Sallyann Williams
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Attended Griffith University
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We made a free course on Computational Thinking - for every teacher - not just for CS teachers.  Check it out.

http://googleforeducation.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/computational-thinking-for-educators.html
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This is pretty cool if you're not sure how to use Google products in your classroom - https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/
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All I want for Christmas.... https://www.lily.camera/
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If you're an entrepreneur in Sydney you should come along to the Sunrise Conference.  It's going to be awesome.

http://thesunrise.co/
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We just announced our CS4HS recipients for this year.  Congrats to all.  Hope you can make it to one of the workshops. http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/teaching-teachers.html
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This might be good for your schools/networks/programs.  It's all free and has had fantastic results to date.

Google CS First

Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs

CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science (CS) enrichment materials that target and engage a diverse student population.

Program Overview
CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers.

Theme-Based Clubs
Each CS First club is based on a real-world theme and offers about 10 hours worth of lessons and activities. The different club themes aim to attract and engage students of varying backgrounds and interests. All materials are targeted at students in 4th - 8th grades (or between the ages of 9 - 14) and are free and easy to use.

Our materials:
All Training and Materials Provided — No Experience Needed
No computer science experience is necessary to host or volunteer. CS First provides all the training and materials you need to successfully run and lead a CS First club. All training and materials 
- are free and available online.
- are completely free and available online
- are targeted at students in grades 4th-8th (ages 9-14) - can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs
- involve block-based coding using Scratch and are themed to attract students with varied interests

Our Goals
- increase confidence when using computers
- instil courage to try new things
- grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems
- provide a sense of belonging in technology for underrepresented students
- demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities

Why Computer Science?
Computer science is...A 21st Century Skill
- a theory and practice that allows you to program a computer to do what you want it to
- a tool that helps you tell a story or make something happen with technology
- a discipline that emphasizes persistence in problem solving — a skill that is applicable across disciplines, driving job growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce
- a skill that teaches students how to use computers to create, not just consume

Computer science is not...
- learning how to type
- learning to use word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software
- learning how to build or repair computers
- playing video games

Ready to find out more or get started?
All the information you need to get started is available at the link below.  
Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs developed by Google.
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The existing resources and projects are fantastic and of high quality. They have projects for all different interests. You don't need to be a computer scientist to start a CS First Club - anyone can do this and you can even learn along with the students! The resources are VERY comprehensive and provide step-by-step guides for both teachers and students. Also, they even have "contingency plans" - so no need to stress if the tech goes down cause they have fun unplugged activities as a backup! Google have your back covered! ;)
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Fantastic stuff!
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This might be of interest to some of you 

Want to give a head start to Aussie students? Here's a great platform to support needs directly http://www.schoolsplus.org.au/for-supporters/smart-giving-showcase/ #startupAUS #aussieED
We take the guesswork out of giving to schools Our Smart Giving Showcase profiles projects selected by an assessment panel as likely to have the greatest impact on student performance. You can browse through these initiatives and support the projects …
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If you're an entrepreneur in Sydney you should come along to the Sunrise Conference.  It's going to be awesome.

http://thesunrise.co/
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Anita Borg Scholarship are open for Australia & New Zealand - please let your students know.

http://www.google.com/anitaborg/apac/
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Congrats to all our CS4HS recipients in AU & NZ http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/teaching-teachers.html

Can't wait to see what you do this year!
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This might be good for your schools/networks/programs.  It's all free and has had fantastic results to date.

Google CS First

Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs

CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science (CS) enrichment materials that target and engage a diverse student population.

Program Overview
CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers.

Theme-Based Clubs
Each CS First club is based on a real-world theme and offers about 10 hours worth of lessons and activities. The different club themes aim to attract and engage students of varying backgrounds and interests. All materials are targeted at students in 4th - 8th grades (or between the ages of 9 - 14) and are free and easy to use.

Our materials:
All Training and Materials Provided — No Experience Needed
No computer science experience is necessary to host or volunteer. CS First provides all the training and materials you need to successfully run and lead a CS First club. All training and materials 
- are free and available online.
- are completely free and available online
- are targeted at students in grades 4th-8th (ages 9-14) - can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs
- involve block-based coding using Scratch and are themed to attract students with varied interests

Our Goals
- increase confidence when using computers
- instil courage to try new things
- grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems
- provide a sense of belonging in technology for underrepresented students
- demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities

Why Computer Science?
Computer science is...A 21st Century Skill
- a theory and practice that allows you to program a computer to do what you want it to
- a tool that helps you tell a story or make something happen with technology
- a discipline that emphasizes persistence in problem solving — a skill that is applicable across disciplines, driving job growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce
- a skill that teaches students how to use computers to create, not just consume

Computer science is not...
- learning how to type
- learning to use word processing, spreadsheet, or presentation software
- learning how to build or repair computers
- playing video games

Ready to find out more or get started?
All the information you need to get started is available at the link below.  
Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs developed by Google.
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Engineering Community & Outeach Manager, Google
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I am responsible for Google’s relationships with startups & universities across Australia & New Zealand. I oversee Google’s efforts in entrepreneurship & startup engagement, CS & STEM outreach and research collaborations with computer science, engineering, and related departments.
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  • Google
    Senior Program Manager, 2006 - present
  • University of Sydney
    2003 - 2006
  • Griffith University
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Sydney - Gold Coast - Brisbane - Tokyo - Sakakibara - Toronto
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Life is short. Drink good wine, good coffee, travel and embrace every moment.
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    Master of International Relations
  • Griffith University
    BA - International Relations
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Great brunch. Delicious poached eggs
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great until the wedding descended on the resort. There was no warning when we booked that they would be having a giant party so it turned from a quiet, relaxed holiday to backpacker Sairee beach. Not impressed that they only informed us on the day. The rooms are stacked right on top of the restaurant so the noise travels straight up and you can't avoid it. This is the most expensive place to stay on the island, and the food & beverage are very very expensive for what you get/compared to the rest of the island. Considering what we spent on diving & our stay I'm very disappointed. Make sure you get it in writing that there will be no weddings or parties if you are going here for peace and quiet.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Fantastic food. The 'strange flavour white cut chicken' is to die for. The best surprise dish on the menu. Cocktails are great too.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Despite being a "5 star" hotel there are several things lacking in experience. The hotel is great in decor and amenities, but is flawed in how it operates with regards to business travelers and events. The noise from a function at the floating restaurant (onsite and owned by the hotel) went on until well after 1.30am in the morning. Despite complaints they did nothing because they took a booking until that time. If they aren't going to double glaze the windows then they shouldn't be able to hold events with loud music running until after mid-night - it compromises the guest experience. Will NEVER stay here again.
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Quality: Poor - FairFacilities: ExcellentService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Fantastic coffee. They roast their own beans. The big breakfast is ridiculously big but dad ate it all!!!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great breakfast before grocery shopping. The poached eggs with goat feta and mushroom was fantastic. Shame its inside but don't overlook it as the food is great. The staff are super friendly also.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Great experience with the dive instructors, however the shop administration and owner lets it down. They are incredibly helpful while getting you to sign up for a course, but loose interest after they have your money. We've had a series of incorrect dates provided and had to clarify things umpteen times with them. Today was the last straw. Giving me an incorrect wetsuit size meant 5 hours of sitting in the car while others dived. While they did refund my money there was no apology from the owner who was manning the store. Apparently it's my fault for being a woman (and hard to fit) and not buying my own. My bad for thinking booking the correct suit 2 weeks in advance and paying for it guaranteed service. Will not use the shop again.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago