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Google Student Ambassador program : Open Source equivalent?

I was pleased to hear that a former student of Wellington East Girls College has been appointed to a Google Ambassador role. The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their … Continue reading

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Google Code-in and Ubuntu

This years Google Code-in contest for teenagers (ages 13-17) started on 7 December and runs through to 25 January. A perfect time frame for those students wanting something to do over the summer break. A handful of WEGC students have … Continue reading

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D5 charter and open source

D5 founding members are United Kingdom, South Korea, Estonia, Israel and New Zealand The D5 charter calls on members to work on a list of issues related to digital economy, including government commitment to open source software procurement, to be shared … Continue reading

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Computer club hands on…

With 30 computers to install and re image it was great to see so many WEGC Computer Club involved in the hands on process. Apart from the physical work there was a bit of messing with the BIOS and some … Continue reading

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NZ Open Source awards

  I attended the NZ Open Source awards recently. These are held each two years and represent a fantastic mix of diversity (open science, open arts etc…) and quality (Andrew Barnett, Rob Elshire and the work of many others). There … Continue reading

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Excel and Word tests to gain employment

Quite interesting that for many entry level jobs applicants have to complete Microsoft Excel and Word competency tests. This makes me wonder if we are doing our students a dis-service by migrating them to Google or Open Source equivalents. Having … Continue reading

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Open Source Academy

Fantastic to see so many girls from Wellington East Girls College undertaking the Catalyst Open Source Academy. http://catalyst.net.nz/company/news/open-source-academy-2014 We must be doing something right at school.  Hopefully these and many other students at Wellington East will go on to Computer Science … Continue reading

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