Hello Divers,

Thank you so much to those that attended our Cloud Computing workshop with MAC last week. It was a great success! We look forward to bringing you more useful events in the future.
This week, studies are ramping up but the show goes on!

If you're interested in volunteering to help under-represented high school students excel at Monash, why not consider becoming an Access Monash mentor? You can help out your community and become eligible for the Monash Community Leaders Scholarship in the process!

Tip of the week from Marcus: "To be honest, the study sessions run by the faculty are this semester's best kept secret. It's a huge annoyance to find a quiet study space in busy times (especially one with a charging port) so these have been a godsend for me! (I've posted them below, if you guys are interested!)"

Until next week!

The diversIT Newsletter Team


Faculty of IT Study Sessions

IT labs and study spaces full? Need to decompress or work in a quiet space?

The Faculty of IT has you covered. They've booked out large rooms in the LTB every week, and are providing snacks and refreshments. So bring your friends along and get productive!

Location: Room 101, Learning and Teaching Building
Date: 17th and 23rd October, 5pm-9pm

Happy Hacktoberfest with MonSec & WIRED!

Our friends at MonSec and WIRED are celebrating Hacktoberfest tonight with a TON of free stickers and food and the chance for a free shirt!

We're glad to announce that MonSec will be partnering with WIRED to give this year's Hacktoberfest a bit of a spin!
Come along for free food and an opportunity to earn a free shirt as well!

What is Hacktoberfest?
Hacktoberfest is a month-long event taking place in October each year. Focused on the world of open source development, participants can earn a free shirt just by making OSS contributions!

Earn a free shirt? What’s the catch?
If you make 4 pull requests to public repositories on GitHub in October, you will qualify for a shirt! Shipping is handled by event sponsors Digital Ocean and DEV, so you just need to focus on making 4 quality contributions to open source repositories.

What does this have to do with MonSec?
We’ll be looking at how vulnerabilities/insecurities are reported and resolved in the real world, and how it ties in with open source development!

We’re running this event so that everyone can learn how they can contribute to the open source movement. We’ll have a simple demonstration that you can follow along with, and people on hand to answer your questions and help you if needed.
See you there!

Location: Room 304, Learning and Teaching Building
Date: TODAY, 6pm-8pm!

Check it out

MAC OGM and Games Night!

The lovely folks at MAC have their Ordinary General Meeting this Thursday and are throwing in a Games Night to sweeten the deal! 

You're officially invited to our 2019 Ordinary General Meeting! This event will be open to everyone however to be able to vote you must be a MAC member.

As soon as all the formalities of our OGM is over and done with, we will then be hosting our first MAC x Social event!
Join us at the first ever MAC Games Night! Get to know the rest of the MAC community while you have a casual game of smash and monopoly! 🏡
We will be bringing some board games, video games, and food! Let us know if you have any game requests and we will try our best to find it. Feel free to bring your own games and consoles as well!

DATE: 17 October, 6–9PM
WHERE: G03, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton

Check it out

Be your own boss. Entrepreneurial skills for students

Are you thinking about working for yourself post study? Or keen to start your own business while you’re at Uni? This workshop provides an overview of the key elements of setting up a new business particularly as a ‘Solopreneur’. It will also give you insight into how you can deepen your entrepreneurial skills for your future career.

Run by an experienced Entrepreneur, it covers the skills needed, and foundations of starting your own business and where to find help and how to build a pipeline of work while studying. Students will also learn about the importance of business development, marketing and cash flow.

This session is open to all Monash University students who are interested in setting up their own business.

Date: Thursday 17th October, 3:15pm - 4:45pm

Book Now!


IT Intern at Rail Projects Victoria

RPV’s Finance and Administration team are looking to have two IT Interns join them.

During your time with RPV you will be working alongside an Information Systems Manager and a team of Information Technology professionals.

You will be getting involved in a wide range of IT activities including working with our project’s IT specialists, including our experts in SharePoint, Business Intelligence and Information Exchange. You’ll also assist with the development of IT inactivates across the broad spectrum of areas to develop your industry knowledge.

You will have the opportunity to deliver your own IT projects and improve process and systems where possible.

Note: This is a 6 months full time paid placement IBL program for students who have completed at least half of their qualification.

Knowledge/skills required
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
An interest in working with people and building positive work relationships.
Can do attitude.
Genuine interest in kick starting an IT career.


Deadline: 27th October
Apply Now!

Clayton Part-Time Front End Developer

You will have the opportunity to work remotely or at our Clayton Head Office, 1-2 days a week (with the scope of increasing that depending on your own availability).

As an aspiring web developer, you already have strong confidence in writing front end code and can hit the ground running, using wireframes and designs to make modifications to website's design.

You are also comfortable with Web Analytics principles and have a good understanding of how tools such as Google Tag Manager work.

Deadline: 24th October
Apply Now!

Junior Web App Developer For a Health Tech Start Up Company

Need a junior web app developer for a react, strapi, AWS site. Pretty interesting health tech startup. Can work remotely. No need to be in Melbourne but would be a bonus. But must have solid English skills and some dev skills.

You'll be just working through Trello tasks for the site; developing pages, integrating APIs, signup forms, logins, working with AWS. Literally building the front end, plus/minus little bit of backend stuff too.

Company is a Health-tech startup.
Happy for you to work remotely. Can work as many or as little hours. Whatever suits you.

Requirement: Be an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander
Deadline: 21st October

Apply Now!
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    eg Microsoft Office 365, Jetbrains IDE (To code in Python, Java, etc.), Microsoft Windows 10, Github Developer Pack (free private repositories to store your code)
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