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Hey Divers,

Nice to see you again for Semester 2! We hope you are as excited as us to be back to uni after a well-deserved winter break and the impromptu lockdown. If you are beginning your university journey this semester, we at the diversIT committee would love to give you a warm welcome as well 😊

We hope Semester 2 will be smooth and enjoyable for both returning and new students, and so we are back early in Week 1 with some cool new opportunities and events that can help kick off the semester!

🤓 GET INVOLVED AT UNI 
AI & Deep Learning workshops

 02/08  Ever wanted to learn more about AI and deep learning? Well, now's your chance to delve into these topics, with FEM and MDN's exciting new workshop collaboration! In this workshop series, you will have the opportunity to explore what deep learning is, and how it affects what we know about AI and neural networks, alongside the implications it has on the advancements in gender and ethics. So, if you are looking to learn more about the role of women in AI AND improve on your coding skills, hit the the link above and sign-up today!

Programming Bootcamp Resources

Keen to get a leg up on programming? Sign up to get access to all the resources used in this semester's Programming Bootcamp, a 2-day weekend which was held last week. Resources include slides, coding exercises, and a recording of the live action on both days of the Bootcamp!

🙋‍♀ VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
charityBay Front End Web Developer

charityBay is an Australian start-up based in Melbourne, created with a focus on selling pre-loved items and generating money that could go towards the personalised needs of any charity. With countless items being left on nature strips or in the rubbish and ending up in landfill, charityBay also helps to give these items a second life and reduce our impact on the environment. To help with their goals, they are seeking a front end web developer volunteer. In this role, there is ample opportunity for growth as you will have be working closely with a mentor alongside senior leadership.

Run for the Kids Event Volunteer

Get involved to help raise vital funds for the 2021 Good Friday Appeal with this year’s HeraldSun | Transurban Run for the Kids event! The fun-run will be held on Sunday 29th August, 2021 and there are a number of volunteer positions available. Oh, and did we mention, lunch will be provided on the day as well as a free t-shirt and cap!

💼 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
AusNet Digital & Technology Graduate Program 2022

 02/08  Be part of the transformation of Australia’s energy sector by joining AusNet’s 2022 Digital & Technology Program! This exciting two-year grad program aims to build you up for success before you join a permanent role, and you will also have the opportunity to work first-hand with many exciting digital products and platforms, including machine learning, cybersecurity, telecommunications and much more! Be quick - this opportunity closes in just one week!

Fusion5 Graduate Programme 2021/2022

 06/08  Kick-start your business application consulting journey with Fusion5, where they specialise in #MakingPotentialReality! No two days are the same at Fusion5, and as a potential graduate, you can expect to develop highly-sought after industry skills under the right mentorship and training - all within a friendly, open and supportive environment!

Cummins 2022 Project Management Internship

 08/08  Are you an undergrad with an interest in the fields of Project Management, Operational Excellence and/or User Experience? Cummins is offering a rare Project Management Internship that allows students to gain industry skills and knowledge while working. This unique opportunity is also suited for students who wish to work and complete their studies on a part-time basis.

2021 Datacom Australia Graduate Opportunities

 15/08  Datacom is seeking passionate tech enthusiasts who are ready to join them in tackling their clients’ biggest challenges with a creative mindset. With a range of tech teams available including Cloud, Networks, Cybersecurity, Digital platforms, Advisory, Project Management and Applications, they have some amazing opportunities and can help find the best fit for you!

📃 DIVERSITY IN TECH NEWS
According to a 2020 StackOverflow Survey, software developers are 70% white and 92% male, leaving people of colour and women largely underrepresented in this space. In a world where hacker culture is unfriendly to women, and female leads are discriminated and made to doubt their professional abilities, we need to do better to make the software developer community a safer and more inclusive space. In this edition's article, Priyanka Sharma shares four ways we can all do our part to make this possible at an individual level.
Check out our website!
www.monashdiversit.com

Why you should check it out:

  • It contains links to FREE software resources.
    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)
  • It contains links to programming tutorials to improve in Python, Javascript, Java, etc.
  • It talks about diversIT and what we stand for
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Feel free to email us if you have suggestions for content, events run by diversIT or any questions at:
gday@monashdiversit.com
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