Why we invest in capability building

At Code for Australia we are continually investing in capability building for our Fellows. Continuous learning means that the “raw material pile” of our Fellows brain is freshly stocked, which enables them to come up with better ideas and civic innovations — which the public sector desperately need. New ideas and solutions are consistently needed when the Fellows are presented with plethora of issues on a day to day basis liaising with their government partners. To do this, we connect leaders within the industry and from technology providers to train our Fellows throughout the course of the Fellowship program.

By upskilling our Fellows in industry leading technology, the direct result is using better technology to deliver government services more efficiently. This week, we are lucky to gain access to CartoDB internal technologists Santiago Giraldo to train our Fellows with the skills needed to understand the platform and learn the capability of what it can achieve.

CartoDB is a web app (no installation necessary) that lets you easily put your data on a nice-looking map and share it publicly. We love CartoDB because they always seem to be on the hunt for new ways to support efforts that re-think how data, mapping, and programming impact civic engagement.

WALKING, CYCLING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE! CartoDB example link here

WALKING, CYCLING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE! CartoDB example link here

We have opened the online CartoDB training workshop this Thursday at 9am to you. Join our Fellows and Santiago to receive the full rundown on how to best utilise CartoDB. There are limited spots, so contact us for the invitation and Google Hangout link.