What IS IT?
Tech for Non Tech is a program designed specifically to help non-technical people deepen their understanding in concepts and processes of web development and IT, as well as how to work amazingly with developers.
After sell-out events in New Zealand, we've partnered with Dev Academy to bring the groundbreaking program to Australian shores.
No question is too small. You'll walk away with a holistic view of big picture trends and the nitty-gritty of daily process.
Language + Concepts
You'll walk away more confident in your ability to understand terminology, and the way tech teams and tech businesses work.
Developers don’t create software - teams do. You'll develop an understanding of how to work effectively with technical people.
"My IT team are constantly asking for more time to do things, and they’re also asking for resources to clean up somebody else’s mess. I had no appreciation for that... but I do now, and it’s a revelation. I’m having much more informed conversations with my IT director and the IT team now."
- Keryn Negri, CEO, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
WHAT YOU'LL Walk away with
We'll help you gain a foot hold into the world behind the internet. Here's some of the things you can expect to be in the content.
+ Why do technical projects take ten times longer than they’re meant to?
Understand technical product planning and life cycle, technical debt, and the strings behind the buttons you push.
+ What's inside the magic black box?
Get a working picture of technical languages and processes. Learn your forks from your servers, know your databases from your APIs. Figure out what coding languages should be used for your next project.
+ What is the optimal way of working with programmers and tech teams?
Learn to work well with your technical colleagues with engineering empathy. Get inside tech culture and why autonomy, mastery and purpose are so important to technical folk.
+ What is happening in the world of tech?
Understand the war between coding languages and what this means about technical people and projects. Get a grasp on what the digital future might hold and ensure you won't be left behind.
+ What do I need to know about proposing and undertaking a tech project?
Understand information architecture, web development economics, progressive enhancement. Deeply understand behaviour driven development and user testing. Learn more about bugs.
WHY US, WHY NOW?
We believe Australian governments can capitalise on the opportunity digital transformation presents, and work with the public to find new solutions to old problems.
Our work is based on the belief that the problems we face cannot be solved unless a greater number and diversity of people become involved - and to do that in the digital age, you need to get tech.
WE'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR
We've wrapped up our Tech for Non Tech sessions for 2017, but will be back in the new year to bring the Masterclass to cities all over Australia.
Drop your details below to let us know you stopped by and we'll get in touch when we release the new dates.