Julian Clarke - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Shaping young minds through coding workshops

Located in Toowoomba

Julian Clarke is an ICT Coordinator for TAFE Queensland in the South West region. His formal work in IT gives him exposure to the latest in technologies and program developments, and he is always keen to share what he knows.

Julian provides volunteer mentoring at CoderDojo Toowoomba, offering free sessions for young people to learn about coding, electronics, 3D design and 3D printing. He used these skills during the three-day Assistive Device Hackathon, where his team designed and built free-standing crutches. Julian is also a core team member of local community group The Things Network Toowoomba. This group hosts LoRaWAN gateways to provide open connectivity for Internet of Things devices in and around Toowoomba.

During 2018, Julian mentored at the inaugural Mayor’s Telstra Technology Award. He offered his experience and advice to school students who were using science, technology, engineering and maths to solve problems by using innovative technology.

Julian regularly offers BuddyVerse Minecraft camps for five to 15 year-olds across the Darling Downs region. BuddyVerse is an online Minecraft world encouraging youngsters to express their creativity in grief-free environment that fosters collaboration and growth. The camps allow children of similar interests to safely come together for some structured play whilst also encouraging kids and parents to learn about cyber safety.

Julian’s activities:

Weekly hosting of CoderDojo workshops a volunteer-led, global community of free programming clubs with a focus on peer learning, youth mentoring and self-led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force that is changing the world.

Julian is nominated by Canvas Coworking

Shaping young minds through coding workshops

Located in Toowoomba

Julian Clarke is an ICT Coordinator for TAFE Queensland in the South West region. His formal work in IT gives him exposure to the latest in technologies and program developments, and he is always keen to share what he knows.

Julian provides volunteer mentoring at CoderDojo Toowoomba, offering free sessions for young people to learn about coding, electronics, 3D design and 3D printing. He used these skills during the three-day Assistive Device Hackathon, where his team designed and built free-standing crutches. Julian is also a core team member of local community group The Things Network Toowoomba. This group hosts LoRaWAN gateways to provide open connectivity for Internet of Things devices in and around Toowoomba.

During 2018, Julian mentored at the inaugural Mayor’s Telstra Technology Award. He offered his experience and advice to school students who were using science, technology, engineering and maths to solve problems by using innovative technology.

Julian regularly offers BuddyVerse Minecraft camps for five to 15 year-olds across the Darling Downs region. BuddyVerse is an online Minecraft world encouraging youngsters to express their creativity in grief-free environment that fosters collaboration and growth. The camps allow children of similar interests to safely come together for some structured play whilst also encouraging kids and parents to learn about cyber safety.

Julian’s activities:

Weekly hosting of CoderDojo workshops a volunteer-led, global community of free programming clubs with a focus on peer learning, youth mentoring and self-led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force that is changing the world.

Julian is nominated by Canvas Coworking