Dr Sanjeev Bandi - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Empowering youth using digital technology

Located in Mackay

Dr Sanjeev Bandi is a specialist urologist, based at Mackay Urology and working as a Visiting Medical Officer at hospitals in Mackay, Townsville and Brisbane. He is a strong advocate of digital technologies and actively volunteers to support the digital skills of youth by teaching them coding, virtual reality, augmented reality and evolving technologies. He aims to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of individuality in these young people to empower them to contribute to their community and make the most of digital opportunities.

Sanjeev volunteers his time to mentor for CoderDojo, which is a global volunteer-led community of free programming workshops for people aged seven to 17. His team won the Mackay Hackathon in 2017. This event was held over several days and encouraged small groups to engage in collaborative computer programming to solve an issue experienced by a disabled person.

Sanjeev is an avid app developer. The 26 medical and health related apps that he has contributed to can be downloaded in both iOS and Android. He is also the Scientific Advisor for an international health-related app company, and a Clinical Advisor for CancerAid app, Australia’s number one cancer management and support app.

Sanjeev’s activities:

Deliver free learn to code workshops on an ongoing basis through the CoderDojo network and collaborating with the Futuretechs program in Mackay. These activities provide a wide range of interactive workshops to engage youth in digital technologies, fosters digital skills in people aged seven to 17 and encourages interest in STEM career pathways.

On an ongoing basis, delivery of free presentations on:

  • Virtual reality (VR) - a computer-generated simulation of a three- dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way.
  • Augmented reality (AR) - a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus proving a composite view. At the simple end of the scale AR experiences are delivered in the form of an app, seeing the world through the camera of a phone, with content being composited into the view in real time.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) - an area of computer science that emphasises the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. This can involve speech recognition, learning, planning and problem solving.


Sanjeev is nominated by Split Spaces

Empowering youth using digital technology

Located in Mackay

Dr Sanjeev Bandi is a specialist urologist, based at Mackay Urology and working as a Visiting Medical Officer at hospitals in Mackay, Townsville and Brisbane. He is a strong advocate of digital technologies and actively volunteers to support the digital skills of youth by teaching them coding, virtual reality, augmented reality and evolving technologies. He aims to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of individuality in these young people to empower them to contribute to their community and make the most of digital opportunities.

Sanjeev volunteers his time to mentor for CoderDojo, which is a global volunteer-led community of free programming workshops for people aged seven to 17. His team won the Mackay Hackathon in 2017. This event was held over several days and encouraged small groups to engage in collaborative computer programming to solve an issue experienced by a disabled person.

Sanjeev is an avid app developer. The 26 medical and health related apps that he has contributed to can be downloaded in both iOS and Android. He is also the Scientific Advisor for an international health-related app company, and a Clinical Advisor for CancerAid app, Australia’s number one cancer management and support app.

Sanjeev’s activities:

Deliver free learn to code workshops on an ongoing basis through the CoderDojo network and collaborating with the Futuretechs program in Mackay. These activities provide a wide range of interactive workshops to engage youth in digital technologies, fosters digital skills in people aged seven to 17 and encourages interest in STEM career pathways.

On an ongoing basis, delivery of free presentations on:

  • Virtual reality (VR) - a computer-generated simulation of a three- dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way.
  • Augmented reality (AR) - a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus proving a composite view. At the simple end of the scale AR experiences are delivered in the form of an app, seeing the world through the camera of a phone, with content being composited into the view in real time.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) - an area of computer science that emphasises the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. This can involve speech recognition, learning, planning and problem solving.


Sanjeev is nominated by Split Spaces