The Inaugural Qantas Hackathon

Held over the weekend of 30-31 May, we’ve been working with Qantas to host a hackathon that brings together teams of developers from across the country. How will these innovations play out? What will the teams deliver? Only time – 24 hours to be exact – will tell. Here’s the wrap of the first day. [View the story “Qantas Hackathon – Day 1...

This Weekend, Join Me in Twitter Poetry

I was excited to receive a message this morning from Beth Wellington that more and more poets are starting to use Twitter. @gracebauerpoet @_JoyCastro http://t.co/SNTpLtZMnj & @TellMeMoreNPR #tmmpoetry Poetry Month & @servantofchaos‘s @TwitterPoetry — BethWellington (@BethWellington) August 3, 2013 This article, published in The Independent,...

Gustin Shows Why Retailers Still Don’t Get Digital

For years, Australian retailers have under-invested in digital. They held back technology investment, closed down innovation programs and hired traditional marketers when they should have been growing their own breed of tech-savvy innovators. And while retailers had their heads in the sand, the world changed. Recent failures like ClickFrenzy have been down...

Vibewire’s 6 Under 26 – Australia’s Hottest Young Innovators

When we think and talk about innovation our attention naturally tends towards a vision for the future. But more often than not, that vision of the future is being set by middle aged women and men. Leaders of political parties, “captains of industry”, and community leaders of every size and shape tend to achieve their status not only through their commitment and...

Give Bullying a Kick – Start with Dandelion

As anyone who has experienced bullying will tell you – it’s not only an unpleasant and humiliating experience, it can leave a lasting footprint on your memory and change the way that you relate to even the most important people in your life. But bullying can be stopped … as long as other know about it. The challenge is getting kids to talk to their parents...

Help Young Writers Be Published

I can well remember the excitement of seeing my first piece of writing in print. And yes, even in this age of easy access to web publishing and on-demand printing, there is still something visceral that comes with your own name in print. On a page. In a book. And that’s exactly what Vibewire is now working on. Their quarterly anthology captures captures the...