News, Insights and Stories from the Australian and New Zealand tech ecosystem.

New Hacker School launching in Sydney & More


Sydney Hacker School

There are a lot of “startup education” startups around the place at the moment, some are fantastic and do an awesome job such as The Entourage [sales, capital raising, wealth] General Assembly [tech, core competencies for startups] The Fashion Institute [Fashion Business] – Very soon the Sydney Development Camp [School for Hackers] will be launching with a focus beginning with Ruby on Rails. Founder Danila Davidson is currently looking for some Ruby on Rails superstars and can be contacted on

Shoe String Opinion Columnists

There are some big changes in terms of the content that will be happening in 2013 when it comes to Shoe String – it’s time to integrate some opinion and debate into the mix. We are searching for those of you out there in the startup space that have strong opinions, like to voice them and can pump out a column once a month for Shoe String of original content. These writers / bloggers will be contracted contributors and compensated per article monthly. Please contact Mat Beeche via email

4Cabling Employee breaks World Record

Okan Kaya, Sales Manager at online retailer4Cabling, this morning broke the Guinness World Record for a video game marathon, after playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for 121 hours. He is continuing to play, in a bid to demolish the previous record, set by two Canadians in March who played for 120 hours and 7 minutes. Okan began his quest for the world record last Tuesday morning on the 13th of November at the 4Cabling headquarters in Alexandria, Sydney. By the time he puts the controller down, he will have played for an entire week. Okan Kaya said that while he was looking forward to a good night’s rest, he’s very excited to be the holder of this world record.

Great Marketing there by 4Cabling founder Nicole Kersh.




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