The Blast Furnace is a monthly meetup, competition & education session
aimed at all levels of programmers.
Each Blastfurnace event is organised into three main areas. Introduction to coding for beginners, coding competitions for intermediate skill levels & project-based collaborations for advanced coders.
10th June, 2021
6:30pm - 9pm
Sora and Sharlene are interested in learning new tech outside work and finding ways to have a more balanced life between work, life and mental health Sora Khan works as a Full Stack Developer at SAPHI Engineering Sharlene Von Drehnen works as a Software Developer at XMPro/Professional Advantage. They have a passion for coming up with tech solutions and also helping other people grow
Each Blast Furnace starts with an introduction to all coders and a break down of the coding languages and challenges we will be tackling. The guest presenter for the beginner section is introduced and the rules are covered for the coders doing the comps. We take a sneak peek at next month’s event before getting stuck into coding!.
This section will run through the basics of coding for using the technology of the night. Will be a Do-as-I-Do format where the participants follow the presenter after some basic introduction. This should not be too in-depth and will walk you through the “Hello World” of the technology or software we will be using for this event. This will run for 1 hour.
Interactive session where all members form groups and work on writing some code together to compete with other groups at the end or just generally complete the challenges set out. This follows a pizza break after the first hour. The goal for this section is to work together to write code. This is where the pros can teach the new comers. The challenges are designed by the presenter, in collaboration with the Blast Furnace organisers.
The Blastfurnace is proudly supported by The Business Centre.
The Business Centre boasts a team of Business Advisors, Trainers and Mentors. Their team has curated a range of business advisory programs, accelerators, incubators, workshops, accredited and unaccredited training courses.
The Blastfurnace is proudly supported by SISP.
The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education, delivered in association with Regional Development Australia. Through the connection of education and industry, we provide an educational model that engages students, inspires them to study STEM and prepares them for STEM careers