Improving Access and Understanding
Technology Without Borders
Technology Without Borders is a student driven group that connects it’s members with technology related needs within the community.
For many groups within the community, even everyday technology can often be inaccessible or not easily utilised. TWB aims to create a greater understanding of technology as well as promote a deeper appreciation of science, engineering, and maths, and their connection to the technology around us.
One of the ways that TWB reaches out to communities is by providing support to existing not-for-profit organisations. There are many not-for-profit organisations doing amazing work to lift people out of poverty and provide assistance to the greater community. TWB members are looking at ways to partner with the organisations to provide skills in technology business processes.
TWB also organises a number of initiatives directly. These include technology projects involving education and hands on workshops or simply providing community members an opportunity to experience technology they would otherwise not have access to (for example the 180 Project with Operation Stitches Inner City kids).
Our members are constantly gaining experience by interacting with the community as well as managing and being responsible for IT projects. We also take every opportunity to provide professional development to our members through participation in industry conferences and regular meetings with academic mentors.
FIRST LEGO League
Have you been building LEGO robots and you want to share your enthusiasm with others? Assist highschool students to compete in designing, building robots for FIRST LEGO League.
TWB are teaming with Operation Stitches to teach a course in electronics and programming to children in the housing commission estates in Richmond.
TWB is on a constant look out for old computers/laptops/tablets – and people to refurbish them for those who can’t afford one.
Without Borders Social Impact Forum
Organised by BWB, TWB, and EWB, the Swinburne Without Borders Forum will bring together big business to highlight the benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility.
TWB Website Development
Join the team that brings the TWB news to members and to the public – Often the first face of TWB. We need web developers and also good writers and reporter. The team’s skills will guide the website into it’s next phase.
NAO Robots in Schools
TWB and Swinburne will be delivering the NAO Robotics in Schools Workshop to enable students in Years 5 – 8 to learn how robots operate.
NAO Robot Training
Learn how to program NAO robots to walk, talk and dance. TWB members can take part in a training session to open up new volunteer opportunities for themselves.
Homeless Assist App
95% of homeless people have a mobile phone. Infoxchange is creating a smartphone app to help assist them in finding the services they need. There are 3 opportunites for TWB members to be involved.
Dale de Silva
Research and Development
Digital Marketing / Web Developer
Professor Leon Sterling
CEO of TWB
(Pro Vice Chancellor Digital Frontiers)
Digital Frontiers Coordinator for TWB
Dr Therese Keane
Dr Jason Sargent