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Meet some of WA's Brightest Young Minds at the 2016 ACS Young IT Bright Sparks

Wednesday, 08 Jun 2016

Come see the future of our IT Industry.

Bright Sparks 2016 will be the premier showcase for student project work. Using criteria from WAITTA students will be able to have their work critiqued by industry experts and given feedback that will be of real benefits for them. 

This event will allow the ICT industry to see how the new generation of ICT workers are going to progress our industry. Being a part of this will allow your company to be recognised as having an interest in our ICT future. 

The presentations will run for 90 minutes in Building 408 at Curtin’s Bentley Campus. This will be followed by a networking session in the Curtin Tavern providing further access to meet the presenters of the projects, and meet like minded people who are interested in the future of our ICT. 

The event will be MC’d by Dr Ashley Aitken from HEDventures PTY LTD. Dr Aitken is an academic, IT professional and entrepreneur working on a startup in the higher education space.  He has over twenty year experience in teaching and professional training in academia and industry around Australia, across S/E Asia, and in the US and UK. He has won awards and recognition for the quality and excellence of his teaching and training from the Federal Government, academia, student organisations, and industry. 

On the board of judges we have Bob Cross WAITA judge and Director of Now Business Mastery.

Projects will include:
Project Name: Conserv-AR - A mixed-reality mobile game to promote awareness of wildlife conservation in Western Australia.
Students: Luke Phipps, Michael Baker, Justin Pettit*

Conserv-AR addresses the potential of using mobile, Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies in natural environments for education and community awareness. It is a serious game that engages students in a real-world experience to promote awareness of wildlife conservation in Western Australia. The current version is developed for Android mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and it runs also as a wearable app on the Epson Moverio smart glasses.

The storyline revolves around an excursion or field trip, where the player traverses a real-world course with the goals of gathering information about endangered species and their habitats, learning about wildlife-related risks and developing strategies to address these threats.

Project Name: Global Surf Journal
Student: Cameron Flint
Global Surf Journal is a platform that will serve as an all-in-one online tool for every surfer.
The app will allow the users to share surf related information in a dedicated and optimised format. They will be able to keep up to date with  surf specific events and a platform for surf related media producers and businesses to promote their craft and so much more!

There is no single resource in the online sphere that presents such a functional, feature packed platform specific to surfers. Cameron's plans for Global Surf Journal and  vision is for it to become the ultimate surfers’ tool.

Cameron will present a live prototype that demonstrates a great deal of the major user experience concepts.

Project Name: Ascend Collective Application
Students: Alex Htike, Elizabeth Cunningham, Joshua Hidden, Matteo Campinoti, Samuel Hawley, Winston Badayos
We have created an application for the students studying an Associate degree of fashion business at South Metropolitan TAFE. This is part of our project for Associate degree of Software Development (Mobile Applications) also at South Metropolitan TAFE. The application is called Ascend Collective and it showcases the students fashion apparel and talents. It is programmed for the Android operating system and is currently available for download (

When: Thursday 30th June @ 6pm

Where: Curtin University, Lance Twoney Lecture Theatre (408.1019)

Register Here