IDX FLINT

Barkly Regional Arts has been successful in its application to have the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence bring its IDX Flint program to the Barkly.

The community of Canteen Creek (266km South East of Tennant Creek) have been selected to receive the week long digital program which will begin Saturday 28th May – Wednesday June 1st 2016. The program will work with everyone across the community and deliver workshops in: 3D Printing, Robotics, and Scratch to learn programming to design their own game.

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IDX Flint is a program that sparks the interest, ideas and talent of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in making digital technology. IDX Flint provides $25,000(AUD) worth of in–kind support from the IDX Initiative for regional communities through hands on workshops for Indigenous young people, skills development for local facilitators as well as equipment and educational resources.   A 5 day workshop will be run in a remote Barkly community in March 2016 for everyone to engage and learn about the latest in digital technology.   This program ties into the work that BRA are doing with Swinburne University and Telstra over the next two years (2016, 2017) to research digital use in the Barkly and create content about being ‘Digi-Smart’. See CODEY page for more information.

Link to short video from IDX FLINT:

 

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