Skills 2021 – Darwin 2017


The Northern Territory Parliament House in Darwin was again the host venue for Skills 2021, a special all-day event run by the Northern Territory Department of Education. This year was bigger than ever, with about 1000 students from all over Darwin taking part in a wide range of hands one activities and presentations.


The aim of Skills2021 is to provide students with opportunities to learn about new technologies and future careers in our digital world. The event gives the technology sector opportunities to interact with schools and demonstrate their technologies and work to students.

Technologies on show this year included …

  • NAO Robot
  • Sphero Spark+
  • Samsung VR Gear – Oculus
  • Minecraft
  • Strawbee
  • Raspberry Pi
  • The Adobe Spark tools and more …

The NT Minister for Education the Hon. Eva Lawler MLA visited the students in action and was interviewed by local Channel 9 & ABC News crews about the day.


Mark Christie, Director eLearning Systems at the NT Department of Education, started this event three years ago. He was praised by the Minister for his work and also interviewed.


It was lovely to meet with the Minister and see how passionate she is towards enhancing technology and creativity opportunities in her schools.


I enjoyed sharing the power of Adobe tools like Spark Post, Spark Video, Spark Page and others to a wide range of students, teachers and other visitors.


It was also wonderful to catch up with my friend Pip Cleaves who was running  activities for  Code Club Australia.


Here are a collection of images from the event …

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Special thank you to Mark Christie and his team for putting on another great Skills 2021 event.