Be Responsive

Be Responsive Melbourne is a community for people of all sectors and
backgrounds who are interested in responsive web.

Our meetups are inclusive and not focused only on the technical side.

Next Event


8th September 2015




The Hall, NAB building
Level 3, 700 Bourke St


Alvaro Maz

Rebuilding citizenship for the 21st century

Alvaro Maz

Democracy is rooted in the idea that government derives its power from citizens, and that citizens are a necessary participant in building strong government. But in an age of deep cynicism in the political process, record low voter turnout and historic mistrust in government, we have lost that sense of civic responsibility.

Digital technology offers an opportunity to reanimate citizenship for the 21st century, making government work for and, more importantly, by the people again. Alvaro Maz will talk about the work Code for Australia is doing to create spaces for productive citizen participation, where we can use not just our voices but also our hands to build more responsive governments and ultimately a stronger democracy.

Alvaro has been an urban planner, change management, open data and open government consultant for Australian governments and a social entrepreneur. He is currently working on a series of projects to improve the governance processes and the urban infrastructure of Australian cities. He is also am a Sandboxer, Centre for Sustainability and Leadership Fellow, Startup Leadership Fellow and sit on the Board of a new enterprise to leverage technology in the education sector.

Andrew Fisher

Data As Material For Contextually Responsive Design

Andrew Fisher

Mobile has now overtaken desktop for Internet and Web usage but mobile has a dirty little secret - even the best mobile experiences convert less well than the most average desktop ones. The reason for this is context - humans are quirky and use their phones and tablets in all kids of ways that designing for "sit down computing" didn't prepare us for. Context makes mobile hard. However, by designing our applications to embrace context at scale, by using data as one of our core design materials, we can make experiences that work beautifully across any medium.

Andrew (@ajfisher) is the CTO and Head of Data Science at JBA, a data science marketing consultancy based in Melbourne. Andrew's background is in computer science and psychology and he focuses on how technology is used by and shapes human interaction. He has worked for clients as diverse as Nintendo, Sportsgirl, the Melbourne Cup, the British Government, Optus/Singtel and Sony. In his non-work time, Andrew is a core contributor to the open source NodeBots project which seeks to bring web technologies to physical hardware.


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