Go Digi Mentor profile - Steve Lavakis


Steve Lavakis, City of Greater Geelong, was one of our Mentor Award Nominations in the 2016 National Year of Digital Inclusion (NYDI). He was nominated for his great work training and volunteering his time teaching coding, one of the most important jobs skills of the future, in the Geelong community.

You may not have heard of Raspberry Pi… but Steve sure has! He’s passionate about sharing his knowledge and encouraging others of all ages to learn to use these very small (credit card size) low cost computers to code and create websites and computer programs at the City of Greater Geelong Library.

With coding starting to be taught in primary schools, Steve has chosen an amazing in demand skill to share with the broader community and make an impact.

Inspired by his grandnephews and drawing on his own coding skills, Steve brings people together and creates a space for talented Raspberry Pi users to continue to grow their skills further and pass their knowledge onto eager beginners. He finds with the way technology evolves that he is constantly continuing to learn himself from the talented participants in the Raspberry Pi interest group.

If you’re interested in exploring the world of coding and seeking a fun and exciting place to build your confidence and employability skills you can reach out to Steve. The group is completely free, you can bring your own Raspberry Pi along, or you can use one of the ones provided.       More info here: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/raspberry-pi-meetup-group

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