#Melbourne @Xero showcase w @trentinnes @philipdalidakis #techgirls #STEM

On Sunday the 2nd of October, we had a fun showcase event at the post-industrial Xero HQ in Melbourne. With more than 100 attendees, including a number of teams who presented their apps on the day. Our VIC State Finalists Cars Connect from Bailik College and our TAS State Finalists From the Docks from St. Michael's Collegiate School led the other presenting teams for a fun afternoon.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and Xero Managing Director Trent Innes talked of the importance of supporting programs such as the Tech Girls Movement, and why we need to foster creativity and innovation in our next generation leaders. Laura Cardinal, Global GM - Xero Business gave inspiring advice that she would give her 10 year old self about working in technology. The main take-away advice, it's never too late to start!

A massive thanks to James O'Rielly from Xero who helped us host a fun, and super special end to our 2016 Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition.

We will be back bigger than ever next year! Stay tuned :)