location_city Melbourne schedule Nov 9th 09:20 - 09:50 AM people 1 Interested

I met some Silicon Valley Founders the other day, and I asked what advice they had to give us in Australia, that would help unlock our potential.

They looked at me and said "Y'all need to stop scrapping over pie crumbs and start building more pie factories". #TrueStory

It's a fair point. I moved to Australia because I thought it was the new America. A land of opportunity. The last remaining frontier. The 4th least densely populated country on the planet. And underneath that wide red dessert, all the treasure...

And yet I find myself in a world obsessed with navel gazing. Protecting our borders, trying to hoard everything for ourselves, fighting...as they said, over pie crumbs rather than trying to build anything new.

But we who code are creatives, world builders, legacy leavers. We were not placed here on this rock hurtling through space to grind. We are here to make a difference.

This is a session showing us we are not just nerds, we are superheroes. It's a reminder of who we are and what we are capable of. It's a question in the darkness and it's a call to action.

Who's hungry? I'm baking pie.


Outline/Structure of the Keynote

1. Meet the founders

2. Building factories

3. The final frontier

4. The standard by which you measure your life

5. He who dies with the most toys

6. Zero-sum games

7. All the food in the world

8. 7.6 million people

9. Financial constructs

10. Rules and checkboxes

11. What do we value

12. Spinning world

13. Remember to pee

14. Reactive v proactive

15. Significant contribution

16. Life the universe and everything

17. Universal Code

18. Quantum

19. Making sense of patterns

20. The destination

21. Grinding

22. Choices

23. Legacy

Learning Outcome

People will walk away from this session asking themselves what they can do to change the world for the better. Whether that thing is a small thing each day, or the code that will rewire the whole universe.

Target Audience


Prerequisites for Attendees

This is a Keynote or Locknote session designed to inspire.

schedule Submitted 1 year ago