Virtual BiG Day In Queensland Episode 2

Wednesday, 21 October 11:00am-12pm (AEST)
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Dan Martinez, Fuse Cup

'Esports in Education – More Than Just Gaming'

Dan Martinez is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator and has had experience leading innovation and learning in large scale independent schools.  With over 17 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and technology coordinator, Dan has worked in a variety of education environments and institutions both in Australia and overseas. As a passionate IT curriculum leader, he has developed and delivered whole school IT curriculum, including the introduction and adoption of various technologies as a learning solution to meet specific needs in classrooms and across whole schools. To further support the schools, Dan has developed and delivered a number of workshops on various subjects relating to education technology to enhance teaching and learning which he has delivered to the wider education community locally, nationally and internationally. Dan now combines his passion for education and gaming and moved into the exciting world of esports and is the Chief Operational Officer of The FUSE Cup, Australia's premier national esports competition designed to develop the digital wellbeing of younger gamers. More information about The FUSE Cup can be found on their website,

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Major Benjamin Harington, Defence Force Recruiting

'STEM Careers in Defence'

Major Benjamin Harington is an Army Officer with over 25 years of military and engineering experience. 


Ben is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Associate Graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of New South Wales and holds a Masters of Gun Design from Cranfield University. He has spent his career primarily around land-based assets and has worked on technologies such as body armour, parachutes, multi-spectral camouflage equipment, load carriage equipment, weapon simulation systems, parachutes, pistols, assault rifles and sniper rifles.