Behind every successful Smarter Cities Challenge team ……

It’s been a long couple of days …. yesterday we spent 21 hours in front of our laptops synthesizing over 100 discussions, international case studies, reports, research and our brainstorming into our final deliverables.

After our last checkpoint with Council this afternoon, we walked past our favourite coffee shop “the bean barn” and saw this sign.    Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee…..  we took this as a great sign as we placed our afternoon orders.


To celebrate the penultimate day of our challenge – we had our team “welfie” in the coffee shop while we waited for our much needed coffee supplies!


The sign on departure :


Sit down.  Drink some coffee.  You are going to be fine!

If you happen to be in downtown Ballarat ….  drop in and enjoy the great coffee here.


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  1. As a Smarter Cities Challenge Alumni (Go Team Perth!) I can absolutely identify with the importance of coffee! Good luck Team Ballarat…this is the toughest time, but the results and the memories will be so fulfilling!