Haydenshapes Surfboards features in the Days of Note campaign.
Haydenshapes Surfboards features in the Days of Note campaign.

Days of Note aims to inspire new creation, innovation

IMAGINE starting your own business at 15, doing something you love, using the latest technology and then seeing your creations on sale in over 70 countries around the world.

Hayden Cox did just that after launching Haydenshapes Surfboards in 1997.

The company is inspired by design, technology, innovation, creating premium performance designs that are fun to surf and work to improve the ability of the everyday surfer.

The boards feature FutureFlex parabolic carbon fibre rail, an innovative surfboard technology developed and patented by Hayden Cox and launched to market in 2006.

Hayden is now featuring as one of the faces of a new Day of Note project launched by tech giant Samsung to champion productivity, innovation, and creativity by Australians.

A recent survey found 80% of Quenslanders agreed that enabling people to learn new, formal skills throughout their careers is becoming increasingly important.

But over half (51%) say that it is not always obvious how they can gain new, relevant skills to further  their careers.

Nearly half of those Queenslanders surveyed are looking to complete a short, modular learning course in the near future with over one third of Queenslanders surveyed (37%) agreeing that in three to four year university degrees are becoming obsolete.

Days of Note, a partnership with General Assembly,  gives Australians access to a selection of short courses designed to help unleash their productivity. General Assembly runs dynamic courses in coding, business, data, and design.

It's designed to give Aussies quick, snackable skills to help kick-start their ideas, passion projects, or side hustles.

The workshops feature over 60 individual points of interest across a month-long program, which has been designed to empower people with the information, resources, and space they need to transform their ideas into reality.

"We know Australians are risk-takers and will do what it takes to chase their dreams," said Danielle Palmer, marketing director, Samsung Electronics Australia.

"In the best way, Aussies are an ambitious and competitive bunch, who are determined to stay ahead of the game."

The workshops, which heavily feature some of Samsung's flagship business products, including the Galaxy Note9, which has the power to run as a mobile creativity studio with its S pen and all-day battery.

Until October 4th, Days of Note's bespoke workshops will run daily from Monday to Saturday at WeWork's offices in Sydney's Pyrmont.

The sessions will cover 'Success in the digital age', 'Design thinking 101', 'From problem to prototype', 'How to win at UX', 'Content marketing workout', and 'Introduction to coding'.

In addition, participants will be invited to three keynote speaker & panel events 'hosted by leading Australian entrepreneurs like Ronni Kahn, Founder & CEO at OzHarvest, and Adam Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Director of The Iconic, as they cover how to launch a side hustle, productivity hacks and tips for scaling, and growing a business.

Positions for each Days of Note session are limited, to find out more or register for a workshop or event visit: https://www.daysofnote.com.au/.

Talent involved in Days of Note program:

• Danielle Palmer, Marketing Director, Samsung Australia
• Miriam Wood, GA Instructor and Mindset & Performance Coach
• James Frankel, Group Product Manager, Canva
• Michael Chetner, Head of Zoom ANZ
• Dean Swan, Head of Enterprise, Dropbox
• Michelle Duval, CEO & Founder, Fingerprint for Success
• Emma Sharley, GA Instructor & Co-founder and CEO at Shop You
• Ronni Kahn, founder CEO of Ozharvest
• Miriam Wood, GA Instructor and Mindset & Performance Coach
• Megan Bromley head of employee experience at Hotels Combined
• Adam Jacobs: Founder of the ICONIC
• Fred Schebesta, Co-founder, Finder.com

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