SIG-List      (SIG Meetings & Contact Details)

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Updated: 14-Mar-2016 08:46
SIG Access (database) and Excel
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Monday of the month (inc. June Queen's B'day)
  Dec Second Monday of the month
Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Email access@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/access-database-and-excel-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Craig Evans - Craig_Evans@racv.com.au
Description The Access SIG provides an environment in which people can help each other to improve their skills with Microsoft Access. At each meeting there are presentations by members that are designed to cover the scope of Access during a year. Q&A segments are held at each meeting. Members may also address questions to the SIG mailing list and receive opinions for possible solutions.
SIG Ballarat
Date Jan Uncertain - check with Convener
  Feb-Nov First Thursday of the month
  Dec First Thursday of the month
Time 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Email  
Webpage  
Location Midlands Golf Club, Heinz Lane,
  Ballarat      
Convener(s) Alan Pittard - 5339 4235
Description Ballarat is a general purpose SIG. Usually we have no specific topic; it suits everyone at present to let the meeting run in a direction that is topical on the night. From time to time we have a guest speaker/presenter on something of particular interest to us at the time but free form seems the norm at present.
SIG Bayside
Date Jan Third Thursday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Thursday of the month
  Dec Third Thursday of the month
Time 10am - 12noon
Email bayside@melbpc.org.au
Webpage  
Location St Stephens Church Hall, 111 North Road (cnr Cochrane St),
  Brighton       Melway:67.F7
Convener(s) John Morris - 9583 4095
  Graham Ackland - 9589 6229
SIG Beginners East (BEAST)
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
  Dec Second Sunday of the month
Time 10am - 12.30pm
Email beast@melbpc.org.au
Webpage  
Location Vermont South Community Centre, 1 Karobran Drive,
  Vermont South       Melway:62.G7
Convener(s) Dave Botherway - daveb@melbpc.org.au
Description The Beginners East Group demonstrates how to set up and maintain a computer, how to run software, scan documents, process images, sort out error messages, etc. All procedures are repeated (slowly), until members feel confident with the new knowledge.
SIG Casey
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Friday of the month
  Dec Second Friday of the month. (Christmas function - check location/time etc with Convener)
Time 12.30pm - 3pm
Email  
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/southeast-suburbs-peninsula/casey-sig/
Location Narre Warren Library (Fountain Gate), Overland Drive,
  Narre Warren       Melway:110.D4
Convener(s) Jan Whitaker - 9705 9009 - jwhit@janwhitaker.com
  Jan Weiner - 9796 2807 - weijan@westnet.com.au
Description Casey offers a friendly, social atmosphere where our members learn from, support, encourage and help each other on computer and communications topics. The meeting is based on presentations and Q&A.
  Note: there are no meetings in January, or on public holidays.
SIG Casey Workshop
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Friday - normally. Third Fri of Mar2016 due to Easter.
  Dec No Meeting
Time 12.30 - 3pm
Email  
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/southeast-suburbs-peninsula/casey-sig/
Location Narre Warren Library (Fountain Gate), Overland Drive,
  Narre Warren       Melway:110.D4
Convener(s) Jan Weiner - 9796 2807 - weijan@westnet.com.au
  Jan Whitaker - 9705 9009 - jwhit@janwhitaker.com
SIG Communications
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Wednesday of the month
  Dec Second Wednesday of the month
Time 7 - 9.30pm
Email phil@melbpc.org.au
Webpage  
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Phil Lew - 0418 567 019
Description The Communications SIG focuses on all aspects of computer connectivity. Topics include modem communications (BBS and Internet dialup), Client/Server software, HTML and other Internet related topics. We also cover topics on Computer Networking (LANs and WANs) and other relevant general telecommunications issues of interest to the well connected PC user.
SIG Digital Images
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Friday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 10am - 12noon
Email  
Webpage  
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade,
  Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) Ian Bock - 9807 3701 - bockey@melbpc.org.au
Description Our meetings cover digital images & photography, and Photoshop.
SIG East
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Thursday of the month
  Dec Second Thursday of the month
Time 7.30pm - 9:30pm
Email east@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/eastern-suburbs/east-sig/
Location Eley Park Community Centre, 87 Eley Rd,
  Blackburn South       Melway:61.H5
Convener(s) Paul Woolard - 9877 1059
  Ian Dewhurst - 0438 480 500
Description At East we provide an entertaining and informative session covering a range of computer topics for all levels; some from invited speakers and some from our own members. George Skarbek hosts the popular Q&A segment.
SIG East Workshop
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Sunday of the month. (NO Meeting Easter Sunday. NO meeting in May - Mother's Day)
  Dec Second Sunday of the month
Time 10am - 2pm
Email eastwsh@melbpc.org.au
Webpage  
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade,
  Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) Ken Gubbins - 9842 8875 - kgubbins@melbpc.org.au
  Jeff Webster - 9078 0879 - jwebster@melbpc.org.au
Description The East Workshop is hands-on, practical, interactive and runs on "Show me how, and I'll do it with your assistance". We handle "how to upgrade", "software doesn't run", "slow computer", "no sound", "no video" problems and more. Bring your computer.
  No meeting in May (Mother's Day). Also, NO meeting on Easter Sunday.
SIG Essendon
Subgroup Main meeting
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov First Friday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 9:30am - 12noon
Email essendon@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/essendon-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street,
  Avondale Heights       Melway:27.D6
Convener(s) John Guegan - 9317 7114
Description Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews.
SIG Essendon
Subgroup Open Forum
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Friday of the month
  Dec Second Friday of the month. (Christmas Function, 10:30am)
Time 9:30am - 12 noon
Email essendon@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/essendon-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street,
  Avondale Heights       Melway:27.D6
Convener(s) John Guegan - 9317 7114
Description Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews.
SIG Essendon
Subgroup Varies (check website for details).
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Friday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 9:30am - 12 noon
Email essendon@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/essendon-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street,
  Avondale Heights       Melway:27.D6
Convener(s) John Guegan - 9317 7114
Description Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews.
SIG Essendon
Subgroup Multimedia/General
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov In recess - check SIG website for latest update re possible restart.
  Dec No Meeting
Time 7pm - 9pm
Email essendon@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/essendon-multimedia-general-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street,
  Avondale Heights       Melway:27.D6
Convener(s) John Guegan - 9317 7114
Description Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews.
SIG Everything Apple
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Sunday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 2pm - 4pm
Email everything-apple@ausom.net.au
Webpage  
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Julie Ackland
  Peter Emery
Description A joint venture between MelbPC and AUSOM.
  The emphasis will be on Apple iDevices (iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Time Capsule Airport Extreme) and helping people understand the Mac environment.
SIG Genealogy East
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
  Dec Second Sunday of the month
Time 1pm - 3.30pm
Email  
Webpage  
Location Vermont South Community Centre, 1 Karobran Drive,
  Vermont South       Melway:62.G7
Convener(s) David Andreassen - dav123@virginbroadband.com.au
Description The Genealogy East SIG is for those beginning genealogy and for those who are advanced but need more knowledge to move ahead. Members' trials, tribulations and expertise are openly discussed and freely shared in this self-help group.
SIG Hardware
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Friday of the month
  Dec Second Friday of the month
Time 10am - 12 noon
Email  
Webpage  
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade,
  Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) Kelvin Cording - 9438 1047 - kcording@bigpond.net.au
  Bill Dair - 9955 4551 - wedair@melbpc.org.au
Description Discuss issues relating to computer hardware and to make attendees aware of developments in computer hardware.
SIG Hardware Workshop
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov In recess till further notice (was Fourth Saturday)
  Dec No Meeting
Time 10am - 12 noon
Email  
Webpage  
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Barry Martin - barrymar@melbpc.org.au
Description The Hardware Workshop aims to assist all members with fixing their computer & hardware problems.
SIG iHelp
Date Jan Approximately 6 monthly
  Feb-Nov Approximately 6 monthly
  Dec Approximately 6 monthly
Time 7pm - 9pm
Email ihelp@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/ihelp/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Dave Simpson
Description The function of iHelp is a group of "Users helping Users" whose main role is to sort out Internet or General PC problems so that members can get a full featured online experience. Services include Telephone First Aid, Email Help and Internet Help that can involve Screen Sharing using Teamviewer or Citrix GoToAssist.
  Volunteers with patience and Computer experience are always welcome.
SIG Linux
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Tuesday of the month
  Dec Second Tuesday of the month
Time 7pm - 9pm
Email linux@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/linux-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) James Cox - 9885 5503
Description The SIG is a Linux based group exploring Linux at various levels from beginner to advanced including server based solutions. It also looks at open source applications for platforms that include Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows. We aim to have a mix of Q&A, demonstrations and workshops. Presentations will mostly be oriented towards demonstrating an application from the open source world and will include topics of interest to both beginners and those with some experience. We intend to hold Workshops to help users at all levels.
  Before the main Linux meeting, there is a Linux help-workshop with one on one, hands on, informal training. Ringing to book is preferred but not essential.
SIG Linux Workshop
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Tuesday of the month
  Dec Second Tuesday of the month
Time 4pm - 7pm
Email linux@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/linux-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) James Cox - 9885 5503
Description Before the main Linux meeting, there is a Linux help-workshop with one on one, hands on, informal training. Ringing to book is preferred but not essential.
SIG MACE (Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts)
Date Jan Uncertain - check with Convener
  Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
  Dec Uncertain - check with Convener
Time 10am - 2pm
Email maceatari@gmail.com
Webpage  
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Andrew Boschan - 0400 851 613 - andrewbosc@gmail.com
Description The Atari SIG is dedicated to the joy of Atari. The SIG is fast, furious and action packed. We welcome all owners and former owners (we know you are out there) to visit us and join in the fun; it's a soul thing.
SIG Macedon Ranges
Date Jan Uncertain - check with Convener
  Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
  Dec Uncertain - check with Convener
Time 2pm - 4pm
Email  
Webpage  
Location Further Education Centre, 18 Hamilton St,
  Gisborne      
Convener(s) John Hunter - 0406 868 226
Description The Macedon Ranges members have a common interest in computers and range from beginners to technicians with the sole aim of sharing knowledge, experiences and helping each other. The SIG is a general purpose group that is free flowing and may or may not have a specific subject to discuss each meeting. There are times a special guest is invited to speak on a particular subject that has been requested by a group member. At other times there may be special instruction and demonstrations on particular software or hardware. Members can also bring along any hardware they are having problems with for the group to try and resolve.
SIG Microcontroller
Date Jan Second Wednesday of the month
  Feb-Nov Second Wednesday of the month
  Dec Second Wednesday of the month
Time 7pm - 9.30pm
Email microcontroller@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/microcontroller-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Phil Lew - 0418 567 019 - phil@melbpc.org.au
  John Hollow - 0417 031 164
Description Microcontrollers are small cheap computer-chips with measurement or sense inputs (e.g. temperature, door-open) and control outputs (e.g. displays, motor control), i.e. all combinations of analog & digital, inputs & outputs. They need very few other components to function, and are in many products (e.g. cameras, cars, toys).
  Our group is for people to develop microcontroller projects (including the software-programming) - gadgets for fun and more serious purposes. We make machines, using microcontrollers, and other electronics, to do things. We cater for all levels of knowledge, novice to experienced - users helping users. The Wednesday meeting involves discussion and presentations. The associated Saturday Workshop (below) is informal and hands-on.
SIG Microcontroller Workshop
Date Jan Second & Fourth Saturday of the month.
  Feb-Nov Second & Fourth Saturday of the month.
  Dec Second Saturday (only) of the month.
Time 12noon - 5pm
Email microcontroller-workshop@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/microcontroller-workshop-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) John Shirt - 0409 568 267
  Rob Brown - 0419 285 806
Description The Saturday Workshop is a "Creative Space". It is a space to express your creativity. Its development depends on those who are involved and their interests. The workshops are centred around microcontrollers but are not limited to microcontrollers.
  If you are looking for a space that facilitates sharing of ideas and support, a place where you can express your creativity, then this SIG could be what you are looking for. The Workshop is an informal SIG, a place to work on your project, start a new project, or join a group project.
SIG Mornington Peninsula
Subgroup General inc Q&A
Date Jan Third Monday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Monday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 9.30am - 12noon
Email peninsula@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/southeast-suburbs-peninsula/mornington-peninsula-sig/
Location Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, 320 Main St,
  Mornington       Melway:104.E12
Convener(s) Terry Said - 0427 750 327 - termarl@satlink.com.au
  Ian Thomson - iaroth@netspace.net.au
  Colin Ackehurst - colin_a_ackehurst@bigpond.com
SIG Mornington Peninsula
Subgroup Digital Imaging
Date Jan Third Monday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Monday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 12.30pm - 2pm
Email peninsula@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/southeast-suburbs-peninsula/mornington-peninsula-sig/
Location Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, 320 Main St,
  Mornington       Melway:104.E12
Convener(s) Lloyd Lobbe - marylloyd2@gmail.com
SIG Mornington Peninsula
Subgroup Family History
Date Jan Third Monday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Monday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 2pm - 4:30pm
Email peninsula@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/southeast-suburbs-peninsula/mornington-peninsula-sig/
Location Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, 320 Main St,
  Mornington       Melway:104.E12
Convener(s) Colin Ackehurst - colin_a_ackehurst@bigpond.com
Description Family History Group (Genealogy)
SIG Multimedia Home Entertainment (MHE)
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov First Friday of the month
  Dec First Friday of the month
Time 10am - 12 noon
Email multimed@melpc.org
Webpage http://www.melpc.org
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade,
  Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) John Hall - 9803 2731 - johnhall@melbpc.org.au
  Kelvin Cording - 9438 1047 - kcording@bigpond.net.au
Description The aim of the interest group is to assist members in the installation and operation of PC based hardware and software to run and maintain Multimedia Home Entertainment systems. This would include such things as Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), Media Servers (including Windows Home Server), Internet streaming of video and audio, Sony PS3 and Windows X-Box home entertainment systems, and home networking and storage systems for playback of video and audio. Attendees are welcome from beginners to expert level. Members are encouraged to bring their own equipment to gain hands-on experience in setup and/or maintenance.
SIG Music
Date Jan Third Thursday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Thursday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Email music@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/music-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Bill Sakell
  John Shirt - 0409 568 267
Description The Music SIG is for members who like to make or listen to music. Bring along your creations, questions and problems. Visitors are always welcome.
SIG North East Android
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Wednesday of the month
  Dec Second Thursday of the month
Time 10am - 12noon
Email ne-android@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/north-east-android-sig/
Location Uniting Church Hall, 19 Seddon Street,
  Ivanhoe       Melway:31.F8
Convener(s) Colin Lampshire - 9857 5372 or 0413 640 408 - lampshir@melbpc.org.au
  Kelvin Cording - 9438 1047
Description The North East Android Special Interest Group provides the opportunity for members to learn how the new rapidly emerging Android Operating System (OS) can be used to operate, control, and maintain applications (APPS) , on compatible mobile devices such as computer tablets and smartphones. All aspects of both hardware and software are considered with a learning experience based on friendly discussions, presentations, and demonstrations to suit both novice and experienced computer users.
SIG North East Daytime
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Thursday of the month
  Dec Second Thursday of the month
Time 10am - 12.15pm
Email neday@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/north-east-daytime-sig/
Location Uniting Church Hall, 19 Seddon Street,
  Ivanhoe       Melway:31.F8
Convener(s) Colin Lampshire - 9857 5372 or 0413 640 408 - lampshir@melbpc.org.au
Description General computer topics OR Photography & Digital Imaging (on alternate months, if possible).
  We aim to interest and assist all levels of computer users, from beginners to the more experienced. Our General Interest Group meetings feature reviews of useful software and computer add-ons, with plenty of time to assist with members computer problems. On alternate months (if possible), we specialise in issues relating to Photography & Digital Imaging.
SIG North East Genealogy
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov First Tuesday of the month
  Dec First Tuesday of the month
Time 10am - 12noon
Email negen@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/north-east-genealogy-sig/
Location Uniting Church Hall, 19 Seddon Street,
  Ivanhoe       Melway:31.F8
Convener(s) Lynn. Hammet - lynnhammet@gmail.com
Description Now recognized as an important support for members helping members with genealogy and computer skills. A good social atmosphere supported by excellent facilities.
SIG Northern Suburbs Linux
Date Jan Third Monday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Monday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Email nslig@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/northern-suburbs/northern-suburbs-linux-sig/
Location Community Meeting Room, Watsonia Library, 4 Ibbotson St,
  Watsonia       Melway:20.E4
Convener(s) David Hatton
  Stephen Davidson
Description The Northern Suburbs Linux SIG provides a focus for members living in the northern suburbs who are interested in learning more about using Linux in day-to-day computing tasks. Meeting topics are influenced by the regular attendees; beginners and visitors are most welcome. For SIG news and last minute updates please see our Web pages.
SIG Online
Date Jan Available online at any time
  Feb-Nov Available online at any time
  Dec Available online at any time
Time Available online at any time
Email kazkev@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/general/online-sig/
Location Melb PC Yammer Forum, ,
       
Convener(s) Kevin Martin - Evening only - 5964 7627 or 0407 343 162
Description Location - Melb PC Yammer Forum
  The Online Group provides a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week and always-easily-accessed place for all members of the MelbPC User Group to read and write comments, to ask questions on computing or non-computing topics, to receive replies from other Club members, and to read their exchanges between each other.
SIG Programming
Date Jan Fourth Wednesday of the month
  Feb-Nov Fourth Wednesday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 7pm - 9:30pm
Email programming@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/programming-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) John Viney
Description We aim to educate each other on various languages. Primary language of interest is C/C++. We are happy to delve into other languages such as Python, Java, Basic, Pascal, Delphi, etc or any other programming language you might want to suggest.
  We recommend you always bring a memory stick to keep a copy of whatever code you write or for storing your own notes. If you feel more comfortable with pen/pencil & paper, then please feel free to bring your own materials. Also exploring cluster programming using Raspberry Pi.
SIG Raspberry Pi - Moorabbin
Date Jan Second Saturday of the month
  Feb-Nov Second Saturday of the month
  Dec Second Saturday of the month
Time 2pm - 4pm
Email raspi-moorabbin@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/raspberry-pi-moorabbin-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Mohan Gupta
  Rob Brown - 0419 285 806
Description The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, popular, credit-card-size computer which suits projects. The SIG will assist members to learn applications for the Raspberry Pi, including the hardware and peripherals, its operating system Linux (inc. Raspbian), the main supported languages inc. Python, and software. Beginners, intermediate and advanced. There will be informal do-it-yourself projects, individual or in small informal groups. Some members will take part in computer games on the Pi, e.g. the free 'lite' Minecraft.
SIG Raspberry Pi - Mt Waverley
Date Jan Fourth Friday of the month
  Feb-Nov Fourth Friday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 10am - 12 noon
Email raspi@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/eastern-suburbs/raspberry-pi-mt-waverley-sig/
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade,
  Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) John Hall - 9803 2731 - johnhall@melbpc.org.au
  Lance Lloyd - 9884 5559 - lancelloyd@melbpc.org.au
SIG Sunbury Daytime
Subgroup New Users
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov First Thursday of the month
  Dec First Thursday of the month
Time 9.30am - 12noon
Email sunburydaytime@gmail.com
Webpage http://sunburydaytime.wix.com/sunbury-pc-club
Location Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre (back room), 8 O'Shannassy Street,
  Sunbury       Melway:382.E4
Convener(s) Kevin Hale - 9740 5786
  John Fogarty
Description New users, but everyone welcome.
SIG Sunbury Daytime
Subgroup Advanced
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Thursday of the month
  Dec Second Thursday of the month
Time 9.30am - 12noon
Email sunburydaytime@gmail.com
Webpage http://sunburydaytime.wix.com/sunbury-pc-club
Location Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre (back room), 8 O'Shannassy Street,
  Sunbury       Melway:382.E4
Convener(s) Kevin Hale - 9740 5786
  John Fogarty
Description Advanced users, but everyone welcome.
SIG Sunbury Daytime
Subgroup Main Meeting
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Thursday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 9.30am - 12noon
Email sunburydaytime@gmail.com
Webpage http://sunburydaytime.wix.com/sunbury-pc-club
Location Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre (back room), 8 O'Shannassy Street,
  Sunbury       Melway:382.E4
Convener(s) Kevin Hale - 9740 5786
  John Fogarty
Description Demos, presentations etc.
SIG Sunbury Daytime
Subgroup Maintenance & Linux
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Thursday and Fifth Thursday of the month.
  Dec No Meeting
Time 9.30am - 12noon
Email sunburydaytime@gmail.com
Webpage http://sunburydaytime.wix.com/sunbury-pc-club
Location Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre (back room), 8 O'Shannassy Street,
  Sunbury       Melway:382.E4
Convener(s) Kevin Hale - 9740 5786
  John Fogarty
Description Problems discussed, sometimes solved. Linux - a new experience. A meeting is also held on the fifth Thursday of the month, when there is one.
SIG Video Inner East
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Monday of the month (inc. June Queen's B'day)
  Dec No Meeting
Time 7pm - 9pm
Email videoinnereast@gmail.com
Webpage http://users.tpg.com.au/adslo8nb/vie/index.html
Location Copland Room, Ashburton Library, 154 High St,
  Ashburton       Melway:60.C9
Convener(s) Richard Balsillie - 9809 4116
Description The group covers all aspects of production and related photo and image editing techniques.
SIG Video Production - Pinnacle
Date Jan Uncertain - check with Convener
  Feb-Nov Fourth Wednesday of the month
  Dec Uncertain - check with Convener
Time 9.30am - 12noon
Email  
Webpage  
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Bill Johnson
Description Pinnacle Studio (from Corel)
SIG Video Production - Sony
Date Jan Second Wednesday of the month
  Feb-Nov Second Wednesday of the month
  Dec Second Wednesday of the month
Time 10am - 12 noon
Email  
Webpage  
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Roger Wragg - rdwragg@fastmail.fm
  Bob Flack
Description This Special Interest Group specialises in video editing and production using all SONY products, including VEGAS with both the Platinum and Pro versions. We cater for all members from beginners to advanced and work with all video formats from standard definition (SD) up to full high definition (HD) using both tape, DVD, and solid-state video cameras.
  The following topics may be covered at meetings: Sound track production using Sony Cinescore Voice over recording using both Vegas and Sound Forge Basic picture composition Lighting for video Working with Sony DVD Architect to produce both DVDs and blu-ray discs. Upon request, we can look at the conversion of 8mm movie film to a digital format using the groups special conversion equipment.
SIG WAFFLE (Wine & Fine Food Lovers' Event)
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov First Wednesday of the month
  Dec First Wednesday of the month
Time Starts 9.30pm (after the Monthly Meeting)
Email phil@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/southeast-suburbs-peninsula/waffle-sig/
Location Fong's Chinese Restaurant, 725 Centre Rd (cnr Francesco St),
  Bentleigh East       Melway:77.J1
Convener(s) Phil Lew - 0418 567 019
  Tom Rado - 9807 4072
Description BYO and licensed. Budget supper get-together. Patrons are welcome even if only for coffee. How-to-get-there sketch maps are available at the Monthly Meeting.
SIG WASINT (Web And Software Investment Tools)
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Tuesday of the month
  Dec Second Tuesday of the month
Time 10.30am - 12.30pm
Email wasint@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/wasint-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Richard Solly
Description Become more confident in the use of Web and software tools as part of your financial life. Join others, both at the monthly meeting and through the online Web board to share favourite sites and information sources in the exploding field of online financial information.
SIG Website Design
Subgroup Tutorials
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Sunday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 2pm - 4pm
Email webdesign@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/website-design-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Fleur Stephens - 0407 330 963
Description The aim of the Web Site Design SIG is to help members build and manage their own web sites. So if you are creating, managing or designing a web site and need some help, Drop in. Visitors welcome.
  2pm-4pm Tutorials. 4pm-6pm Troubleshooting
SIG Website Design
Subgroup Troubleshooting
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Sunday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 4pm - 6pm
Email webdesign@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/website-design-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Fleur Stephens - 0407 330 963
Description The aim of the Web Site Design SIG is to help members build and manage their own web sites. So if you are creating, managing or designing a web site and need some help, Drop in. Visitors welcome.
  2pm-4pm Tutorials. 4pm-6pm Troubleshooting
SIG Windows Plus
Date Jan Third Saturday of the month
  Feb-Nov Third Saturday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 10am - 1pm
Email win78@melbpc.org.au (temporary)
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/interest-groups/moorabbin-hq-club-rooms/windows-plus-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd,
  Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) John Swale - 0417 530 766
  Barry Stone
SIG Wyndham
Subgroup General
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Second Monday of the month (inc. June Queen's B'day)
  Dec Second Monday of the month
Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Email  
Webpage  
Location Room 3, Central Park Community Centre, 80 Lonsdale Circuit (off Franklin Blvd),
  Hoppers Crossing       Melway:206.J1
Convener(s) Chris Hughes - 9731 0891 - cchughes2@bigpond.com
  John Healey
Description This General Interest Group exists to provide local information and support to the South-West Region of outer Melbourne. There will be Q&A Sessions and coverage of PC Hardware and Software issues. There will be a Supper break with time for informal discussion.
  Visitors always welcome
SIG Wyndham
Subgroup Multimedia
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Third Tuesday of the month
  Dec Uncertain - check with Convener
Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Email  
Webpage  
Location Room 3, Central Park Community Centre, 80 Lonsdale Circuit (off Franklin Blvd),
  Hoppers Crossing       Melway:206.J1
Convener(s) Chris Hughes - 9731 0891 - cchughes2@bigpond.com
  John Healey
Description This Special Interest Group exists to provide local information and support about Multimedia to the South-West Region of outer Melbourne. There will be Q&A Sessions. There will be a Supper break with time for informal discussion.
  Visitors always welcome
SIG Yarra Ranges
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Tuesday of the month
  Dec Third Tuesday of the month
Time 9.15am - 11:15am
Email yrig@melbpc.org.au
Webpage  
Location Japara Living and Learning Centre, 54-58 Durham Rd,
  Kilsyth       Melway:51.J5
Convener(s) Bryan Paten - 0429 430 640
  Shane Mason - 9733 5390
Description Starts 9.15am (and is followed by the Workshop)
  The Interest Group meets to provide general information and support to members in the Outer East Region of Melbourne. There will be Q&A sessions and coverage of PC Hardware and Software issues, with time for informal discussion. Also, from time to time, we will have visiting presenters and demonstrations.
SIG Yarra Ranges Workshop
Date Jan No Meeting
  Feb-Nov Fourth Tuesday of the month
  Dec No Meeting
Time 11:30am - 1:30pm
Email yrig@melbpc.org.au
Webpage  
Location Japara Living and Learning Centre, 54-58 Durham Rd,
  Kilsyth       Melway:51.J5
Convener(s) Shane Mason - 9733 5390
  Bryan Paten - 0429 430 640
Description Workshop follows the 9.15am main meeting
  The workshop will cater for the members who experience problems with their computers or programs. Also, extended answers can be given to questions that need clarification. Alternatively, come along to help other members or just to enjoy the companionship.
Changes: Please advise changes & corrections to:   office@melbpc.org.au
Updated: 14-Mar-2016 08:46