Past Meeting Notices – 2019

 

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March 2019 Meeting

Our special guest speaker this month is Professor Graham Farr, who will be telling us about William (Bill) Tutte. Tutte was a contemporary of Alan Turing, working at Bletchley Park at the same time during WW2.

Graham Farr is a Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. He is co-convenor of the Discrete Mathematics Research Group and leads Computer History Tours of Melbourne, a day-long tour that combines walking and tram travel to visit a selection of places in Melbourne with links to the history of computing.

Meeting agenda

7:00 sharp. Meeting start, MC is Peter Bacon.

President’s report, John Hall.

Guest speaker Graham Farr.

Social break. We are continuing the “cafe style” layout.

John Swale: Special announcement about committee

Q and A with George Skarbek.

Former club treasurer and secretary  Geoff Keenan will tell us about the NAS (Network Attached Storage) he has built at home, which provides 18TB of instantly available space to the devices in his house.

What’s New? with George Skarbek. An interesting roundup of computer and technology news from around the world.

9:30: Close.


February 2019 Meeting

Our Guest Speaker is James Harland, Associate Dean, Student Experience, in the School of Science at RMIT University, where he has been an academic staff member since 1994. He is also a Professor of Computational Logic, and has an international reputation for his research into logic programming, automated reasoning, agent programming and computer science education.

His current research interests include reasoning methods for intelligent software agents, which deliberate over the appropriate courses of action to take in order to achieve their specific goals (such as the Mars rover), development of methods for managing interactive narratives via computational reasoning, investigation of abstract computational models such as universal Turing machines, and investigation of threshold concepts for theoretical computer science.

Meeting Agenda

7:00 sharp. Meeting start, MC is Peter Bacon

Stephen Zuluaga will deliver the President’s report as John Hall is unable to attend;

Guest speaker James Harland

Social break. We are continuing the “cafe style” layout.

Q and A with George Skarbek.

An overview of our new QR attendance management system. Rob Brown will describe the hardware, and Peter Boin will outline the front-end   software that feeds into the CiviCRM membership management system.

What’s New? with George Skarbek. An interesting roundup of computer and technology news from around the world;

9:30: Close.