Northern Suburbs Linux SIG Report December 2019
2nd December 2019
From The President February 2020
27th January 2020

The December Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday December 4 at 7pm.

Guest Speaker: Fiona Patten MP

Fiona Patten is a state politician. She is the leader of the Reason Party and has a seat in the Victorian Legislative Council, representing the Northern Metropolitan Region.

Fiona will talk about the challenges of being a micro-party MP, learning the ropes in Spring Street, yarns about discrimination and support from the “big boys”, i.e. the human, behind the scenes, side of the job. She may also describe some of the challenges of coping with the IT systems in parliament house.

In-house Topic: Hydroponics Build

The Sci/Tech SIG will present the hydroponics system they built as a team project for the Monash Mini Maker Faire on Sunday December 1 2019. This is a the result of a number of people working together towards a group goal. Several of the hydroponics team members will be present and each describe their contribution to the whole.


Meeting Agenda

7.00pm sharp: Meeting opens. MC is Peter Bacon

Guest speaker: Fiona Patten MP

President’s Report: David Stonier-Gibson

Social break

Q and A with George Skarbek

In-house speaker: Science and Tech Projects Group – Hydroponic Build

What’s New? with George Skarbek

9.30pm: Close

This month we will be offering the purchasing of cofee and tea online, as part of a trial of CiviCRM to take one off payments in preparation for upcoming club events that we’re planning to offer. If you’d like to pre-purchase your coffee or tea prior to the meeting, please click here to do so.

Please remember your membership card or a photo of your QR code on your phone

The meeting is streamed live online at

Don’t forget, directly after the meeting WAFFLE SIG at Fong’s Chinese restaurant in Bentleigh. This is a totally social gathering where you can enjoy a snack, a full meal or just a cup of coffee. Sketch maps at the meeting or use Google Maps