What is a SIG?

A SIG (Special Interest Group) is a group of members who attend regular meetings to discuss and explore aspects of computing and computer related activities.

SIG meetings (“meetups”) are typically held monthly at various venues and/or online. Some SIGs have a general interest in a wide range of topics while others have an in depth interest in a particular topic. As a member of Melb PC you can regularly attend any number of SIGs. It is expected that you will show your membership card when you attend in person SIG meetings and register to attend online meetings. Visitors are most welcome to join in.

We have many SIGs - for more details click on the individual SIG Name in the list below ..

Non-Members Welcome!

Non-Members you are most welcome to Register as a Visitor to the club to receive Group reminder emails by then Subscribing to your choice of SIGs. Click on the SIG name to see a description of the SIG.

To Subscribe to a SIG, all you have to do is enter your email address in the form below – if already Registered, you’ll receive an email. If registering for the first time, we’ll just need a few more details.

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Members please login to manage your SIG subscriptions.



ACCESS SIG

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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.

Meetings at Moorabbin and Online.

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Bayside SIG

Coder Dojo

Communications SIG

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The Communications SIG focuses on all aspects of computer connectivity. Topics include modem communications, Client/Server software, HTML and other Internet related topics. We also cover topics on Computer Networking (home networks, LANs and WANs) and other relevant general telecommunications issues of interest to the well connected PC user. Location: Moorabbin HQ Website: https://www.melbpc.org.au/sigs/communications-sig/ Event Calendar: https://www.melbpc.org.au/event-calendar

Digital Images SIG

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Our meetings cover improving your digital images & photography. Tutorials on Photoshop, Lightroom and Luminar.

Meetings at Wadham House, Mount Waverley and Online.

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East SIG

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At East SIG 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.

Meetings at Eley Park Community Centre, Blackburn South and Online.

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Essendon SIG

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Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews.

Meetings at Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Avondale Heights and Online.

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Hardware SIG

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The Hardware SIG was closed on 1st July 2022. However the site will remain for 3 months to allow for those wishing to to download past presentations if they wish. Location: Wadham House, Mount Waverley Website: http://www.melbpc.org.au/sigs/hardware-sig/ Calendar: https://www.melbpc.org.au/event-calendar

iHelp SIG

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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. Location: Moorabbin HQ Website: http://www.melbpc.org.au/ihelp/ Calendar: https://www.melbpc.org.au/event-calendar

MACE SIG

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The Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts SIG has its origins in the early eighties where the group formed and met at Monash Uni before merging with the larger group. The group deals with retro Atari computing

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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MHE SIG

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The MHE SIG was closed on 1st July 2022. However the site will remain for 3 months to allow for those wishing to to download past presentations if they wish.

Meetings at Wadham House, Mount Waverley and Online.

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Microcontroller SIG

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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 – Members helping Members. The Wednesday meeting involves discussion and presentations. The associated Saturday Workshop (below) is informal and hands-on.


Meetings at Moorabbin and Online.

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Microcontroller Workshop

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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. Location: Moorabbin HQ Website: http://www.melbpc.org.au/sigs/microcontroller-workshop-sig/ Calendar: https://www.melbpc.org.au/event-calendar/

Mornington SIG

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Computer Discussion Group.

Meetings at Mornington Community House, Mornington and Online.

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NE & Android SIG

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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.

Meetings at Ivanhoe Library and Online.

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North East Genealogy SIG

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Now recognized as an important support for members helping members with genealogy and computer skills. A good social atmosphere supported by excellent facilities.

Meetings at Hawdon Street Community Hall, Heidelberg and Online.

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Northern Suburbs Linux

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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.

Meetings at Community Meeting Room, Watsonia Library and Online.

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Online SIG

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The Online Sig, now provided via Yammer, provides a comprehensive set of online groups covering computing and other interest areas. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or post information in any of these groups. A particular feature of Yammer is the ability to easily post visual content and to make use of built in features such as polls. You’ll find many of these features in use in the Chit Chat group. If discussing the affairs of the day in a pleasant friendly environment appeals to you, then do join in. All shades of opinion are welcomed and respected. Meeting Details: Available whenever it suits YOU………..

Simply login to the Melb PC Yammer Forum
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Conveners: Kevin Martin & Dennis Parsons

Raspberry PI Moorabbin SIG

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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.

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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Science & Tech Projects

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We're interested in working on science/tech/electronics projects. The idea is to have fun, learn, and hopefully make some good friends in the process. It's also a valuable tool to assist you in learning while you're at uni, networking, or something to give your resume an edge.

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ.

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Sunbury Daytime SIG

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New & advanced users, but everyone welcome.

Meetings at Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre. and Online.

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Test Mick

Video Production - Pinnacle SIG

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SIG is currently in RECESS. See webpage for contact details.
Pinnacle Studio (from Corel) – this Special Interest Group meets in a social atmosphere and covers several generations of the Pinnacle video editing software.

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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Video Production - Sony SIG

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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.

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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Waffle SIG

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Budget supper get-together. Patrons are welcome even if only for coffee. How-to-get-there sketch maps are available at the Monthly Meeting. BYO.

Meet at Fong’s Chinese Restaurant, Bentleigh East.

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WASINT SIG

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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.

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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Website Design SIG

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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. The tutorials portion of the Web Site Design SIG is a hands on website creating session. Attendees are asked to vote on the next sessions topic. 2pm-4pm Tutorials. 4pm-6pm Troubleshooting

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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Windows Plus SIG

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At Windows Plus 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.

Meetings at Moorabbin HQ and Online.

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