SIG-List

SIG-List

 

  SIG-List      (SIG Meetings & Contact Details)

Updated: 24-Jun-2018 – 15:42
Amendments: Please advise changes/corrections to:   calendar-admin@melbpc.org.au
Most recent changes are at: http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/about/recent-changes/

TABLE OF CONTENTS — Jump-List
* meeting weekday-evening, or sometime on weekend
Access (database) and Excel SIG Moorabbin Weekday Evening *
Bayside SIG Brighton Weekday Morning
Beginners East (BEAST) SIG Vermont South *WEEKEND Morning *
Casey SIG — Main Meeting Beaconsfield Weekday Afternoon
Casey SIG — Workshop Beaconsfield Weekday Afternoon
Communications SIG Moorabbin Weekday Evening *
Digital Images SIG Mount Waverley Weekday Morning
East SIG Blackburn South Weekday Evening *
East Workshop & 3D Printing SIG Mount Waverley *WEEKEND Both morning & afternoon *
Essendon SIG — Main meeting Avondale Heights Weekday Morning
Essendon SIG — Open Forum Avondale Heights Weekday Morning
Essendon SIG — Various topics Avondale Heights Weekday Morning
Everything Apple SIG Moorabbin Weekday Afternoon
Genealogy East SIG Vermont South *WEEKEND Afternoon *
Hardware SIG Mount Waverley Weekday Morning
iHelp SIG Moorabbin N/A N/A
Investment Tools – WASINT (Web and Software INvestment Tools) SIG Moorabbin Weekday Morning
Linux Workshop – Moorabbin SIG Moorabbin In Recess In Recess
MACE (Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts) SIG Moorabbin *WEEKEND Both morning & afternoon *
Microcontroller SIG Moorabbin Weekday Evening *
Microcontroller Workshop SIG Moorabbin *WEEKEND Afternoon *
Mornington Peninsula SIG — General inc Q&A Mornington Weekday Morning
Mornington Peninsula SIG — Family History Mornington Weekday Afternoon
Mornington Peninsula SIG — Family History – Advanced DNA Mornington Weekday Afternoon
Multimedia Home Entertainment SIG Mount Waverley Weekday Morning
Music SIG Moorabbin Weekday Evening *
North East Android SIG Heidelberg Weekday Morning
North East Daytime and Photography/Digital-Imaging SIG Heidelberg Weekday Morning
North East Genealogy SIG Heidelberg Weekday Morning
Northern Suburbs Linux SIG Watsonia Weekday Evening *
Online SIG N/A N/A
Programming SIG Moorabbin N/A N/A
Raspberry Pi – Moorabbin SIG Moorabbin *WEEKEND Afternoon *
Raspberry Pi – Mt Waverley SIG Mount Waverley Weekday Morning
Sunbury Daytime SIG — New Users Sunbury Weekday Morning
Sunbury Daytime SIG — Advanced Sunbury Weekday Morning
Sunbury Daytime SIG — Main Meeting Sunbury Weekday Morning
Sunbury Daytime SIG — Maintenance & Linux Sunbury Weekday Morning
Video Inner East SIG Ashburton Weekday Evening *
Video Production – Pinnacle SIG Moorabbin Weekday Morning
Video Production – Sony SIG Moorabbin Weekday Morning
WAFFLE (Wine & Fine Food Lovers’ Event) SIG Bentleigh East Weekday Evening *
Website Design SIG — Tutorials Moorabbin *WEEKEND Afternoon *
Website Design SIG — Troubleshooting Moorabbin *WEEKEND Afternoon *
Windows Plus SIG Moorabbin *WEEKEND Morning *




 
 
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Meeting Access (database) and Excel SIG
SIG Access (database) and Excel
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Monday of the month (inc. Public Holidays)
Dec Second Monday of the month
Time 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Email access@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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.




 
 
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Meeting Bayside SIG
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 https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/bayside-sig/
Location St Stephens Church Hall, 111 North Road (cnr Cochrane St)
Brighton       Melway:67.F7
Convener(s) Peter Carpenter – 9596 3441
Brian Fergie
Les Johnston




 
 
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Meeting Beginners East (BEAST) SIG
SIG Beginners East (BEAST)
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
Dec Third Sunday of the month
Time 10am – 12:30pm
Email beast@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/beginners-east-beast-sig/
Location Vermont South Community Centre, 1 Karobran Drive
Vermont South       Melway:62.G7
Convener(s) Dave Botherway
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.




 
 
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Meeting Casey SIG — Main Meeting
SIG Casey
Subgroup Main Meeting
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 1pm – 3:30pm
Email
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/casey-sig/
Location Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre, 8 O’Neil Road
Beaconsfield       Melway:214.A1
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.




 
 
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Meeting Casey SIG — Workshop
SIG Casey
Subgroup Workshop
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Fourth Friday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 1pm – 3:30pm
Email
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/casey-sig/
Location Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre, 8 O’Neil Road
Beaconsfield       Melway:214.A1
Convener(s) Jan Weiner – 9796 2807 – weijan@westnet.com.au
Jan Whitaker – 9705 9009 – jwhit@janwhitaker.com




 
 
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Meeting Communications SIG
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 https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/communications-sig/
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, 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.




 
 
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Meeting Digital Images SIG
SIG Digital Images
Date Jan Third Friday of the month
Feb-Nov Third Friday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 10am – 12noon
Email
Webpage https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/digital-images-sig/
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade
Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) Ian Bock – 9807 3701 – bockey@melbpc.org.au
George Skarbek
Description Our meetings cover digital images & photography, and Photoshop.




 
 
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Meeting East SIG
SIG East
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Thursday of the month
Dec Second Thursday of the month (starts 6:30pm)
Time 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Email east@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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.




 
 
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Meeting East Workshop & 3D Printing SIG
SIG East Workshop & 3D Printing
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Sunday of the month. NO meeting in May – Mother’s Day.
Dec Second Sunday of the month
Time 10am – 2pm
Email eastwsh@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/east-workshop-3d-printing-sig/
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade
Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) Paul Woolard – 0417 566 209 – pwoolard@melbpc.org.au
John Swale (3D printing) – 0417 530 766
Description This workshop SIG 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.




 
 
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Meeting Essendon SIG — Main meeting
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/index.php/sigs/essendon-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street (corner Somerset St)
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.




 
 
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Meeting Essendon SIG — Open Forum
SIG Essendon
Subgroup Open Forum
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Friday of the month
Dec Second Friday of the month. (Christmas Function, starts 10:30am)
Time 9:30am – 12noon
Email essendon@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/essendon-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street (corner Somerset St)
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.




 
 
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Meeting Essendon SIG — Various topics
SIG Essendon
Subgroup Various topics
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Third Friday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 9:30am – 12noon
Email essendon@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/essendon-sig/
Location Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre, Doyle Street (corner Somerset St)
Avondale Heights       Melway:27.D6
Convener(s) John Guegan – 9317 7114
Description Check webpage for planned topics of the next meeting. Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews.




 
 
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Meeting Everything Apple SIG
SIG Everything Apple
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Third Tuesday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 2pm – 4pm
Email everything-apple@melbpc.org.au
Webpage https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/everything-apple-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Peter Emery – everything-apple@ausom.net.au
Sam Fiumara
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.




 
 
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Meeting Genealogy East SIG
SIG Genealogy East
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
Dec Third Sunday of the month
Time 1pm – 3:30pm
Email geneast@melbpc.org.au
Webpage https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/genealogy-east-sig/
Location Vermont South Community Centre, 1 Karobran Drive
Vermont South       Melway:62.G7
Convener(s) Denis Street
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.




 
 
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Meeting Hardware SIG
SIG Hardware
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Friday of the month
Dec Second Friday of the month
Time 10am – 12noon
Email
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/hardware-sig/
Location Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade
Mount Waverley       Melway:61.E12
Convener(s) Kelvin Cording – 9438 1047 – kcording@bigpond.net.au
John Hall – 9803 2731 – johnhall@melbpc.org.au
Description Discuss issues relating to computer hardware and to make attendees aware of developments in computer hardware.




 
 
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Meeting iHelp SIG
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/index.php/ihelp/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Dave Simpson – 9276 4095
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.




 
 
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Meeting Investment Tools – WASINT (Web and Software INvestment Tools) SIG
SIG Investment Tools – 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/index.php/sigs/investment-tools-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.




 
 
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Meeting Linux Workshop – Moorabbin SIG
SIG Linux Workshop – Moorabbin
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov In Recess
Dec In Recess
Time
Email linuxworkshop@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/linux-workshop-moorabbin-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) David Hatton
Description Linux help-workshop is hands on session.




 
 
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Meeting MACE (Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts) SIG
SIG MACE (Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts)
Date Jan Third Sunday – BBQ – check with Convener for location
Feb-Nov Third Sunday of the month
Dec Third Sunday of the month
Time 10am – 2pm
Email maceatari@gmail.com
Webpage http://melbourneataricomputerenthusiasts.blogspot.com.au
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Andrew Boschan – 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.




 
 
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Meeting Microcontroller SIG
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/index.php/sigs/microcontroller-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) David Stonier-Gibson
John Hollow – 0417 031 164
Phil Lew – 0418 567 019 – phil@melbpc.org.au
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.




 
 
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Meeting Microcontroller Workshop SIG
SIG Microcontroller Workshop
Date Jan Second & Fourth Saturday of Jan.
Feb-Nov Second & Fourth Saturday of the month.
Dec Second Saturday (only) of Dec.
Time 12noon – 5pm
Email microcontroller-workshop@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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.




 
 
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Meeting Mornington Peninsula SIG — General inc Q&A
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/index.php/sigs/mornington-peninsula-sig/
Location Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, 320 Main St
Mornington       Melway:104.E12
Convener(s) Terry Said – 0427 750 327 – dulnain@gmail.com
Ian Thomson – iaroth@netspace.net.au
Colin Ackehurst – colin_a_ackehurst@bigpond.com




 
 
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Meeting Mornington Peninsula SIG — Family History
SIG Mornington Peninsula
Subgroup Family History
Date Jan Third Monday of the month
Feb-Nov Third Monday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Email peninsula@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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). First 30 minutes DNA Discussion.




 
 
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Meeting Mornington Peninsula SIG — Family History – Advanced DNA
SIG Mornington Peninsula
Subgroup Family History – Advanced DNA
Date Jan last Wed of the month (5th Wed if there is one, otherwise 4th Wed)
Feb-Nov last Wed of the month (5th Wed if there is one, otherwise 4th Wed).
Dec No Meeting
Time 2pm – 4pm
Email peninsula@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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 Advanced DNA Discussion (related to Family History).




 
 
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Meeting Multimedia Home Entertainment SIG
SIG Multimedia Home Entertainment
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov First Friday of the month
Dec First Friday of the month
Time 10am – 12noon
Email MHE@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/multimedia-home/
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.




 
 
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Meeting Music SIG
SIG Music
Date Jan No Meeting
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/index.php/sigs/music-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Bill Sakell – 0430 566 422
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.




 
 
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Meeting North East Android SIG
SIG North East Android
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Third Wednesday of the month
Dec Second Wed of Dec – join with North East Daytime SIG – end-of-year breakup
Time 10am – 12noon
Email ne-android@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/north-east-android-sig/
Location Hawdon Street Community Hall, 80 Hawdon Street
Heidelberg       Melway:32.A4
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.




 
 
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Meeting North East Daytime and Photography/Digital-Imaging SIG
SIG North East Daytime and Photography/Digital-Imaging
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Wednesday of the month
Dec Second Wednesday of the month
Time 10am – 12noon
Email neday@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/north-east-daytime-and-photography-sig/
Location Hawdon Street Community Hall, 80 Hawdon Street
Heidelberg       Melway:32.A4
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.




 
 
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Meeting North East Genealogy SIG
SIG North East Genealogy
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov First Wednesday of the month
Dec First Wednesday of the month
Time 10am – 12noon
Email negen@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/north-east-genealogy-sig/
Location Hawdon Street Community Hall, 80 Hawdon Street
Heidelberg       Melway:32.A4
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.




 
 
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Meeting Northern Suburbs Linux SIG
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/index.php/sigs/northern-suburbs-linux-sig/
Location Community Meeting Room, Watsonia Library, 4 Ibbotson St
Watsonia       Melway:20.E4
Convener(s) David Hatton
Nick Vespo
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.




 
 
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Meeting Online SIG
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/index.php/sigs/online-sig/
Location Melb PC Yammer online forum,
      Melway:20.E4
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.




 
 
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Meeting Programming SIG
SIG Programming
Date Jan Suspended, meet only on request.
Feb-Nov Suspended, meet only on request.
Dec Suspended, meet only on request.
Time By arrangement
Email programming@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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.




 
 
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Meeting Raspberry Pi – Moorabbin SIG
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 https://raspberrypisig.github.io/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Mohan Gupta – 0421-214-081
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.




 
 
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Meeting Raspberry Pi – Mt Waverley SIG
SIG Raspberry Pi – Mt Waverley
Date Jan No meeting Jan-2018 – Australia Day
Feb-Nov Fourth Friday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 10am – 12noon
Email raspi@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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




 
 
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Meeting Sunbury Daytime SIG — New Users
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
Description New users, but everyone welcome.




 
 
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Meeting Sunbury Daytime SIG — Advanced
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
Description Advanced users, but everyone welcome.




 
 
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Meeting Sunbury Daytime SIG — Main Meeting
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
Description Demos, presentations etc.




 
 
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Meeting Sunbury Daytime SIG — Maintenance & Linux
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
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.




 
 
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Meeting Video Inner East SIG
SIG Video Inner East
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Second Monday in the month, except NO meetings in Mar & Jun; and meeting moved to third Monday in July, namely 15-Jul-2018.
Dec Second Monday of the month
Time 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Email rbalse(at)tpg.com.au – replace (at) with @
Webpage http://mpcvideo.blogspot.com.au/
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. We welcome all people with an interest in the making of videos. Among its members are those new to the activity as well as those with considerable experience and knowledge. We cover a wide range of topics including Camera related equipment, lighting, sound, scripting & narration, use of music etc. We also have a “What’s New” segment and a showcase of members videos!




 
 
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Meeting Video Production – Pinnacle SIG
SIG Video Production – Pinnacle
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Fourth Wednesday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 10:00am – 12:30pm
Email
Webpage https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/video-production-pinnacle-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Wayne Spicer – (03) 5971 1617 – spisawn@optusnet.com.au
Tony Pickup – 9878 0706 – tonypickup@optusnet.com.au
Description Pinnacle Studio (from Corel) – this Special Interest Group meets in a social atmosphere and covers several generations of the Pinnacle video editing software.




 
 
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Meeting Video Production – Sony SIG
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 – 12noon
Email
Webpage https://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/video-production-sony-sig/
Location Melb PC Headquarters, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Rd
Moorabbin       Melway:78.D8
Convener(s) Roger Wragg – rdwragg@fastmail.fm
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.




 
 
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Meeting WAFFLE (Wine & Fine Food Lovers’ Event) SIG
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 9:35pm (after the Monthly Meeting)
Email phil@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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.




 
 
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Meeting Website Design SIG — Tutorials
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/index.php/sigs/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. 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




 
 
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Meeting Website Design SIG — 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/index.php/sigs/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




 
 
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Meeting Windows Plus SIG
SIG Windows Plus
Date Jan No Meeting
Feb-Nov Third Saturday of the month
Dec No Meeting
Time 10am – 12noon
Email winplus@melbpc.org.au
Webpage http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/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


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Updated: 24-Jun-2018 – 15:42
Amendments: Please advise changes/corrections to:   calendar-admin@melbpc.org.au
Most recent changes are at: http://www.melbpc.org.au/index.php/sigs/about/recent-changes/