Because linux.conf.au is being held in late January, the Annual LUV BBQ is being held earlier than usual. We’re using the same venue as last year. There are two barbecues, a playground and it provides ample shade and enough room to run around. Bring friends, family, toys, food and drink for a great afternoon. Gardiners Reserve is a small triangle of public space bounded by Macauley Road and Haines & Dryburgh street, across the road from the North Melbourne swimming pool and football ground.
Melbourne Ruby is having a Christmas get together on Thursday 20th December.
As part of Readify‘s Industrial Strength Series, Jon Flanders, worldwide expert comes to Melbourne on the 18th – 21st of February 2008 to deliver his 4 day WF Master Class which affords experienced .NET developers training in WF tools and services needed to add rich workflow capabilities to their ASP.NET and Smart Client applications as well as Web and Windows services.
This years White Christmas Party will be held at Alumbra on the 13th of December, so mark it in your diary. The Domain www.the-domain.org, FED www.fed.net.au, AIMIA www.aimia.com.au, The Tomorrow Company www.thetomorrowcompany.com are getting together with industry partners to host the infamous White Christmas Party for the fifth year. This is an exclusive party and you must have your ticket and name on the door to gain entrance.
The SAGE-AU Victorian Chapter Christmas Party will be an informal discussion on “gadgets” over pizza. Many of us have a good collection of weird and wonderful gadgets, now is the time to have a “show and tell” with your fellow System Administrators. Whether it be a Mobile, PDA, SmartPhone, tablet PC, MP3 player, eBook reader, Internet tablet, palm top PC or some sort of strange security device, bring it along and tell us all about it.
With things starting to wind down for holidays, we’re holding a social event this December. Ben Balbo & Ben Cornwell will be presenting a recap of highlights from the 2007 Open Source Developers’ Conference, Ben Balbo will be presenting a lightning talk, we’ll be screening Antitrust (a film by Peter Howitt) with a generous supply of popcorn & coke, then heading to the pub to toast the end of another busy year.