Linux Users of Victoria April Meeting 2009

Date: Apr 7 2009 18:30
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.


* Sandrine Balbo – The Deakin University Learning Repository
* Arjen Lentz – Relax! A Failure is NOT an Emergency

After the meeting, come have dinner with us at Maria’s Trattoria! 122-124 Peel St

Before the meeting, LinuxChix will have a pre-LUV meetup from 6pm at the North Court; see their website for more details.

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Open Query Dev/DBA training days for MySQL (6,7,8 April 2009)

Open Query currently have the following Dev/DBA course days scheduled in Melbourne, and seats are still available:

  • Mon 6 Apr: MySQL Optimisation by Design
  • Tue 7 Apr: MySQL Locking, Transactions & Storage Engine Optimisation
  • Wed 8 Apr: MySQL Query/Server Performance Analysis and Tuning

These days are very handy regardless of whether you’re a developer or a DBA, and even very experienced users find use in these days.

To quote Melbournian Jonathan Oxer: “I’ve done talks about MySQL all over the world and thought I knew it reasonably well, but [attending Open Query training] I learned 4 significant new things in the first 40 minutes.”

To make your booking, simply use this form:

The pricing is $475 per day for the Monday and the Tuesday, and $575 for the Wednesday. If you’re a student or educator, you can participate for a mere $100/day. Yes really, seriously. You can find out more information at

Advertising and Marketing Summit 2009

Australia’s leading advertising & marketing event celebrates its 8th successful year in 2009. To tackle the most critical issues the advertising and marketing industries are facing the event has been crafted to deliver a wealth of authoritative and valuable information geared to equip you with the tools and techniques to succeed in 2009.

The Advertising & Marketing Summit 09 has grown to deliver more; More visionary insight, more vibrant discussion, more innovative case studies, more learning and more networking than ever before.

As Advertisers and Marketers face unprecedented challenges the need for influential insight and strategic connections has grown extensively. This exciting two day event assembles the leading industry experts from Australia and across the globe to tackle the critical issues and emerging trends that can the make the difference to your marketing and advertising activities.

The Advertising & Marketing Summit 09 will ignite debate on your hottest and most pressing topics, enabling you to share your concerns, successes and strategies and beat the times.

Speakers include: Chuck Porter, Chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky (USA), Ivan Wicksteed, Global Creative Director, Coca-Cola (USA) Jacob Kragh, Chairman of the Global Marketing, Lego (Denmark) Bruce Buchanan, CEO, Jetstar Harold Mitchell AO, Executive Chairman, Mitchell Communication Group Anthony Hayes, CEO, Tourism Queensland Luke Dunkerley, GM Marketing, Woolworths Amanda Johnston, Executive Director of Brands and Communications, Telstra Michael Scott, Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific, Nike Tara Lordsmith, GM, Marketing,Simplot Craig Maclean, Brand Manager, The Foster’s Group Andrew Seager, GM, Marketing, Westpac John Batistich, GM, Marketing, Westfield Luke Bould, Marketing Manager, Cricket Australia Joe Talcott, Director of Marketing, News Limited Matthew Ball, Marketing Manager, Microsoft Richard Freudenstein, CEO, News Digital Media Rohan Lund, CEO, Yahoo 7 Jack Matthews, CEO, Fairfax Digital Joe Pollard, CEO, Ninemsn David Nobay, Chairman, Droga5 Australia.

28th and 29th of July 2009
Luna Park Sydney

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Learn how to transform your business at Oracle’s Insync09 event. The first of its kind in Australia, Insync 09 will bring together customers and independent user groups from all over Australia and New Zealand. Over 80 sessions around a range of Oracle applications will be showcased – including e-Business Suite, JD Edwards Enterprise One, JD Edwards World, Hyperion, Siebel, BEA, PeopleSoft. Other products on the program include Demantra, Agile, UPK, Fusion Middleware. Speakers include Oracle customers and application experts.

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Canberra Linux Users Group – OLPC Hacking

Pia Waugh will present an introduction to the technologies involved in One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) deployments, including the XS Schoolserver, networking tools and of course the XO and Sugar. She’ll also bring along a few to play with. If there is enough interest Pia would be keen to start a regular OLPC hackfest in Canberra.

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Trampoline Melbourne

Come and share what you find amazing! Bounce around cross-discipline concepts and thoughts that expand your thinking!

Borrowing from the concepts around BarCamps and other unconferences, Trampoline will be an informal day of sharing ideas in Melbourne, Australia. The goal is to cover subjects that will be appealing across different disciplines. Technical or business-focused, environmental or social, new or old, complex or simple – as long as the ideas are interesting and you find them amazing, they’ll fit right in.

Trampoline is a self-organising event for those who find the world interesting, have something to offer and share, and have an inquisitive mind. All attendees are expected to come along with participation in mind, the discussions (sessions is a bit too formal, lectures even moreso) are suggested and scheduled at the start of the day.

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