Dell Essential Solutions Seminar

Dell Essential Solutions Seminar for Business Managers

Dell Essential Solutions is the ideal forum for business leaders to learn how to get ahead with the right technology. In this half day seminar, you will:

* Gain valuable technology insights to help you set the direction of your company’s IT strategy.
* Hear how stand-out companies use IT to grow their business.
* See the latest IT solutions which improve efficiency and support growth in our current economic climate.

Network with your peers to discuss emerging trends and key strategies to help your business.
Who should attend:

* Managing Directors
* General Managers
* IT Decision Makers
* Business Owners

Tuesday 5 October 2010,
Crown Convention Centre
Southbank VIC, Melbourne 3000

Tuesday 12 October, 2010, 8:30am
Shangri-la Hotel
176 Cumberland Street,
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

Internet Explorer 9 Launch Party

Microsoft is excited to launch it’s latest internet browser: Internet Explorer 9 beta – and to celebrate, they’ll be holding a Launch Party in Melbourne!

The event is open to all fans who wish to come together, check out the latest features of Microsoft’s newest browser and share a drink.

The event will feature our fave Microsoft Developers, including Michael Kordahi (@delic8genius), who will be sharing his take on his favourite IE9 features.

It’ll be at the The Colonial Hotel in Melbourne, on the 16th of September, from 7pm.

To kick off the celebrations, we’ll be providing a bar tab and some snacks throughout the evening.
Tweet about the event using the #ie9launch hashtag.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can get involved in the event live by following the #ie9launch hashtag – we’ll be pulling in live tweet, twitpics and twitvids from the event!

Thursday, September 16 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm (EST)

Colonial Hotel
585 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC

Richard Stallman Australian Speaking Schedule

Richard Stallman will be speaking at several locations around Australia. Richard M. Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system (see in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. Richard Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.

Follow the link below for more information:

Big Picture Seminar Presents: EdXN Branch Forum – Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users’ freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used together with the kernel Linux, specifically to make these freedoms possible.

Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, the status and history of the GNU/Linux operating  system now used by tens of millions of users world-wide, and the new  risks to the freedom of computer users.

Additional Venue Information:
Copland Theatre, Economics & Commerce Building
Building 148
Grid reference G13

Sixth Australian IPv6 Summit

We’re no longer counting stars and discussing the theory of IPv6: it’s all around us now. IPv6 has arrived, and we’re seeing the quiet beginnings of an innovative Internet revolution.  See for more information.

Certainly, IPv6 can offer us cost savings, enhanced productivity, simpler networks and smart infrastructure: but now we’re finding out that IPv6 provides much more. The ease of management and extraordinary abundance of addresses, previously such a tightly-held resource, has opened up green-field possibilities like never before.

Speakers currently include:

Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum

Tony Hill, AP IPv6 Task Force

Paul Ducklin, Sophos

Geoff Huston, APNIC

Shian-Shyong Tseng, TWNIC

Qing Li, Blue Coat Systems

Shaun Ewing, AussieHQ

Luigi Sorbello, Telstra

Lawrence Hughes, InfoWeapons

Alaa Al-Din Al-Radhi, Jordan

Kevin Karp, IPv6 Now

Vint Cerf, Google (by DVD)

Ron Broersma, DREN

Hiroshi Esaki, Univ. of Tokyo (by Skype)

Simon Hackett, Internode

Silvia Hagen, Sunny Connection AG

Mike Biber, IPv6 Forum Australia

Seunghae Kim, KREONET

Phil Roberts, Internet Society

Jen Linkova, Google

Scott Hogg, GTS (by Skype)

Alan Lloyd, wwite

Beatty Lane-Davis, Juniper

Mark Prior, Juniper Networks

John Hillier, AGIMO

Darren Beauchamp, AGIMO

Shannon McFarland, Cisco

Kurt Bales, eintellego

Paul Pettigrew, Mach Technology

Richard Wood, InternetNZ

Jared Ring, QUT

John Mann, Monash University

John Gibbins, CSIRO

Matt Carling, Cisco

IPv6 provides simpler network management, enhanced mobility and almost unlimited Internet addresses for next-generation devices. The IPv6 Summit offers two days of international and Australian experts, plus an optional one-day IPv6 Workshop to provide a hands-on guide to implementation.

18 – 20 October 2010

Where: Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

SAGE-AU Victorian Chapter AGM

AGM – All committee positions will be available for nominations.

Please attend,  help our SAGE-AU survive.


See for more info.


SAGE-AU Members, prospective members, and other people involved with system administration.


A carefully selected range of traditional SysAdmin fare (ie. pizza) is provided free of charge to attendees. Members with special dietary requirements should contact the executive prior to the meeting.


To get to the venue by public transport, catch a University, No 8 (Moreland) or No 1 (East Coburg) tram up Swanston St or the number 19 tram (North Coburg) up Elizabeth St. The tutorial room is at the south end of the ground floor of the Baillieu Library.

Approximatley 10 minutes walk from Melbourne University tram stop on Swanston Street, east down Elgin Street.


Tuesday 14th September 2009 (2nd Tuesday of the month)


7:00 PM till 8:00 PM


Ground Floor Tutorial Room
Baillieu Library
The University of Melbourne