Melbourne Python Users Group – April

Tennessee will be talking about an approach to benchmarking that he’s been working on.

  • It uses decorators. Just @benchmark your unit tests
  • How to make it installable (it wasn’t hard)
  • Hacking on a reporting/graphing module (still under development)

Date: 4th April 2011
Location: Melbourne, RMIT University, Building 12, Level 07, Room 02

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Disaster Recovery and Backup: A Smarter way by Logicalis

Are you one of the 80% of Australian IT workers who are not confident they could not reboot after an event like the QLD floods. If you are, then you should attend this briefing 90 minute breakfast session where EMC and Logicalis will present a smarter way to back-up.

Brisbane – 5th May 2011 – EMC Boardroom, Level 32, 1 Eagle Street, Waterfront Place, Brisbane
Melbourne – 12th May 2011 – EMC Boardroom, Level 29, 570 Bourke St, Melbourne
Sydney – 19th May 2011 – EMC Bondi Room, Ground Floor, 207 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, Sydney

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Online games: Casting games, gamer roles and negotiating rules

At this seminar you will see a presentation of the integrated results of the first two studies of Mitchell’s PhD research. The studies are concerned with how users of online multiplayer games negotiate the rules and conventions of play. In particular, the findings are concerned with how players (re)cast games into different kinds of experiences such as competition, role-playing, learning and social events. The role technology plays in users’ efforts to cast and change games will be considered in this light.

Date: 1st April 2011
Location: Melbourne – University of Melbourne, IDEA Lab, Level 4, 111 Barry Street, Carlton

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VLSCI Supercomputing and Modelling biological molecules (LUV)

The two presentations at the April LUV Meeting are:

  • David Bannon – The VLSCI and Linux
  • Mike Kuiper – Modelling biological molecules in the age of high performance computing

Date: 5th April 2011
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

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Apple Applications iLife and/or iWork and Burn your creative work to DVD using Roxio Toast

Andrew Hamilton, Streetwise’ Frankston store, will talk about Apple Applications — iLife and/or iWork and then Roger Threlfall will demonstrate how to burn your creative work to DVD using Roxio Toast.

The group meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Date: 21st April 2011
Location: Melbourne, Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main Street, Mornington

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Collaboration, Electronic messaging, Anti-Abuse and Spam Conference (CEAS 2011)

The CEAS 2011 conference aims to establish a platform for discussing the challenges raised by the infiltration of spam in Email, Web 2.0, IP Telephony and the like. They are currently interested in papers, work-in-progress reports, and industrial experiences describing advances in all areas of anti spam, anti-fraud, security, trust, cyber crime, spam economics. They are also keen for papers on information security, cyber crime, network security, IT security, security technologies and security management. Abstract deadline 5th April 2011.

Conference Date:
1st – 2nd September 2011
Location: Perth

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