SydStart 2012

SydStart is the largest professional startup conference in Australia and is well on the way to being the largest in the region.

Speakers come in two waves –

Wave One: Inspiration from people have have done stuff, usually globally, usually in a very professional yet personal and casual Australian style sharing their journey including some ups and downs.

Wave Two: A short list of business pitches from people who are trying to do stuff, usually because they have been selected from a long list after a pitch fest in front of an expert selection panel.

Date: 10 September 2012
Location: Sydney Conference & Exhibition Centre (SCEC), Parkside (Auditorium & Exhibition Space), SCEC Level 1, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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Searching for documents could be killing your staff productivity – Canon Technology Series

According to Gartner, searching for documents could be costing up to $5000 a year for every employee, with each spending approximately 100 hours a year searching for documents. So something as simple as scanning directly into your shared drive rather sending to email could save your employees’ time and you money. Join us to discover more about how you can transform your business and get back those lost minutes.

Date: 11 September 2012
Location: Canon Australia Showroom, Level 2, No. 1 Chifley Square, Sydney

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ITIL® Foundation Certificate (including exam)

This ITIL® Foundation course outlines the ITIL best-practice framework and prepares participants for the ITIL Foundation certification exam. The three-day course provides attendees with an understanding of the service lifecycle and processes, as well as the best and common practices for IT Service Management.

Whether adopting ITIL or embarking on continuous service improvement, course participants will gain a fundamental understanding of how IT service, support, and delivery can be best organised to align IT with
business needs, improve service quality and reduce long-term costs.

Date: 17 – 19 October 2012
Location: 99 On York, 99 York Street, Sydney

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Spotlight on entrepreneurs: Technology event

The tech industry in Australia is thriving with the number of start-ups growing at a rapid rate – how are businesses using technology, what are the emerging trends and how does Australia sit globally?

Join Women in Focus at our inaugural ‘Spotlight on Entrepreneurs’ event and share your ideas and experience with women in the rapidly evolving technology sector.

Adelaide – 12 September 2012 – Level 17, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Perth – 13 September 2012 – Woodside Plaza, Level 14, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth

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Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit 2012

Application leaders must plan for the rapid emergence of cloud, further integrate SOA and overhaul application portfolios to support business growth and innovation in a more agile, collaborative way.

Where approaches such as cloud and SOA are adopted, their impact on application strategy shouldn’t be underestimated. As organisations overhaul their applications, they must manage their application portfolio while simultaneously undertaking IT modernisation, and transition to more-modern languages, architectures and runtime environments. This requires a significant rethink of how to best manage and govern application development and the entire lifecycle.

Over two days, the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit provides a forum to meet your peers, Gartner analysts and service providers to discuss the latest hot topics, including cloud computing, SOA, governance, modernisation, agile and more.

Date: 22 – 23 August 2012
Location: Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

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MySQL Locking, Transactions, Storage Engines

This course covers MySQL concurrency control (locking, transactions, deadlocks), followed by an overview of available storage engines in MySQL, their characteristics, basic tuning options and recommendations, selection criteria and counter-indications.

Provides essential fundamentals for MySQL Developers and DBAs, as well as for professionals experienced with other databases, also excellent after attending the MySQL Optimisation by Design module.

Date: 13 September 2012
Location: Saxons Training Facilities, Level 11, 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

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