Start: Apr 5 2016 18:00
End: Apr 5 2016 22:00
Location: The Savoy Tavern, Corner of Spencer & Bourke Street, Melbourne
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
* 6pm - Drinks and socialising
* 7pm to 8:30pm - Technical presentations and demos
* 8:30pm until late - Music, drinks, and party
This event is organised by BuzzConf Nights.
* The Future of Health & Biotech - Angus Hervey and Tane Hunter
* Making sense of molten plastic - Adam Purdie
* The Hexo+ Story - Etienne Zwiebel
The Future of Health & Biotech - Angus Hervey and Tane Hunter
A transformation of medicine is underway, moving from a science of
treating diseases to a science of improving health. We are beginning to
gain control over the basic biological processes of life. We can now cut
and paste our DNA, we are learning how to slow down the process of aging
and developing machine to brain interfacing. Tane and Gus from Future
Crunch will dive into the exciting things happening at the frontiers of
healthcare and biotechnology.
Gus Hervey and Tane Hunter are founders of @future_crunch, the excellent
online publication offering fresh and intelligent perspectives on how
humanity is finding new solutions to our biggest challenges. Gus is a
science communicator, with a background in environmental economics and
international political economy, and Australian manager of Random Hacks
of Kindness. Tane is a bio-informatician, working with big data in the
biological realm, and specialising in cancer research.
Making sense of molten plastic - Adam Purdie
A walkthrough of current state of play for home 3d printing and the
biggest challenges making and getting your stuff printed, then move onto
some interesting non-home 3d printing and where Adam sees it going in
the next few years. Adam will talk about the leading and emerging tech
in home 3d printing including colour FDM printing, nylon/carbon fibre
printing, SLA projector and laser printing and where they may lead.
Adam was trained in business computing and electronics in NZ in the late
90s. He has been developing software for 17 years and is currently
working for Odecee as a build engineer and CI/CD developer. In his spare
time he builds robotics platforms, integrated engine management for a
motorbikes, website management systems, he is a diver and a painter.
The Hexo+ Story - Etienne Zwiebel
How a bunch of geeks knowing nothing about drones went from a dodgy
prototype to the sweet final product.
Etienne is an experienced software engineer with over seven years’
experience in the field of embedded real time software and aeronautics.
Today he is in Melbourne to develop the Australian branch of Sogilis,
helping any company in its quest of success through kicking ass software
“Because being a hit in France was getting boring: now we want to be a
hit in Australia!”
Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.
Start: Mar 19 2016 12:30
End: Mar 19 2016 16:30
Location: Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
Andrew Pam will talk about the history and use of version control
systems, briefly mentioning Xanadu, SCCS, RCS, CVS, Subversion and
Bitkeeper and including why and how to use "git", an essential tool for
all software developers and system administrators and the basis for
github and gitlab. Attendees are encouraged to experiment with git
during and after the presentation.
Andrew first discovered an interest in boolean logic when his mother
carried him in her arms at just the right height to reach light switches
as they passed through doorways. He was lucky enough to go to a school
with an obsolete PDP/8e: switches, lights, core memory, paper tape,
punched cards and all. He first started programming on a TRS-80 model 1
level I and the first computer he owned was a Commodore VIC-20. He has
run the gaming Miniconference at linux.conf.au in the past and enjoys
playing computer games on Linux systems. He is the current president of
Linux Users of Victoria.
There will also be the usual casual hands-on workshop, Linux
installation, configuration and assistance and advice. Bring your laptop
if you need help with a particular issue.
The meeting will be held at Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond 3121
(enter via the garage on Jonas St.)
Late arrivals, please call (0490) 049 589 for access to the venue.
LUV would like to acknowledge Infoxchange for the venue.
Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.