Melb PC's Meeting Groups of SIGs and GIGs


Interest Groups


SIGs are the life blood of Melbourne PC User Group. Groups of members with specific interests meet regularly to discuss and indulge their interests in a wide range of topics. This is where Melb PC membership really pays off and you gain all the benefits. Enhance your computer knowledge, and widen your circle of friends to include others who have similar interests and very often, similar problems to solve.

Attending a SIG and meeting other members not only helps to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the specific topic, Often you will see presentations by visiting experts and the value of that is clear to all. All members are most welcome. This is part of your Melb PC membership, so feel free to contact any of the conveners listed here. Ask them about future meetings; ask them about the format of their meetings and anything else you need to get started.

 

Interest Groups - Specific

Name Location Time
Access (Database) Moorabbin Evening
Making Money on the Internet  (AMSIG) Moorabbin Day
Communications Moorabbin Evening
Digital Photography Mt Waverley Day
E-Book Moorabbin Evening
Everything Apple Moorabbin Day
Everything Ipad Moorabbin Day
Genealogy [Geneast] Vermont South Day
Graphics/Animation Moorabbin Evening
Hardware Mt Waverley Day
Computer Hardware Workshop Moorabbin Day
iHelp Moorabbin Occasional
Linux & Open Source Moorabbin Evening
Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts Moorabbin Day
Microcontroller Moorabbin Wednesday
Microcontroller Workshop Moorabbin Saturday
Multimedia Home Entertainment Mount Waverley Day
Music Moorabbin Evening
North East Android Ivanhoe Day
North East Genealogy Ivanhoe Day
Programming Moorabbin Evening
Raspberry Pi Mt Waverley Day
Sony Video Production Moorabbin Day
Video Inner East East Balwyn Evening
Web and Software Investment Tools  WASINT Moorabbin Day
Web Site Design Moorabbin Day

Interest Groups - General & Regional

Name Location Time
Online (was Anywhere, Anytime) Anywhere 24/7
Ballarat Ballarat Evening
Bayside Brighton Day
Beginners East (Beast) Vermont South Day
Bendigo Bendigo Evening
Casey Narre Warren Day
East Vermont South Evening
East Workshop Mt. Waverley Day
Essendon Avondale Heights Day/Evening
Geelong [ in recess ]  
Macedon Ranges Gisborne Day
North East Ivanhoe Evening
North East Daytime and
         Photography/Digital Imaging
Ivanhoe Day
Northern Suburbs Linux Watsonia Evening
Peninsula Mornington Day
Sunbury Sunbury Morning
Waffle (various) Evening
Wyndham Hoppers Crossing Evening
Yarra Ranges Montrose Evening

Interest Groups - Specific

Access (Database)

E-mail to: access@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Craig Evans

2nd Monday, 6.30pm till 8.30pm (except January)
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Web page:  http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~access/

The Access SIG provides an environment in which people can help each other to improve their skills with Microsoft Access. At each meeting there are presentations by members that are designed to cover the scope of Access during a year. Q&A segments are held at each meeting. Members may also address questions to the SIG mailing list and receive opinions for possible solutions.

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Making Money on the Internet  (AMSIG)
E-mail to: amsig@melbpc.org.au

Convener: George Skarbek  (9561 6362)
                  Paul Hemsworth (9337 4947)

2nd Saturday 10.00 am - 12 noon  (Except December and January)
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Affiliate Marketing (AM) is a way to make money from one's Web sites by placing links to merchants and taking a commission
when someone buys through such links. This SIG covers the basics of building Web sites (but limited to AM purposes), time-saving
tools, and available programs. Members are encouraged to share their experiences and the occasional hot tip at the SIG.

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~amsig/

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Communications
E-mail to: comms@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Philip Lew (9822 2998 BH - brief calls)
2nd Wednesday, 7pm till 9.30pm (except January)

Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

The Communications SIG focuses on all aspects of computer connectivity. Topics include modem communications (BBS and Internet dialup); Client/Server software,
HTML and other Internet related topics. We also cover topics on Computer Networking (LANs and WANs) and other relevant general telecommunications issues of interest to the well connected PC user.

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Digital Photography  
E-mail to:Ian Bock
Convener: Ian Bock 9807 3701
Date: Third Friday of each month 10.00am to 12noon (except January)
Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverly Melway 61 E12

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E-Book  
E-mail to:ebook@melbpc.org.au

Convener:       Dennis Fieldhouse  (9557 6847)

2nd Thursday in the month (except January) at 7.00pm
Melbourne PC User Group Meeting Rooms, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

The E-Book SIG is expected to be a forum for the of sharing information, experiences and ideas relating to the broad field of E-books and E-Readers.
At present the range of E-Book Readers is rapidly expanding and costs are falling, yielding great scope for reviews and performance comparisons.
Purchase of E-Books and the software for this purpose is worthy of study as are the various programs for manipulating and editing of text.

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Everything Apple
E-mail to:applesig@melbpc.org.au
Or everythingapple@ausom.net.au

Convener:       Susan Jensen  9885 7060
Co-Convener: Damian Vuleta   9509 9992

2nd Tuesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (except January)
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

A joint venture between MelbPC and AUSOM.
The emphasis will be on Apple iDevices (iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Time Capsule Airport Extreme) and helping people understand the Mac environment.
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Everything Ipad
E-mail to:applesing-ipad@ausom.net.au

Convener:       Dick Johnson 9857 7362
3rd Wednesday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (except January)
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

A joint venture between MelbPC and AUSOM.
The emphasis is on the Apple iPad and iPhone, and helping people understand the iOS environment. Membership badges must be worn.

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Genealogy    [ Geneast ]
E-mail to: geneast@melbpc.org.au

Convener:  Ron Harper
                  
3rd Sunday January to November from 1 pm to 4pm, and in December the 2nd Sunday
Vermont South Community Centre,
Karobran Drive, Vermont South. Melway 62 G7

The Genealogy SIG is for those beginning genealogy and for those who are advanced but need more computer knowledge to move ahead. Members' trials, tribulations and expertise are openly discussed and freely shared in this self-help group.

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iHelp
E-mail to: ihelp@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Rotational
The current leader can be determined from the office.

Approx. 6 monthly, 7.00pm till 9.00pm
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

The function of iHelp is a group of "Users helping Users"whose main role is to sort out Internet or General PC problems so that members can get a full featured online experience. Services include Telephone First Aid, Email Help and Internet Help.


Volunteers with patience and Computer experience are always welcome.

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~ihelp  

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Graphics/Animation
E-mail to: graphics@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Yahya Abdal-Aziz
                      Roger Wragg
3rd Monday, 7.30pm till 9.30pm
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~graphics/

The Graphics SIG explores everything to do with computer graphics, software and hardware. Topics discussed include paint programs, drawing, animation, graphic programming, fractals, printing, scanning, fonts, design, illustration and better photography. Bring along your questions and problems. Visitors are always welcome.

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Hardware
E-mail to: kcording@bigpond.net.au
E-mail to: wedair@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Kelvin Cording 9438 1407   Bill Dair 9802 4242

Date: Second Friday each month 10.00am - 12noon (except January)
Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverly Melway 61 E12

Discuss issues relating to computer hardware and to make attendees aware of developments in computer hardware.

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Linux & Open Source
E-mail to: linux@melbpc.org.au

Convener:  James Cox  (9885 5503)
2nd Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm (Except January)
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Web page: http://member.melbpc.org.au/~linux

The SIG is a Linux based group exploring Linux at various levels from beginner to advanced including server based solutions. It also looks at open source applications for platforms that include Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows. We aim to have a mix of Q&A, demonstrations and workshops. Presentations will mostly be oriented towards demonstrating an application from the open source world and will include topics of interest to both beginners and those with some experience. We intend to hold Workshops to help users at all levels.

Before main meeting 3.00pm-5.00pm there is a help workshop with one on one, hands on, informal training. Ringing to book is preferred but not essential.

 

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MACE (Melbourne Atari Computer Enthusiasts)
E-mail to: mace@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Andrew Boschan (5426 1917 AH)
3rd Sunday, 10am till 2pm
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

The Atari SIG is dedicated to the joy of Atari. The SIG is fast, furious and action packed. We welcome all owners and former owners (we know you are out there) to visit us and join in the fun; it's a soul thing.

 

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Microcontroller
E-mail to: micro@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Philip Lew 0418 567 019
                 John Hollow 0417 031 164

Second Wednesday of each month (except for January) 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Microcontrollers are small cheap computer-chips with measurement or sense inputs (e.g. temperature, door-open) and control outputs (e.g. displays, motor control), i.e. all combinations of analog & digital, inputs & outputs. They need very few other components to function, and are in many products (e.g. cameras, cars, toys).

Our group is for people to develop microcontroller projects (including the software-programming) - gadgets for fun and more serious purposes. We make machines, using microcontrollers, and other electronics, to do things. We cater for all levels of knowledge, novice to experienced - users helping users.

The Wednesday meeting involves discussion and presentations. The associated Saturday Workshop (below) is informal and hands-on.

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Microcontroller Workshop
E-mail to: microws@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Robert Brown
                  John Shirt

Please contact us at microws@melbpc.org .au

Second Saturday of each month (except January) 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Fourth Saturday of each month (except December) 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

The Saturday Workshop is a "Creative Space". It is a space to express your creativity.

This workshop is under construction. Its development depends on those who are involved and their interests.

The workshops are centred around microcontrollers but are not limited to microcontrollers.

If you are looking for a space that facilitates sharing of ideas and support. A place where you can express your creativity. Then this SIG could be what you are looking for?

The Workshop is an informal SIG, a place to work on your project, start a new project, or join a group project.

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Music
E-mail to: music@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Yahya Abdal-Aziz
                 David Godfred

3rd Thursday 7.30pm till 9.30pm
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~music/

The Music SIG is for members who like to make or listen to music. Bring along your creations, questions and problems. Visitors are always welcome.

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Programming
E-mail to: program@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Mohan Gupta 0421 214 081
                 Roger Plant 0403 789 593

4th Tuesday 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Tell us about programs you are writing, wrote in the past, or give ideas for interesting programs to write. We'll walkthrough the process of writing programs, from user interface design to code cutting and testing. Different programming languages, techniques and tools will be showcased as well as scripts, plugins, extensions, markups, compilers, databases, hopefully something for beginners and pros alike.

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~program

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Raspberry Pi
Convener John Hall 9803 2731 E-mail to: johnhall@melbpc.org.au
Convener Lance Lloyd 9884 5559 E-mail to: lance.melbpc@fastmail.fm

Date: Fourth Friday each month 10.00am - 12.noon (except December, January)
Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverly Melway 61 E12

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Sony Video Production
E-mail to: Roger Wragg rdwragg@fastmail.fm

Conveners: Roger Wragg and Bob Flack

Date: Second Wednesday each month 10.00am - 12noon (except January)
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

This special interest group specialises in video editing and production using all SONY products, including VEGAS with both the Platinum and Pro versions. We cater for all members from beginners to advanced and work with all video formats from standard definition (SD) up to full high definition (HD) using both tape, DVD, and solid-state video cameras.

The following topics may be covered at meetings: Sound track production using Sony Cinescore Voice over recording using both Vegas and Sound Forge Basic picture composition Lighting for video Working with Sony DVD Architect to produce both DVDs and blu-ray discs Upon request, we can look at the conversion of 8mm movie film to a digital format using the groups special conversion equipment.


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Video Inner East

Convener: Richard Balsillie       (03 9809 4116)

4th Monday (except December), 7pm till 9.30pm
Balwyn Library Meeting Room, 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

The group covers all aspects of production and related photo and image editing techniques.

Web page: Video Inner East

 

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WASINT - Web & Software Investment Tools
E-mail to: wasint@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Richard Solly

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am till 12.30pm (except January)  
Moorabbin Meeting Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~wasint/

Become more confident in the use of Web and software tools as part of your financial life. Join others, both at the monthly meeting and through the online Web board to share favourite sites and information sources in the exploding field of online financial information.

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Web Site Design
E-mail to: webdesign@melbpc.org.au

Convener:  Fleur Stephens   (0407 330 963)
4rd Sunday,  2:00pm till 4.00pm  (except December and January)
Moorabbin Interest Group Room, 479 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin 3189, Victoria

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~webdesign/

The aim of the Web Site Design SIG is to help members build and manage their own web sites. So if you are creating, managing or designing a web site and need some help, Drop in. Visitors welcome.

 

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Interest Group - Regional and General

Online (was Anywhere, Anytime)
E-mail to: anywhere@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Kevin Martin (evening only) 9723 5997 or 0407 343 162

Time - 24/7
Location - you choose

The Online Group provides a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week and always-easily-accessed place for all members of the MelbPC User Group to read and write comments, to ask questions on computing or non-computing topics, to receive replies from other Club members, and to read their exchanges between each other.

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~anywhere/

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Ballarat
E-mail to: ballarat@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Alan Pittard (03 5339 4235)

1st Thursday, 7.30pm till 9.45pm
Midlands Golf Club, Heinz Lane, Ballarat


Ballarat is a general purpose SIG. Usually we have no specific topic; it suits everyone at present to let the meeting run in a direction that is topical on the night. From time to time we have a guest speaker/presenter on something of particular interest to us at the time but free form seems the norm at present.

 

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Bayside Daytime
E-mail to: bayside@melbpc.org.au

Convener: John Morris  (9583 4095)
                 Graham Ackland (9589 6229)

3rd Thursday,10.00am till 12 noon
St. Stephens Church Hall, Cnr Cochrane Street & North Road, Brighton

Beginners' subgroup meets after main meeting from 12 noon to 1.00pm

Web page:http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~bayside/

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Bendigo

CURRENTLY IN RECESS
 


For further information contact Joe Henry. 0418 374 650 BH & AH.

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Casey   [ previously Berwick ]
E-mail to:casey@melbpc.org.au

Convener:    Jan Whitaker 9705 9009
                     Jan Weiner

Narre Warren Library 2nd Friday of month, 12.30 till 3.00 pm (except January and public holidays)

Casey offers a friendly, social atmosphere where our members learn from, support, encourage and help each other on computer and communications topics. The meeting is based on presentations and Q&A.
Note: there are no meetings in January, or on public holidays.

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~casey/

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East
E-mail to:east@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Paul Woolard   (9877 1059)
                  Ian Dewhurst (0438 480 500)

2nd Wednesday, Feb thru to Dec, 7.30pm till 10.00pm
Vermont South Community House Karobran Drive, Vermont South Melway 62 G7

At East we provide an entertaining and informative session covering a range of computer topics for all levels; some from invited speakers and some from our own members. George Skarbek hosts the popular Q&A segment.

Web page:http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~east/



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Beginners East (Beast)
E-mail to:beast@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Dave Botherway

3rd Sunday January to November,  December on 2nd Sunday   10am till 12.30pm
Vermont South Community Centre, Karobran Drive, Vermont South   Melway 62 G7

The East Beginners Group demonstrates how to set up and maintain a computer, how to run software, scan documents, process images, sort out error messages, etc. All procedures are repeated (slowly), until members feel confident with the new knowledge.

 

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East Workshop
E-mail to:eastwsh@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Ken Gubbins  (9842-8875)
                  Jeff Webster  (9078-0879)

2nd Sunday, 10am till 4pm
Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade, Mt Waverley  (Rear of Library) Melways  61 E12

Web page:http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~eastwsh/

The East Workshop is hands-on, practical, interactive and runs on "Show me how, and I'll do it with your assistance". We handle "how to upgrade", "software doesn't run", "slow computer", "no sound", "no video" problems and more. Bring your computer.

 

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Essendon Daytime
E-mail to:essendon@melbpc.org.au

Convener:  John Guegan (9317 7114)

1st 2nd and 3rd Friday 9.30am-12noon and 4th Wednesday 7.00pm-9.00pm (except January) at Nancye Kirchner Neighbourhood Centre Doyle Street Avondale Heights.
Melway 27D6 Phone 93376840
Provides assistance with computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, digital photography, music applications. multimedia, computer maintenance and product reviews. 1st Friday- Main Meeting. 2nd Friday-Open Forum. 3rd Friday- Varies- Check Website for Details. 4th Wednesday Night -Multimedia/General.

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~essendon/


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Geelong
The Geelong Interest Group has suspended operation for the moment.

Geelong Interest Group is no longer meeting, as a replacement convener for the retiring convener, Graham Dean, is not yet available. Any member who might have an interest in taking up this role, please send an email to the Groups Coordinator.

 

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Macedon Ranges
Email to: mrgpc@melbpc.org.au

Convenor:  John Hunter     (0406 868 226)

3rd Sunday 2.00pm-4.00pm
Further Education Centre,  18 Hamilton St,  Gisborne

The Macedon Ranges members have a common interest in computers and range from beginners to technicians with the sole aim of sharing knowledge, experiences and helping each other. The SIG is a general purpose group that is free flowing and may or may not have a specific subject to discuss each meeting. There are times a special guest is invited to speak on a particular subject that has been requested by a group member. At other times there may be special instruction and demonstrations on particular software or hardware. Members can also bring along any hardware they are having problems with for the group to try and resolve.


 
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Multimedia Home Entertainment
E-mail to: multimed@melbpc.org.au

Convener:       John Hall          (9803 2731)
                       Kelvin Cording  (9438 1047)

1st Friday  10.00am - 12noon (except January)
Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade, Mt Waverley. Melway Ref 61 E12

Web page:http://www.melpc.org

The aim if the interest group is to assist members in the installation and operation of PC based hardware and software to run and maintain Multimedia Home Entertainment systems.  This would include such things as Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), Media Servers (including Windows Home Server) Internet streaming of video and audio, Sony PS3 and Windows X-Box home entertainment systems, and home networking and storage systems for playback of video and audio.  Attendees are welcome from beginners to expert level.  Members are encouraged to bring their own equipment to gain hands-on experience in setup and/or maintenance.

 

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North East
E-mail to: neast@melbpc.org.au

Convener:  John Grant   (9467 2709 AH)
                   Choi Lai

4th Tuesday, 7.30pm till 9.30pm (except December)
Uniting Church Hall, 19 Seddon Street, Ivanhoe  Melway Map 31 F8

Web page:http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~neast/



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North East Android
E-mail to:Colin Lampshire

Conveners: Colin Lampshire    (9857 5372 BH & AH)   0413 640 408
                  Kelvin Cording     9438 1047

3rd Wednesday, 10.00am  to 12:00pm  (except January) 
Uniting Church Hall, 19 Seddon Street, Ivanhoe   Melway map 31 F8  [Parking at the rear]

The ANDROID Interest Group provides the opportunity for members to learn how the new rapidly emerging Android Operating System (OS) can be used to operate, control, and maintain applications (APPS) , on compatible mobile devices such as computer tablets and smartphones. All aspects of both hardware and software are considered with a learning experience based on friendly discussions, presentations, and demonstrations to suit both novice and experienced computer users.

 

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North East Daytime and Photography/Digital Imaging
E-mail to:neday@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Colin Lampshire    (9857 5372 BH & AH)

2nd Thursday, 10.00am  and 12:15pm  (except January) 
Uniting Church Hall, 19 Seddon Street, Ivanhoe   Melway map 31 F8  [Parking at the rear]

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~neday/

We aim to interest and assist all levels of computer users, from beginners to the more experienced.
Our General Interest Group meetings feature reviews of useful software and computer add-ons, with plenty of time to assist with members computer problems.
Every alternate month we specialise in issues relating to Photography/Digital Imaging.

 

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North East Genealogy
Email to: negen@melbpc.org.au

Convenor: Allan Medforth  (9410 9034)
                  Vilma Stargatt.


1st Tuesday (except January) 10.00am-12.45pm
Uniting Church Hall 19 Seddon St, Ivanhoe.

Web page:  http://member.melbpc.org.au/~negen/

Now recognized as an important support for members helping members with genealogy and computer skills. A good social atmosphere supported by excellent facilities.


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Northern Suburbs Linux
E-mail to: nslig@melbpc.org.au

Convener:      David Hatton
Co-Convenor:   Stephen Davidson;

3rd Monday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm    (except December) 
Community Meeting Room, Watsonia Library, Ibbotson St, Watsonia  Melway map 20 E4

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~nslig/

The Northern Suburbs Linux SIG provides a focus for members living in the northern suburbs who are interested in learning more about using Linux in day-to-day computing tasks. Meeting topics are influenced by the regular attendees; beginners and visitors are most welcome. For SIG news and last minute updates please see our Web pages.

 

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Peninsula
E-mail to: pennsula@melbpc.org.au

Convener:               Lindsay Wiles    (03 9775 3069)
Deputy Convenor:  Terry Said         (03 5975 0327)

Main meetings:

1st Monday - 7.00pm (except January)
3rd Monday - 9.30am (except December)
Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main St, Mornington

New Users Subgroup
2nd and 4th Mondays  - 4.00pm (except school holidays)
Mornington Secondary College, Nepean Highway, Mornington

Graphics Subgroup
3rd Mondays - 12.30pm
Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main St, Mornington

Genealogy Subgroup

3rd Mondays - 2.30pm
Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main St, Mornington

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~pennsula/

 

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Sunbury Daytime Group
E-mail to: sunbury@melbpc.org.au

Convenor:   Kevin Day  (9744 2514)
                    Kevin Hale  (9740 5786)

Every Thursday each month, 9.30am to 12 noon
Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre, (back roon)  8 O'Shannassy Street, Sunbury Melway 382 E4

1st Thursday - New users, but everyone welcome
2nd Thursday - Maintenance, problems discussed, sometimes solved
3rd Thursday - Main meeting, demos, presentations etc.
4th Thursday - Linux, a new experience
5th Thursday - (when there is one) Maintenance

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~sunbury/

 

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WAFFLE (Wine And Fine Food Lovers Events)

On the 1st Wednesday (except Jan) from 9.40 pm following the Monthly Meeting at Melbourne PC User Group headquarters, Moorabbin.
Budget supper get together . BYO (wine) or buy. Patrons are welcome even if only for coffee. At La Casetta 1066 Centre Rd, Corner of Eskay Rd Sth Oakleigh. Melway 78:G-2. Patrons are welcome even if only for coffee.

How-to-get-there sketch maps are available at the monthly meeting.

Enquiries: Tom Rado 9807 4072 ( trado@melbpc.org.au)

 

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Wyndham
E-mail to:wynd@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Chris Hughes (9731 0891)
                  John Healey

Room 3 Central Park Community Centre
Lonsdale Circuit, off Franklin Bvde., Hoppers Crossing Melways 206 J1

General:
  2nd Monday, 7.30 - 9.30pm (except January)

Multi-Media:
 
3rd Tuesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm (except December & January)

General: This General Interest exists to provide local information and support to the South-West Region of outer Melbourne. There will be Q&A Sessions and coverage of PC Hardware and Software issues. There will be a Supper break with time for informal discussion.

Multi-Media: With the convergence of both Video and Still photography and the attendant add-ons, this Interest Group will cater for the Media aspects of PC technology. This will include video & photo manipulation and production, animation, presentation, sound & music, illustration, 3D and various associated add-ons and plug-ins. We will also have visiting presenters and demonstrations to show us the possibilities of what can be achieved.

Visitors always welcome

Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~wynd/

 

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Yarra Ranges SIG and Workshop
E-mail to: yrig@melbpc.org.au

Convener: Bryan Paten  (0429 430 640)
                 Shane Mason  (9733 5390)

Fourth Tuesday (except December)   Meeting Starts 9.15am, followed by the hands on Workshop
“Japara” Community House , 13r Leith Road, Montrose       Melway Ref: 52-D-7.


Web page: http://groups.melbpc.org.au/~yrig/

The Interest Group meets to provide general information and support to members in the Outer East Region of Melbourne. There will be Q&A sessions and coverage of PC Hardware and Software issues, with time for informal discussion. Also, from time to time, we will have visiting presenters and demonstrations.

The workshop will cater for the members who experience problems with their computers or programs. Also, extended answers can be given to questions that need clarification. Alternatively, come along to help other members or just to enjoy the companionship.


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Please send all changes, updates and corrections in writing to the office at office@melbpc.org.au