/dev/world is our annual developer conference for Mac OS X and iOS. While planning for the 2013 event is ongoing, our intentions are that the event will run for 2-3 days from September 30, in Melbourne.
The organising committee is seeking expressions of interest from AUC members and the wider Apple developer community in Australia and New Zealand who are willing to present at the event.
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If you’re planning on registering for X World, there are a couple of deadlines you need to be aware of.
- If you’re bringing a laptop or other device that you wish to connect to the venue’s wireless network, and you’re not from a University that supports eduroam, then you need to be registered by 5pm, Tuesday June 11 at the latest.
- All registrations will close at 5pm (Sydney time) on Thursday June 27.
We look forward to seeing you at X World soon!
Registrations for X World, our annual conference of presentations and workshops for people who manage OS X and/or iOS deployments are now open. This year’s event is open to all – come along and get active in our community! See the X World registration page for more information – and don’t forget that members get discounted attendance.
Today, March 28 2013, marks the last business day for the AUC as a consortium of universities. For over 28 years we’ve been able to bring together people from across the tertiary sector in Australia and New Zealand who work with Apple technology to share experience, know-how, and techniques, to undergo training and professional development, and to establish new friendships and build professional networks. It’s been a rich and rewarding partnership without parallel.
As the first incarnation of the AUC winds up, we’d like to thank the many people who’ve supported us over the years – especially those in our member universities who have done so much to promote our programs to their staff and students, to those who’ve presented at our events, and to those who have attended them and help keep them viable.
But today is also about new beginnings, and as the consortium winds up, a new AUC takes over. It still has the same goals as its predecessor. We’re still doing what we can to foster collaboration amongst our membership – initially via our three “world” conferences X World, CreateWorld and /dev/world – and with the hope that we’ll be able to bring other members-only benefits in the future.
The new AUC is an association. For the first time, we’re accepting membership applications from individuals who are staff and students of universities across Australia and New Zealand, as well as AUC alumni. Institutional membership is also open to Australian and New Zealand universities, and also for the first time we will accept departmental membership from schools, faculties and similar organisational units in Australian and New Zealand universities.
We look forward to continuing the outstanding work of the original consortium, and hope you’ll come along with us as we build the next chapter in the history of the AUC.
X World is our annual training event for OS X and iOS system administrators and support staff, and will be held at UTS, Sydney, on the 4th and 5th of July, 2013.
X World features keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, lecture presentations and a number of social events to facilitate networking. It’s a fantastic way to keep up with others who work with and manage systems based on Apple technology, and a great opportunity to network and make valuable contacts. X World 2013 will cater for up to 150 attendees, and is the largest single training event we will undertake this year.
We are now calling for presenters who wish to offer sessions and workshops at X World 2013. If you have a background in the installation, configuration, deployment, or on-going administration of OS X based systems, or experience in iOS deployment, management and app development, or if you work in related areas, we’d really like to hear from you. Presenters will receive free registration to X World and a subsidy to go towards flights and/or accommodation.
This call for presenters closes Friday 12 April, 2013, and offers can be made by completing the submission form.
Registrations for X World will open in May 2013.
We’re delighted to report that at the February General Meeting, delegates unanimously approved the transition of the AUC from a consortium of universities into an association.
The new AUC will accept membership applications from individuals, as well as Universities and University departments, and for the first time individuals will be able to participate in AUC elections and have a voice in how the association is run.
For 2013, we’ll be running our “world” conferences at their usual times – thus you’ll see X World in early July, /dev/world at the end of September, and CreateWorld in early December (the exact dates are yet to be confirmed).
Watch this space for more details on how to become a member and help us evolve into AUC 2.0!
This series of seminars builds upon the AUC update last year. Since then iPad programmes have rolled out at numerous institutions here in ANZ as well as internationally. The lead presenter will summarise iPad use at institutions such as the University of Western Sydney (11,000 iPads were distributed this year); Medical Schools at Harvard, Manchester, and UC Irvine (where all students are given iPads); The University of Adelaide’s Science Faculty (all first year students have been given iPads for 3 years now); and tertiary institutions in the United Arab Emirates (14,000 iPads were distributed in 2012).
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Glen Munday from ANU is the lucky winner of a silver iPod nano for correctly submitting the unscrambled crossword from the latest issue of Wheels.
Glen’s iPod nano is on his way to him and our thanks to everyone who entered.
After another highly successful CreateWorld event a number of copies of presentations (recordings and slides) are now available on the web site. We will be adding more as soon as they are ready.
Our thanks to the presenters for making them available.