X World 2012 – Celebrating 10 Years!

Professional Development for OS X & iOS Administrators

We will be holding a 3 day hands-on training event specifically for University Technical staff who support and manage OS X and iOS devices.

X World will be held at the University of Technology, Sydney from the 4th to 6th July 2012 and will feature a wide range of presenters from the University and private sector as well as hands-on workshops so attendees can learn how to configure and administer OS X & iOS and implement it back in their own environments.

X World 2012 will also feature updates on Apple’s latest operating systems, as well as ample opportunity to network with colleagues at social events.

Registration closes on 27 June 2012 and subsidies for travel and accommodation are available from your local AUCDF Co-ordinator.

More information about X World 2012


Call For Articles For Wheels Digital


We’re starting production on the next issue of Wheels for the Mind and it will be our first all digital production.  We’re really excited to hear from our members who have multimedia examples of their work which they would like to highlight. This could be in the form of video, animation, audio, podcasts, images, HTML 5 examples and anything else that may be packaged into our next issue. The sky’s the limit and we want to explore and push as many boundaries as we can.

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Wheels Autumn 2012 Edition

The Autumn 2012 issue of Wheels for the Mind is now available for download. This issue includes:

  • Shaping the new padagogy
  • iPads in the Top End
  • The Sound of Concussion
  • Re-imagining the Art of Film
  • AUC & Apple Updates

and much more including the popular Crossword competition where you could win an iPod nano.

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iOS SDK Workshops

We are pleased to announce 75 partially funded places to our iOS SDK workshop to be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide during May 2012.

The 3 day hands-on workshop is aimed specifically at students who study computing science, computer engineering, information technology, mathematics, creative arts/design or related disciplines and/or have an interest in developing applications for portable devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Staff from member Universities are also welcome to apply.

Spaces are limited and applicants will need to complete an application form and pay a deposit to be considered for this workshop.

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X World 2012 – Call for Presenters

X World is our major training event for OS X and iOS system administrators. It takes the form of a 3-day conference from 4-6 July 2012 at UTS, Sydney and will feature keynote presentations, hands-on workshops, lecture presentations and a number of social events to facilitate networking. X World 2012 will cater for up to 200 attendees, and is the largest single training event we will undertake this year.

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Cocoa Workshop

We are pleased to announce 20 scholarships to our annual AUC Cocoa workshop to be held at the UNSW Kensington campus from the 11 – 13 April 2012.

This workshop is aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of Cocoa, iOS and other OS X development technologies and is for students (and staff) who have an interest in programming on OS X or iOS.

Spaces are limited and applicants will need to complete an application form and pay a deposit to be considered for this workshop.

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Student Developer Scholarships

We’re seeking up to two students who have a talent for, and demonstrated experience in programming on Mac OS X and/or iOS, a strong academic record, and an innovative project idea that doesn’t reinvent the wheel. This is a golden opportunity for top-tier student developers to further their development skills and produce a great software product.

The Scholarships are valued at nearly $10,000 over a two year period and includes travel to Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, a MacBook Pro, access to the latest developer tools through the Apple Developer Programs and much more.

Applications close on 23 March 2012.

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WWDC 2012 Staff & Student Scholarships

We are pleased to announce our WWDC Scholarships to University staff and students to attend this years Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) being held in the USA in 2012.*

To be eligible to obtain a competitive scholarship, you should be a staff member or student of an AUC Member University and have a background in programming (Mac, Unix or Windows) and in interest in learning about the latest OS X & iOS development.

Successful Scholarship recipients in 2012 receive a financial subsidy to assist in covering the cost of:

  • Return economy airfares to San Francisco, USA from Australia or New Zealand.
  • Twin-share Accommodation in San Francisco at a designated hotel for up to 7 days.
  • WWDC 2012 E-Ticket (staff only)

Staff interested in the Allocated Scholarship should contact their local AUCDF Co-ordinator to check on their local closing date. An application form is available on the AUC web site.

Staff and Students interested in the Competitive Scholarships must apply by completing an application form available on the AUC web site. Applications close 23 March 2012.

* Dates for WWDC 2012 have not yet been confirmed by Apple Inc.

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Welcome to our new site

We’ve been putting a lot of work into the new site over the past few months, and we rather proud of what we’ve accomplished. The new site is built on a modern CMS, and is running on new hardware. Pages should load faster than before, and look great as well.

We’ve added new features like comment support (via DISQUS), so you can share your thoughts on our content not just with us, but with your friends on most of the popular social networks.

We still have a way to go with the redesign, and we still have quite a bit of content to bring over from the old site, so please bear with us as we continue the process of renewal.  And please, feel free to provide feedback on the new site, and let us know of any problems you find. We’ll be grateful for your input.

Tony Gray
Chair, AUC