Support for Local WWDC Scholarship Winners

If you’re a currently enrolled student at an Australian or New Zealand University, and you’ve won an Apple WWDC 2015 student scholarship, we might be able to help out with your expenses. We’ve allocated 3 student support scholarships of $1500 to assist with airfares and/or accommodation. Applications close May 29.

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CreateWorld 2015 : Second Call for Participation

Planning for CreateWorld 2015 continues, and we’re delighted to announce that Cat Hope has been confirmed as a keynote speaker.  Cat is a musician and co-author of the recently published book Digital Art – An Introduction to New Media, which explores the idea of digital art as part of the ongoing continuum of technology that artists have been fascinated with throughout history.

A second call for participation has also opened, seeking posters, papers, performances, exhibitions, workshops and panel session, with submissions due by January 16, 2015.

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CreateWorld 2015 Call for Participation

CreateWorld is our 2 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academic and technical staff who work in the digital arts disciplines.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from the tertiary education and industry sectors, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.

The organising committee has issued a call for participation and are seeking posters, papers, performances, exhibitions, workshops and panel session.

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AUC iOS Developer Workshops 2014

We’re really excited to be running a series of “Introduction to iOS Development” Workshops ahead of /dev/world conference at the end of September, 2014.

These workshops are free, with dates and locations as follows:

  • Sept 1 – AUT University, Auckland
  • Sept 3 – University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Sept 5 – University of Sydney
  • Sept 8 – RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Sept 10 – Flinders University, Adelaide

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If we receive more registrations than places available, we’ll wait list the overflow based on application order.

Sorry – all workshops are now full.

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/dev/world Call for Speakers

/dev/world is our annual developer conference for Mac OS X and iOS, and this year will run on September 29 and 30 at the RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne.

We’re 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.

Presentations may take the form of talks or workshops. Workshops will be run on delegate-supplied laptops, so workshop proposals should include recommended equipment and software requirements.

As a presenter you should have a well-rounded general knowledge of software development on OS X or iOS, as well as a high level of expertise and knowledge in your topic area. You must be able to successfully impart information and knowledge to attendees whose own technical ability may range from basic to advanced. You must be able to present information clearly and in a well-structured way, as well as be able to address an audience of your peers.

Talks will be recorded, and made available after the event on the AUC’s website and/or social media channel(s). Workshops will not be recorded.

Presenter Support

The AUC will support presenters with:

  • free registration (includes conference attendance and all included meals)
  • between $250 and $450, depending on distance from Melbourne, towards receipted expenditure on airfares and accommodation – no other expenses are covered or claimable

Closing Date

This call for presenters closes Monday July 28, 2014, August 4, 2014,and offers can be made by completing the submission form>.

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X World Registrations Open

Sessions details for most of the X World sessions have now been posted, and registrations have opened for the event. Early-bird registrations close June 18 – be sure to register prior to then to obtain the best rate!  If you’re interested in presenting, late submissions may still be considered if submitted via our CFP form.

We have a great X World program this year, and have partnered with JAMF Software to bring you the latest information on OS X and iOS deployment.  We hope to see you there!

Mobile Learning in Business Education

You are invited to this free event to see how lecturers and students in business schools are using mobile devices and digital content to create, collaborate, innovate and communicate. Hear how business schools such as MIT’s Sloan Business School and Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School have empowered their students with iPads, enhancing their preparation for business careers. One of the three presenters works with these clients and is well informed from his doctoral and postdoctoral experience at UCLA, Cambridge and Oxford.

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Mobile Learning and Health Sciences Education

You are invited to a workshop that will examine how mobile technologies – including iPad, iBooks and iTunes U – are transforming health sciences education.

Dr Colin Lumsden, Paediatrician and Academic Lead for eLearning at the University of Manchester Medical School, will present his research and share his experience of delivering blended learning curriculum to medical students using iPads and Apple’s content ecosystem. Learn about the successes, challenges and possibilities afforded by the deployment of iPads to students and staff. Guest presenters from local universities will also be on-hand to share their knowledge of creating custom-developed digital content.

The session will include discussion of the practical aspects of deploying technology in government hospital systems – including security considerations – and the opportunities technology presents to clinical practitioners and educators. The workshop will include hands-on activities such as demonstrations, polling and mind mapping. You are encouraged to bring your iPad.

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X World 2014 Call for Presenters

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 3rd and 4th of July, 2014.

This year we’re partnering with JAMF Software – developers of the Casper management suite – to bring you an event packed with the latest and best information on deployment and management of Macintosh and iOS devices.

X World is also about how members of our own community are dealing with Apple in the enterprise, and will feature 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 make valuable contacts.

We are now calling for presenters who wish to offer sessions and workshops at X World 2014. 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 of between $250 and $450 to go towards flights and/or accommodation, depending on departure point.

This call for presenters closes Thursday 17 April, 2014, and offers can be made by completing the submission form.

Registrations for X World 2014 will open in May.