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[SLUG] July SLUG meeting - Friday July 31, 2009

== July SLUG Monthly Meeting ==

You can read the full version of this announcement at
18.00 - 21.30, Friday, 31 July, 2009

We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive 15 minutes early so we can all
get into the building and start on time. Please do not arrive before 18.00, as
it may hinder business activities for our host!

Appropriate signage and directions will be posted on the building.

Our venue for this meeting is Google, Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.

It's across the road from Star City Casino. A map of the area can be found
here[1], and public transit directions are at [2]. Appropriate signage and
directions will be posted around the building.

You will need to sign-in to enter the venue. This can be performed when you
arrive, but to save time we recommend that you do so online beforehand at
Anyvite[3]. If you are unsure, please sign up as a 'maybe'. This allows us to
organise adequate meeting space and facilities. You do not need to create an
account to indicate your attendance.

General Talk
Tom Worthington: Learning to lower costs and carbon emissions with ICT

Tom designed the first globally accredited course on Green ICT and has been
teaching it via the web since January 2009. The talk will discuss how ICT can
be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 15% by 2020. Also outlined is how to
use the web for running formal, university accredited courses using free open
source software with open access content delivered to smartphones. The
Istanbul public transport system also gets a mention. ;-)

See Tom's Web site[4] for more information.

Tom runs green IT courses at ANU and ACS. You can read the free open access
version here.

In-Depth Talk


General discussion and Q&A about Linux, free software and open source.

Meeting Schedule

See here[6] for an explanation of the segments.

    * 18.15: Open Doors
    * 18.30: Announcements, News, Introductions
    * 18.45: General Talk
    * 19.30: Intermission
    * 19.45: Split into two groups for:
          o In-Depth Talk
          o SLUGlets
    * 20.30: Dinner

Dinner this month will be held locally, Details will be announced on the night.
We will be taking numbers at the beginning of the meeting. If you have any
particular dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian), let us know beforehand.
Dinner is a great way to socialise and learn in a relaxed atmosphere :)

We hope to see you there!

[1]  http://tinyurl.com/ParkingPyrmont
[2] http://wiki.slug.org.au/howtogetthere
[3] http://anyvite.com/ewaqa64bwu
[4] http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/green_it_social_networking/
[5] http://tomw.net.au/moodle/course/view.php?id=11
[6] http://www.slug.org.au/meetings/meetingformat