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Hello and Welcome,

April Main Meeting:

We will be having a Main Meeting this month… on Tuesday 28 April, 2020.

Here are the details:

APRIL MAIN MEETING — 1 or 2 hours, we haven't decided yet, probably 1 hour… over the Zoom video conferencing platform, free to use from a smartphone, tablet or any computer.

Our special guest in April is Derek Austin from Nuance. His topic is:


Derek's career spans the history of personal computing, the Internet, mobile computing and cloud computing. Drawing on this experience, Derek will speculate on what the next 10 years has in store for personal computing and personal productivity.

What hardware will we have? What software will we be using? What will the Internet be like? And, most importantly, will we be more productive through technology, or will we just have better ways to entertain ourselves?

After the talk, there will be an open forum to get the views of the User Group.


Sales Director, Dragon Professional and Consumer, Asia Pacific and Japan
Nuance Communications, Inc.

Derek has over 30 years' experience in the IT industry starting in technical roles before moving to sales, marketing and management.

He has been with Nuance, the leading speech technology company, for 15 years.

Derek has worked exclusively with technically innovative technology companies including Apple, Lernout & Hauspie, 4th Dimension, and Nuance. In his current role, he is responsible for Dragon speech recognition solutions in the Asia Pacific region.

Derek is originally from Brisbane and is now based in Sydney. He has lived in the UK, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan during his career.

He holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management as well as a postgraduate Diploma of Computer Science and BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Queensland.

You can find him on LinkedIn and he welcomes new connections.

So, set your diary for Tuesday 28 April, 2020… it will likely be 6pm to 7pm, we'll update you closer to the time!



Meetings This Week:

Programming - Tuesday Apr 14th - 5:30 pm (6:00 pm meeting start) - 8:00 pm

This will be a Zoom meeting. Regular attendees will receive details by email.

Steve OBrien,
SIG Leader.

Web Design - Saturday Apr 18th - 1:30 pm (2:00 pm meeting start) - 4:00 pm

This will also be a Zoom meeting. Regular attendees will receive details by email.

Steve South,
SIG Leader.

Meeting Next Week:

Tuesday Forum - Tuesday Apr 21st - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - 12 noon

[ Meeting cancelled until further notice. ]

Current & Upcoming Meetings:

23 2020/04/04 — 14:00-17:00 — 04 Apr, Saturday — Penrith Group
24 2020/04/14 — 17:30-20:30 — 14 Apr, Tuesday — Programming SIG, L1 Woolley Room
25 2020/04/18 — 13:30-16:30 — 18 Apr, Saturday — Web Design, L3 Norman Selfe
26 2020/04/21 — 09:30-12:30 — 21 Apr, Tuesday — Tuesday Forum, L1 Woolley Room
27 2020/04/24 — 09:30-12:30 — 24 Apr, Friday — Digital Photography [ Discontinued ], L1 Woolley Room
28 2020/04/28 — 17:30-20:30 — 28 Apr, Tuesday — Main Meeting, L1 Carmichael Room


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