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ACS WA March Branch Forum 2018

The History of Computing & Announcement of the 2018 Dennis Moore Oration Speaker

Registration End Date: Tue, 20 Mar, 05:30 PM

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  • Adina Apartment Hotel
    33 Mounts Bay Road
    PERTH WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 20 Mar, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 20 Mar, 07:30 PM
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<span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Join us on Tuesday 20th March at Adina Apartment Hotel for another interesting session as part of our Branch Forum series, where we will take a trip down memory lane and look at the History of Computing; from early beginings in Western Australia to what it is today and what the future holds, presented by ACS WA Past Chair and Fellow, David Cook FACS CP.</span><br><br><b><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">The History of Computing: Through the eyes of a Baby Boomer.</span></b><br><br>This presentation looks at the progress of technology, computing, and communications from the point of view of a middle-aged techno-geek. Discover the great moments in WA’s history of computing, and find out what we’ve found, what we’ve forgotten, and what we hope to find. This presentation will examine history as a series of changes. It is output focussed, not object focussed.<br><br>This wide-ranging presentation looks at the transformations that have driven the last 60 years of progress:<br><br>From Cyborgs to Cyberbullies<br>From Gates to Google, to Governance to Glass Ceilings<br>And from Trust to Trolls, and from Tablets to Twitter.<br>WA has featured in a rich history of innovation and success.<br> <br>David will present a unique collation of WA’s computer-driven changes. A technology tragic for over 4 decades, David will deliver his thoughts about the past the present, and the future of computing.<br><br><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">This will be followed by the Annual Announcement of the 2018 ACS WA Dennis Moore Oration Speaker and acknowledgement of sponsors, supporters, and our valuable committte members without whom this initiative would not be possible.<br><br>The Oration is named after Dennis Moore, the father-figure of computing in Western Australia.  Professor Moore was first chairman of the WA Computer Society, the Director of the very first computing centre in WA, an executive director of Government Computing, and then appointed foundation Head of School of Computing at Curtin University of Technology in 1987.<br> <br>In addition, the winner of the prestigious 1962 Prize, sponsored by Dennis Moore, will be announced. This prestigious prize is annually awarded to an individual Computing/Information Systems student in Western Australia. The prize celebrates the year in which the first digital computer was installed in Western Australia and is sponsored by Dennis Moore. <br><br>The speaker and topic is currently CONFIDENTIAL, so make sure you join us to find out!<br><br>We then look forward to seeing you at the Metro Bar for our usual Nibbles and Networking.<br><br>See you then!</span><br> 

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