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Local news - July 2014

Friday, 11 Jul 2014

June BEC Election Outcomes

I would like to welcome the newly elected Branch Executive Committee members, Dr Steve Lu and Dr Richard Lucas, and congratulate those BEC members that were re-elected last month.

I would also like acknowledge the outgoing BEC members from this year and sincerely thank them for their time and commitment to the ACS over the last 12 months. They are:
Peter Outteridge – Branch Honorary Treasurer; 
Hua Cheng – Branch Honorary Secretary; 
Barbara Wooderson - Branch Executive Committee Member;
Richard Northam - Branch Executive Committee Member;
Brett Petersen - Branch Executive Committee Member;
David Burt - Branch Executive Committee Member

Digital Careers - Canberra Events

Digital Careers is a National four-year industry collaboration program designed to inspire secondary school children to take-up careers in ICT. 

Local Digital Career events are being scheduled. Last Sunday, ACS volunteers flew AR-Drones (to demonstrate some really neat drone, WiFi, and smartphone integration) with the Digital Careers team at the NAIDOC on the Peninsula Community Day.  

Upcoming events are Canberra Careers Expo (30-31 July) and Young ICT Explorers (YICTE, 13 September).

ACS members interested in assisting in these events are welcome to register interest with the ACS Canberra team. 

I hope to see you at these and other ACS Canberra professional networking functions listed below.


Kind regards,


Jeff Mitchell

Chairman - ACT Branch Executive Committee
National Director - Community Engagement Board
Australian Computer Society