LUV Main August 2013 Meeting

Aug 6 2013 19:00
Aug 6 2013 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

* Bernie Meade, 3D Printing

3D printing has been around since the early 80s, but has only recently entered the mainstream. In a few short years, 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has started to influence a wide variety of research activities. Traditional areas such as Engineering and Architecture have greatly benefited from the new range of inexpensive yet highly capable machines, while areas such as Medicine and the Arts have just begun to recognize the potential impact. This is a truly disruptive technology that not only promises amazing things, it is already starting to deliver. This talk will be about how 3D printing is being used at the University of Melbourne, how it is changing research and teaching, and how it will change our lives in the next few years."

Bernard Meade works at the University of Melbourne with the ITS Research team. In his role as Innovation and Outreach officer, he investigates emerging technologies and promotes them to the research community. He runs the Digital Fabrication service along with the University Digitisation Centre, which now offers several 3d printers and scanners to the University community.

* Jacinta Richardson, Solving Interesting Problems by Writing Parsers

Your client gives you a document covering the specification of some weird message format they want you to handle. It’s tab delimited, and pure ASCII, but actually some fields are multi-part and include tabs, and nothing is quoted. Oh, and actually there’s multiple different kinds of messages you will need to parse. Using Perl 5.10+ and named capture groups we’ll create a data definition. Over the rest of the talk we’ll be taking advantage of a host of tactics (including re-parsing a regular expression) to see how we can take an interesting problem and make it fun again.

Training Coordinator at Perl Training Australia and Information Technology and Services Consultant. Both a programmer and a teacher, Jacinta loves programming in Perl and enjoy helping other people learn or improve these skills. Specialities include Perl (of course); course preparation, design and training; PHP; C; C++; databases; project development; client liaision; client support; management; technical writing;

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be found on-line at:

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting, and BENK Open Systems for their financial support of the Beginners Workshops

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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