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The IT Girl by Ann Moffatt

The IT Girl by Ann Moffatt

This is a remarkable book. It is frank, insightful and at times hard hitting.
It traces the life, loves and career path, in UK and Australia, of a courageous and very competent woman from the earliest days of the computer age, through to the current times.

A letter to my younger self, Helen Vorrath

A letter to my younger self, Helen Vorrath

So you’ve decided to become an IT professional when you grow up? Good choice! You’ve already discovered the satisfaction of getting a program to work – that will continue to excite you for the rest of your life. You’ll also find that debugging the things that don’t work is equally rewarding.

SNOCOM and CIRRUS

SNOCOM and CIRRUS

Sixty years ago Australians designed and built two of the first transistorised computers called SNOCOM and CIRRUS. They were very advanced for their era.

The world’s biggest non-IBM IBM network

The world’s biggest non-IBM IBM network

Nobody much remembers it now, but 40 years ago Australia built one of the world’s largest computer networks. In 1981 Australia’s Department of Social Security (DSS) began planning an ambitious network to connect all of its 210 Australian offices in real time. The plan...

Australia’s first computer conference

Australia’s first computer conference

In August 1951, a conference was held at Sydney University’s Department of Electrical Engineering. It was the first computer conference ever held in Australia and only the ninth computer conference anywhere in the world.

The COVIDSafe App: A Question of Trust

The COVIDSafe App: A Question of Trust

MEDIA RELEASE How the Australian Government and Australian citizens can ensure the success of the new coronavirus tracing app.The Pearcey Foundation today announced the publication of a discussion paper in response to the launch of the Australian Government's...

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