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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...

Pearcey COVIDSafe App Paper

Pearcey COVIDSafe App Paper

The Australian Government has now released its coronavirus tracing app, called COVIDSafe. To be effective, the app needs to be downloaded and used by a significant proportion of the Australian population.

Expanding Project to become a Virtual Museum

Who would have thought we would all be at home (well almost all, I hope) working like this? Very strange and challenging times... One initiative we kicked off last November related to engaging Graeme Philipson to write the definitive history of the Australian ICT...

ABC Science Show – CSIRAC the first computer to play music

ABC Science Show – CSIRAC the first computer to play music

On Saturday 22 June 2019, the ABC Science Show had a special feature Recreating the first digital computer music. Presented by Carl Smith in the second half of the podcast (31 minute mark).In 1949, Australia leapt into the digital age when the Council for Scientific...

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