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April Meetup - Bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2013 (3rd Tues every month)

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Title: Bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency

Abstract: This talk will be about Bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency. Leo will cover the specifics of how it works, why it has utility, what you can do with it, and try to answer any technical and other questions.

Speaker: Leo Treasure has spent several years learning about bitcoins and how they work.  A university colleague and close friend encapsulated his transition from higher education to the land of bitcoin by asserting: "So what you're saying is you've dropped out of Tafe to mine bitcoins!"

Starting out with two top of the line graphics cards in mid-2011 at the peak of the bubble that saw the price topple from a high of[masked] to a low of[masked] (4 months later), he set up a mining rig and got to work.

Leo is currently studying Communications & Media.

Purpose: To bring together system administrators, ICT support staff, computer/network programmers/administrators. Visitors welcome. Bring friends or colleagues; we are always keen to meet new people. Please consider the benefits of becoming a member: http://www.sage-au.org.au/membership.

Program:

18:00 Drinks and snacks at Bar 333 located at 333 George Street. Look for the SAGE-AU Meetup sign downstairs.

19:00 Move to Atlassian at 341 George Street for the meeting:
- Introductions
- Short AGM & general business
- Presentation
- Q & A and general discussion

20:30 Close - return to the pub for anyone keen to continue discussion.

RSVP: It helps if you can RSVP before 16:00 on the day, here or by email to william.shipway at member.sage-au.org.au. If running late please call Sam on 0430453732.

Archive: Where possible, presentation recordings are posted at http://vimeo.com/groups/sysadmin/videos

Distribution: Please feel free to redistribute this notice to anyone who may be interested.

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  • Quen

    Am at Atlassian. Do we have meeting here at 7 pm?

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it after all.

    April 16, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Was really looking forward to this, but have a previous engagement. Next time!

    April 15, 2013

  • Quen

    Very interesting topic!

    April 11, 2013

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