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FSM December End of year Dinner
It is the end of yet another great year and as tradition we will be doing away with the formalities and be having an end of year dinner. No Gnews, no talks, no worries! Going against tradition, we will be doing it on a Friday rather than the typical Thursday meetings. That way if you have a Monday to Friday job then you will not have to worry about having to get up early the next day and can just enjoy a good meal and good chat for the end of the week. Staying close to our normal meetup and dining location we will meet at 7pm at Char Siu House on Errol St. This is an event for everyone and new comers are more than welcome to come along. Friday 21st December 7PM Address: 37 Errol St, North Melbourne Victoria 3051, Australia

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    Started in 2010, our group focuses on the social issues around software and technology. We avoid deeply technical discussion since plenty of other groups do that. We meet monthly, have a presentation and some discussion, then some chat about current news. Some of us then continue the discussion over dinner at a nearby restaurant. Other times we hold free software games nights, host visiting international guests, or run public events like Software Freedom Day (

    Our members range from newbies to experts and we have a significantly more gender diverse attendance than similar groups. Our members are excellent towards each other as per our Code of Conduct (

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