SImPLE in Australian IT, stealin its front cover

Today was a great day for newly established group SECAU of Edith Cowan University as the long time running project SImPLE stole the front page of the Australian IT. Check out the story here.

A special thanks goes out to the team members and testers that have helped us develop SImPLE into what it is today.

However, SImPLE and other spin-off projects still have more development and testing left to do before our targeted release dates. If your a student who has an elective to use, may be interested in some formal recognition from the WA Computer Crime Squad, or might just would like to volenter their time to help the project suceed – email Peter Hannay at p.hannay@ecu.edu.au

On the third day, sysadmins created…

Hello!

We are working to provide you with an entirely new SCiSSA. New site, new organisation, renewed relevance!

Please be patient while we roll out our new services :)

Be sure to check back often for news and updates!

New Forums

Wow! Change is everywhere!
We now have this funky new site (kthnx negz) and also SCISSA managed forums.
Head on over to the SCISSA forums now!

(On a completely unrelated note, MINCS+SCISSA LAN pics are available.)

New Website

ZOMG SCISSA has a new website! This should allow you to keep up with the latest news and events in a manner that is up to 200% more awesome. Designed and haxed by yours truly, the site is now XHTML 1.1 and CSS standards compliant. It seems to work well in Internet Explorer, but you should be usingFirefox for maximum sexification.

There’s still a some tweaking to be done in certain areas, but the site should be fully functional, apart from the online signup page, which is coming soon.

Deception; Public Lecture 1

ECU’s Professor Bill Hutchinson is doing a public lecture that exposes the way information is and can be used as a weapon via technology by governments, corporations, and terrorists.

Prof. Hutchinson will lift the lid on the contemporary abuse of information for influence instead of edification. He believes this behaviour is destroying the concept of a viable democracy by substituting perception for fact.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 3.201 ECU Mount Lawley
Date: 9th August, 2005
Time: 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Food: Hot soup provided!

SCISSA Web and Shell Accounts

If you would like your SCISSA web and shell account activated, you have several options. Either come in to the office during open hours, come on to IRC (details below), or send Josh an email at jpore@student.ecu.edu.au. You’ll need to provide your full name and student number.

We hope to be able to provide email accounts soon.

Orientation Day

Update – Orientation day was a great success, SCISSA would like to welcome all the new students!

Orientation day for mid year induction is taking place on Tuesday the 26th at 11am for Joondalup campus and Wednesday the 27th at 9:30am for Mount Lawley campus. SCISSA Committee members will be attending these orientation days in an attempt to sign up new members.

SCISSA IRC Channel

Just a reminder to all SCIS students and SCISSA members that we can usually be found in #SCISSA on the IRC network oz.org. We suggest you use the serverWAIX.perth.oz.org. Come past to chat about anything and everything.

End of Semester Party

The SCISSA end of semester party will be held on the last day of exams, Friday 24th June at the Mount Lawley Tavern. This event will have a bar tab for members, and signups will be available on the day. We will put on a pool comp for those interested.

Venue: Mount Lawley ECU Tavern
Date: 24th June, the last Friday of exams
Time: 3pm till late (9-10pm)

Commitee Meeting

First of a regular set of meetings where SCIS students are invited to attend and become involved in the process organising SCISSA activities. If you’re interested in anything from social events, to server administration we would like to see you there. All welcome. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on the feedback form or email president Joe James onjpjames@student.ecu.edu.au