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					AUC at CSU
  What is the AUC?
• AUC - Apple University Consortium
• 1984 - Apple entered into a partnership
  with 9 Australian universities to form the
  AUC (Australia)
• Now - 32 Australian University
  Members
  5 Associate Members and 1
  International Member (India)
• http://www.auc.edu.au/About+the+AUC
  What is the AUC?
• Major motivating factors:
 • Departments, staff & students could
    obtain Apple technology at reduced
    prices
 • Enable development of innovative
    solutions using Macs
 • Sharing information and experiences
 • Fostering educational development
    activities
What is the AUC?
• Totally independent of Apple
• Governed by member Universities
• Operates its own programs on its own
  behalf
What do the AUC
      do?
• Training Programs
• Conferences
• Resources
• Wheels for the Mind
• AUCDF - AUC Development Fund
Training Programs
• Technical
 • Subsidised training courses for
    technical staff in Apple tech
 • Generally 2-4 days in length in
    major capital cities
 • 4 subsidised places each year,
    includes travel and accommodation
Training Programs
• Developer
 • Training programs for Mac OS X
   Developers, basic courses as well
   as courses on specific topics
   • Python/Objective C
   • Ruby for Mac OSX
   • REALBasic
   • Cocoa
   • Xcode
Training Programs
• Creative
 • AUC is trying to develop Workshops
   for the Creative space
   • PodCasting
   • HD Video etc
      Conference
• Major conference every 24 months in
  conjunction with a member University.
  Over 200 University staff, academics
  and students
• Keynote speakers indicate major
  Apple directions and innovations
• Presentations from local presenters
  on a wide range of subjects
• Next one in Canberra 27-30 Sep 09
       Resources
• Classroom In A Box
• Seeding Equipment
• HD Editing Suite
        Resources
• Classroom In A Box
 • Two sets of 15 x MacBook Pros
     with cables and software
 • For not for profit training,
     conferences, workshops and
     classroom type events
 •   http://www.auc.edu.au/Classroom+In+A+
     Box
        Resources
• Seeding Equipment
 • Small pool of Seeding Equipment
     for University staff to trial and use
     for testing and evaluation purposes.
 • Short term loan only (max 3 weeks)
 • Currently have MacBook Air;
     AppleTV; iPod Touch; EyeFi-Card
 •   http://www.auc.edu.au/Seeding+Equipme
     nt
        Resources
• HD Editing Suite
 • Short term loan (max 1 month)
 • 1 x MacBook Pro 17"
 • 1 x Final Cut Express 4 & iLife 08
 • 1 x Sony HD Digital Video Camera
 • 1 x LaCie 500GB External Hard
   Disk
 • DV Tapes/Cables/Power Adapters
 •   http://www.auc.edu.au/HD+Editing+Suite
Wheels for the Mind
• A publication of the AUC
• Produced by members for AUC
    membership & wider audience in
    Higher-Ed
• Covers Apple products, issues facing
    Universities, case studies on specific
    tools, research etc
•   http://www.auc.edu.au/Wheels+for+the+Min
    d
         AUCDF
• AUCDF - AUC Development Fund
 • Innovation Grants
 • WWDC Scholarships
 • http://www.auc.edu.au/Developer
  AUC - Contacts
• CSU AUC Representative
  Brian Roberson
  broberson@csu.edu.au
• CSU AUCDF Coordinator
  Michael Antolovich
  mantolovich@csu.edu.au
               AUC - Info
• AUC related info available through:
 • AUC Mailing List (        http://www.auc.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/auc-

    news   )
 • RSS (http://www.auc.edu.au/tiki-
    articles_rss.php?topicId=2)

 • CSU’s What’s New and News
 • CSU Mailing List (email Michael to get on it, or
    off it)
• MacWorld (Staff of Benefits
Summaryonly) and WWDC
    Scholarships
•   Innovation Grants (Development & Seeding)
•   Technical (Staff only) and Developer
    Training
•   Education Pricing on Apple Products
•   Seminars and Presentations
•   Mac Specific Resources
•   AUC Conference Participation
•   Professional Networking
•   Honours Scholarships
•   Wheels for the Mind Magazine and AUC
          Workshops
•   Cocoa Feb 2008
•   Xcode Tools Feb 2008
•   WWDC Jun 2008
•   X World Jul 2008
•   iPhone/iPod Touch Web Apps Jul 2008
•   DevWorld Sep 2008
•   iPhone TechTalk Nov 2008
•   REALBasic Nov/Dec 2008
•   CreateWorld Dec 2008
•   MacWorld Jan 2009
•   Ruby for Mac OS X Feb 2009
         WWDC08
• 3 CSU members attended WWDC08 in
 San Francisco on Jun 2008
 • Richard Newell - Allocated Staff
   Scholarship
 • James Bekkema - Student Developer
   Scholarship
 • Michael Antolovich - Competitive
   Scholarship
WWDC08
         CSU-MUG
• CSU - Mac User Group
• Sufficient interest to start CSU-MUG?
• What sort of things could the MUG do?
 • Forum/Mailing List (Mailing List
   started)
 • Regular/Irregular Meetings (on what?)
 • Demonstrate new Hardware?
 • Campus based/Cross Campus
 • Other suggestions???
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