Murdoch IT Society

MITS is the club for all IT students at Murdoch University. We organise various social and industry events throughout the year and provide on-campus code repository hosting for IT student group projects. We also run a UniIRC link and various multiplayer game servers for students to unwind.
2015 Murdoch IT Society AGM - 2015-05-04 16:34:26
Its my great pleasure to announce the new executive for 2015. They are:

President: Michael New
Vice President: Sebastian Southen
Secretary: Nick Borowitzka
Treasurer: Matt Johnson

For sub-committee we have:

Events Organiser: Michael New
System Administrator: Sebastian Southen
Snackqusitions Officer: Nick Borowitzka

We also now have positions open for:

First Year Representative
Second Year Representative
Third Year Representative

Are you in any of these years? Interested in representing MITS and being a person your year group can go to for comments and opinions? Get in contact with us!

The minutes to this years AGM are now available and can be accessed using the following links:

PDF Version
ODT Version


Michael New
MITS President [avatar]TheNewit
Murdoch CoderDojo - 2015-02-11 16:36:57
It's here! Finally!

The Murdoch IT Society with the support of The School of IT and The Fogarty Foundation have finally created a Dojo here at Murdoch. It will be run on Sundays at the GCL1 computer labs (confirmation still needed) and the schedule is as follows:

Each session is estimated to run from 12:30pm till 2:30pm
Semester 1:
Sunday, 15 March 2015 – Volunteers Planning Meeting
Sunday, 22 March 2015 – Session 1 of 8 for children
Sunday, 29 March 2015 – Session 2 of 8 for children
Sunday 12 April 2015 – Session 3 of 8 for children
Sunday 19 April 2015 – Session 4 of 8 for children
Sunday, 26 April 2015 – NO DOJO – PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Sunday, 3 May 2015 – Session 5 of 8 for children
Sunday, 10 May 2015 – Session 6 of 8 for children
Sunday, 17 May 2015 – Session 7 of 8 for children
Sunday, 24 May 2015 – Session 8 of 8 for children

Planned dates for Semester 2:
Sunday, 23 August 2015 – Session 1 of 8 for children
Sunday, 30 August 2015 – Session 2 of 8 for children
Sunday, 5 September 2015 – Session 3 of 8 for children
Sunday, 13 September 2015 – Session 4 of 8 for children
Sunday, 20 September 2015 – Session 5 of 8 for children
Sunday 27 September 2015 – NO DOJO – PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Sunday 11 October 2015 – Session 6 of 8 for children
Sunday, 18 October 2015 – Session 7 of 8 for children
Sunday, 25 October 2015 – Session 8 of 8 for children

The room supports 38 ninja's. But its estimated the drop off will perhaps be 15-20. However! I can't do this without you! Its currently a one man show and I can't run this broadway production on my own! I am looking for some dedicated volunteers from all areas of IT and Game Design to help Mentor, while everyone else is welcome to volunteer with various roles. A list of roles and their descriptions are as follows:

Volunteer Positions:
Join or lead a Dojo (coding club): Mentor, Champion, Creativity Officer
Join a Council or Committee : Learning and Motivation Council, Culture and Community Committee
Join our Roving Team: Casual Presenter, New Dojo Coach
Join our Support Team: Learning and Development Manager, People Development Manager, Chief Storyteller, Event Manager, Diversity Project Manager, Recruitment and Partnership Manager (x4).

About the positions:
Dojos are independent coding clubs that provide a fun, free and social learning environment in which young people aged 7-17 can have fun learning and making projects using code. There are Dojos starting up all the time around Perth, and we need Champions, Mentors and Creativity Officers to help make the sessions happen.

Champions are responsible for organising the Dojo venue, leading the mentors and managing the registrations of Ninjas. Each CoderDojo needs 1-3 Champions. You can become a Champion by starting your own Dojo from scratch, or joining a pre-existing Dojo that needs a Champion. Some Champions are paid staff working for an organisation such as a school, library, business, local council etc who want to create a Dojo for their students/clients. Other Champions are volunteers who are keen to create a special learning environment for children and develop leadership skills at the same time.

Mentors provide general guidance and support to Ninjas (young people aged 7-17). Mentors are an essential element of a Dojo. If a Mentor has experience and knowledge in coding / computing - they may wish to plan special activities for Ninjas and provide more advanced help. However, you do not need how to code to be a great Mentor. Amongst our mentors we have: university students of all disciplines, parents, IT/software professionals and more. The one thing that unites our Mentors is that they enjoy helping and encouraging young people.

Creativity Officers are emerging artists who attend Dojo coding club sessions, and work on their artistic practice during the sessions. CoderDojo WA are able to access some materials and support for Creativity Officers who want to experiment with electronics, coding, data visualisation, game design, robotics etc in their practice, and who would enjoy sharing their creative journey with children. These volunteer positions would be idea for Art students or young artists who would like to experiment creatively with technology with a little bit of support and guidance from us.

The sessions tend to run on a weekly basis, with each session running for 1-3 hours. We are looking for people who can commit to weekly sessions (which take place after school or on weekends). Independent Dojos can set their own session times, but there will generally be between 4 - 8 weeks of weekly sessions in a Dojo term.


Still here? Still interested? Excellent.

Mentors can look to sign up here. and be invited to the Mentor Training Night on Monday 9 March at Scitech. RSVP is critical so please register here as well.

Registration for other volunteer roles can be found here.

Additional information about CoderDojo roles can be found here.

I look forward to seeing and working with you all soon! [avatar]TheNewit
Casual Teaching at Polytechnic West - 2015-01-28 18:36:52

Polytechnic West are looking for a part time teaching casual for a basic programming class at CertIV/Diploma level. This involves 6hrs on a Thursday for one semester. The hourly rate is quite good.

The applicant would need (very) basic C#/Visual Studio skills – teaching/lesson materials are supplied.

This would suit a grad/postgrad student with an interest in teaching and programming.

If you are interested, contact

William Kenworthy

Higher Education Discipline Leader for Information Technology
Centre for Business and Information Technology
Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) | Online Centre of Excellence

Polytechnic West Thornlie Campus
T: +61 8 9267 7569
W: [avatar]TheNewit
The DownUnder Geosolutions Group (DUG) - Junior SysAdmin - 2015-01-14 16:08:36
DUG is an innovative geosciences company provides products at the cutting edge of exploration and production services to the global oil and gas industry.

Do you primarily run *nix on your desktop at home?

Does the thought of being a future SysAdmin of one of the world’s largest cluster environments excite you?

If you’ve jumped out of your chair shouting YES to both those questions then we should talk!

We are looking for an excited young person to join our team as a Junior SysAdmin. You will come to us with a great knowledge of *nix from the long hours spent tinkering with your own *nix systems. You’ll already be pretty good at bash scripting and general *nix SysAdmin tasks, even if only in a non-commercial capacity.

We are looking for someone young, enthusiastic and energetic. What you will receive, along with a fantastic group of colleagues who will support and encourage you, is pathway to being a full SysAdmin to one of the largest clusters in the world!

As well as data room tasks associated with managing a large cluster, this role includes desktop support of our 160+ internal users on a global scale, predominately on *nix platforms, but also includes some Windows and Mac desktops.

Does this sound like you? Send us your resume! Let us know you read the whole job description by including the word ‘GEOSOLUTIONS’ in the subject of your email.

If your *nix exposure is primarily non-commercial and not obvious on your resume, then outline your experience on a cover letter. Links to your contributions to the Linux community in way for open source projects, forum activity may assist with this.


1. Technical Support

Provides technical support to ensure effective hardware and software performance.
Provides technical support in the installation and maintenance of hardware and systems software.
Analyses technical problems and recommends and applies required solutions.
Provides technical support and maintain LAN/WAN infrastructure works, IT applications implementations.

2. Computing Environment

Assists in performing tasks to improve the efficiency, reliability, availability, and stability of the computing environment.
Completes tasks such as performance monitoring, tuning, and adjusting.

3. Documentation

Maintains asset records of all IT user hardware to ensure ownership and tracking of all IT assets.
Maintains and tracks the software license record.
Address ticketing system and needs of customers in a timely manner. All work needs to be clearly documented and, where required, quality controlled.

4. Innovation and Technical Support

Participates in analysing of hardware and software alternatives and current trends and developments in technology.
Participates on special projects to meet department objectives.
Contributes to assigned functional projects by completing assigned tasks.

5. Vendor Relationships

Maintains relationships with local vendors and negotiates pricing to ensure maximum value for minimum cost.
Coordinates the purchase of end-user hardware and software.

6. Demonstrates support for overall goals

Demonstrates willingness to complete miscellaneous tasks as assigned in order to support the overall organization.
Participates in continuous quality improvement process and dedication to customer satisfaction.
Participates in developing individual skills set to meet today and tomorrow’s business needs.

7. Maintain and promotes the maintenance of safe and healthy working conditions.

To reduce or eliminate industrial accident and health hazards in compliance with HSE standards and department safety procedures.
Comply with the Company’s HSE regulations and policy.
Cooperate with supervisory and management personnel to ensure the Company’s safety responsibilities are fulfilled.

8. Performing other related tasks as assigned by your supervisor.

9. Weekend on-call support on a rotational basis (subject to the team roster).

Visit: ... _graduate/ for more information and to apply [avatar]TheNewit
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Murdoch IT Society c/o School of Information Technology Murdoch University South Street Murdoch WA 6150
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Team Fortress 2
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TeamSpeak 3
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Svn/Git/Trac Hosting Online 23% 111 projects
Sound Effect Library Online 66GiB 25354 files
Shell/Web Hosting Online
Wiki Offline
IRC Online
  1. First, your group members need to create MITS accounts if they do not already have them.
  2. Next, request a project space with us.
  3. Finally, wait for a confirmation e-mail.
Murdoch IT Society maintains a library of royalty free sound effects and music for Games Technology (and related) students at Murdoch University for use in group projects.
  1. First, you need to create a MITS account if you do not already have one.
  2. Next, login.
  3. Finally, go nuts.

CoderDojo Murdoch

Dojo resumes this week. (12th April)

Registrations are CLOSED until Semester 2.

Semester 1 Schedule:

  • All times are from 12:30pm till 2:30pm
  • Sunday 12 April 2015 - Session 3 of 8 for children
  • Sunday 19 April 2015 - Session 4 of 8 for children
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015 - NO DOJO - PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND
  • Sunday, 3 May 2015 - Session 5 of 8 for children
  • Sunday, 10 May 2015 - Session 6 of 8 for children
  • Sunday, 17 May 2015 - Session 7 of 8 for children
  • Sunday, 24 May 2015 - Session 8 of 8 for children

Free parking on weekends. Use of Carpack 3 (Entrance via South St) is recommended.

The Dojo is located at the GCL1 Computing Labs. Here is rough location:

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Register to Volunteer at the Murdoch Dojo here

Go to the CoderDojo Murdoch Mirror

Goto the CoderDojo SVN


Fogaty Foundation CoderDojoWA

Join us on:

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