CASE is a non-profit organisation formed to assist Australian community organisations in making better use of information technology.
We accomplish this through education, advocacy and technical support relevant to the specific needs of the community services sector.
Members of CASE benefit from a cooperative approach to:
- providing advocacy regarding information technology issues
- developing and managing member services
- addressing IT training needs of the community sector
- provide employment opportunities
- building social capital through supporting the community sector
- operating as a cooperative to empower members
2012 Annual General Meeting
Extra! Extra! Extra!
Wednesday 5 Dec, 2012
Weston Creek Community Hub
1/6 Gritten Street - Weston Creek, ACT
Main Meeting Room (Across from ACTCOSS)
The deadline to nominate for election to the Management Committee is 10 Nov 2012. However the Management Committee does have the authority under the rules of the association to appoint members to the committee. We could really use the help of interested members in managing our projects and to ensure that we meet our goals.
Earlier this year CASE staff participated in a review of the Australian Domain Administration, better known as auDA. Over the years our staff have assisted members with many issues related to domain names and have participated in auDA policy review panels to represent the community development sector.
"An independent review of auDA by international governance experts has found the Australian domain administration to be one of the most transparent and effective in the global Internet community."
Sharing for Better Outcomes
Join us for a panel discussion about sharing our Info Tech resources for better services and lower costs.
Sector Leaders Tell All
- Roslyn Dundas
Director, ACT Council of Social Services
- Liz Howarth
Manager, Citizens Advice Bureau of the ACT
- Chris Redmond
Director, Woden Community Services
- Senator Kate Lundy
Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation
Weston Creek Community Hub
ACTCOSS Meeting Room
Wednesday 5 December 2012
3.00pm to 4.30pm
6 Gritten Street
Weston Creek, ACT
Is it possible to have best standards based IT systems specific to your needs within the budget of a Not For Profit?
What's it like having your own IT service to call when things go wrong?
What are the costs for IT systems to address business continuity planning?
ACT Council of Social Services Presentation
How Secure Are Your IT Systems?
"What are the real threats to your IT systems and how to manage them."
Presented by Darrell Burkey of Computing Assistance Support & Education Inc. (CASE). Download the slides (1.08Mb pdf file)
- Are your computers being used to deliver spam?
- What's the best anti-virus software?
- What are common exploits and how do you avoid them?
In this non-technical presentation Darrell will discuss the security issues challenging community groups today and what strategies are being used to address them. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions about their specific concerns for discussion and common myths will be explored. The aim of this presentation is to empower participants with an understanding of the basic principles of computer security which can be applied in their own organisations.
Drupal Downunder 2012
Drupal is a web based content management system that is typcially used for larger web based publishing projects. At CASE we have used it to produce an Indigenous Sacred Sites Register for member organisation Dharriwaa Elders Group.
CASE President Darrell Burkey attended Drupal Downunder 2012 in Melbourne which gave him the opportunity to learn from the experts.
If you want to know what makes Drupal special just listen to what the three key note speakers had to say:
Dmitri Gaskin, Drupal Developer
Growing Up in the Drupal Community
Dries Buytaert, Founder and Project Leader
The State of Drupal
Gian Wild, Accessibility Expert
The Differences Between WCAG1 and WCAG2
This week CASE President Darrell Burkey travelled to Brisbane along with five hundred or so other participants for Linux Australia's annual conference LinuxConf2011. Renowned for attracting the most respected and influential of speakers, this conference brings together those who work to defend openness and equitable access to technology.
This year's keynote speakers included Vint Cerf, Vice-President of Google who co-created the very protocol which makes the Internet possible and Eric Allman who wrote the original software that moves email around the Internet. Thirty years later his software is still in use by the majority of systems managing the delivery of email on the Internet.
(links to online videos follow)