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About CompCon 2015

CompCon is a national conference for students of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology and related technology disciplines. CompCon is run by students, for students!

CompCon was previously run at the Australian National University, Canberra in 2013 with over 100 students from across Australia in attendance!

The conference will be held at The University of Queensland, from 3-5 October 2015.

At CompCon you can explore new areas of the varied and diverse world of computing. You’ll get the opportunity to explore some areas of computer science that you don’t cover in the curriculum, with talks about leading-edge research and workshops introducing you to new programming languages and other interesting technical concepts!

You’ll also get to meet other computing students from around Australia, and network with representatives from prominent Australian and international technology companies.

At CompCon 2015, you’ll get:

  • Talks by industry professionals, academics and researchers
  • Hands-on technology workshops
  • Social events
  • Hacking sessions
  • Careers fair, featuring some of Australia’s leading employers
  • Conference dinner

...and more!

Who's running this thing?

CompCon 2015 is being organised with the assistance of the UQ Robotics Club.

Our organising committee:

  • Convenor - Peter Phillpotts
  • Treasurer - Declan Vong
  • Director of Sponsorship - Yasseen Abdel-Magied
  • Director of IT / Webmaster - Lachlan Healey
  • Director of Scheduling - Michael Smith
  • Director of Travel & Logistics - Susan Hodge

If you’re interested in helping out, please contact us.

Host Organisation - UQ Robotics

The UQ Robotics Club connects students interested in robotics and technology to other students, staff and mentors. The club provides resources such as lab access and funding along with opportunities for members to improve their technical skills by working on individual and group projects, competitions and more.
The club hopes to engage academics and industry with its activities so students know what fantastic things are happening both at UQ and in the wider community! For more information see the UQ Robotics Website.

2015 Volunteers

The conference has been greatly assisted by the following volunteers:

Andrew Donnellan
Bodhi Connolly
Chanakya Goli
Clinton Roy
Daya Kern
Hang Cui
John Board
Jordan Bishop
Joshua Tambunan
Matthew Rossi
Matthew Tucker
Michelle Mannering
Simon Victory
Tharun Sonti
Ting-Chen Shang
Tony Susilo
William Wu

CompCon Incorporated

Created to manage the organisation of CompCon for years to come, CompCon Incorporated was registered as an incorporated association in the ACT in March 2013. CompCon Incorporated is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and the Australian Taxation Office.

Previous CompCons