Media Release - National computing student conference to be held at University of Queensland

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Brisbane, Australia - 27 July 2015

CompCon Incorporated and UQ Robotics have announced that CompCon 2015, a national conference for students in computer science and information technology disciplines, will be held at the University of Queensland from 3-5 October.

The presentations at CompCon will include a wide variety of talks and workshops covering all aspects of computing practice and research, including areas which students don’t traditionally cover in the university curriculum.

Following on from the highly successful inaugural CompCon event at the Australian National University in 2013, which attracted 136 students from 17 universities and educational institutions, the organisers are hoping for attendance of up to 400 delegates from across Australia.

CompCon 2015 will be hosted in conjunction with UQ Robotics, a club which connects a wide variety of UQ students with an interest in technology. Conference convenor Peter Phillpotts, a 4th year computer science student at UQ, said “I would really encourage all computing students to come along – from students just starting, through to those nearly graduating. There is lots to experience – great talks, workshops and demonstrations – not to mention the chance to build networks with other students, researchers and industry professionals.”

Andrew Donnellan, convenor of CompCon 2013 and a recent computer science graduate of the ANU, said: “We’re very excited to see CompCon continue in 2015. We got off to a good start in 2013, and we’re hoping CompCon 2015 will firmly establish CompCon as an important event for years to come.”

“We’re delighted to be able to sponsor and participate in CompCon 2015,” said Adrian Di Marco, Executive Chairman of TechnologyOne, Australia’s largest enterprise software company. “The IT industry will help to drive Australia’s future competitive advantage over the coming years, and it’s critical that we help students understand the enormous opportunities this industry offers them. Working in the IT industry really does provide an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world.”

The Call for Presentations is open until 31 August, and conference registrations and applications for the travel scholarship program will be opening shortly. Companies and organisations interested in sponsoring the conference are invited to contact CompCon Incorporated for a prospectus. Further information is available on the conference website at

Note to media: Photos available upon request. Media representatives are invited to request a complimentary media pass to the conference by contacting [email protected].


About CompCon Incorporated:
CompCon Incorporated is a registered charity which aims to improve the state of computing education in Australia through regular student-run educational events.

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About 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 develop their technical skills
by working on individual and group projects, competitions and more. The club believes that by doing this, it can help students improve their technical skills and meet new people, thus contributing to a richer student experience at university.

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About TechnologyOne:
TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia’s largest enterprise software company and one of Australia’s top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,000 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software.

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