About HUMBUG

HUMBUG is a Brisbane-based computer club, focusing on Unix and Unix-like operating systems along with Open Source software. The club has several aims:

We meet every 2nd Saturday at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. Meetings start from 3pm and can go to midnight.

Members and interested visitors meet to discuss technical issues relating to Unix and Open Source, help each other out and to socialise. Our members vary from people with very basic computer skills right up to people people with advanced computing skills. We encourage people to give Unix and Open Source a go and will help people transition to Unix and Open Source.

HUMBUG frequently hosts presentations by club members or visiting guests. The Meetings page has further details about upcoming Talks.

In case you wanted to know what the acronym HUMBUG actually stands for, it is Home Unix Machine, Brisbane User Group.

Contacts

Please refer to the Contact page.

HUMBUG's History

The first HUMBUG meeting was held on Friday the 8th of September, 1995. This was the first and only meeting held on a Friday night; popular demand at this meeting concluded that all future meetings would start at 3pm on Saturdays. At first, meetings were held monthly. Fortnightly meetings began with the 5th meeting, held on Saturday, 27th of January, 1996.

HUMBUG's role in the Free/Open Source community

HUMBUG has a proud history of participation with the Free/Open Source (F/OSS) community. Not only do we engage and foster the local F/OSS community through our membership, we also have a history of supporting local and national F/OSS events. Such events include:

The Current Executive (2014/2015)

You can correspond with the club's executive members privately using the following addresses. As these are private emails they are not archived, and may not come to the club's attention. Some executive members also release alternative contact details such as instant messaging addresses and phone numbers on their home pages.

Email

Position

Name / Home Page

<president AT humbug DOT org DOT au>

President

Russell Stuart

<secretary AT humbug DOT org DOT au>

Secretary

Matthew Franklin

<treasurer AT humbug DOT org DOT au>

Treasurer

Mark Ellem

The 2014/2015 executive

Position

Name / Home Page

President

Russell Stuart

Secretary

Matthew Franklin

President

Mark Ellem

The 2013/2014 executive

Position

Name / Home Page

President

Donna Wilson

Treasurer

Russell Stuart

Secretary

Matthew Franklin

The 2012/2013 executive

Position

Name / Home Page

President

Donna Wilson

Treasurer

Russell Stuart

Secretary

Clinton Roy

The 2010/2011 executive

Position

Name / Home Page

President

Russell Stuart

Vice-President

Matthew Franklin

Treasurer

Mark Ellem

Secretary

Stephen Thomas

Librarian

Greg Black

The 2009/2010 executive

Position

Name / Home Page

President

Russell Stuart

Vice-President

Matthew Franklin

Treasurer

Mark Ellem

Secretary

Clinton Roy

Librarian

Stephen Thomas

The 2008/2009 executive

Position

Name

President

James Iseppi

Vice-President

Mark Ellem

Treasurer

Elspeth Thorne

Secretary

Scott Wilson

Librarian

Matthew Franklin

The 2007/2008 executive

Position

Name

President

Clinton Roy

Vice-President

James Iseppi

Treasurer

Elspeth Thorne

Secretary

Scott Wilson

Librarian

Mark Ellem

The 2006/2007 executive

Position

Name

President

Mark Suter

Vice-President

James Iseppi

Treasurer

Rohan Smith

Secretary

David Seikel

Librarian

Scott Wilson

The 2005/2006 executive

Position

Name

President

Mark Suter

Vice-President

Timothy Hitchens

Treasurer

Tim Kent

Secretary

David Seikel

Librarian

Tony Bilbrough

The 2004/2005 executive

Position

Name

President

Mark Suter

Vice-President

Timothy Hitchens

Treasurer

Clinton Roy

Secretary

Matthew Sellers

Librarian

Tony Bilbrough

The 2003/2004 executive

Position

Name

President

Mark Suter

Vice-President

David Seikel

Treasurer

Timothy Hitchens

Secretary

Raymond Smith

Librarian

Matthew Sellers

The 2002/2003 executive

Position

Name

President

Mark Suter

Vice-President

Clinton Roy

Treasurer

Matthew Sellers

Secretary

Raymond Smith

Librarian

David Makepeace

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