Senior Engineer Julie Spencer TR18 guest of honour

Community radio conference Technorama 2018 to be held in Melbourne. 

The first Technorama conference, held in 2009, was envisioned as an annual get-together of technologists with extensive involvement in community broadcasting. 

Technorama provides an opportunity to connect to a support cluster, gain insight into grant applications, technology and policy, and the program includes presentations, discussions, roundtables, what’s new, how-tos and more.

Since 2009, Technorama conferences have been hosted each year in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney. 

TR18 guest of honour, Julie Spencer, a senior engineer and engineering manager with a career spanning all sectors.

Julie graduated from University of Canberra with an Honours degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and initially moved to research and teaching.

After a stint at OneTel as a microwave frequency assigner, her passion for RF Engineering took Julie to Broadcast Australia where she became a Project Engineer responsible for leading teams and commissioning over 55 digital television stations across Queensland and Western Australia. 

In the process she satisfied her love of the Australian bush – by four-wheel driving to remote sites, climbing broadcast towers and meeting a huge range of people.

Through her career at Broadcast Australia, Julie developed skills in whole-of-facility design and management, including a good understanding of electrical systems, mechanical systems, earthing, tower design and buildings.

After Broadcast Australia, Julie worked as a Technical Advisor for the Digital Switchover Taskforce (“The Restack”), and then spent three years at SBS as Engineering Manager. 

At SBS, among other projects, she designed and commissioned the new DAB encoding system.

In 2016 Julie returned to Canberra to be with family, and has most recently been a Ground Station Engineer and WHS manager for Geoscience Australia.

Registrations are now open for Technorama 2018. 

TR18 runs from evening of Friday 18 May 2018 to lunchtime Sunday 20 May 2018. 
The venue is the Maltese Community Club at 477 Royal Parade in Parkville, just north of the Melbourne CBD.

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