Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:19

ACS offers free six-month membership extension

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The Australian Computer Society says it will automatically extend memberships for six months to help IT professionals deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 restrictions.

The offer is available to current members who renew their membership and also to those join as new members.

ACS chief executive Andrew Johnson said in a statement: “At a time when Australia, and indeed the global community, is facing unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, ACS is keen to do its part in helping our members, our nation and our citizens navigate through this turbulent time.

"To support members, ACS is providing a complimentary six-month extension of membership to those who were active financial members as of 1 March."

The ACS said this extension would be processed by 30 April.

“The technical skills of ACS members will be critical to navigating the current economic downturn due to COVID-19, and collaboration across ACS members will be key to reinventing playbooks, supporting businesses to digitise, and developing new ways to achieving sustainability,” Johnson said.

The organisation has something in the region of 43,000 members

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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