Berkshire is a great place for anyone interested in computing and IT. The BCS Berkshire branch committee is enthusiastic about organizing events and talks on new IT topics and trends. We are committed to working with local organisations, schools and colleges to raise the profile of computing and IT in the local area, to children, students and adults. Keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming events. Most events are free so come along and bring your friends!

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We also want to hear what is important to you. If there are topics you would like to see on the event list, have an idea about how the Berkshire branch can help people in your area, or are just interested in finding out more about the branch, feel free to contact us. If you have some time on your hands or want to bring ideas to the branch, why not join our Committee, or get involved in Volunteering? We are always happy to see new faces.

Forthcoming events click here for the full list

  • Public event, Tuesday 18th April 2017 - 19:00 -21:00
    Building High Performance Teams - Managing and Participating at Oracle - Building 520 18/04/2017





    We present a talk by Rod Willis of the Agile Group entitled: “The invisible dynamics of collaboration in high performing teams”.

    Collaboration and working in groups is a key skill in today’s IT workplace. Group dynamics, politics and feelings could all stop people speaking up about what is and what isn’t working. Come to this informal session to learn about high performing Agile Teams and Groups and what makes some groups work well, and others not so well. Learn the necessary vocabulary and understanding that takes place in high performing teams. You never know, you may learn a new skill to help you in these environments!

    Watch this video on LinkedIn.

    Free of charge to members.

    Format: Groups of 8 around tables.

    We are grateful to Oracle for providing a superb venue and refreshments free of charge.

    Book via this link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2412/.

  • Public event, Thursday 25th May 2017 - 18:30 -21:00
    How to use Communications Media to get your message across at Oracle Customer Visit Centre 25/05/2017


    In today’s fast changing highly connected world, with people switching off from the bombarding of emails, how do you get your message across, what is effective and what doesn’t work?

    Has your company set aside a day for “no email”? One accountancy firm did and found that it drove better client engagement…

    Of course different solutions work in different organisations. You need to know what is possible.

    Two experts will share their experiences, tips and techniques – one from the BCS and one from the IoD. The BCS speaker will be Ruben Bell, Communications Manager for BCS Berkshire. Ruben graduated in Aberdeen with an honours degree in Management and Marketing and has gone on to work for industry leaders such as Coca-Cola and Unipart Group in a variety of roles focused on cultural change, transformations, marketing and communications in the digital world. Of Scandinavian heritage, Ruben speaks Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. For IoD information, see https://www.iod.com/events-community/events/event-details/eventdateid/4429 .

    This is the latest in a series of biannual unconferences run by BCS ELITE and the Institute of Directors in Berkshire and hosted by Oracle at their UK headquarters in Thames Valley Park, Reading. Their purpose is to enable businesses and technology leaders to share what works and what doesn’t.

    CPD Hours: 2.0
    Members & guests: £10.00 + VAT
    Non members: £20.00 + VAT
    Booking link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2460/ .

  • Public event, Thursday 19th October 2017 - 18:30 -21:00
    Google Digital Garage at Holiday Inn, Maidenhead 19/10/2017

    Talk and workshop for SMEs, charities and business owners delivered by Google-certified trainer on how to boost digital skills and harness the power of the internet and Google tools to drive growth for business.

    Organised by the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce with sponsorship from the Holiday Inn and BCS Berkshire.

    Click here for event details and booking.

  • Public event, Tuesday 7th November 2017 - 18:30 -21:00
    Life Changing Technology - an Evening with Kate Russell at Holiday Inn, Maidenhead 07/11/2017

    Talk by BBC Click reporter Kate Russell, 2015 UK Blog Award winner for best individual digital & technology blog

    Organised by the Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce with sponsorship from the Holiday Inn and BCS Berkshire.

    Click here for event details and booking, here for the speaker’s web site and here for her Wikipedia page.