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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, 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

    Oracle

    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.

    The IoD speaker will be Cathy Jenkins, who is a Director of MAXX, a creative communications agency working with fast-growth businesses, charities and in education. For more information, see the IoD web site .

    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, Wednesday 11th October 2017 - 18:30 -21:00
    General Data Protection Regulation at Oracle Customer Visit Centre 11/10/2017

    11 Oct, 6.30-9 pm BCS Elite Unconference with Institute of Directors

    With less than a year before we have to implement the General Data Protection Regulation, what does it mean to you? And will Brexit change it?

    Background reading

    This is the next event but one in our series of biannual unconferences with BCS ELITE and the Institute of Directors in Berkshire. They are 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.

    Members & guests £10 + VAT, non members £20 + VAT

    A booking link will appear here shortly.


  • 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.


  • Public event, Tuesday 14th November 2017 - 19:30 -21:30
    Pre-react JavaScript at University of Reading 14/11/2017

    A talk by Nicholas Liffen, Technical Analyst at Eli Lilly, where he is the product owner of GitHub and Herok. Nicholas is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University.

    Booking link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2564/