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

  • Member event, Friday 16th December 2016 - 18:30 -23:00
    BCS and IET Young Professionals - Christmas party at IET London: Savoy Place 16/12/2016

    It’s Christmas Time! 

    The BCS Young Professionals, DevSecOps & Entrepreneurs Groups have teamed up with the IET Young Professionals to put on a joint Christmas party at the stunning IET home, Savoy Place.  Please do join in the fun and festivities as per the details below:

    What: Christmas Party
    When: 16th Dec 2016, 18:30 – 23:00
    Where: Maxwell Library & Siemens Room, IET London: Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
    Organisers: Joint BCS YPG, BCS DevSecOps SG & BCS Entrepreneurs SG, IET Young Professionals

    Price: £55 per ticket for BCS & IET members, £75 per ticket for non-BCS members

    Booking is essential –  Booking Link: http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/57100


    • Arrival drinks and festive nibbles
    • Two course seated Christmas dinner with wine, coffee, petit fours and Christmas crackers
    • Speeches
    • Disco and giant party games
    • 4 free drinks per person
    • Dress code: Dress to impress! Party attire.


    18.30 – 19.00 – Registration

    Arrival drink of fizz with alternatives for non-drinkers with festive nibbles

    19.00 – 20.30 – Christmas Dinner

    Food: 2 course seated festive buffet menu served with coffee & petit fours

    Drinks: half a bottle of house wine per delegate

    Activities: hats, crackers, noise markers

    20.30 – 21.00 – Speech

    21.00 – 23.00 – Party

    Games include: giant jenga, noughts and crosses and hoopla

    Drinks: 4 free drinks vouchers per delegate



    A hot buffet containing the following dishes:
    · Roast Norfolk chicken, wild mushroom, chestnut & thyme cream
    · Pithivier of Somerset brie, kale & cranberry (v)
    · Beetroot & citrus cured Scottish salmon,
    · Potato & garlic gratin with Keens mature cheddar
    · Honey roasted Chantenay carrots & parsnips
    · Warm salad of roasted Brussel sprouts, pomegranate and basil
    · Almond panna cotta, cherry foam, ginger shortbread

    Please state any food allergies or intolerance in the special requirements section when booking.

  • Public event, Tuesday 20th December 2016 - 18:30 -21:00
    BCS Berkshire Christmas Party at The Griffin 20/12/2016

    Come to our Xmas Party and experience a reality you’ve never experienced before!

    We are very lucky to have Jay, the mobile tech expert on hand to let you experience the HTC Vive, Google Daydeam, Gear VR and a whole lot more. He will be on hand to discuss your mobile technology needs whilst giving some fun demonstrations.

    An event not to be missed if you feel like transporting yourself to another world this Christmas!

    All are welcome. Free entry. Refreshments will be served. Meet the committee and network with fellow members in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. No booking is necessary, just turn up.

    A full write-up of the event is on the Social Tech Group page

  • Public event, Tuesday 17th January 2017 - 19:30 -21:00
    A Talk on Operational Intelligence at Palmer Building University of Reading 17/01/2017

    BCS Berkshire in collaboration with Reading University Computing and Engineering Society presents “Operational Intelligence and Intelligent Condition-Based Asset Management”.

    Speaker: Michael Gribble.

    Free entry.

    Booking Essential – Book via https://events.bcs.org/book/2290/

  • Public event, Saturday 25th February 2017 - 10:00 -16:00
    Codathon at UTC Reading 25/02/2017

    Code an app in 6 hours! Enter in teams of up to 6 and bring your own devices.

    Entry £10 to cover pizza and drinks.

    The BCS will judge each entry and award a prize to the winner.

    Watch this space for a booking link.