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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, Saturday 25th February 2017 - 10:00 -16:00
    Hackathon at UTC Reading 25/02/2017


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

    If you are not in a team, don’t worry, we will find you one.

    Entry free of charge. UTCR will provide pizza and drinks.

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

    Book via this link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2374/


  • Public event, Wednesday 15th March 2017 - 19:00 -21:00
    Great Debate at Palmer Building University of Reading 15/03/2017


    Each year in March, BCS Berkshire joins with the BCS Young Professionals Group, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, IMechE, IChemE and Reading University to put on the Great Debate, in which eminent speakers present on a matter of topical interest and answer questions from the audience. The event is part of British Science Week.

    You can read about the last one here.

    This year’s debate is on another green topic: Autonomous Electric Vehicles.

    It starts at 7pm and admission is free, however this is a popular event which attracts up to 400 people to one of the University’s largest auditoria, so early arrival (6.30-6.45) and advance booking are strongly advised. Reading University require all attendees to use their booking system. We shall provide a link as soon as it has been published. Meanwhile please mark the date in your diary if you are interested.

    Look out for the BCS Berkshire’s stand at the main door. We shall be there to direct you.


  • Public event, Tuesday 21st March 2017 - 19:00 -21:00
    BCS Voices at UTC Reading 21/03/2017

    In line with the BCS policy to promote “Making IT good for Society”, BCS Berkshire & BCS Learning and Development SG will hold a joint ‘BCS Voices’ event on the topic of Education. Anyone who works in or with Education is invited to join in the conversation. This is your chance to hear from experts and have your say.

    Date: 21st March 2017 at University Technical College, Crescent Road, East Reading RG1 5RQ starting at 1900 for 1930 and finishing around 2130.
    For more information please visit the BCS website: www.bcs.org/voices
    Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

    Book via this link: https://events.bcs.org/book/2411/.


  • Public event, Tuesday 18th April 2017 - 19:00 -21:00
    Team Dynamics at Oracle - Building 520 18/04/2017

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