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Volunteer links

Local organisations, usually charities with insufficient resources of their own, are often looking for volunteers to help them with IT related issues and training. If you can spare some time to help, please visit our volunteering page and see if what is currently needed matches your skills.

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Event Videos

We occasionally put videos of an event onto our YouTube channel, for example our October 2014 Big Data event. Subscribe to the “BCS Berkshire” channel, and while you are there, to the main “BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT” channel too. We are now also looking at streaming events on Facebook.

Mooching among the MOOCs

What is a MOOC? MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.  These are web-based courses that can be in the form of a video tutorial to walk you through the contents and lectures.  Many are run by some of the most reputable universities in the world, e.g., Harvard and MIT.  They are a great way […]

A Word from a Volunteer!

Here’s a short piece about some of the wonderful work that one of our committee members, Chris, does in the community: Launchpad in Reading are a charity that specializes in assisting homeless people to get back into work and become independent.  They have about 110 beds in houses near Reading town centre of which about […]

News from the AGM

Yesterday saw committee members, guests, and others gathering for the branch’s annual general meeting. We were joined by Paul Fletcher from BCS HQ, who has been keeping an eye on our activities and was kind enough to contact our chairman with these kind words: The passion you show for BCS, the industry and, in particular, […]

Configuration Management

The BCS CMSG (Configuration Management Specialist Group) are hosting their annual conference on 10th June at BCS London.  There are still places available, with a very competitive rate for BCS members.  This year’s conference will be running three streams, SAM, CCRM, and Continuous Delivery, so there’s really something for everyone.   Read more and register […]