Events: 2013 Archive

 

 

    • External event, Monday 11th February 2013 – 00:00 -00:00
      BCS Quality SG: Course 1: Project and System Level REQUIREMENTS Specification at BCS London Office 11/02/2013 – 12/02/2013
      The Quality SG has arranged more free courses by Tom Gilb Hon FBCS. These are primarily for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors. However some exceptions can be made for eager candidates!This course on Project and System Level REQUIREMENTS Specification focuses on “How to communicate your organisation’s ‘real’ requirements, and your customer’s most critical improvement requirements, in an unambiguous, clear, measurable, and testable way”

       Applications for places on each of these courses are to be sent directly to Soheir Ghallab. Please specify, 1. Why interested, 2. Employment status, 3. Which course(s)

      Venue for all these courses: BCS, Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, London.

      Fuller details of these on the BCS Quality SG web site.

 

 

 

    • External event, Wednesday 6th March 2013 – 16:30 -19:30
      CAS Network of Excellence CPD Event at Parkhouse School, Newbury 06/03/2013
      CAS Network of Excellence CPD: Planning for Progression – Introducing Computer Science at KS3 at Park House School, Newbury.The workshop is primarily for teachers of ICT who wish to gain Computer Science capabilities in the classroom.  The aim is to use software that demonstrates computational thinking which can be used in the classroom for pupils aged 11-13.

      This event costs £40 to the organiser. Booking is essential.

 

    • Public event, Wednesday 6th March 2013 – 19:30 -20:30
      Women’s Speed Networking evening at The Outlook (formerly Copa) 06/03/2013
      BCSWomen in partnership with BCS Berkshire is hosting a speed-networking event designed to bring dynamic and interesting women together to make strategic and supportive connections.The session will last for 60 minutes during which each woman will talk, and hopefully connect, with another woman for 2 minutes. After that, one of each pair will move to the next table and start another connection.

      When the hour is up, snacks will be provided over which you can take the opportunity to talk further with those you found particularly interesting, funny, entertaining, or a combination thereof.

      This will be a fantastic chance to quickly increase your network of those that can help you or that you can help, and will be fun for seasoned networkers, and also for those are new to the area – either geographically or professionally. This is open to all that would like to encourage more women and girls into IT.

 

 

    • External event, Tuesday 19th March 2013 – 19:00 -21:00
      Great Debate: Homes of the future – a Challenge and an Opportunity at Palmer Building University of Reading 19/03/2013
      The aim of the four 12 minute presentations is to provide an overview of how houses and their associated services may change over the next 30 years. Pressure to reduce carbon emissions and the demand for services is likely to continue both through legislation and the impact of rising costs, but the advances in technology that this is driving may also bring improvements.This event will be chaired by Professor Stuart Green, – Head of School of Construction Management and Engineering, Reading University. Topics covered will include:

      1. Design and Construction
      2. Power and Heating
      3. Water Supply and
      4. Control Systems

      More details of the topics can be found below on the Institute of Mechanical Engineers – (IMECHE) website.

      Booking for this event is essential and can be done here.

      Click to download the flyer for the event Great Debate 2013 – Homes of the Future

 

 

 

    • External event, Wednesday 3rd April 2013 – 00:00 -00:00
      BCS Quality SG: Course 2: Lean Quality Assurance at BCS London Office 03/04/2013 – 05/04/2013
      The Quality SG has arranged more free courses by Tom Gilb Hon FBCS. These are primarily for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors. However some exceptions can be made for eager candidates!The target audience for this course “Course 2: Lean Quality Assurance” are people who are concerned with improving all quality aspects of products and services, while reducing the costs of testing and older forms of QC . Typical job titles are Test managers, QA and QC people. The approach is upstream and ‘design quality in’, so people interested in designing qualities into products will enjoy this too”

       Applications for places on each of these courses are to be sent directly to Soheir Ghallab. Please specify, 1. Why interested, 2. Employment status, 3. Which course(s)

      Venue for all these courses: BCS, Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, London.

      Fuller details of these on the BCS Quality SG web site.

 

    • External event, Monday 8th April 2013 – 00:00 -00:00
      BCS Quality SG: Course 3: Value Delivery Management Tools at BCS London Office 08/04/2013
      The Quality SG has arranged more free courses by Tom Gilb Hon FBCS. These are primarily for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors. However some exceptions can be made for eager candidates!Applications for places on each of these courses are to be sent directly to Soheir Ghallab. Please specify, 1. Why interested, 2. Employment status, 3. Which course(s)

      Venue for all these courses: BCS, Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, London.

      Fuller details of these on the BCS Quality SG web site.

      Note:  on Monday 8 April, the Reading railway station is expected to be closed, which could affect transport

 

    • External event, Monday 15th April 2013 – 00:00 -00:00
      BCS Quality SG: Course 4: Advanced IT Project Management at BCS London Office 15/04/2013 – 17/04/2013
      The Quality SG has arranged more free courses by Tom Gilb Hon FBCS. These are primarily for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors. However some exceptions can be made for eager candidates!Applications for places on each of these courses are to be sent directly to Soheir Ghallab. Please specify, 1. Why interested, 2. Employment status, 3. Which course(s)

      Venue for all these courses: BCS, Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, London.

      Fuller details of these on the BCS Quality SG web site.

 

    • Public event, Tuesday 16th April 2013 – 19:30 -20:30
      Wireshark – Network Monitoring lecture and demonstration at The Outlook (formerly Copa) 16/04/2013
      Wireshark – Network Monitoring lecture and demonstration – down stairs in the Copa bar, Reading – for students preparing from networking exams and everyone who needs to analyse network traffic, such as network experts, technical support people, network and system administrators.Wireshark® is a network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It has a rich and powerful feature set and is world’s most popular tool of its kind. It runs on most computing platforms including Windows, OS X, Linux, and UNIX. Network professionals, security experts, developers, and educators around the world use it regularly. It is freely available as open source, and is released under the GNU General Public License version 2.

      See the presentation slides for the talk and come along in person to speak to Marco Zuppone about networking and Wireshark. If you like the talk we can organise a training day on networking and Wireshark!

 

    • External event, Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – 18:45 -19:45
      Institute of Education SEN Public Lecture at 23/04/2013
      The Adolescent Brain by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL.Building L22 Room G01 (Lecture Theatre) at the London Road Campus of the University of Reading, 4 Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX (use RG1 5AQ for satnav). Parking will be available on campus and a parking permit will not be required on this occasion.

      Booking is essential. See the flyer for the event.

 

    • External event, Thursday 25th April 2013 – 19:00 -21:00
      Networking Thames Valley Technology at Zero Degrees Micro Brewery 25/04/2013
      Networking Thames Valley Technology.The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) would like to invite you to join us at our technology networking launch event. The purpose of the event is to bring the Thames Valley technology entrepreneurs together, exchange ideas/contacts and have a drink but most of all get a buzz amongst the technology community in the region.

      Businesses have expressed a concern that the region is losing its status as the “Silicon Valley of Europe” to the newer tech hubs being established in London. Most of the tech networking events are held in London and we would like to re-energise our region with a series of meet ups. Come and network with your neighbours. Includes first drink and buffet.

      Zero Degrees Micro Brewery, 9 Bridge St, Reading, RG1 2LR. Booking is essential.

 

    • Public event, Tuesday 18th June 2013 – 19:30 -20:30
      CV Clinic at The Outlook (formerly Copa) 18/06/2013
      CV Clinic, down stairs at the Copa Bar, Reading. If you are thinking of starting your first computing job or of moving jobs then bring your CV along to the CV clinic for some free advice. Professionals with recruitment experience in many areas of computing will talk you through your CV. Move from professional to professional to build up a picture of how your CV impacts different people. All welcome.

 

    • External event, Friday 28th June 2013 – 09:00 -15:00
      TeenTech Berkshire at Newbury Racecourse 28/06/2013
      What is TeenTech?TeenTech runs lively one-day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.

      TeenTech is an award winning, industry-led initiative that was cofounded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin of ‘Tomorrow’s World’ fame to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics workplace.

      • TeenTech events take place at venues across the UK
      • At each event 300 pupils from 30 different schools benefit from hands-on exhibits and challenges run by leading organisations.
      • TeenTech works collaboratively with Education Business Partnerships, companies, Universities and business organisations to create these very special experiences for young people.
      • BCS Berkshire are one such organisation.

      BCS Berkshire is supporting this event with a ‘Virtual Shopping Trolley’ demonstration provided by the computer department at University of Reading. 

      Recognition and Awards for TeenTech
      • 2010 TeenTech won the Best Engineering Event in Science and Engineering Week award
      • 2011 was the only UK organisation to receive a Google RISE award.
      • 2012 Maggie Philbin and TeenTech also won Best Outreach and Engagement Award presented by UKRC/WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).

 

 

  • Public event, Tuesday 16th July 2013 – 19:30 -21:30
    Applying the 80/20 rule in corporate information security at The Outlook (formerly Copa) 16/07/2013
    Applying the 80/20 rule in corporate information security” – A stimulating and informative talk on the realities of security management given by Phil Colby, an independent security consultant with over 30 years of experience in the corporate environment. To be held down stairs at the Copa Bar, Reading. All welcome.