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Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)

14/04/2015 - 19:00
14/04/2015 - 21:00

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Speaker: Julian Goddard

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here

Julian GoddardJulian Goddard describes the business case for ATDD. He discusses the cost and quality benefits ATDD provide. He discusses ATDDs history and compares it with Test Driven Development (TDD). Julian describes steps you can take to start using ATDD in your organisation.

Security Mini Spring School: Wearable Tech & Mobile Security

23/03/2015 - 18:00
23/03/2015 - 20:30

This is the second talk in our Security Mini Spring school.

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

6.00pm arrival
6.30pm first talk
7.15pm second talk
8.00pm combined Q&A panel (both speakers)
8:30pm event ends

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

Carole Buttle “Wearable technology, medical devices and security implications”

Details to follow

David Rogers “Mobile Security”

Never has mobile device security been more important than it has today. Or is that tomorrow? Being at the cutting edge of technology means constantly trying to be one step ahead of the bad guys. Second guessing the hacking community is difficult and there are many hidden flaws ready to make a security engineer's life more interesting. The Chair of the GSMA's Device Security Group, David Rogers will explain what action the mobile industry has taken in the past, how devices are secured today and what new nightmares await us.

Security Mini Spring School: Application Security & Risk and Threat analysis

09/03/2015 - 18:00
09/03/2015 - 20:30

This is the first talk in our Security Mini Spring school.

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

6.00pm arrival
6.30pm first talk
7.15pm second talk
8.00pm combined Q&A panel (both speakers)
8:30pm event ends

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

Declan O’Riordan “Application Security”

When I speak about application security everyone seems to get the idea, but not everyone has the tenacity to read my (free) security testing procedures or development guidelines, let alone start applying the ideas themselves. This talk will start with a brief recap on the deteriorating state of application security, but instead of leaving you feeling helpless we will verbally walk through a some real-world security tests. You will gain a clear understanding of some security tests that could be done by anyone, and enough insight into the tricky ones to know when to use security experts, and how.

Robert Pritchard “Risk & Threat analysis”

Making a case for cyber security used to be difficult, but now your business case can be snippets from the front page of newspapers. In other words hacking makes headlines daily. But understanding what matters to you and your organisation is challenging, as is deciding exactly what it is you should do. How do you prevent hackers getting into your network? Is it even possible to do that completely?

The talk will look at case studies, both from the media and from the speakers own working experience, and examine how you can learn from these. It will cover the criticality of incident response, and the benefits and additional assurance proper security monitoring can bring to your business. This will all be illustrated with demos of real live security threats.

Digi Makers

28/02/2015 - 10:00
28/02/2015 - 16:30

Raspberry PiPlease register for this Event via Eventbright

This event is aimed at children, though adults are welcome as well.

The BCS is collaborating with @Bristol and the University of Bristol to bring you the Digi Makers
 

Critical Chain Project Management

09/02/2015 - 19:00
09/02/2015 - 21:00

Speaker: Gary Palmer

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

7:00pm Refreshments
7:30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

Critical Chain Project Management

Gary Palmer
Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is fast becoming the project management method of choice for many organisations, removing the inefficiencies of conventional / traditional approaches and dramatically improving project performance. CCPM implementations in hundreds of companies across multiple industries consistently report significant improvements of:

In this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of the main elements of CCPM, its benefits, and how it differs from ‘traditional’ project management methods. Gary will explain:

Digimakers @ Digital Bristol Week

07/02/2015 - 10:00
07/02/2015 - 16:00

Raspberry PiPlease register for this Event via Eventbright

This is part of the Digital Bristol Week
 
Digimakers, has been asked by the BBC to organise a number of workshops in computing and electronics for 12-18 year olds. The event will form part of Digital Bristol week and will take place 10.00-16.00, Saturday 7 February 2015 at the Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Rd, Clifton. The list of workshops include:

To find out more and to sign-up via Eventbright
 

Unconscious Bias

26/01/2015 - 19:00
26/01/2015 - 21:00

Speaker: Gillian Arnold

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

7:00pm Refreshments
7:30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

Unconscious Bias

Gillian ArnoldGillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen will discuss the implications of Unconscious or Implicit Bias in the workplace and will throw light on how the BCS is working to ensure that the Institute is one of the gold standards for diversity in the IT Industry in the UK.

Come and check-out your own unconscious biases at this session.

Historical personalities: Andrew Booth – Britain’s Other Fourth Man

10/12/2014 - 18:30
10/12/2014 - 21:00

Speaker: Roger Johnson

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

6:30pm Refreshments
7:00pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

Historical personalities: Andrew Booth – Britain’s Other Fourth Man

Rodger JohnsonAndrew Booth is today a little known figure although his achievements deserve to put him amongst the UK’s key early computing pioneers. In 1948 he attempted to build a prototype disc and then built the world’s first working rotating computer store in the form of a drum. With his wife they were pioneers of natural language translation. He was the father of the UK’s first mass produced computer. However, his longest lasting achievement was to design the original Booth multiplier – still used in the majority of the world’s mass produced chips today. This talk will celebrate his life and work.

Tips to get into the games industry

03/12/2014 - 17:30
03/12/2014 - 19:00

Speaker: Lukas Roper

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

5:30pm Refreshments
6:00pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

Tips to get into the games industry

Lukas RoperFind out how to get in to the games industry with these useful tips from Lukas Roper, Senior Developer at Opposable Games

Lukas Roper is a Senior developer at Opposable Games. He qualified with a first class degree two years ago and with these tips he immediately had a job lined up.

He has worked on a number of titles including games for Channel 4 and ITV among other clients.

Digi Makers

29/11/2014 - 10:00
29/11/2014 - 16:30

Raspberry PiPlease register for this Event via Eventbright

This event is aimed at children, though adults are welcome as well.

The BCS is collaborating with @Bristol and the University of Bristol to bring you the Digi Makers
 

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