Category Archives: 2009/10

BCS Oxfordshire Branch–AGM Report 2009/2010

Venue: e-Research Centre, Oxford University, Keble Road Date: 14 October 2010 Time: 19:40 Apologies for Absence Gerry Rohling, Athar Majed, Chris Dawe Minutes of Last Year’s AGM The notes of last years meeting had been published on the Branch web site. No comments had been received, and there were no comments at the AGM. The […]

Search and Social Media for Business

16th of September Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG The BCS Oxfordshire 2010/11 meeting calendar kicks off with a very timely and educational presentation on how social medial is changing how we interact on the Internet. Simon Wallace-Jones of Oxford Digital Marketing will be delivering a workshop on Search and Social Media […]

4ICT Presentation on Continuous Professional Development

£20 +VAT (£10 +VAT for Science Oxford Networks Friends) *Free to students* e-skills Professional Programme Helen Porter, Employment Engagement Manager at e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Technology, will talk about the e-skills Professional Programme. This offers a ready made Continuous Professional Development package for IT professionals, delivered by the Open University […]

[Event Summary] : Visit to JET and CCFE 29 April 2010

Chris Warrick, Head of Communications Group, gave an interesting introduction to JET at CCFE, its history and future. We then split into three groups for a fascinating tour of the facility, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment. We concluded with a talk by Jonathan Farthing, Head of CODAS & IT, on the place of […]

[Event Summary] : Sciences in Oxford Walking Tour

Stepping back from the modern world of technology into the past, members of the BCS Oxfordshire Branch spent a fascinating afternoon in a walking tour of ancient Oxford Colleges in the heart of the city.  An expert Blue Badge guide showed us the environment where many great scientists such as Harvey, Boyle, Hooke, Halley and […]

[Event Summary] : Is IT a Profession?

David Devine from BCS Headquarters was our main speaker and this was followd by a panel discussion on IT Professionalism chaired by Tim Lambertstock, with Tony Cox and Dr Brian Day. There were also many questions and contributions from the audience resulting in a stimulating debate. Analogies were made with the health service where a […]

[Event Summary] Neil Watson: Energy in the home: are we using more than we need?

Neil Watson, Technical Manager, Digital Living Ltd. Slides available for download in our download section. The first talk of our program this year was on a very topical subject; the use of energy and how technology can help us use less. In a far-reaching talk Neil took us through his view of the size of […]

[Event Summary] Talk by Iain McKenna: Agile Project Management

Slides available for download in our download section. Iain McKenna of Project Success gave the Oxfordshire Branch of BCS a most informative, interesting and relevant talk on 15 October on Agile Project Management. But it was more than this. It was about the Scrum systems development methodology – and how it addresses the concerns of […]

Your Committee at work on the Annual Mailing

Here are your intrepid committee members hard at work in the bar at the Marston Arms Oxford folding, stuffing & sticking 1300 envelopes!