Events

Monday September 14, 2015
Start: 19:15

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

I have pleasure in inviting you to the Annual General Meeting of the Bristol Branch of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, which will be held on 14th Sep 2015 from 7:15 p.m. at the University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building, followed by ‘Automated Refactoring’ talk.

I would be grateful if you could make every effort to attend this important event in our calendar. The agenda will be as follows.

AGENDA
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 26th Oct 2011
3. Chair’s Report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Committee
6. Any Other Business – including presentation of special volunteer awards.

Start: 19:30
End: 21:00

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

Speaker: Christopher Simons

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here

Christopher SimonsAutomated techniques such as Evolutionary Computing have been applied extensively to refactor software source code, often based on metrics that describe the object-oriented structure of an application. Recent work shows that in some cases applying popular automated tools to open-source software does not necessarily lead to an improved version of the software as assessed by some subjective criteria. Through a survey of professionals, we investigate the relationship between popular refactoring metrics and the subjective opinions of software engineers. We find little or no correlation between the two. Through qualitative analysis, we find that a simple static view of software is insufficient to assess software quality, and that software quality is dependent on factors that are not amenable to measurement via metrics. We recommend that future automated refactoring research should incorporate information about the dynamic behaviour of software, and conclude that a human-in-the-loop approach may be the only way to refactor software in a manner helpful to a software engineer.

Saturday September 26, 2015
Start: 10:30
End: 16:30

Raspberry PiPlease register for this Event via the DigiMakers site

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 Digi Makers
 

Tuesday October 13, 2015
Start: 19:00
End: 21:00

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

Speaker: Ed Fry

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here

Ed FrySpending much of his personal and private life carting backpacks of equipment around from site-to-site, Ed has been seeking the Nirvana of mobile computing, with the power, content and security to make life a little easier. Ed describes the various trials and tribulations which he has faced, and the successes he has made in the usage (and acceptance) of mobile applications, and the gadgetry to support them.

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