Monday November 16, 2015
Start: 19:00
End: 21:00

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

Speaker: Mike Badger

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

Please register for this event here

Mike Badger

Everything we do carries risk. If we did not take risks, then we would not get out of bed in the morning. But how do we make risk based decisions? What is a risk worth taking? Does risk management impede or enable things to happen? Does Agile's approach to project management and software development in fact endanger the safety of an organization’s projects? How can the management of safety risk be 'agile' – would this not be conflicting? These are a few questions will be considered in the course of this presentation, along with some introductory teaching to the assessment of risk and its application to highly integrated or complex systems and software.

Saturday November 28, 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

Wednesday December 2, 2015
Start: 19:00
End: 21:00

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.68 Queens Building, University Walk, Bristol

Speaker: Edward Nutting

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

Edward Nutting
FlingOS is an unusual operating system - we use C#. In this talk I'll explain why we chose C#; how it can be more effective for teaching than traditional approaches and I'll walk you through some of our code, including bits our compiler, debugger and main kernel.

As part of this talk I'll also touch upon the serious issues with the new Computer Science National Curriculum (for ages 6 to 18) and short falls in teaching at UK universities. For those interested in hearing more on these particular issues, I'll be presenting to BrisTech the following day (December 3rd) at Engine Shed by Temple Meads station.

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