Previous Events

DigiMakers - November

28/11/2015 - 10:30
28/11/2015 - 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
 

Hazards and Risk

16/11/2015 - 19:00
16/11/2015 - 21:00

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

Speaker: Mike Badger

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

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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.

Personal Productivity with a Tablet

13/10/2015 - 19:00
13/10/2015 - 21:00

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

Speaker: Ed Fry

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

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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.

DigiMakers - September

26/09/2015 - 10:30
26/09/2015 - 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
 

Automated Refactoring - Metrics are Not Enough

14/09/2015 - 19:30
14/09/2015 - 21:00

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

Speaker: Christopher Simons

7.00pm Refreshments
7.30pm Main Talk

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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.

DigiMakers June

13/06/2015 - 10:00
13/06/2015 - 17:00

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
 

Avionics and Airborne Computers: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

11/05/2015 - 19:00
11/05/2015 - 21:00

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.

Dr Steve WrightIn this talk, Dr Steve Wright looks at how an aircraft’s avionics and their associated sensor/actuator systems can fail (and they do fail), and how these systems are designed to be resilient to these failures, at the levels of hardware, software and architecture. The talk will include practical examples from aircraft industry history and Steve’s own experience.

Cloud, DevOps and the Future of ITSM

30/04/2015 - 09:30
30/04/2015 - 16:30

Venue: HP Bristol, Long Down Avenue, Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8QZ

BCS Bristol and The IT Service Management Forum Bring you a one day focused event for today's service managers:

  • Cloud Services - a discussion of the real costs and ROI of a cloud-based solution
  • Service Management in the Future - what skills, resources and plans we need to put in place to ensure that we can take service management to the next stage in our organisations.
  • DevOps - what you really need to know about this exciting technology.

Further details available at ITSFM site. BCS members who wish to register should email teresa.corre@itsmf.co.uk

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

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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.