Bristol

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.

Digimakers @ Digital Bristol Week

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

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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:

  • Introduction to Programming in Python for Girls (All ages welcome 8-80 years old !)
  • Making an electronic musical instrument
  • Introduction to building web applications
  • Building web applications using 'Ruby on Rails'
  • Making a Game using Unity 3D
  • Introduction to Python
  • Raspberry Pi drop in centre

To find out more and to sign-up via Eventbright
 

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
 

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
 

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.

Applying lean to ITSM Leadership

20/10/2014 - 18:30
20/10/2014 - 20:30

Speaker: Daniel Breston

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.

Applying lean to ITSM Leadership

Daniel BrestonLast time we discussed what was lean and if you missed we will have a brief review. But now that you appreciate lean, how can you use it as a leader? How can you become a lean leader in IT? What is the impact of lean as a leadership methodology on IT Service, customer satisfaction, time to market, and employee? Come and have a listen and let’s discuss.

Digi Makers

04/10/2014 - 10:30
04/10/2014 - 16:30

Please register for this Event via Eventbright

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

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

DigiMakers is a series of community technology events for children aged between 7-17. These events aim to inspire the next generation of technical innovators and engineers by providing an introduction to 'making' in the digital word. From programming software to hacking hardware, we want to show you more ways to have fun with technology.

To find out more and to sign-up via Eventbright

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:

  • Faster Project Completion

  • Increased Productivity
  • Greater Throughput

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:

  • Why do we need another project management method?

  • What causes projects to fail?
  • What is CCPM?
  • How does CCPM prevent project failure?
  • Programme & Portfolio Management – CCPM in the multi-project environment

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.

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