Past Events

2017

Date Event
5th April
18:30 - 19:45
User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) in Cyber Security
Speaker: Matt Little - CTO, ZoneFox
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Monday 3rd April
20:00 - 21:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Wearables That Snitch on Us
Speaker: Dr Paul Patras, The University of Edinburgh
Venue: Main Hall, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
29th March
18:30 - 19:45
Quantum Key Distribution: a gentle introduction
Speaker: Prof Alan Woodward, University of Surrey
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
1st March 2017
18:30 - 19:45
BCS Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Ray Long FBCS CITP CEng, BCS President
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Ray Long's presentation (pptx)

1st February
18:30 - 19:45
Lego and Robots
Speakers: Fiona McNeill and Katrin Lohan (Heriot-Watt University)
Venue: Z1-10, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD - map.

2016

Date Event
7th December
18:00 - 20:00
BCS Edinburgh and BCSWomen Scotland - 2017 and Beyond
Venue: Room 4.31/33, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Tuesday
8th November
18:30 - 19:45
Enterprise Architecture – What Is It Actually!
Speaker: Samuel B Holcman, Pinnacle Business Group
Venue: Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
2nd November
18:30 - 19:45
CANCELLED
5th October
18:15
BCS Edinburgh Branch Annual General Meeting 2016
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
5th October
18:30 - 19:45
Swift for the Curious
Speaker: Phil Nash, JetBrains
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
21st September
13:00 - 17:00
Joint event with The Cyber Academy
Conference on Cryptography and Higher Performance Computing
Venue: Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh
Flier (pdf)
7th September
18:30 - 19:45
Delivering Heterogeneous Computing in C++
Speaker: Duncan McBain, Codeplay
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Duncan McBain's presentation (pdf)

6th July
18:30 - 19:45
POSTPONED
No excuse user research
Speaker: Lily Dart
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
29th June
19:00 - 20:30
Reforming China’s Healthcare: Challenges & Opportunities
Joint meeting with BCS Health Informatics Scotland
Speaker: Nick Mackie, Strategic Partnerships Manager, University of Edinburgh, Usher Institute
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
UKCHIP endorses the event as suitable for Continuing Professional Development by health informatics professionals.
1st June
18:30 - 19:45
Finding Your Perfect Weather with Apache Spark and Docker: a recipe for a successful hackathon
Speaker: Radek Ostrowski
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
4th May
18:30 - 19:45
Writing Understandable Computer Programs: the Benefits of Minimising State
Speaker: Keith Watson, Standard Life
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
6th April
18:30 - 19:45
Data Science for Fun and Profit
Speaker: Gary Short, Microsoft
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
4th April
12:00 - 13:00
Extra event
BCS Code of Conduct: How does it matter to you?
With Edinburgh Napier University and BCS Ethics SG.
Venue: Room A17 at Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston campus
Speaker: Ian Thornton-Bryar, BCS Ethics SG.
Places are limited – please contact Brian Davison to book.
2nd March
18:30 - 19:45
Building Successful Communities of Practice
Speaker: Emily Webber, Tacit
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
3rd February 2016
18:30 - 19:45
How to deliver Agile Service Management?
Speaker: Richard Josey, Chair of BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

2015

Date Event
2nd December
18:30 - 19:45
From the Internet of things to Smart Dust
Speaker: Professor Julie McCann FBCS, Imperial College
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
4th November
18:15 - 18:30
BCS Edinburgh Branch AGM 2015.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Notification of Annual General Meeting
Committee nomination form
4th November
18:30 - 19:45
Public Services in Scotland and the Role of Technology
Speaker: Jos Creese, BCS President
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
7th October
18:30 - 19:45
Predictive Models of Development Teams and the Systems They Build
Speaker: Robert Smallshire
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Robert Smallshire's presentation (pdf)

29th September
18:30 - 19:45
The Enigma Coding Machine
Speaker: Dr Mark Baldwin
Venue: Room G.07, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
2nd September
18:30 - 19:45
Database as a Service (DBaaS)
Speaker: David Martin, Oracle Consulting
Venue: Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre , 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh , EH1 1SU

David Martin's presentation (pptx)

1st July
18:30 - 19:45
The Rationale for Continuous Delivery
Speaker: Dave Farley
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Dave Farley's presentation (pdf)

3rd June
18:45 - 20:15
Small Is Beautiful
Speaker: Kevlin Henney
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Kevlin Henney's presentation (pdf)

6th May
18:30 - 19:45
Privacy is always a requirement
Speaker: Eleanor McHugh
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
8th April
18:30 - 19:45
Where are all the Girls?
Speaker: Hannah Dee, Aberystwyth University.
Venue: Room G.07, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Monday 6th April
17:30 - 18:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Robotic Right and Wrong
Speaker: Prof Noel Sharkey, chair of the Committee for Robot Arms Control
Venue: Main Hall, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF: www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/robotic-right-and-wrong
1st April
18:30 - 19:45
Lessons Learned Breaking the TDD Rules
Speaker: Nat Pryce
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Nat Pryce's presentation: Speaker Deck, PDF

4th March
18:30 - 19:45
Security in Service Provision – Different Services, Different Threats
Speaker: Martin Torzewski
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
4th February
18:30 - 19:45
Microservices and the one true way
Speaker: James A. Lewis
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

James Lewis's Presentation (pdf)

2014

Date Event
3rd December
18:30 - 19:45
Public Procurement of ICT, Challenges, Approaches and Changes a foot
Speaker: Stuart Misson
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Stuart Misson's Presentation (pdf)

5th November
18:15 - 18:30
BCS Edinburgh Branch AGM 2014.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Notification of Annual General Meeting
Committee nomination forms: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee Member
5th November
18:30 - 19:45
TDD for Business Strategy: Developing Agile Business Strategies Test-First
Speaker: Tom Sedge
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Tom Sedge's Presentation (pdf)

1st October
18:30 - 19:45
Software Craftsmanship on a penny a day
Speaker: Markus Gärtner
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
3rd September
18:30 - 19:45
Rules for Revolutionary Performance
Speaker: Stuart Corrigan
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
2nd July
18:30 - 20:00
Long Life Software
Speaker: Mike Long
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
4th June
18:30 - 19:45
Lean UX. How to make it work in your team
Speaker: Spencer Turner
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Thursday 29th May
18:30 - 19:45
On Complete Testing
Speaker: Matt Heusser
Venue: Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre , 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh , EH1 1SU.
7th May
18:30 - 19:45
Brooks’ Law in a Free Software context
Joint meeting with the Open Source Specialst Group
Speaker: Dr. Paul James Adams, KDAB
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Monday 28th April
18:30 - 20:00
Delivering mission-critical systems
Speaker: Colin Butcher CEng, FBCS, CITP
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Colin Butcher's Presentation (pdf)

Friday 11th April
20:00 - 21:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Six Waves of Computing
Lecturer: Dr Hermann Hauser CBE
Venue: National Museum of Scotland
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF: www.sciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/categories/talk/six-waves-of-computing.
2nd April
18:30 - 19:45
Effective Online Learning in the 21st Century
Joint meeting with BCSWomen
Speaker: Professor Liz Bacon, BCS President
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
5th March
18:30 - 19:45
Black swan farming using cost of delay
Speaker: Ozlem Yuce
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
5th February
18:30 - 19:45
Software for Programming Cells
Speaker: Colin Gravill, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

2013

Date Event
4th December
18:30 - 19:45
Test-Driven Development: That's not what we meant
Speaker: Steve Freeman
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Steve Freeman's Presentation (pdf)

6th November
18:30 - 19:45
Catch: A natural fit for automated testing in C, C++ and Objective-C
Speaker: Philip Nash
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
2nd October
18:30 - 19:45
Cash Flow Driven Development
Speaker: Clarke Ching
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Clarke Ching's Presentation (pdf)

4th September
18:30 - 19:45
Digital Forensics
Speaker: Jamie Graves, CEO at ZoneFox
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
7th August
18:30 - 19:45
Building Successful Cross-functional Development Teams
Speaker: Helen Sharp, Professor of Software Engineering, The Open University.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Helen Sharp's Presentation (pdf)

3rd July
18:30 - 19:30
Cross platform mobile development - a tale of two approaches
Speaker: Stuart Lodge and Chris Hardy
Venue: Room G.03, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Stuart Lodge's Presentation (video); Chris Hardy's Presentation (pdf)

5th June
18:30 - 19:30
Increase Business Value of IT by managing technical debt strategically
Speaker: Ali Law FBCS, IT Director at Royal London Intermediary
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
1st May
18:30 - 19:30
Growing Fast Within Government
Speaker: Anna Shipman, Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Speaker's Presentation (pdf)

5th April
20:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Power of Quantum Computing
Lecturer: Professor Alan Woodward
Venue: Teviot Row, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ.
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF.
3rd April
18:30 - 19:30
Child Centred Computing
Speaker: Janet Read, Child Computer Interaction Group
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
6th March
18:30 - 19:30
Information, data and metadata: why they need to be managed
Speaker: Keith Gordon
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Tuesday 12th February
19:00 - 21:00
Joint meeting with The IET
Real Time Optimisation
Speaker: Dr. Jack Dempsey
Venue: Apex European Hotel, 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ
6th February
18:30 - 19:30
SOLID Deconstruction
Speaker: Kevlin Henney
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

2012

Date Event
5th December Why projects (still) fail, and what you can do about it
Speaker: Dr. Graham Oakes, FBCS
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Tuesday 6th November
18:45
BCS Edinburgh Branch AGM followed by BCS Edinburgh Branch 50th Anniversary Pub Quiz
Venue: The Beehive Inn, 18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

The pub quiz will be organised in teams of 5. You’re free to come in a prearranged team however those who do not will have an excellent networking opportunity as we will help team you up with 4 other people for the quiz. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we will be providing 50 free drinks on a first come first served basis for our members.

Both the AGM and the 50th Anniversary Pub Quiz are free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up. BCS members and non-members are welcome but only BCS members will be eligible to vote at the AGM.
3rd October What is BDD and why should I care?
Speaker: Matt Wynne
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
5th September HTML5 - Blurring the boundaries of the web and native applications
Speaker: Cameron Hunter, Amazon
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Speaker's Presentation (HTML5 of course! Best viewed in Google Chrome)

22nd August Raspberry Pi Meets Arduino
Speaker: Dr. Simon Monk.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Speaker's Presentation (pdf)

1st August Agile revolution or an agile evolution? A talk about Kanban and change
Speaker: Chris McDermott
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Speaker's Presentation (pdf)

4th July Is IT making us more global or more local?
Speaker: Rashik Parmar - President, IBM Academy of Technology.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
6th June 2012 Business Patterns for Software Developers
Speaker: Allan Kelly, Software Strategy Ltd.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Tuesday 15th May 2012 The Frustrated Software Architect
Speaker: Simon Brown, founder of Coding the Architecture.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Speaker's Presentation (pdf, 32Mbytes)

2nd May 2012 The HECToR Supercomputer & Pushing past the Petaflops Barrier
Speaker: Dr Mark Parsons, EPCC Executive Director.
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Speaker's Presentation (pdf)

25th April 2012 Demanding Professionalism
Speaker: Robert C. Martin, President and CEO Uncle Bob Consulting.
Venue: Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary's Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU.
4th April 2012
20:00 - 21:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Computer Animation: Where Science Meets Art
Lecturer: Ronen Barzel.
Venue: National Museum of Scotland lecture theatre, Edinburgh
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF.
7th March 2012 Blackford Analysis - From Stars to Spinout
Speaker: Ben Panter, Chief Executive of Blackford Analysis Ltd.
Venue: University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Tuesday 21st February
18:30 - 19:30
What and why every developer needs to know about mobile development
Speaker: Matt Lacey
Venue: University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Joint meeting with Scottish Developers
8th February 2012
19:00 - 21:00
Computers and Disability
Speakers: Martha Lester-Cribb, Sandy Kerr and Dr Alison Crerar.
Joint meeting with IET (Scotland South East)

IT Can Help presentation (pdf) | Pass It On presentation (ppsx) | Pass It On notes (pdf)

1st February 2012 Patient Centric Health Care: An Integrated and Secure, Cloud-based, e-Health Platform
Speaker: Professor Bill Buchanan, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University.

2011

Date Event
7th December
18:30 - 19:45
Challenging Requirements
Speaker: Gojko Adzic
2nd November BDD and Feature Injection
Liz Keogh
5th October Managing the Private Cloud (with Microsoft System Center 2012)
Nigel Cain, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management Division
14th September Jeepers GPars, It's All so Easily Parallel
Speaker: Russel Winder

Russel Winder's presentation (pdf)

10th August Skyscanner story and technology past and future
SPeaker: Gareth Williams, Founder and CEO, Skyscanner
13th July A Quantum of Computing
Speaker: Dave McMahon, Ridgian

Dave McMahon's presentation: PPTX (4.1 MB), PDF (12.8 MB).

8th June
18:30
Ahead in the Cloud
Speaker: Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services

Matt Wood's presentation (pdf, 7.5 Mbytes)

11th May
18:30
Agile is so old hat, all the cool kids are doing lean now
Speaker: Richard Fennell, Black Marble Ltd

Richard Fennell's presentation: PPS slide show (5.5 MB), PDF (1.5 MB).

20th April
18:00 - 19:00
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Trials and Tribulations of the Silver Surfers
Alan Newell, Emeritus Professor at the School of Computing at Dundee University.
This event is free of charge, but tickets must be obtained in advance from the EISF.
Monday 11th April
18:30
Discovering Startling Things from Your Version Control System
Speaker: Michael Feathers, Chief Scientist at Obtiva Corporation
9th March
18:30
Developing applications for iPhone, iPad (and other iOS devices)
Speaker: Pete Goodliffe.

Pete Goodliffe's presentation: Slide show, Full PDF (43 MB), Small PDF (18 MB)

9th February
18:30
Sensor and sense-ability: building systems in the face of uncertainty
Speaker: Professor Simon Dobson, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews
12th January
18:30
Green IT
Speaker: Bob Crooks, Green IT Lead at Dept for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

Presentation (ppt, 5MB), Presentation (pdf, 3MB)

2010

Date Event
8th December
18:30
Transforming BCS
Speaker: Elizabeth Sparrow, President BCS
CANCELLED
Tuesday 16th November
18:30
Joint meeting with Edinburgh Napier Univsity
Interactive event on Computer Ethics
Speaker: Professor Simon Rogerson (De Montfort University)
Venue: Edinburgh Napier Univsity Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh
10th November
18:30
The November Debate: e-Commerce Skills for Scotland
Presenters: Sara Dodd (Net resources Ltd) and Wendy McDougall (MD, 9-20 recruitment)
Monday 1st November
18:30
Joint meeting with the BCS Young Professionals Group (YPG)
Managing your Career
Presenter: Daniel Cohen, IBM
Thursday 14th October BCS Edinburgh Branch AGM followed by ...
Invisible Interfaces
Speaker: Professor Aaron Quigley (University of St. Andrews)
Tuesday 7th September Joint Meeting with the Consultancy Specialist Group
Ian Burgess, CTO of SymetrIQ, and Alan Fowler, Isochron Ltd

Ian Burgess' presentation (pdf), Alan Fowler's presentation (pdf)

11th August Building a smarter planet: Smarter cities
Daniel Cohen, IBM.

Presentation (ppt, 8.6 Mbytes), Presentation (pdf, 5.2 Mbytes)

Tuesday 13th July British Military Decision Making
Scott Maxwell

Presentation (pptx, 3.5 Mbytes), Presentation (pdf, 4.5 Mbytes)

9th June Filesharing, Digital Economy Act and ACTA
David Flint, Partner, MacRoberts LLP
12th May An Overview of Some Computer Conservation Society Projects
Christopher Burton, Computer Conservation Society
7th April
8:00 pm
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Mind, mouse and body: designing engaging technologies
Professor Kristina Höök, Mobile Life centre, Stockholm.
10th March Work Life Balance for the IT Professional
Gillian Arnold (BCS Women Strategy Group), Alison McLaughlin (Client Director, SOPRA Group) and Kate Ho.
10th February Cloud Computing: Location, Location, Location
Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, Cloudsoft Corporation.
13th January 2010 Contingency Planning and the Impact of Pandemics on Computational Infrastructures
Professor Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow

2009

Date Event
9th December 2009 The Codebreakers - Enigma, Bletchley Park and the Battle of the Atlantic
Dr. Mark Baldwin
11th November 2009 The November Debate: “User Experience is the Concern of the IT Professional”
John Knight (User Experience Manager, Vodafone Ltd) and Chris Rourke (MD, UserVision).
14th October 2009 Working In A Wired World - how social media can make you and your organisation more effective
Euan Semple
22nd September 2009
2:00 pm
JANET - the first 25 years
Joint meeting with the Computer Conservation Society.
Bob Day, Roland Rosner and Shirley Wood.
9th September 2009 The state of the Scottish job market
Stuart Nicol and Luke Westendarp, Computer Futures
12th August 2009
7:00 pm
Visit to the Museum of Communication in Burntisland
8th July 2009 Grid Computing for the Large Hadron Collider
Professor Tony Doyle, University of Glasgow

Presentation (ppt, 48 Mbytes), Presentation (pdf, 22 Mbytes)

10th June 2009 Bringing A Smarter Planet to Life
Paul Fryer, Senior Project Manager, Marketing, IBM UK Ltd

Slide show (pps, 10 Mbytes) Slide show (pdf, 4.3 Mbytes)

13th May 2009 Virtual tour guide with personality
Professor Rob Pooley, Heriot-Watt University
15th April 2009
8:00 pm
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
A Gentle Introduction to Climate Modelling, Observing and Projections
Professor Simon Tett, Chair of Earth System Dynamics and Modelling, University of Edinburgh.
11th March 2009 Women in Technology - What's the problem?
Heather Jackson, Chief Information Officer, HBOS plc

Presentation (ppt), Pod-cast (mp3, 19 Mbytes)

11th February 2009 People, your greatest asset, your greatest vulnerability?
Nigel A. Jones, director of the Cyber Threat Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Presentation (pdf)

14th January 2009 A Revival of Data Dependencies for Improving Data Quality
Professor Wenfei Fan, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
This is a repeat of the BCS Roger Needham Lecture 2008 by the award winner.

2008

Date Event
10th December 2008 SFIAplus
Mike Chad, Deputy chairman BCS Membership committee

Presentation (Powerpoint), Presentation (pdf)

12th November 2008. Exchange of Ideas: Agile/XP and User Experience
Adrian Williamson, People, Technology and People and Technology Consultant and Jim Williams, weeworld.com

Adrian Williamson's presentation (Powerpoint), Jim Williams' presentation (Powerpoint)

8th October 2008
7:00 pm
The Three Ghosts of Microsoft Security
Joint meeting with IET Scotland SE Local Network.
Speaker: Stephen Lamb, Microsoft UK.

Presentation, Pod-cast (mp3, 45 Mbytes)

Saturday 4th October 2008 BCS Edinburgh Branch visit to Bletchley Park

Photos from the visit

13th August 2008 Cancelled
3rd July 2008 HECToR – The New UK National High Productivity Computing Service
Dr Mark Parsons, Commercial Director, EPCC

Presentation (pdf, 3.3 MB), Pod-cast (mp3, 26 Mbytes)

11th June 2008 Visit to Edinburgh Airport Traffic Control Tower.
14th May 2008 Computer Forensics
Russell May, AccessData Corp.
16th April 2008 Visit to Edinburgh Airport Traffic Control Tower.
26th March 2008
8:00 pm
The Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Systems biology: what is the software of life?
Professor Muffy Calder, University of Glasgow

Presentation (PowerPoint, 4 MB), Pod-cast (mp3, 11 Mbytes)

12th March 2008 Is Privacy dead? Do we care?
Professor Anne Anderson, University of Dundee

Presentation (Powerpoint)

20th February 2008 Genetic databases: intellectual property and individual privacy
Professor Graeme Laurie, University of Edinburgh

Pod-cast (mp3, 25 Mbytes)

30th January 2008 Introduction to WiMAX, LTE and 4G Mobile Services
Colin Bendall, Motorola

Presentation (PowerPoint, 9 MB), Pod-cast (mp3, 20 Mbytes)

9th January 2008 Building the World's Biggest Next Generation Network
Tim Hubbard, Head of 21CN Technology Futures, BT

Presentation (PowerPoint), Pod-cast (mp3, 31 Mbytes)

2007

Date Event
5th December 2007 Discrete Element Modelling of Particulate Systems
John Favier, DEM Solutions
21st November 2007 Virtual Worlds - Next Step for the Internet
Professor Austin Tate, AIAI, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Speakers' presentation slides (PowerPoint. Warning: 65 Mbytes)

24th October 2007 Games and learning – the state of play
Chris Brannigan, Caspian Learning
10th October 2007 Massively Parallel Architectures
Colin Egan and Jason McGuiness, Department of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire

Slides (pdf)

Earlier

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