The BCS Edinburgh Branch provides a forum for BCS members located in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Over 1,400 of the 60,000 BCS members are affiliated to the Edinburgh Branch.

The main responsibilities of the Branch are to provide services for local members and to promote the mission and objectives of the society to the IT profession and the public at large.

The main activities of the branch are the hosting of a programme of talks and social events, the arrangement of short professional development courses and the provision of support for the continuing professional development of members.

Both members and non-members are welcome to all meetings which are normally free of charge. The branch makes a charge for courses but offers a discount to BCS members.

The branch is run by a committee of volunteers who organise the branch's various events. The branch's activities are funded by an allocation from BCS headquarters.


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Branch Courses

Wednesday 26th July, 09:00-17:30
Agile leadership and coaching immersion day
Presenter: Lyssa Adkins
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre, 16 St Mary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
Cost: £198 (BCS members), £257 (non members)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 7th June, 18:30
Closing The Gender Gap in IT
Speaker: Mags Moore
Venue: Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Wednesday 5th July, 18:30
Simple Tests for Accessibility Everyone Should Know
Speaker: Ady Stokes
Venue: Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Wednesday 26th July, 18:30
What if we were made for this time? Agilists and our shared future on the planet
Joint meeting with the BCS Agile Methods specialist group and Lean Agile Edinburgh
Speaker: Lyssa Adkins
Venue: Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Presentations and recordings from recent events

Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Frontend data validation for a clean architecture
Speaker: Nicole Rauch
Nicole Rauch's presentation (pdf)

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