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Past Events - 2011

Christmas Networking

Wed 21st Dec, 6:00 for 6:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Room P401 (Poole house)

Dorset BCSWomen warmly invite you to join us for a mince pie at 6pm on Wednesday 21st December at Bournemouth University Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB.

This is an opportunity for an update on the recent Schools Symposium and to relax and chat with friends.

For further information, or if you are interested but can't attend on this occasion, please Contact Us.

More information is available here.

Modern Web Apps - A presentation by Google

Tue 13th Dec, 7:00 for 7:30pm

RNLI Lifeboat College, Harbour View Suite

Bleeding Edge HTML5

You may have heard of HTML5, but what's new? This session will cover some of the bleeding edge features in Chrome and the open web platform. Digging into performance, real-time communication, and system integration, I'll cover WebSockets, messaging, and rich media APIs like the Web Audio API.

Modern HTML5 Web Apps

Modern web apps are client-side MVC JavaScript powerhouses. Learn how to build a modern web app with the latest frameworks and techniques, and use HTML5 for responsive UIs which delight and amaze your users.

More information is available here.

Debate - Motion: A university education is necessary to succeed in the IT Industry

Tue 8th Nov, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Lees Lecture Theatre

Is going straight into a job after school or college a better prospect than accumulating debt to get a degree? Who earns more, a graduate or someone who has worked in a company over the same amount of time? Are apprenticeships a good compromise between education and a job, with a best of both worlds approach? We aim to answer questions like these with a lively exchange of views from panel and audience participation. So why not join us for this fun look at IT education and try and work out the best option for job prospects in an uncertain job climate where anything can happen and the requirement for skills and flexibility are more important than ever.

More information is available here.

PCI DSS its impact on UK Credit & Debit processing and where EMV processing fits in. Where have we currently got to?

Thu 27th Oct, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Cobham Lecture Theatre

Synopsis of Presentation

Steve Marshall will be delivering an interesting presentation on the last decade in Credit and Debit processing in the UK, Chip & PIN, and current and emerging IT security and encryption standards.

Speaker Biography

Steve Marshall has worked for Barclays for approaching 24 years, initially in a number of IT development, project and programme management roles, including the implementation of a new Corporate Card Issuing System...

More information is available here.

AGM and presentation on Search Engine Optimisation by Adido

Wed 21st Sep, 7:00 for 7:30pm

RNLI Lifeboat College, Harbour View Suite

The Annual General Meeting (AGM)

You can hear about what has been happening in Dorset branch since the 2010 AGM. It's also an excellent opportunity to help shape the direction of the branch for the coming year.

In our usual format, the evening will include a buffet and will end with a presentation on Search Engine Solutions by Adido.

Search Engine Solutions

Presented by Andy Headington, Adido

In this Andy will be looking at the ins and outs of SEO in 2011 and what you will need to do to get high search engine rankings in 2012.

More information is available here.

From Research Into Practice

Wed 23rd Mar, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Barnes Lecture Theatre

Synopsis of Presentation

A presentation by staff at Bournemouth University

Creating a new system from legacy software.

Will Fagan Inspections improve our requirements?

Building a complex, adaptive, predictive system - the INFER project

More information is available here.

UML will never be able to fulfill its promises on its current trajectory

Tue 1st Mar, 7:30 for 8:00pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Barnes Lecture Theatre

Synopsis of Presentation

2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the first major publication about the problem statement language/problem statement analyzer (PSL/PSA).

This presentation proposes that UML has not yet solved some key issues related to completeness and consistency checking, which were solved by PSL/PSA, and explains how in some crucial respects, UML is still not yet fit for purpose.

More information is available here.

BarCamp Bournemouth 3

Sat 26th Feb, 10:00 for 10:30am

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Thomas Hardy Suite

The BCS is proud to be sponsoring BarCamp Bournemouth 3, a free self-organising unconference for anyone interested in the digital and online world. It will take place on the weekend of 26th-27th February and the free tickets are going quickly so get them while you still can.


BarCamps (often referred to as an unconference) are inclusive, participatory based, user generated events.There are no set talks or keynotes, any attendee can contribute to the barcamp by giving a talk on the day, with no prior notice, on any topic that they wish. This means that barcamps have a diverse and exciting range of talks at every event, with something for everyone and if there isn't a talk that you wish to attend (which is unlikely) - you can put one on yourself, someone else is always interested!.

More information is available here.

An Evening with Donald Knuth - Turing Lecture

Tue 1st Feb, 5:00 for 5:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Coyne Lecture Theatre

As part of the BCS/IET Annual Turing Lecture Series 2011....and now for something completely different.: 'An Evening with Donald Knuth - All Questions Answered'.

Yes - THE Donald Knuth, Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University! View more about the speaker.

More information is available here.

Ordnance Survey - Let's get mapping

Thu 27th Jan, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus (Poole), Barnes Lecture Theatre

Synopsis of presentation

An introduction to the Ordnance Survey and their use of IT.

A brief history of map making.

The systems and technology used by the Ordnance Survey.

An introduction to Ordnance Survey Open, including why has Ordnance Survey launched OpenData and OpenSpace and what products and services are available.

Some examples of how people are using OpenData and OpenSpace.

Finally a demonstration of how you can create your own online Ordnance Survey mapping application in the time it takes to boil an egg.

More information is available here.

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