Malvern Raspberry Jam (Family & Adult Edition) – Malvern 21/10/2015

Mon, Oct 5th 2015 11:54 Posted by Andres Baravalle

Raspberry PiInnovate Malvern in collaboration with The Pi Shop are organising an event for people to what they have done with their Raspberry Pis, or to attend and learn about the Pi hardware and software and perhaps get started on your own projects.

The event will be held on  Wednesday 21st October 2015 at Walwyn Road (near Fossil Bank), Upper Colwall, WR13 6PL, Malvern
between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Come to be inspired, make friends, and collaborate on new ideas. Also, if you have children attending the earlier Student Edition of the Malvern Raspberry Jam, then this is your chance to try and get ahead of them! After the session at about 9pm, people can head to either The Chase Inn or the Wyche Inn for a drink and chat.

There will be keyboards, display monitors, power, and wifi available for you to connect up your Pi. The event is free to attend, but because space is limited, we ask you to please register in advance.

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OSSG AGM – London 22/10/2015

Fri, Sep 18th 2015 14:54 Posted by Andres Baravalle

BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

This year’s BCS OSSG AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd October at BCS HQ –  5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 6:00pm to 8:45pm.

It will be followed by an evening meeting – topic to be announced later.

The BCS OSSG AGM is for BCS OSSG members only – but the following evening event is open to all BCS members and non-members. Booking is required.

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Open for Business – Hebden Bridge 28/09/2015

Fri, Sep 4th 2015 12:54 Posted by Andres Baravalle

Wuthering Bytes

This one day conference aims to help anyone with or working at an open source business, along with those who may be thinking of starting an open source business.

The event will be held on  Monday 28th September 2015 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saint George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY, from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

There will be presentations that provide insights into first-hand experiences at companies ranging from micro to global in scale, together with talks that look at the economics and legal considerations, exploring open source business models and contracts.

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Supplementing teaching in schools by employing free to low-cost, and open educational resources – London 30/07/2015

Mon, Jul 13th 2015 19:18 Posted by Andres Baravalle

Open Educational ResourceThe BCS e-Learning SG and the BCS OSSG are hosting a talk on low-cost and open educational resources.

The event will be held on Thursday 30th July at BCS HQ – 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 5:00pm (registration) to 7:30pm. The talks will start at 5:30pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required.


Schools’ potential for large-scale resource investment and  employing dedicated technical staff to support technology enhanced learning is being increasingly constrained under current economic conditions.

The speaker will discuss past experiences as an IT professional, in combining free, low cost and Open Source platforms as technology “mashups”.

About Speaker

Tara McBride has worked as an IT professional for over 15 years, in the private sector for companies as diverse as IBM and CarGiant car-supermarket, and in both the primary and tertiary education sectors.  Tara is currently lecturing within the Digital Technology and Computing Department at GSM London.

Areas of interest surrounds the interface between business and computing, in particular how to enact ethical computing, and how to remove fear barriers to technology adoption.  She is currently trying to make her Raspberry Pi make her Raspberry Pie.

Chips Pt.3 (BERI, Do we need separate Hardware Construction languages? OpenTransputer) – London 18/06/2015

Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 19:10 Posted by Andres Baravalle

The BCS OSSG and the OSHUG are hosting 3 talks on Open Source Chip Designs.

The event will be held on Thursday 18th June at BCS HQ – 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required.

Note: Please aim to arrive by 6:15 as the event will start at 6:30 prompt.

BERI: An open RISC softcore for research and experimentation

OpentransputerBERI (the Bluespec Extensible RISC Implementation) is a softcore processor jointly developed by SRI International and The University of Cambridge. It implements a superset of the MIPS III ISA in Bluespec, a high-level HDL and supports a fully Open Source, permissively licensed, software stack comprising the FreeBSD operating system and the LLVM compiler suite. This talk will describe the design of the BERI processor and its use.

BERI was created to facilitate experimentation at the boundaries between CPU architecture, operating systems, and programming languages. It runs in Altera and Xilinx FPGAs, including the NetFPGA 10G board. At 100MHz, it is fast enough to use as a real computer (albeit a fairly slow one).

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