Radio Pt.2 (Networking Literacy Project, Everyone has a radio in them) – 24/04/2014

Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 19:25 Posted by Andres Baravalle

The Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG) and Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) are hosting a joint meeting on Networking Literacy.

The even will take place at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA between 6:00pm and 8:30pm.

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

This meeting will feature talks on a bold vision for a project that aims to increase understanding of personal networking, and on a toolkit that lets you build your own physical Internet radio.

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Embedded Scripting (eLua, Espruino, Micro Python) – 27/03/2014

Thu, Mar 13th 2014 14:41 Posted by Andres Baravalle

The Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG) and Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) are hosting a joint meeting dedicated to embedded scripting languages.

The even will take place at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA between 6:00pm and 8:30pm.

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

This meeting will take a look at the use of scripting languages with deeply embedded computing platforms, which have much more constrained

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Privacy and security – 20/02/2014

Sat, Feb 1st 2014 23:09 Posted by Andres Baravalle

AnonymousThe Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG) and Open Source Hardware User Group are hosting a meeting dedicated to security and privacy.

The even will take place at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA betwen 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

This is a free event but booking is required.

Security protocols in constrained environments

Implementation of security protocols such as TLS, SSH or IPsec come with a memory and compute overhead. Whilst this has become negligible in full scale environments it’s still a real issue for hobbyist and embedded developers. This presentation will look at the sources of the overheads, what can be done to minimise them, and what sort of hardware platforms can be made to absorb them. The benefits and potential pitfalls of hardware specific implementations will also be examined.

Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT where he helps build secure cloud based networks. He’s previously been a security guy at large Swiss banks, and before that was a Weapon Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. Chris has tinkered with electronics since pre-school, and these days has a desk littered with various dev boards and projects.

Qt on Android: Coffee and Code Workshop – London 10/03/2014

Thu, Jan 30th 2014 13:41 Posted by Andres Baravalle

QT Framework logoLearn how to develop and deploy an Android app using Qt or gain insight into why targeting Android makes good business sense!

On March 10, hosted by the BCS Open Source Specialist Group,  KDAB’s BogDan Vatra, the man who ported Qt for use with Android, will be coming to London as part of a 3-City tour. He will conduct a three hour workshop Free to Qt enthusiasts. Not just a simple how-to, this session will include insightful discussions on why things are the way they are, how the internals of Qt on Android work and how Qt itself is deployed on Android devices.

Open Source Compilers – London 23/1/2014

Sat, Dec 14th 2013 14:40 Posted by Andres Baravalle

The Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG)  will be holding a meeting dedicated to Open Source compilers.

The even will take place at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA betwen 5:30pm and 8 :30pm.

Please register to attend.

The current sessions are:

  • LLVM, Simon Cook, Embecosm
  • Verilator: An open source Verilog to C++ compiler, Jeremy Bennett
  • Compiler optimization for energy minimization, James Pallister, University of Bristol

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