Wikipedia Editathons, Women In Technology – Southampton 14/10/2014 and 27/11/2014

Wed, Sep 24th 2014 10:20 Posted by Andres Baravalle

Wikipedia logoThe BCS Hampshire Branch, Southampton Solent University, Open Source Specialist Group  (OSSG), the E-learning Specialist Group, the Women Specialist Group are hosting a joint meeting for editing Women in Technologies entries in Wikipedia.

The even will take place at Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD (room to be confirmed) starting at 5:30, on Tuesday 14 October (International Ada Lovelace Day) and also Thursday 27 November (anniversary of her death in 1852).

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non BCS members but booking is required, sending an email to Nick.Whitelegg@solent.ac.uk.  We are using a laboratory, so there is no need to bring your own equipment, put please BCS Hampshire Editathon October or November in the subject link. We can make arrangements if you need to arrive late – just let us know your approximate arrival time when you book.

The even will be presented by Richard Nevell from Wikipedia.

Get involved, as a researcher or a techie (you only need to be able to handle drop down windows). This is not just for women – no prior knowledge required.

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Who’s Stalking You? – Greenwich 12/11/2014

Wed, Sep 17th 2014 14:20 Posted by miktro

Here is information of the second BCS OSSG joint event with BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS e-learning SG and BCSWomen.

Date: Wednesday 15th October  2014

Subject: Who’s Stalking You?

Speakers: Dr Diane Gan, Principal lecturer, co-founder and director of the C-SAFE Centre at the University of Greenwich and Lily Jenkins, a graduate from the University of Greenwich.

Time: Registration & refreshments at 18:00 with talks commencing at 18:30. Finishing around 20:00. 
 
Venue:
 Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD in the Reginald Mitchell Building, third floor, room RM 326  (This is about 5 minutes walk from the Southampton Central Station)

Synopsis:
 This will be jointly with the Hampshire Branch, BCS e-learning SG, BCS Open Source SG,  BCS Cybercrime Forensic SG, BCSWomen SGs  and Southampton Solent University.

The risks from Tweeting and Social Media, from a potential stalker using free open source software !

Genuine case studies will be discussed.

The aim of this work was to determine how much information could be obtained about an individual using only social networking sites and a number of  freely available tools. The results were: home address, pictures of the individual, their friends and family, and most worrying of all, their routine daily movements. Most teenagers have a “profile” on a number of social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, and use them without realizing how much they are revealing about themselves.

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Who’s Stalking You? – Greenwich 15/10/2014

Wed, Sep 17th 2014 14:17 Posted by miktro

Here is information of the first BCS OSSG joint event with BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS e-learning SG and BCSWomen.

(A second, repeated event will be held on 12th November in Greenwich.)

Date: Wednesday 15th October  2014

Subject: Who’s Stalking You?

Speakers: Dr Diane Gan, Principal lecturer, co-founder and director of the C-SAFE Centre at the University of Greenwich and Lily Jenkins, a graduate from the University of Greenwich.

Time: Registration & refreshments at 18:00 with talks commencing at 18:30. Finishing around 20:00. 
 
Venue:
 Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD in the Reginald Mitchell Building, third floor, room RM 326  (This is about 5 minutes walk from the Southampton Central Station)

Synopsis:
 This will be jointly with the Hampshire Branch, BCS e-learning SG, BCS Open Source SG,  BCS Cybercrime Forensic SG, BCSWomen SGs  and Southampton Solent University.

The risks from Tweeting and Social Media, from a potential stalker using free open source software !

Genuine case studies will be discussed.

The aim of this work was to determine how much information could be obtained about an individual using only social networking sites and a number of  freely available tools. The results were: home address, pictures of the individual, their friends and family, and most worrying of all, their routine daily movements. Most teenagers have a “profile” on a number of social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, and use them without realizing how much they are revealing about themselves.

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An examination of OS Risk – 25/09/2014 London

Tue, Sep 9th 2014 14:43 Posted by miktro

The BCS OSSG is hosting a one day, multi-session event with security experts examining the current issue of the risks involved in Open Source Software.

This event should be of interest to anyone using Open Source software in a commercial environment.

The event will be held on 25th September 2014  at BCS HQ –  5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

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BCS Open Source Specialist Group – Open Mic Event – 26th August 6:00pm

Fri, Aug 15th 2014 17:43 Posted by miktro

When : 26th August 2014, 18:00 – 20:00

Where : BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Price : Free and open to non-members.

Booking Link:https://events.bcs.org/book/1197/

(Registration is required)

Have you recently spotted something significant in the world of Openness?

Some significant Open Source software, Open License fonts, Open Hardware evolution, or an interesting evolution of the Open Source development process?

Open Data initiatives, Open Publishing maybe, scientific projects being Open with their data?

Come along to the Open Mic evening of the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and tell us. We have already been advised that we’ll be hearing contributions on open data and open museum contributions in the Wikipedia community, open risk and a couple of other topics.

Sign up for free (as in beer) so we can cater for you, and let us know if you intend to contribute some mic-time so we can sort out a slot for you.

Registration is essential (see booking link above), Powerpoint is not, in fact if you can speak without slides we would be grateful. The session will be audio-recorded and written up.

  1.  In the interests of the most efficient use of time, please do not assume that it will be possible to use projected presentation slides or demonstrations. We may be able to sort something out if projection is really necessary, but it is best to pretend that the Open Mic session will be conducted like a radio studio discussion.
  2.  This meeting will be audio recorded, to be shared with others either in podcast or transcript form. By registering for this event you consent to potentially being included in this recording.

If you wish to give a microtalk within this event, please answer the brief question contained within this booking process re the aspect of open you wish to talk about

 N.B. Please note that registration for this event is mandatory. Admittance will be refused if you have not registered on the BCS Booking system​.

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