Monthly Archives: September 2014


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

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

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

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 1

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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