Daily Archives: October 5, 2014


OWASP Winter Code Sprint

Winter Code SprintThe second round of the OWASP Winter Code Sprint is now open to mid October and is looking for students to work on current open source security projects

The OWASP Winter Code Sprint (OWCS) is a program to involve students with Security projects. By participating in OWCS a student can get real life experience while contributing to an open source project and getting university credits.

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Maximising your opportunities with Open Source – Telford 16/10/2014

The BCS Shropshire Specialist Group, in Association with Shropshire Linux Users Group and Telford College of Arts and Technology are hosting a talk discussing how to use Open Source software to its full extent.

The event will be held on Wednesday 16th October 2014 at Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, from 5:30 pm.

Have you ever wondered whether you are using Open Source enough? Is it the smart thing to do? Is it relevant to my business or career? Is it just for geeks? Are there risks? Well this is the event to attend full of informed students and experienced business professionals. Expect big discussions seeded by concise talks describing how Open Source is used in Startups, Corporates, and what exciting tools and benefits it can offer you.

There are some incredible technologies out there, and they are good, and free. However to get the best out of them, one needs an open and informed mind. This event promises to be a hotbed of discussion with a great mix of IT students and practitioners from companies of all sizes.

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


Open Source Chips and AGM – London 23/10/2014 1

Open Source HardwareThe BCS OSSG and the OSHUG are hosting three talks which look at the design of Open Source chips and Open Source tools and materials to support their design.

The event will be held on Thursday 23rd October at BCS HQ –  5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA and will be preceded by the OSSG Annual General Meeting.

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

The timetable for the evening will be:

  • 17:30 – Registration & refreshments
  • 18:00 – AGM (BCS OSSG members only)
  • 18:30 – Open Source Chips talks (BCS members + non-members)
  • 20:00 – Sandwiches + Networking
  • 20:30 – Close

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