OSSG Committee

Details of OSSG Committee Business – meeting notes etc


The future of Open Source: silicon chip design for the masses, musical instruments and algorithms as pictures – London 20/10/2016

This year’s BCS OSSG AGM will be held on Thursday 20th October at the BCS HQ, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 6:00pm to 8:45pm.

The AGM will be followed by four talks from our student prize winners and from the designers of MyStorm, an ultra-low cost FPGA board.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but?booking is required. Places are limited; please book as soon as possible.

Note: Please aim to arrive by 18:00 as the event will start at 18:15 prompt.

The timetable for the evening will be:

18:00 – Registration & refreshments
18:15 – BCS AGM and election of officers
18.45 – The Light Theremin Project
19:00 – The Next Generation of Open Source Engineers
19:15 – The use of Open Source projects to scaffold the development of new programmers
19:30 – The MyStorm project
20:00 – Sandwiches + networking
20:45 – Close

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BCS OSSG 2016 AGM – London 20/10/2016

BCS Making IT good for societyThis year’s BCS OSSG AGM will be held on Thursday 20th October at?BCS HQ?- ?5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 6:00pm to 8:45pm.

The AGM 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. This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but?booking is required. Places are limited; please book as soon as possible.

The timetable for the evening will be:

18:00 – Registration & refreshments
18:15 – BCS AGM and election of officers. ?At the end of the AGM, winners of the 2015/16 BCS OSSG Student contest will be presented with their certificates and winners cheques.
18:45 – Talks
20:15 – Sandwiches + Networking
20:45 – Close

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Widening Participation in Open Source Communities – London 22/10/2015

This year’s BCS OSSG AGM will be followed by a session on Widening Participation in Open Source Communities.

The event will be held on Thursday 22nd October at BCS HQ – 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

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.

The timetable for the evening will be:

  • 17:00 – Registration & refreshments
  • 17:30 – AGM (BCS OSSG members only)
  • 18:00 – Widening Participation talks
  • 20:00 – Sandwiches + Networking

Gender, Representation and Online Participation: A Quantitative Study

Venus symbolOnline communities are flourishing as social meeting web spaces for users and peer community members.

Different online communities require different levels of competence for participants to join, and scattered evidence suggests that females and minorities as participants can be underrepresented. Additional anecdotal evidence suggests that women withdraw from unfriendly online communities.

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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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Discovering Open Source ERP (24th August 2009)

Objective: Introduce participants to Open Source ERP solutions, compare Open Source and Proprietary ERP, discover how to implement Open Source ERP, review case studies and learn how to evaluate ERP for your organisation.
Date: Monday, 24 August 2009 – 0930 – 1600 (lunch included)
Venue: British Computer Society, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Cost: £65 Non Members, £55 Members

Agenda:

– What are the features that make an ERP?
– What is open source?
– Review of the leading open source ERP solutions
– Analysis of the ERP solution marketplace (open source & proprietary)
– What to look for in an open source ERP product
– Tour of an open source ERP
– Implementing open source ERP
– Managing ERP implementation
– Features of a typical open source ERP adopter
– Case studies
– ERP and the business eco-system
– Q&A
– Close

Presenter Profiles:

Michael Judd is an Accountant and has held roles such as European Financial Controller and Manager of Global Financial Systems in FTSE 100 businesses before entering consulting in 2002.  Michael has worked with Cable & Wireless, Barclays Bank, British Telecom and many medium sized organisations to deliver process efficiencies and better leverage ICT platforms. Michael is a specialist in designing & implementing business eco-systems based on open source platforms.  Michael is a Director of Akuna Ltd, a business consultancy leading the UK in leveraging professional open source technology.

Web: www.akunagroup.com

Norbert Wessel is CEO of metas, Germanys leading ADempiere ERP Implementor and co-founder of the German ADempiere society where he serves the board. Norbert has presented at major events like Cebit, Linuxtag (Germany), OpenExpo (Switzerland), Profoss (Brussels) and others.

Web: www.metas.de

How to Join:

To join the conference or for more information please contact Michael Judd on 08444 84 3590 or via this form.


OSSG AGM 2009 – London 14/05/09

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be held on 14th May 2009 from 1800 hours at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

Please send nominations for all OSSG Committee member posts to Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org

The procedure governing elections is set out in the OSSG Constitution at http://ossg.bcs.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/OpenSourceConstitutionFinal.pdf

An event TBC is due to commence immediately after the business of the AGM has been concluded.

Free buffet and refreshments available.

For further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org


OSSG AGM 2008 – London 14/05/08

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be held on 14th May 2008 from 1730 hours at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

Anyone wishing to apply for the post of OSSG Secretary needs to contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org at least 10 working days prior to the date of the AGM.

The advertised event What would be needed to set up an open source community in health? is due to commence immediately after the business of the AGM has been concluded.

Map & directions: http://www.epsg.org.uk/locations/bcsss-guide.html

Free buffet and refreshments including wine available.

For further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org