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Editathon (Women In Technology) – Southampton 23/06/2014

Wed, Jun 18th 2014 23:59 Posted by Andres Baravalle

WikipediaThe Open Source Specialist Group,  The Royal Academy of Engineering, BCSWomen, BCS Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent University are hosting a joint event to add/update/improve Wikipedia entries of Women In Technology.

The even will take place at the Southampton Solent University, Reginald Mitchell Building, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD, starting at 4 p.m..

Booking is recommended, via margaret.ross@solent.ac.uk (please put BCS Hampshire Editathon in the subject). As we are using a laboratory, there is no need to bring your own equipment.

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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maddog at Birmingham City University

Mon, Feb 18th 2013 12:47 Posted by LPI UK & Ireland

Hear maddog talk at Birmingham City University about “Making and Saving Money with Free Software and Open Hardware” - There is much confusion about how people can make or save money with Free Software. As it turns out, there are more ways that people can make money with Free Software than there are with closed source, proprietary software.  This talk illustrates some of those ways, how to formulate a business plan around Free Software and how to avoid traps that make unprofitable companies.

Register for your tickets at: http://lpi-uk.eventbrite.co.uk/

Jon “maddog” Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International (www.li.org), an association of computer users who wish to support and promote the Linux Operating System. During his career in commercial computing which started in 1969, Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer, systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager, author and educator.

He has worked for such companies as Western Electric Corporation, Aetna Life and Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation, VA Linux Systems, and SGI. He currently works as an independent consultant, and is currently involved with bringing environmentally friendly computing to emerging marketplaces through Project Cauã (www.projectcaua.org), as well as consulting for Futura Networks, the parent company of Campus-Party.org

Mr Hall has worked on many systems, both proprietary and open, having concentrated on Unix systems since 1980 and Linux systems since 1994, when he first met Linus Torvalds and correctly recognized the commercial importance of Linux and Free and Open Source Software.

He has taught at Hartford State Technical College (HSTC), Merrimack College and Daniel Webster College. While at HSTC his students gave him the nickname of “maddog”.

Mr. Hall is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles, many presentations and one book, “Linux for Dummies”.

Mr. Hall has consulted with the governments of China, Malaysia and Brasil as well as the United Nations and many local and state governments on the use of Free and Open Source Software.

Mr. Hall serves on the boards of several companies, and several non-profit organizations.

Mr. Hall has traveled the world speaking on the benefits of Open Source Software having received his BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University, and his MSCS from RPI in Troy, New York.

Open Source CMS for Social Networking Workshop – London 30/04/09

Fri, Apr 10th 2009 20:01 Posted by markelkins

The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding a one day workshop on Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) for Social Networking from 1030 on Thursday 30th April 2009 at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

It is envisaged that the workshop will compare some of the leading Open Source CMS such as Drupal, Joomla, and Plone for social networking purposes. However the scope of the workshop has been deliberately left open so as to allow for discussion of other Open Source CMS and other relevant matters.

Workshop participants include:

Miles Berry, Head, Alton Convent Prep | www.altonconvent.org.uk/prep and Website manager, Open Source Schools | opensourceschools.org.uk

Robert Castelo, Director Code Positive Limited who has organized various events in London for Drupal (http://www.drupal.org) open source CMS will give an introduct to Drupal focusing on social networking.

Adrian Delemore, Co-ordinator for the  Justice In Health Network (JIHN)

Anne Matthews, Project Manager, Open Source Schools | opensourceschools.org.uk

Alan Milligan, Convenor, Open Source SIG, NSW chapter of the Australian Computer Society, has been running a Plone ECM practice for the best part of a decade and will be giving a presentation on Plone and social networking.

Adrian Walmsley, BCS Vice President, Member Services

To book a place and/or request further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org

There will be no fee to participate in this event and a free buffet and refreshments will be available during the day.

Open Source Requirements Elicitation Workshop – London 08/01/09

Tue, Dec 16th 2008 20:55 Posted by markelkins

The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding a one day workshop on Open Source Requirements Elicitation from 1030 on Thursday 8th January 2009 at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

Papers and posters for presentation are being sought along with a call for those just wishing to attend and participate. It is envisaged that the workshop will consider:

(1) What is the state of the art in Requirements Elicitation for Open Source Software?

(2) How Open Source methodology might best be used in Requirements Elicitation generally?

Those currently presenting papers at the workshop include:

Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus http://www.scenarioplus.org.uk and Chair of the BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group (RESG) whose forthcoming book ‘Discovering Requirements’ is soon to be published by Wiley in February 2009.

Mark Elkins, Chair and Treasurer of OSSG who is currently undertaking research at Solent University involving requirements elicitation.

There will also be presentations by:

Conrad Taylor, Chair of the Electronic Publishing Specialist Group (EPSG) and Kemi Adeboye, Southbank University – Usability is a Requirement – how easy is it to achieve in Open Source projects?

Cornelia Boldyreff, Professor of Software Engineering, University of Lincoln – OSS Software Engineering meets Social Networking: Building Communities. This will include detail of some of the work being carried out by the Centre for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) at Lincoln.

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

There will be no fee to participate in this event and a free buffet and refreshments will be available during the day.

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