Opportunities for cooperation between business and UK universities using Open Source that might benefit the UK economy – London 15/04/08

A workshop style event will be held on Tuesday 15th April 2008 from 1100 hours by the British Computer Society (BCS) Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) regarding opportunities for cooperation between the business world and UK universities in projects and ventures involving Open Source software and methodology that might benefit the UK economy. If you would like to participate in this event then please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org

Participants will include:

Aidan McGuire of Blue Fountain Systems Ltd http://www.bluefountain.com/ Supply2Gov Award Winner 2007, BCS Award Winner 2006.

Dave Crossland currently undertaking the MA Typeface Design programme at the University of Reading and plans to pioneer a “free software foundry” business when he graduates.

Cornelia Boldyreff Ph.D., FBCS Professor of Software Engineering, Department of Computing and Informatics, Lincoln University and OSSG Events Co-ordinator.

Andrew Back MIEEE MBCS CITP of BT Osmosoft http://www.osmosoft.com an Open Source innovation unit within BT. Andrew is an Open Systems Engineer and a Member of OSSG.

Peter Merchant Programme Leader, BSc Business Information Systems Management, Bournemouth University.

Mike Trotman of Datalucid Limited who is a member of UKUUG, BCS, and the Association of Survey Computing (ASC) Committee.

Mark Elkins MSc MBCS who is studying for a PhD at Solent University and is the Treasurer of OSSG.

Other participants are expected from the BBC and RedHat.

Venue: BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

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

Time: 1100 to 1730 hours

To book a place to attend this event please email your name to the events coordinator.

Free buffet lunch and refreshments including wine available.

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

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