This is our AGM, which we had to postpone from its regular date in October.
- Receive brief reports on the past year’s activities
- Election of new committee
- Presentation from the new Chair
The nominations received so far are:
- Chair: Terence Eden
- Treasurer: Dr Richard Miller
- Membership Secretary: Dr Donal Stewart
- Inclusion officer: Prof Cornelia Boldyreff
- Web supremo: Simon Worthington
- Early career/Student representatives: Pietra Ferreira, Rohit Goswami
- Committee members: Andy Bennett (Events Coordinator), Dr Jeremy Bennett, Daniel Hall
Additional nominations are welcome. You have to be a BCS member to stand for Chair, Treasurer or Membership Secretary, but the other posts are open to members and non-member alike.
This event is online only and there is no need to register. We will be using this Google Meet link for this event:
The livestream link will be open from 18:00 for networking, and the event will start at 18:30 prompt. We’ll keep the link open afterward for discussion.
A vision for the future
Our proposed new Chair, Terence Eden, will be familiar to members, from his talk at our meeting on Open Source in Government.
The new Chair has some big challenges to tackle.
- not enough (active) members
- too London centric
- lack of diversity
- not meeting the core mission of promoting OSS
This is reflected in our experience over the past 2-3 years. Participants are less willing to travel to attend meetings in person, or even to participate remotely, relying instead on watching our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUvLaxh5jZcEz_A2RBacXw).
We therefore need a plan for the future. We shall spend the next three months consulting our members on how OSSG should move forward. We don’t usually have a meeting in December, and our January meeting will be our regular RISC-V London meetup. Then in February we will have a meeting to launch the new plan for BCS OSSG.
This is an important time for OSSG, and we look forward to you participating in creating the plan for the future.