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Please note that all known events are published on the website, whilst the committee are working in the background on 2011 events, dates will only be published once the events have been confirmed.

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BCS Shropshire - Maximising your opportunities with open source

Date: Wednesday 16th October 2014

Venue: Telford College of Arts and Technology, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire , TF1 2NP Arrival at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Event Synopsis:

To be confirmed

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BCS Shropshire - AGM 2014

Date: Wednesday 24th September 2014

Venue: Telford College of Arts and Technology , Room 204, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire , TF1 2NP Arrival at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Event Synopsis:

Annual General Meeting and Networking

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BCS Shropshire - Blended Reality, Games for Learning and Play

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2013

Venue: Beech Room, SC Conference Centre, Shifnal Road, Priorslee, Telford, TF2 9NT
Arrival at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

Event Synopsis:

Ian Hughes/Epredator will look at some of the advances in mixing the physical world and the virtual world that create both entertaining interesting experiences. How games technology is already helping us learn a great many new skills and enhance the ones we already have. If you have ever tried to learn a new physical skill from playing the guitar to a martial art then games technology and their interfaces can play a major part in enhancing your learning. So just think what that can do for other experiences and professions?

It can also be surprising how many kids toys are already crossing the boundaries between physical and virtual. Blended reality is really a mix of technologies, physical and emotional experiences. How does all this fit together? You can also read more about this in the Computer Networks paper Virtual worlds, augmented reality, blended reality, Computer Networks, Available online 4 October 2012, ISSN 1389-1286, 10.1016/j.comnet.2012.09.016. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128612003477 and in Flush Magazine http://issuu.com/flushthefashion/docs/issue4

Ian HughesIan Hughes

Ian Hughes a.k.a epredator when online, is a Metaverse Evangelist and founder of Feeding Edge Ltd - Taking a bite out of technology so you don't have to. http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/ In 2006, whilst at IBM, he led thousands of colleagues into virtual worlds like Second Life with projects such as Wimbledon.

He has shown that leadership can be driven by the digital native and innovators can gather together regardless of geography or organization. Using creative expression online leads him to no longer be the programmer he grew up as.

He presented an emerging technology slot on the UK ITV kids show The Cool Stuff Collective as resident super geek, which has ran for 3 series. http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog/tv-showreel/. On the show he brought many types of technology aimed as gaining the interest of kids and adults alike in science and technology. From open source physical computing to 3d printing, augmented reality to graphene.
Ian is the chair of the BCS Animation and Games industry Group. If you discover anything else about Ian feel free to update http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Hughes_(epredator)

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BCS Shropshire - AGM 2012 and Securing the supply chain: Information Assurance for small businesses

Date: Wednesday 7th November 2012

Venue: International House, Telford Arrival at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

Event Synopsis:

Cyberspace is an increasingly dangerous place to exchange and store information. To protect their assets and supply chain, purchasers of services and products are introducing policies that regulate their suppliers and partners cyber security and related information assurance issues.
The IASME Consortium Ltd (part of the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster) maintains the information assurance management standard and assessment process for SMEs, based on international best practice. The Standard ensures that an organisation’s cyber security level is independently assessed to a recognised level and that the level is maintained. Any weaknesses are identified in a security improvement plan which guides the organisation and their cyber security support in a continuous improvement cycle.
The Standard covers all aspects of security, including technical, personnel and physical security risk management, and makes security part of day-to-day business. The IASME Standard is particularly applicable to smaller businesses who are required to demonstrate good information security to their clients in the supply chain and is scaled and priced accordingly.

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Is the Cloud Green?

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2011

Venue: Shropshire Chamber of Commerce on Stafford Park.

Arrival at 6.00pm.

Dress code: business or smart casual.

John Booth from the Green IT special interest group will be delivering an interactive overview session on Green IT. John will answer questions like why is it important, procurement strategies, education and certifications, and the impact to the data centre.

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LEAN Methodologies and AGM

Date: Wednesday 7th September 2011

Venue: International House, Telford.

Arrival at 5.45pm for a 6.20pm start. On arrival at the venue, please go to reception to register and directions to the Meeting Room (G16/17).

Dress code: business or smart casual.

Kindly hosted and led by Capgemini at International House on Stafford Park, the first part of this event is a presentation on LEAN methodologies.

The second part of the evening is our annual AGM and your opportunity to help shape the future of the Branch for the next twelve months.

You can view the slides here:
BCS Shropshire Introduction to LEAN Event
BCS Shropshire AGM

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