Testing Agile Projects

  Dr Stuart Reid FBCS CITP, TSG Thursday 17th February 2011 – 7:00pm Venue: Sophos plc, Abingdon OX14 3YP   Agile is quickly becoming the most popular approach to software development, but it is implemented in a wide variety of ways and many ‘agile’ projects forget to include testers in the agile team. This talk… Read more »

Cryptography: From Black Art to Popular Science – Part 2

Professor Fred Piper, University of London Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG Cryptography and Encryption, or the process of hiding secrets as unintelligible codes, has been around for thousands of years. In modern times it has become increasingly familiar, possibly due to the Enigma machine and other coding devices used in the… Read more »

Northampton Branch: IT Skills for the Recovery

Speakers from Large Business, Local Business, Recruitment / HR Agency, University, IT Training provider Skills needed during a recession can differ from those when it’s ‘Business as usual’. Appreciating this difference is essential to surviving in the current climate. We have a new Government which is looking hard at budget cuts and this means redundancies… Read more »

[Event Summary] The Changing Face of Payments

Tim Lambertstock, Payments Consultant, was the speaker at our well-attended January meeting. Tim gave an introduction to payments and payment systems, covering both the UK and international schemes. He went on to describe how this is changing, particularly with initiatives such as the UK Faster Payments scheme and how new entrants – both new banks… Read more »

The Changing Face of Payments

Tim Lambertstock, Payments Consultant Thursday 20th January 2011 – 7:30pm Venue: Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG   Tim brings his extensive experience of payment systems to this discussion on how we will pay for things in the future as cheques, and maybe even hard cash, begin to be phased out. He… Read more »