Testing Software Quality

Julian Harty, Google Venue: Sophos plc, Abingdon OX14 3YP Typically we focus on testing ‘functionality’. However, in practice users are at least as interested in the non‐functional aspects of software. Even if they can’t explain exactly what they’re looking for, they can tell you what they don’t like, especially when your software fails to work… Read more »

An introduction to Geospatial systems

Paul Stanton, Associate Director at Jacobs Consultancy Paul will explain geospatial systems, their key defining features and how they can integrate with other key information systems in the enterprise. Paul will also discuss examples of applications, including those from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, and the privacy issues they provoke, as well as future developments in… Read more »

Is IT a Profession?

A debate with Adam Thilthorpe, BCS Director for Professionalism IT often assumes the role of a servant but IT doesn’t just support business, it powers business. Adam poses the question “Has the IT profession come of age and is it seen as equivalent to the other professions represented in Boardrooms?” Points for debate include: Many… Read more »

Christmas Lecture

Speaker: Professor Fred Piper, Royal Holloway, University of London Venue: Rewley House, Oxford University, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=OX1+2JA&spn=0.035331,0.103065&iwloc=A&hl=en Thursday 3rd December 2009 – 7:00pm A special Christmas event hosted by the Oxfordshire Branch of the BCS, come along to be informed and entertained. This talk will contain something for the widest possible… Read more »

Innovative ICT in Oxfordshire

Joint meeting with Science Oxford Oxfordshire is home to a great number of innovative ICT entrepreneurs. We will hear from three or four different ICT businesses about their technology and how they are taking it to market. This event is run in collaboration with the Science Oxford Networks 4 ICT programme (www.scienceoxfordnetworks.com) The Meetings: Unless… Read more »