Ruby on Rails Ruby on Rails was top of Computerworld’s March list of Five Technologies You Need to Know about in 2007. Previous feedback had indicated that our members appreciate technical sessions: Jonathan Conway of New Bamboo Web Development certainly threw us in at the deep end with lots of code examples to demonstrate why… Read more »
Thursday 22 March 2007: Visit to Unipart Advanced Logistics Centre
Visit to Unipart Advanced Logistics Centre In a departure from our usual meeting location in the centre of Oxford, over 30 people travelled to Unipart’s global Head Office on the outskirts of Cowley to learn about how they are using technology, including RFID, to improve logistics processes for their customers. Unipart is one of Europe’s… Read more »
Thursday 22 February 2007: Towards secure distributed healthcare research and delivery
Towards secure distributed healthcare research and delivery Our speaker was Andrew Simpson from the Oxford University Computer Lab, who introduced the Software Engineering Programme, a joint project between the OUCL and Department for Continuing Education. The Software Engineering Programme is a part-time , post-experience programme of education: it teaches software engineering to people already in… Read more »
Thursday 18 January 2007: Viruses and Malware, How many more threats are there?
Viruses and Malware, How many more threats are there? Our speaker was Stuart Taylor (right), head of the UK centre of SophosLabs™ Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Stuart briefly discussed the history of Sophos starting in 1985 and the early years of anti-virus protection products. He then went on to discuss the scale of the threat and the… Read more »
BCS Oxfordshire Branch Christmas Lecture Thursday 7 December 2006: The Machine That Enjoys Christmas: Whither Machine Consciousness?
The Machine That Enjoys Christmas: Whither Machine Consciousness? Our speaker was Igor Aleksander (right), Emeritus Professor in the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group at Imperial College. Igor gave us a great evening. His talk was stimulating, thought provoking and funny. He used lots of pictorial aids to express his ideas. He started by discussing what… Read more »