BCS Oxfordshire Branch March 2009

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March 2009

Dear Branch member,

In this issue: details of our March meeting, on Thursday this week, about developments in video conferencing, early information about our branch visit to SophosLabs in April, and pointers to other events you may be interested in.

We hope to see you at one of our meetings.

Thursday 12 March: Smarter Working: Routes to Conferencing

Neil Johnstone from DigitalMeeting invites you to an informal discussion about how technology can help people to work together without travelling to do it.

  • What is Smarter Working, and why do it?
  • What do Al Gore and Red Dwarf have in common?
  • How does a fax machine from the Seventies fuel your car today?
  • Can you really be in two places at once?

Neil will answer all these questions, and ask many others, at Thursday's meeting.


Thursday 23 April 2009: Annual Branch Visit: Sophos Anti Virus Lab

This year's branch trip will be hosted by SophosLabs in Abingdon, where we will see the links between spam, malware and the web. SophosLabs will show us examples of real malware and the tools they use to protect their customers.


Wednesday 25 March 2009: BCS/RSI lecture: A Trip to the Future

This year's BCS/RSI lecture will be given by renowned IT Futurologist Ian Pearson, who has been captivating audiences around the globe as he casts his eye into his crystal ball and uses his vast experience of technology and the internet to predict what is coming to a screen near you soon.

The lecture, which will be at the RSA, just off the Strand in London, is free to attend, but you need to book and there is a small charge if you wish to stay for refreshments after the lecture.


Branch Meeting Programme

Our full meeting programme for 2008/9 is on the branch website.

There's a pointer to a downloadable copy on our branch downloads page.


Specialist Groups

Did you know that BCS members can join up to five BCS Specialist Groups online?

Just sign on to the Members' secure area, and click on "Specialist Groups" in the box headed "Manage your membership". You should then be able to join several Specialist Groups.


Tech Stuff

The eleventh Oxford Geek Night is on 25 March 2009.


BCS email management online

BCS members can manage all their BCS email subscriptions online by logging on at https://wam.bcs.org/wam/lsm.aspx.


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Coming Events etc

Oxfordshire Branch meetings are open to BCS members and non-members. Unless otherwise stated, there is no charge and you don't have to book.

For other events, check the links.

10 March: OeRC: Rethinking Public Health for the Digital Economy

12 March: BCS Oxfordshire: Smarter Working: Routes to Conferencing

13 March: OII: Civic Intelligence: If it didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent it

25 March: BCS/RSI lecture: A Trip to the Future

25 March: Oxford Geek Night 11

25 March: BCS North London: Crunch IT in 2009 - The Role of IT in a Recession

26 March 2009: BCS Guildford: Large Scale Project Management

Full Branch Programme

Oxford Internet Institute events

OeRC events

Science Oxford events

BCS Events Calendar

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