In this month's newsletter, some thoughts for the New Year,
events around and about the Oxfordshire area and, finally,
BCS Oxfordshire would like to wish you all a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Adam Thilthorpe, BCS Director for Professionalism
January 21, 2009
at 7 for 7.30
IT often assumes the role of a servant but
IT doesn’t just support business, it powers
business. Has the IT profession come of age and is
it seen as equivalent to the other professions
represented in Boardrooms? An alternative view: that
IT is a ‘trade’ and does not have the professional
status of the law or accountancy, will also be
Venue: Oxford e-Research Centre, 8
Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG.
BCS Oxfordshire in the New Year|
Some Exciting Events to Be Aware Of
We have some very interesting events in store for
the New Year and well worth making a note in your
calendar now to be sure you attend.
Events Calendar at the BCS Oxfordshire website
for additional information as it becomes available.
Branch Meeting Programme
Our full meeting
programme for 2009/10 is on the
branch website. If you want a
PDF for printing, that is also available. We are
working on restoring the ability to automatically
add events to your calendar through links on the
Did you know that BCS members can join up
to five BCS Specialist Groups online? Just sign on
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.
Members of the Specialist Group in Software
Testing will be interested in our
March meeting to be held in the inspiring
offices of Sophos in Abingdon.
Oxford Geek Nights
Oxford Geek Nights offer a chance for web developers
and designers in the local area to get together,
share their skills and talk about new ideas,
techniques and technologies. To learn more please
Did you know that you do not have to live in the UK
to attend a BCS lecture or meeting? For example, the
US chapter of BCS is going from strength to
strength. If you know if any ex-pat BCS members, be
sure to let them know.
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