A Look at Improving Software Quality
In this month's newsletter, learn how to improve the quality
of the software you deliver, celebrating science, math on the Internet and what's
coming up in the Oxfordshire branch calendar as well as
other events around and about the Oxfordshire area.
Non-functional Testing : Testing Software Quality
Julian Harty of Google
March 11, 2010
at 7 for 7.30
Venue: Sophos plc.
The quality of software has a massive impact on
its success or failure. Yet, paradoxically, few
people fully test all of the quality aspects of
In this talk Julian Harty of Google
explores testing those all important non-functional
aspects, ranging from accessibility to performance,
security and usability.
Come along to gain some new insight into how to make your software
development projects achieve higher standards of
As an added bonus, get a chance to
see the inside of the high security Sophos
Venue: Sophos plc, Abingdon, OX14
copyright Sophos plc.
Oxfordshire Science Festival 2010|
Oxfordshire Science Festivat 2010
6th of March
The Oxfordshire Science Festival is an opportunity for organisations throughout the county to engage the public in their work through lectures, discussions, debates and interactive activities.
OSF 2010 will be kicked off with a giant science
filled market place in
Broad Street on 6 March 2010. With 20 stalls
offering hands on activities, more scientists to
quiz than you can fit in a test tube and a programme
of live shows including music, dance and the secrets
of superheros. Come and help us break the world
record for the largest chinese whisper and learn how
this relates to Motor Neurone Disease! The launch is
just the beginning of two weeks of fun and
fascination with over 100 events scheduled across
Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties. With this
much going on there is surely something for everyone
and the best news is that most of the events are
free! Find out more information about the
2010 Oxfordshire Science Festival events.
Oxfordshire Science Festival 2010 Brochure.
How Much Mathematics Does an Internet User Use?|
BCS Wiltshire Branch and The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Joint Event
Certainly hundreds, and possibly thousands, of millions of people use the Internet. How many of them realise how much mathematics is involved in transactions that they all take for granted, from Internet shopping & banking to using Google? In this talk we will look at two examples of the underlying mathematical technology that is in such daily use.
For further information please visit the
BCS Wiltshire website.
The event is free and open to non-IMA and BCS members.
Light refreshments will be provided.
April and May BCS Oxfordshire Events will require
Booking in Advance
We have had a number of people already ask about the
booking procedure for these events.
We are pleased to announce that this new functionality is now available and
registrations are being accepted. Check for the
Registrations link at the top of every page of the
BCS Oxfordshire website.
CCFE & JET 29/4 2010 - Please note that
this event has a limit on the number of visitors and
require prior registration. Some foreign nationals
require security clearance which may take up to four
weeks. Please register early to avoid
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
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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
As the Savvy Citizens
campaign continues, BCS is preparing to launch its
next public engagement campaign, 'Information
Trailblazers'. We are looking to identify true
heroes who have made a real difference in the world
by using information and information technology.
Five trailblazers will be featured in a series of
online videos, but we need your help to select them.
Trailblazers page for the full details and to
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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For other events, check the links.
11 March 2010|
Testing Software Quality
- Julian Harty of Google discusses non-functional
6 to 21 March 2010
Oxfordshire Science Festival 2010 - There are
events for professional scientists and people with
an interest in science however most events are
aimed at regular people who just want to have fun
and perhaps explore a topic that is important to
them such as climate change, inheritance, music and
12 to 21 March 2010
National Science and Engineering Week - a ten
day programme of science, engineering and technology
events and activities across the UK aimed at people
of all ages.
16 March 2010
How Much Mathematics does an Internet User Use? -
BCS Wiltshire Branch and The Institute of
Mathematics and its Applications Joint Event.
29 April 2010
Visit to UKAEA Fusion & JET
20 May 2010
Sciences in Oxford's History - An Afternoon Guided Walking Tour
21 May 2010
Silver Surfer's Day - the largest, national, digital literacy campaign for older people in the UK
1 to 7 June 2010
Volunteer's Week - a national celebration of
volunteers and volunteering which takes place from 1
– 7 June of each year. This year, Volunteers' Week
is celebrating its 25th anniversary
Oxford Internet Institute events
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