Creating Robots That Care – Karen Spärck Jones Lecture 2017

BCS Mid-Wales and Aberystwyth University are delighted to invite you to our Karen Spärck Jones broadcast event, in which we’ll stream the showcase lecture, Creating Robots that Care, and provide opportunity for networking before and after the event. This will be held in Physical Sciences building at Aberystwyth University. To honour the pioneering work of [...]

IT Project Success and the Role of BCS

We are pleased to invite Ray Long to talk to us about IT Project Success and the Role of BCS. Ray says that it is a mixture of presentation and discussion and promises to be an interesting session. Ray is joining us fresh from his year as President for BCS. Abstract Drawing on his own [...]

IoT – Context and Challenges

We are pleased to welcome Bob Crooks MBE to talk about ‘IoT – Context and Challenges’. This will be at a meeting on Monday 3rd April, from 6.10pm in MP-0.11 (Physics A) in the Physical Sciences building. There will be refreshments available from 5.30pm in the foyer outside the lecture room. The event is free [...]

Andrew Booth: a forgotten computer pioneer

Andrew Booth We are pleased to welcome Roger Johnson, former President of the British Computer Society, to talk about Andrew Booth, a forgotten computer pioneer. The meeting is on Thursday 30th March. This starts at 6.10pm in MP-0.10 in the Physical Sciences building. There will be light refreshments available from 5.30pm in the foyer outside [...]

2017 Turing Lecture

The 2017 Turing Lecture will take place in London, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast on 20-23 February 2017. In Aberystwyth, we are hosting a live-stream of the London event. This meeting will be on Monday 20th February in MP-0.11 (Physics A), Physical Sciences Building, Aberystwyth University; view this on Open Street Map. The talk starts at [...]

The Ways of the Wicked World: Five cases in computer ethics.

We are pleased to invite Olwen Morgan to present a talk entitled “The Ways of the Wicked World: Five cases in computer ethics.” This meeting will be on Monday 6th February in Physics A, Physical Sciences Building, Aberystwyth University; view this on Open Street Map. The talk starts at 6.00pm. The event is free and open to [...]

Informal Social Event

BCS Mid Wales are coming to the end of another busy year of events. We have had 8 talks (including our most popular ever, Mark Baldwin, with around 250 attendees) and two very popular Show and Tell sessions. We have decided to round off the year with an informal social event on Thursday 8th December from 7pm. This [...]

Decoding squeaks and whistles, the secrets of digital radio systems

We are pleased to invite Colin Sauze to talk about “Decoding squeaks and whistles, the secrets of digital radio systems.” This meeting will be on Wednesday 7th December in Physics B, Physical Sciences Building, Aberystwyth University; view this on Open Street Map. The talk starts at 6.00pm. There will be refreshments available from 5.30pm in [...]

So, what is this DevOps thing, anyway?

Craig Watson lifts the lid on one of technology’s most misunderstood buzzwords; a brave new world of cross-discipline collaboration and automation that is helping to break down walls between traditional development and operations silos, ushering in a plethora of new tools such as Docker, Terraform, CloudFormation, Fabric and Puppet and processes like stand-up meetings, retrospectives [...]

Robotics at Aberystwyth University and Cameras for ExoMars mission (including AGM)

We are pleased to invite three speakers from Aberystwyth University to talk about different aspects of Robotics and to talk about the Cameras to be used on the ExoMars mission. This will be on Monday 31st October at 6.30pm. The event will be in Physics Lecture Theatre A in the Physical Sciences Building, Aberystwyth University. [...]