Video link to Karen Spärck Jones Lecture for 2016

BCS Mid-Wales Branch and the Department of Computer Science, Aberystwyth University, are providing a video link to the Karen Spärck Jones Lecture for 2016. This year’s talk has the title “Mind the many skills gaps: why we keep creating unworkable security.”  The event is held in London and we will be taking a live link to [...]

The Death of Digital Literacy?

We are pleased to invite Andrew Whitworth, from Manchester Institute of Education, to speak on the topic of “The Death of Digital Literacy” on Monday February 15th, at 6pm. This will be in room A14 in the Hugh Owen building at Aberystwyth University. A map of the location is available. The event is co-hosted with the Department [...]

BCSWomen call on women in tech to celebrate Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday

On Thursday 10th December 2015, Ada Lovelace, the first programmer, would be 200 years old. If 2, 3, 4 or more women, who work on or with computers, could get together, for say a morning coffee for a few minutes, or after work, to raise their cups or glasses to Ada, please do take a photo, and Tweet it [...]

Making Use of Technology in NHS Wales

The South Wales Branch is hosting a series of talks looking at Making Use of Technology in NHS Wales. The events will be held in Cardiff and live-broadcast to a few sites around Wales. The Mid-Wales branch has arranged to make a room available for the live broadcasts. The second session is on Tuesday December 8th. [...]

Technology Question Time

Technology Question Time

How should computing technology be used in our society? What role should it have in areas such as the environment, transportation and health? What is the role of government to influence the direction of technology, including education about technology and the effects of technology on the economy?  The Mid-Wales branch of BCS, the Chartered Institute [...]

AGM 2015 and “Seize the Day – Making IT work for society”

The Mid-Wales Branch AGM will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27th October 2015. The formal notice is available here. This will be in Medrus 1, Penbryn, Aberystwyth University. See Map. The AGM has traditionally been quite short and we then move on to our featured session. This year, we are pleased to invite David [...]

Show & Tell – 25th September

BCS Mid-Wales and Aberystwyth BCS Student Chapter are holding a Show and Tell event at 6pm on Friday September 25th in the Llandinam Building, Penglais Campus. A free tech-related event where you can show off your latest creations, in-progress projects or new toys. Tell us about your half-baked ideas, great experiences and favourite new website. Working on a [...]

Generative Art, Complexity Science, and Their Cultural Implications

UPDATE: 23rd April. With regret, Philip is now unable to attend and this event has to be cancelled. If there is an opportunity to reschedule, we will announce it on this site. We are pleased to invite Philip Galanter from Texas A&M University to talk about “Generative Art, Complexity Science, and Their Cultural Implications.” This talk [...]

Show & Tell – 23rd April 2015

BCS Mid-Wales, Aberystwyth University’s Department of Computer Science, the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and Aberystwyth BCS Student Chapter are holding a Show and Tell event at 6pm on Thursday April 23th in the Parry Williams Building, Penglais Campus: map. A free tech-related event where you can show off your latest creations, in-progress projects or new [...]

App-a-thon World Record Attempt

Design your own Android App on 13th June 2015, and take it home to show your friends and family! The BCS will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time and you can be part of it! Individuals and [...]