Annual General Meeting 2007 followed by a presentation on Vista

Date:
19 April 2007

Time:
Buffet at 5.30pm. AGM at 6.00pm. Talk at 6.30pm.

Venue:
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Peter Jost Centre, School of Computing and Mathematical, John Moore's University, Byrom Street, Liverpool. View a map of Liverpool JMU

Speaker:
Dr Phillip Miseldine

Cost:
Free

AGM

BCS members only.

The names of nominees for Officers (i.e. Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) and Committee Members must be lodged with the Secretary at least fourteen days before the AGM, along with the names of a proposer and a seconder.

All must be BCS Members affiliated to the Merseyside Branch - please include membership numbers along with nominations.

All current committee members have indicated their willingness to restand.
However, there are currently four vacant roles:

  • Education Liaison Officer (corresponds with and organises events for schools and colleges)
  • Young Professionals Group Representative (represents the YPG within the Branch and liaises between the committee and the YPG)
  • Student Representative (represents student members from an individual college or university)
  • Disability Support Officer (acts as a focus for initiatives where the use of IT is to the benefit of disabled people)

Refreshments will be avaliable before the AGM as well as prior to the debate.

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 2006 AGM
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman's Report
  5. Hon Treasurer's Report
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Election of Branch Committee
  8. Any other business

Vista - A Developer's Perspective

Vista has been a long time in coming. From its original birth as Longhorn, with .NET at its core and advanced new file system, to today’s .NET 3.0 and its frameworks, Vista represents the future of the world’s most popular operating system.

This talk will provide a whistle stop tour of the essentials needed to code Vista. Discussion will centre around the Windows Presentation Framework, Windows Communication Foundation, and Windows Workflow Foundation from a .NET perspective, as well as practical issues regarding how to get Visual Studio .NET up and running on Vista. Other issues affecting all developers moving to Vista, such as the new security effects of the OS will also be discussed.