Training and Education Article Archive

  • Christopher Curry was co-founder of Acorn Computers, which was probably most famous for creating the BBC Micro. Curry also managed to develop GIS, a system for cashless money, and created an ID card with medical history, called Bluefish.
  • Paul Jagger FBCS asks: whatever happened to virtual reality learning platforms, and is a second life being given to Second Life?
  • Chen Mao Davies has experience at the confluence of many strands relevant to BCS: she has a PhD in computer graphics; she is a tech-entrepreneur; and her developing business is one with a demonstrable social benefit.
  • Justin Richards MBCS interviews 2019’s Turing Lecture speaker, Krishna Gummadi, from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, in Germany.
  • Long-term writer of the BCS Future Tech blog, Chris Yapp, is stepping down. Here we present his final blog, plus some highlights from the fantastic blogs he has produced for us. His insight will be sorely missed.
  • In May 2018, Prof Steve Furber CBE spoke to Manchester Branch BCS, about how Acorn RISC machines evolved into the Spiking Neural Network Architecture. Julian M. Bass FBCS reports.
  • Peter Hopton explores the physics and the factors that are slowing internet access today and presents a vision of a high speed, low power and low latency future.
  • Prof. John Stein, Magdalen College, Oxford, explores how dyslexia works and explains why the condition might be a profound positive when it comes to designing software.
  • To coincide with International Women’s Day, the BCS North London Branch ran the first of a series of ‘Wominspiration’ events that aim to shine a light on some of the talented women currently working in the IT arena, with the aim of helping inspire the next generation.
  • In a world where technological advances can create an undesirable future, there is an ever stronger call for more ethical research. Responsible research and innovation are a must. Margherita Nulli, Bernd Stahl, Carolyn Ten Holter and Martin de Heaver report.