Training and Education Article Archive

  • Any practitioner of education, in all its forms, has a responsibility to behave in a professional manner. Indeed, who would not claim that they act professionally and are, therefore, a professional?
  • Matthew Gillman MBCS, a statistical programmer at King’s College London and member of the BCS ICT Ethics Specialist Group, reminds us that not everyone has access to computers or the internet.
  • Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow in Computer Music at the University of Plymouth, discusses the general lack of understanding about quantum computers, and an artistic way of introducing more people to it.
  • The Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM) can lay claim to being the world’s first computer. Martin Cooper MBCS caught up with Chris Burton to find out more about the original machine, how he helped to recreate it, and to learn what the future holds for the SSEM.
  • Justin Richards MBCS talks to Ben Trewhella, the CEO of Opposable Group and co-founder of Bristol Games Hub, about his latest project, the Bristol VR Lab, based in the heart of the South West of England.
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE was the youngest girl ever to pass an A-level in computing and later graduated with a masters in mathematics and computer science from Oxford, aged 20.
  • Lifelong learning is central to professionalism in every industry, especially in the IT industry where it is so important for everyone to maintain their skills with technology continually evolving.
  • Peter Hilton explores the relationship between beautiful type and beautiful code and reveals that the need to make programs look pleasant isn’t a new idea.
  • A new BCS report says that inspiring, educating and empowering children to launch careers in IT will allow them to enjoy successful lives and provide industry with the skills it needs to prosper.
  • Dr. Martin Wheatman introduces Enguage, a language interpreter with the ability to program purely through speech.