Training and Education Article Archive

  • Open source doesn’t start and finish with software. Dr Alice E Williamson explains how an open, collaborative and community-based philosophy can benefit drug development too.
  • Soly Mathew Biju and Alex Mathew take us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the potential futures for the internet of things.
  • Or rather, computing is too important to miss everyone else out. Brian Runciman MBCS reports on BCS’s research into diversity in UK IT.
  • Karl Beecher, author and software developer, explains how teaching our children to solve problems, and not simply to code, could be the best way to prepare them for the future.
  • Martin Cooper chats with Dr Alastair Donaldson about his recent BCS Roger Needham Award and why parallelism is both difficult to achieve yet essential to technology’s advancement.
  • Multimedia Editor Justin Richards recently interviewed this year’s Lovelace Medal winner, Professor Georg Gottlob, who is currently leading an international group on web data extraction and wrangling.
  • Connor Morley and Diane Gan, from the CSAFE Research Centre at the University of Greenwich, discuss a new tool for detecting and accessing TrueCrypt containers.
  • A round-up of the best debates and observations about technology’s role in modern life, taken from the BCS Voices website. Check out the site and have your say too.
  • Dr Guru Banavar, VP of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research, gave the 2017 Turing Lecture - an overview of cognitive computing - to packed audiences in London, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast. BCS editor Justin Richards MBCS summarises some of the key points from this prestigious lecture.
  • James Davenport FBCS CITP explains the history, heritage and also the future of the world’s largest programming competition and how he helped to build a UK team.