Events

The Berkshire branch runs at least one event per month, except in August when we take a break. We run public events which are open to everyone, and member events for current and potential members of BCS. We also run special events for local organisations. Sometimes we advertise external events that may be of interest to our members. For further details of external organisations see our links page. Some of our events are supported by volunteers.

For full details of each event, and a booking link, click its title. If there is no link, bookings are not open yet, but please save the date.

We also run events for schools in Berkshire and support careers fairs in Berkshire, South Bucks and Surrey. See our Schools page for more information. To know more about or help us with any of our events, including for schools, contact events.berkshire@bcs.org.uk .

BCS Berkshire Chairman Anthony Parker has written about bitcoin in the November 2018 edition of the Institute’s "IT Now" magazine. Read the article
 

February

Thursday 28 February, 19:00 - 21:00 Working Smart with MS Outlook, a free taster of an online masterclass from Katie Honey, Director of Training at Priority Management, as a live stream. Venue: GoToMeeting - the exact link will be emailed to delegates

March

Tuesday 12 March, 19:00 - late, Reading Geek Night, Tech Talks on 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free of charge, no booking required.
Talks commence at 8.00pm and last 20-25 mins with breaks of 15 mins for networking and beer. Venue: Walkabout, Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street), Reading, RG1 1DG

The Great Debate

Wednesday 13 March, 19:00-21:00, The Great Debate. BCS Berkshire co-sponsors this prestigious event in March every year as part of British Science Week. This year's topic is 'Can New Technology Transform Healthcare?’ 
Four presentations will be followed by a debate and Q&A. The presentations will consider: (1) Human-Computer Interaction, (2) How is technology currently making a difference? (3) Using AI to improve clinical effectiveness, (4) Ensuring new technologies are introduced effectively and safely. 
For full details and tickets go to https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event792226.aspx. Early booking is strongly advised. Venue: Reading University

April

Wednesday 3 April, 18:30 - for 19:00 - 21:15, How can Technology keep Businesses Agile Post-Brexit? For this, our biannual BCS ELITE / IoD unconference, we are thrilled to have as speakers Jeremy Acklam, founder of thetrainline.com and pioneer of smart technology for transport in Britain and abroad, and Rod Willis, co-founder of Assentire Ltd which specialises in ‘Accelerating Collaboration’ and ‘Advancing Agile Mindsets’. This evening will equip business managers to navigate Brexit more confidently by understanding better how technology and Agile practices can help us through the uncertainty. Venue: Oracle Customer Visit Centre, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, RG6 1RA

Tuesday 9 April, 19:00 - late, Reading Geek Night,Tech Talks on 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free of charge, no booking required.
Talks commence at 8.00pm and last 20-25 mins with breaks of 15 mins for networking and beer. Venue: Walkabout, Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street), Reading, RG1 1DG

May

Thursday 9 May, 18:00 - 21:30, Diversity Update, This event will be an interactive opportunity for all attendees to develop their knowledge about what diversity and equality mean in the 21st century. BCS Berkshire covers many areas of diversity within its membership and recognises the benefits this brings. Venue: Reading Univesity, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, RG6 6AH

Tuesday 14 May, 19:00 - late, Reading Geek Night, Tech Talks on 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free of charge, no booking required.
Talks commence at 8.00pm and last 20-25 mins with breaks of 15 mins for networking and beer. Venue: Walkabout, Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street), Reading, RG1 1DG

Tuesday 21 May, 18:30 - 21:30, The State of JavaScript: The future of App development?, This talk will explore the past and current state of JavaScript, what can it be used for and some useful tools to help you get your applications up and running faster. Venue: Central Working, Aldwych House 2 Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1AZ

June

Tuesday 11 June, 19:00 - late, Reading Geek Night, Tech Talks on 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free of charge, no booking required.
Talks commence at 8.00pm and last 20-25 mins with breaks of 15 mins for networking and beer. Venue: Walkabout, Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street), Reading, RG1 1DG

Thursday 13 June, All day, Teen Tech, schools careers fair. Venue: Hampshire Court Hotel, Centre Drive, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8FY

July

Tuesday 9 July, 19:00 - late, Reading Geek Night, Tech Talks on 2nd Tuesday of every month. Free of charge, no booking required.
Talks commence at 8.00pm and last 20-25 mins with breaks of 15 mins for networking and beer. Venue: Walkabout, Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street), Reading, RG1 1DG

Wednesday 17 July, 19:00 - 21:00, Anyone can Code, Dr Edmund Furse, MD of Imitation Ltd, will introduce a powerful new learning method that allows novices to develop applications with no knowledge of progamming - in short, the art of coding by imitation. Free of charge. This will be an updated version of a talk given by Dr Furse to BCS Oxfordshire on 11 October 2018. Because the material is new and under strict copyright, the slides will not be available online.

Forthcoming events to be confirmed

  • March TBC, 5G Networks, The latest on 5G networks, in collaboration with Vodafone and / or Verizon. Venue: Green Park, Reading: tbc
  • April TBC, Amazon Tour. Visit to Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Rugeley Staffs or Hemel Hempstead Herts. Venue: Hired coach from Reading Station.
  • June / July TBC, Individual Rights. Jeremy Holt of Clark Holt will provide an update on individual privacy rights in the wake of GDPR. Venue: TBA

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