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
 

November

Wednesday 21 November, 19:30 - 21:00, Cyber: Insider Threat - Prevention, Detection, Mitigation and Deterrence. A 60-minute cyber security talk by Sinu Peter around a 15-minute break. Venue: Fora, Thames Tower, Station Road, RG1 1LX

December

Tuesday 11 December, 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

Monday 17 December, 18:30 - 21:30, Christmas Social & Talk: How choosing the right mindset, BCS Berkshire Chairman Anthony Parker will deliver this year's Christmas talk entitled "Mindsets - Deciding to be who you really are". It will be preceded by Informal chat over food & drinks. Free of charge. Venue: The Griffin, 10-12 Church Rd, Caversham, RG4 7AD 

January

Tuesday 8 January, 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 15 January, 18:30 for 19:00 - 21:00, CV Clinic, Free help with writing curriculum vitae. 18:30 registration & refreshments, clinic 19:00-21:00. Venue: TBA

Wednesday 16 January, 19:00 - 21:00, Transport Data and Innovation, Reading Buses talk & tour, Talk on a new smart system for our buses, by John Bickerton of Reading Buses, followed by bus trip to Great Knolly’s Street depot. Host: Michael Halliday, UTC Reading. Venues: UTC Reading, Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ & Reading Bus Depot, Great Knolly’s Street, Reading, RG1 7HH. Reading Buses Website

Tuesday 22 January, All day, Teen Tech, Schools careers fair. Venue: Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard, Meyjes Road, Guildford Surrey, GU2 7AD

February

Tuesday 12 February, 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 19 February, 19:00 - 21:00, Emerging Technologies in IoT & Smart Berkshire, Mark Stanley will explain the latest development in smart city and rural applications using low power long range networks (LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT replacing devices connected by wifi or traditional cellular) in the context of the Smart Berkshire project. In conjunction with IoT Meetup & CoralEdge. Venue: TBA

Thursday 28 February, TBC, Working Smart with MS Outlook, We hope to offer a free taster of an online masterclass from Katie Honey, Director of Training at Priority Management, as a live stream. Venue: Online Webex

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

Wednesday 13 March, The Great Debate, BCS co-sponsors and provides entrance hall stand. Part of the annual British Science Week. Booking link to be provided by university. Last year's booking link was http://www.reading.ac.uk/15/about/newsandevents/Events/Event749256.aspx. Venue: Reading University

March TBC, Project Failures, A talk by Andy Harris, Venue: TBA

March TBC, SIG talk: 5G Networks, The latest on 5G networks, in collaboration with Vodafone and / or Verizon. Venue: Green Park, Reading: tbc

April

Wednesday 3 April, 18:30 - for 19:00 - 21:15, How can Technology keep Businesses Agile Post-Brexit?. Our biannual BCS ELITE / IoD unconference. Members, guest & students £10 + VAT, non members £20 + VAT. Oracle requests delegates to book at least 7 days in advance for badges & catering. 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

April TBC, Amazon Tour. Visit to Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Rugeley Staffs or Hemel Hempstead Herts. Venue: TBA

May

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

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

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

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.

 

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