Mini-SPA Conference 2017

When: 30th Nov 2017, 09:30 - 30th Nov 2017, 17:30
Where: St George's Conference Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL
Town/City: Leeds
Organiser: BCS SPA (Software Practice Advancement ) Specialist Group
Price: Free
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A Software Practice Advancement Showcase Event


The Software Practice Advancement Specialist Group of the British Computer Society - the Chartered Institute for IT - is noted for its successful annual conferences that provide practitioners a rich programme of workshops, tutorials and presentations, over multiple days and streams (the SPA Conference in June 2017 in London ran three parallel streams over three days).

The SPA conference has been valued by practitioners and generates a healthy surplus that supports year-round monthly evening events in London and a free showcase event - Mini-SPA, away from London. Mini-SPA provides a taste of Software Practice Advancement to a broader audience and includes sessions from SPA conference, as also complementary sessions around the broader theme of software practice development.

This year's  Mini-SPA, hosted in Leeds, showcases six nuggets - three taken directly from the SPA conference, two from other events abroad that have been complementary to the SPA conference theme and a session that provides overview of advancement in software practice over the last decade. The event will benefit a broad audience - software practitioners, professionals working with them, clients/consumers of software practice, students and academics. A couple of sessions will feel more technical and a couple will give a taste of the workshop environment at SPA conference.

The tutorial environment at SPA conferences is usually much more engaged and involved with longer sessions. Mini-SPA though will give delegates a taste of the learning and good practice exchange opportunity SPA conference provides, with many delegates attending the annual conference on a regular basis. It is also our intention to record sessions from this event and make some of these available to an even wider audience online.

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