British Computer Society - Software Practice Advancement group - East Anglian branch. Regular meetings about software development, mostly in Cambridge

Past events

  • Fun With SunSPOTs

    Wed, 13 Dec 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Project Sun SPOT , run by Sun Labs, has produced a small low-cost battery-powered Java-based computing device that can be connected to a variety of transducers and can communicate wirelessly with similar devices. The nature of these devices opens up a whole new field of possible applications, which this session will demonstrate. 7pm; light buffet

  • Programming Robots - 7pm

    Wed, 8 Nov 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Programming robots is hard: an enormous range of heterogeneous sensors and actuators have to be addressed at the same time. Common programming paradigms do not work well. This talk presents novel approaches to in programming robots using visualisation, concurrency and coordination.

  • The Past, Present and Future of Software Architecture

    Wed, 13 Sep 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    The activity of "software architecture" has emerged into mainstream software development consciousness fairly recently, joining the venerable quartet of specification, design, code and test. Why has this new activity emerged and what is it? 7:30pm

  • Modelling for Maintainability

    Wed, 14 Jun 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Model driven development (such as the OMG's Model Driven Architecture) can not only help develop good quality applications cheaply and quickly, but can also yield dramatic savings in maintenance costs. Andrew Watson is VP and Technical Director of the Object Management Group. 7pm.

  • Journeys in non-classical computation - Susan Stepney

    Wed, 12 Apr 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Research in Non-Classical Computation seeks to augment and enrich the today's classical model with bio-inspired algorithms, open complex adaptive systems, embodied computation, quantum computation, and more. Prof Susan Stepney heads the Non-Standard Computation group at York University. 7 for 7:30

  • Requirements Engineering - Is It All Made Up?

    Wed, 8 Mar 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Experience tells us that, except for rare visionaries, clients do not know what they want until they see it. This talk explains how to use creative techniques to invent requirements, and demonstrates results from ongoing research to integrate creativity and requirements tools. Please pre-register. 7pm for 7:30 start

  • The XP Game -- Rachel Davies (7pm)

    Tue, 7 Feb 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    The XP Game is a playful way to familiarize the players with some of the more difficult concepts of the eXtreme Programming Planning Game. Anyone can participate. The goal is to make development and business people work together, they both play both roles. It is especially useful when a company starts adopting agile development methods.

  • Software Factories & Domain Specific Languages

    Wed, 18 Jan 2006 in Cambridge, United Kingdom

    We would like to apply to software some of the techniques learned in manufacturing reliable consumer products, such as automating repetitive tasks, and gaining economies of scope through product families. This talk discusses the required concepts and tooling, and their realisation in Visual Studio.

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