[UKUUG-Announce] BCS - OSSG workshop - 15th April

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Thu Mar 27 12:21:14 GMT 2008


Opportunities for cooperation between Business and UK
Universities using Open Source that might benefit the
UK economy - London 15/04/07

A workshop style event will be held during the daytime
on Tuesday 15th April 2008 by the British Computer
Society (BCS) Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG)
regarding opportunities for cooperation between the
business world and UK universities in projects and
ventures involving Open Source software and
methodology that might benefit the UK economy. If you
would like to participate in this event then please
contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins at bcs.org

Speakers will include: Aidan McGuire of Blue Fountain
Systems Ltd http://www.bluefountain.com/ Supply2Gov
Award Winner 2007, BCS Award Winner 2006.

Dave Crossland currently undertaking the MA Typeface
Design programme at the University of Reading and
plans to pioneer a "free software foundry" business
when he graduates. Dave is currently researching his
dissertation on the history of font technology and (at
the time of writing) shortly plans prior to this event
to visit the Microsoft Campus at Reading.

Mark Elkins MSc MBCS who is studying for a PhD at
Solent University and is the Treasurer of OSSG.

Lincoln University, Bournemouth University, and Solent
University plan to send speakers. The BBC may also be
sending some observers.

Further details to follow…..

Venue: BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The
Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E
7HA Map & directions:
http://www.epsg.org.uk/locations/bcsss-guide.html

Free buffet and refreshments including wine available.

For further information please visit:
http://ossg.bcs.org/2008/04/15/

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