Bristol BCS Spring School





The Bristol branch of the BCS have asked us to pass on details of their Spring School as follows:

The spring school is coming up fast and all days are filling up quickly so register soon so you don’t miss out.

We have another speaker announced for the First night. James Cook of the SpiderGroup will be talking about The Future is in the clouds

Full details can be found on the website here

Please note that registration and payment are essential for these talks.

Refreshments will be available from 18:30 with the talks to start at 19:00

We also have a follow up event of a visit to the G-Cloud demonstrator at HP Offices in Bristol. Spring School attendees will have priority in attending this.

  • 6.30pm (refreshments will be provided) for a 7.00 start
  • 7.00pm – 8.30pm talks

Mon 5 March

An Introduction to the Cloud & Cloud Security
To start with we will look at risk management considerations and an overview of the security considerations associated with cloud computing – in particular:

  • Availability of data and business functionality
  • Protecting data from unauthorised access
  • Handling security incidents

Speaker: Ian Fish

Follower by our latest speaker

James Cook: The Future is in the Clouds

James will be discussing the journey of the Cloud; where it
began, and more importantly, where it is going.

Mon 12 March

Running Applications in the Cloud

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have unique design challenges that are becoming easier to overcome thanks to cloud hosting and modern development practices.

Speakers: Michael Corbett and Ben Halstead

Mon 19 March

How to get it right legally when using the Cloud
This will cover the legal problems that arise when using the Cloud and the best ways of dealing with those problems.

Speakers: Jeremy Holt of Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors. Justin Pirie from Mimecast

Mon 26 March

What’s different about ‘cloud forensics’ & Designing, building and running a SaaS application

A great deal is being said about “cloud forensics”, but one has to ask how this is different from “computer centre forensics”, a subject which attracts no hype, and just happens.

Speakers: James Davenport, and TBD

Costs for delegates: (Inclusive of VAT)

  • £40 for the 4 lectures for BCS members and students
  • £60 for the 4 lectures for non-BCS members
  • £15 per lecture for BCS members
  • £25 per lecture for non-BCS members

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