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BCS Birmingham Updates
1st June 2008

Dear UKita colleagues,

As you are members of the BCS I thought I would update you:

The presentation which I gave after our Branch AGM on Monday 19 May is now available for download from the Fortran Specialist Group website at http://www.fortran.bcs.org/2008/Fortran_1957_2008.php

I have been asked to let you know about the following events in June and July which may be of interest.

** Corporate ID Theft - Protect Your Business - Evening seminars in association with West Midlands Police and the National e-Crime Prevention Centre being held in Walsall, Telford, Coventry and Birmingham on 9 to 12 June 2008 - see
http://www.coventryfirst.co.uk/index.php?tab=eventsdetail&area=3&group=105§ion=602
for more information and booking arrangements.

** CIPD Midlands Conference - Getting the best from people - Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 8.45am 5.00pm - International Convention Centre, Birmingham
B1 2EA - Half price discount available through Business Link - see
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/eventDescription?type=EVENTS&site=131&itemId=5001018381
for more information and booking arrangements.

** Agile, Better, Faster - free afternoon events to introduce agile software development processes being held in Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham on 16, 18 and 19 June 2008 - see http://www.wizewerx.com/events/midlands/agileBetterFaster/ for more information and booking arrangements.

** CMA Focus Day - Developing a Green ICT strategy - Wednesday, 18 June 2008, RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET - Start 9am End 4:30pm - see
http://www.thecma.com:80/showevent.cfm?id=331 for more information and booking arrangements. The Communication Managers Association is now part of the BCS.

** ACCA Midlands Business Lecture - Guest speaker Tessa Sanderson presenting 'Path to Glory' at Aston Villa, Trinity Suite, Birmingham on Thursday, 19 June 2008 - see
http://www.accaglobal.com/databases/events/uk/regional/reg_business/3079199
for more information and booking arrangements. Non-ACCA members welcome.

** CIM Event - Case study of visitor attraction marketing marketing at Hatton Country World on Wednesday 25 June 2008 - see
http://www.cim.co.uk/NewsAndEvents/Events/EventDetails.aspx?ObjectID=17431
for more information and booking arrangements.

** BCS Quality SG - Good Practise, Good Benefits, Good Standards - one day seminar being held on Thursday, July 3 2008 at Bredbury Hall, Stockport, nr Manchester, in association with Improve QPI Ltd - see http://www.improveqpi.com for more information and booking arrangements.

** On Tuesday 24th June Birmingham University are holding a free one day conference and opening ceremony for their High Performance Compute cluster and Visualization centre. There is a conference programme on the following web site, together with a mailing link for registration:
http://www.bear.bham.ac.uk/conf-request.shtml.


** The BCS Birmingham Branch is part of the Professional Institutes Network West Midlands (PINWM). If you are a golfer here is an invitation to the PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES NETWORK GOLF DAY on Friday 11th July 2008 at ENVILLE GOLF CLUB, HIGHGATE COMMON, STOURBRIDGE.

8 Players Per Institute, individual 18 Hole Stableford to compete for the replica CLARET JUG, top 6 scores to count.
Tee off around 2.00pm, Dinner & Individual Prizes 7.00pm

Best wishes,

Peter Crouch
Membership Secretary
Birmingham Branch of the BCS
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Tel: 0121 523 6756
E-mail: [email protected]


The BCS Birmingham Branch is part of the Professional Institutes Network West Midlands (PINWM) which is dedicated to providing opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to the members of its current
14 member institutes across the West Midlands.

Details of the wide range of events are available on the PINWM website at www.pinwm.co.uk.