Welcome to BCS Northampton Website

The Northampton branch membership has grown steadily from our start in 2004 and we now have over 980 members, mainly from Northampton, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to hold 5 committee meetings a year, with 4 or 5 events covering a variety of areas to provide interest for as many of our members as we can. Look at our forthcoming events page to obtain the details of our events planned for the 2014/15 season. Our AGM is held in September where we announce the winners of the Student Prizes and where you as a member are able to both stand as a committee member and vote for your choice of representative.

This years Students Prize winners are:

Winner of BCS Best Final Year Student Dissertation

  • Jan Tucholka - BSc Computing (Graphics & Visualisation)

  • Winner of BCS Most Promising First Year Student

  • Ryan Sinfield HND Computing

  • Winner of Barclaycard Best Business Related Dissertation

  • Joseph Stockwell - BSc Computing (Software Engineering)

  • Best Final Year Student

  • Matthew Houston DE CESARE - BSc Computing (Software Engineering)

  • Winners of the Best Group Project Prize from HM Government Communication Centre (HMGCC)

  • Ali Obaid Hassan Al-Mahmood
  • Jonathan Dimmock
  • Ryan Edwards
  • Deryn David Suttling
  • Daniel Constantin Lupan



  • BCS Northampton Events Page

    NOTE: All our events are open to members and none members, no registration is required unless otherwise stated.


    29th September 2016 - Northampton BCS AGM

    The AGM will be held in Room NW205 of The Newton Building at The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, St Georges Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JB

    Doors will open at 19:00 hrs, The AGM will commence at 19.30hrs (due to finish by 21h00).

    Agenda

    * AGM

    * Election of Officers

    * Briefing regarding proposed training events on a Tuesday night


    Early November 2016 - All Quiet on the Ethical Front: Behaviour and Professionalism in Project Management

    Speaker: Brendan D'Cruz

    Alistair Godbold stated in an article entitled Are You an Ethically Mature Project Manager? (APM Blog, July 2014): As our projects become more complicated and complex, and our activities span many countries and cultures through the supply chain or during roll out, the potential for conflict and differences on ethical views increases. The range of stakeholders we deal with is becoming wider; project initiators, investors, policy makers, sponsors, project leaders, members of project teams - all of whom are likely to face a broad range of issues. In many instances the managerial problems we used to face as technical challenges now often have an ethical dimension requiring reflection on individual or communal values. There is also the increasing importance of the long-term reputation of the business to consider which is becoming increasingly important.

    This interactive session will explore how the issues of ethics, professionalism and compliance are being dealt with by professional bodies, and what this means for individuals operating at the front when delivering projects, programmes and business solutions. In particular, the session will consider:

    * Codes of conduct - do they really mean anything?

    * Competence standards - are they appropriate, and how can you evidence them?

    * Project corruption - what is it and why does it matter?

    * Professional behaviours - what are they, and how can they be enhanced?

    * IT-enabled change initiatives - are we doing the right things right?

    * A series of ethical dilemmas will be presented to participants during the session, and there may be occasional context and imagery derived from the First World War.

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    December 13th 2016 - CITP Fireside event followed by a Curry at local restaurant

    First of our events by the fireside events will concentrate on gaining CITP accreditation.

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    January 26th 2017 - Cyber Security Lecture

    Our events this season will be themed based. To start with we are going to concentrate on Cyber Security

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    February 22nd 2017 - CISSP Fireside Lecture

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    March 18th 2017 - Cyber Saturday

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    May 2017 - Connectivity Theme

    Our 2nd theme for the year is around the subject of connectivity. The event is likely to include but not limited to the following topics

    * IoT

    * M2M

    * Drones

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    July 2017 - Critical Connectivity

    This event will cover topics such as:

    * Mission

    * Financial

    * Safety

    * Security

    Further details regarding location will follow.


    Contact the Branch


    Email: HQ Contacts

    Phone: 01793 417 478

    Post: BCS Headquarters First Floor, Members Groups Department, Block D North Star House, North Star Avenue ,Swindon, UK, SN2 1FA

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