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 The Chartered Institute for IT - Best Technical Computing 1st Year Award.
Winner of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Best Student Performance Prize
Winner of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT - Best Business Computing Student Award.
Winner of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Best Student Business Computing Performance Prize
Winner of the HM Government Communication Centre (HMGCC) Best Dissertation Prize
Winners of the Best Group Project Prize from HM Government Communication Centre (HMGCC)
Ameen Abdel Hai
The committee is a relaxed group, made up of Business, Technical and Academic interests. We welcome new faces, both members and none members at our meetings & events. We see these not just as valuable opportunities to impart knowledge and understanding but as a valuable networking opportunity for likeminded individuals that have a career in our industry.
We wolid very much like to hear from anyone wishing to help by joining the committee, most meetings are now home based web meetings later in the evening so as to not impact too much on members home & work commitments
BCS Northampton Events Page
NOTE: All our events are open to members and none members, no registration is required unless otherwise stated.
- Bletchley Park The National Museum of Computing Family Day
Doors open at 10.30am for an 11.00am start
You are warmly invited to take part in a Family Day in July at Bletchley Parks National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on Sunday 19 July. Bring all the family – there will be activities suitable for children of all ages.
This event is for members of BCS Bedford and Northampton branches and their families.
TNMOC enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s - including a newly rebuilt and fully operational Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer.
TNMOC receives no government or lottery funding and you will be impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff involved in the project including the many volunteers who regularly give up their valuable time to ensure that this ever growing collection is restored and maintained.
It would be a good idea to register NOW since the number is limited to a maximum of 50 (25 people from each branch) and the event is heavily subsidised by the BCS. Note that children below the age of 6 years are welcome but will not be included in these numbers (but we still need their details for catering purposes). The cost per person (6 years and over) for the whole day is £10 and this includes a finger/sandwich buffet lunch. Registration is only available to BCS members.
A base room will be made available for use during the day with tea, coffee and water freely available all day. The LEGO will be kept in this room so that those who do not complete the competition in the morning will have the opportunity to try it in the afternoon.
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
Northampton @ BCS HQ
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