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Welcome to the BCS (British Computer Society) South West Branch website

Welcome to the website for the South West branch of the BCS (British Computer Society). This is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1000 members.

Our monthly meetings are generally held between October and May. Events are usually held in either Plymouth or Exeter, there is no charge (unless indicated) and everyone is welcome.

Confessions of a not-so-expert Witness
30 March 2015, 19:30

Unusual but light hearted reflections on 25 years as an Expert Witness covering both criminal cases (including fraud, murder and terrorism) as well as commercial cases (such as computer contracts, and misuse by employees), divorce and landlord / tenant issues!

Many of these smaller cases are far from the traditional image presented in the press or on TV. He will share some of his war stories. The topics will be jargon-free and non-technical but of interest to both lawyers and computing practitioners.

Colin started his career in computing in 1963 as a programmer/analyst, progressing through various stages of marketing, project management and consultancy. He became an expert witness, part-time, somewhat casually in 1986 and finished his career as an Enterprise Reader at Staffordshire University, acting as the catalyst for their recently established Forensic Examination Laboratory.

He is a member of North Staffordshire Branch and Treasurer of both Internet and Law SGs
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Secure South West 5 - 2nd April 2015

Secure South West 5 - 2nd April 2015 Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
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BCS South West Branch Student Prizes - 2014

BCS South West Branch Student Prizes - 2014 The South West Branch has awarded prizes to the best students studying a computing programme for best academic performance at the universities of Plymouth and Exeter.
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Secure South West 4 - 10th July 2014

Secure South West 4 - 10th July 2014 Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
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BCS CMSG Conference 2014

BCS CMSG Conference 2014 The 9th annual CMSG Conference is being held on Tuesday 10 June 2014 at the BCS London offices, Southampton Street WC2E 7HA. Covering SAM, CCRM and Continuous Delivery, we are running three streams with over 20 speakers. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, hear their war stories and learn from their solutions. Explore changes in your field, discover the new technologies and broaden your IT knowledge.
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