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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.

Enabling Effective Education through Mobile Apps
17 February 2015, 19:30

The talk gives a reflection on the experiences gained by the speaker while leading the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) in creating educational apps. It discusses the principles embedding mobile gamification principles to improve student engagement in the learning process and how apps can become tools of learning. The talk gives example on education related apps built by CEMAS.
About CEMAS:
The Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS):

  • 5 year project receiving £6.4 million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund in Wales to develop emerging mobile technologies
  • Creating a strong business plan to achieve funding for research projects.
  • Supporting over 130 local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) develop, test and find a route to market for their mobile application products
  • Developing over 35 of apps in all sectors
  • Working in partnership with the private sector to create the next generation of technology

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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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Secure South West 3 - 16th December 2013

Secure South West 3 - 16th December 2013 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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