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BCS OSSG Event:Open Source Business/UK Uni links - 15/04/08

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:57 am    Post subject: BCS OSSG Event:Open Source Business/UK Uni links - 15/04/08 Reply with quote

Opportunities for cooperation between Business and UK Universities using Open Source that might benefit the UK economy - London 15/04/07

A workshop style event will be held during the daytime on Tuesday 15th April 2008 by the British Computer Society (BCS) Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) regarding opportunities for cooperation between the business world and UK universities in projects and ventures involving Open Source software and methodology that might benefit the UK economy. If you would like to participate in this event then please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org

Speakers will include: Aidan McGuire of Blue Fountain Systems Ltd http://www.bluefountain.com/ Supply2Gov Award Winner 2007, BCS Award Winner 2006.

Dave Crossland currently undertaking the MA Typeface Design programme at the University of Reading and plans to pioneer a “free software foundry” business when he graduates. Dave is currently researching his dissertation on the history of font technology and (at the time of writing) shortly plans prior to this event to visit the Microsoft Campus at Reading.

Mark Elkins MSc MBCS who is studying for a PhD at Solent University and is the Treasurer of OSSG.

Lincoln University, Bournemouth University, and Solent University plan to send speakers. The BBC may also be sending some observers.

Further details to follow…..

Venue: BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA Map & directions: http://www.epsg.org.uk/locations/bcsss-guide.html

Free buffet and refreshments including wine available.

For further information please visit: http://ossg.bcs.org/2008/04/15/
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