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June 2015

OFE/COIS Plenary Meeting

June 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Livery Rooms,
Information Technologists Company, 30A Bartholemew Close
London, EC1A 7JN United Kingdom
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OpenForum Europe and the Community for Open Interoperability Standards (OFE/COIS) will be meeting to take stock of the achievements made by UKG in determining the Open IT policies to date, evaluating progress or lack of progress in implementation and determining if and how OFE/COIS can add value to the successful completion of such policies. Discussions will also take place around succession planning for Basil Cousins. AGENDA 10:00-10:20 Reception and Coffee 10:20-10.30 Introduction - Chris Francis, Chairman 10:30-10:50 Digital Single Market - Graham Taylor, Common Themes EC/UK,…

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July 2015

2015 Open Source Conference – Public Sector

July 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Park Plaza,
239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd
London, SW1V 1EQ
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The 2015 Open Source Conference is at the forefront of addressing the Government’s IT strategy of sharing, re-using and collaboratively developing software. Open source software is hailed as being flexible and crucially can reduce ICT spending, to deliver the best value for money to taxpayers. This unique event will enable delegates to examine how to take advantage of Open Source’s low cost, flexibility and transparency, overcome perceptions of risk and instability and consider the potential for Open Data to meet…

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Free

FLOSS UK – Bar Camp

July 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Studio,
7 Cannon Street
Birmingham, B2 5EP
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What is a bar camp? A bar camp is a conference where what happens is organised by the delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main one being the venue, but the rest is down to the delegates. So all the hassle of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away. Typically at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they are, what their interests are and what they'd…

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September 2015

Software Freedom Day

September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
£10

Open for Business

September 28, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall,
St. George's Street
Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY United Kingdom
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STILL A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: FREE TICKETS What business models work for open source, and how do you choose the right one for your business?  Indeed, how do you get started with an open source business at all?  Getting access to open source specific business expertise is a problem for the wider open source community.   To help address this, the Open Source Consortium, in partnership with the BCS Open Source Specialist Group, have put together a one day…

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October 2015
Free

BCS OSSG: Widening Participation in Open Source

October 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BCS London,
1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA United Kingdom
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All OSC members are very welcome at the regular BCS Open Source Specialist Group meeting, which focuses on widening participation in open source communities. More details and registration here:

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November 2015
Free

OSC AGM

November 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rugby Hotel,
Sheep Street
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3BX United Kingdom
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Because of the congestion of other events, notably Open for Business, the AGM has been moved to November.  At this time of year, we recognize that people's diaries are very full, so the planned seminar and dinner in celebration of the life of Ian Lynch will now take place early in 2016.  We anticipate it will be hosted at the BCS HQ in London, a central location for all members to reach.  

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January 2016
Free

January Council & Members meeting

January 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rugby Hotel,
Sheep Street
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3BX United Kingdom

The council part of the meeting will commence at 14:00, all members are invited to participate and this part of the meeting is minuted. At 15:00 the general meeting and discussion will commence with the objective of expanding on the issues arising from the council meeting. The meeting closes at 17:00. If you have a subject that you would like included on the agenda, please let the chairman or secretary know in advance of the meeting. If you are unable…

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Free

BCS OSSG: Hardware RNG, PGP key signing party

January 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BCS London,
1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA United Kingdom
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The next BCS OSSG meeting will include talks on hardware random number generation, trustless computing and a PGP key signing party.  Full details here.

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March 2016
Free

March Council & Members meeting

March 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mozilla,
Floor 3, 101 St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4AZ

The council part of the meeting will commence at 14:00, all members are invited to participate and this part of the meeting is minuted. At 15:00 the general meeting and discussion will commence with the objective of expanding on the issues arising from the council meeting. The meeting closes at 17:00. If you have a subject that you would like included on the agenda, please let the chairman or secretary know in advance of the meeting. If you are unable…

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