Previous Events

Introduction to game development tools, game coding and optimisation

05/12/2007 - 19:00
05/12/2007 - 21:00

Game on

Andy Thomason will lead a discussion of the issues facing game developers of next-generation video games on consoles and the PC platform.

The games industry is not all play, it does give you a chance to work with creative, intelligent people in a rich environment.

This talk is a brief guide to the games industry in the 21st century. Starting with the creative design process, Andy will discuss the development cycle through to release of a typical game giving some examples from real projects that he has had a part in.

Configuration Management

21/11/2007 - 19:00
21/11/2007 - 21:00

How Do You Cope with Change?

Like death and taxes, change is a part of our every day life. In the IT industry change is guaranteed. This will be an interactive session to explore the relationship between Change and Configuration Management touching on areas such as Release Management, Service Delivery, ITILV3, and CMMI. Is configuration management is just about version control? Is building the same as releasing?

I’m a project manager why should I care?

Could you really spend 4 days talking about Configuration Management?

Agile Software Development

18/10/2007 - 21:00
18/10/2007 - 22:00

Is Agile development appropriate for mission critical applications? Romilly Cocking will start by offering a personal definition of agile development and will go on to examine and discuss the prerequisites for a successful agile project. Then he will present a short case study and conclude with a checklist for anyone considering an agile approach to a mission-critical project.

Near Field Communications

25/09/2007 - 19:00
25/09/2007 - 21:00

Near Field Communications has become one of the buzzwords across a number of different sectors. Whilst it is primarily a mobile technology, its application to the transit and to the payment sectors has made it a topic of great interest to technical and commercial people across these sectors. Andrew Henderson of Giesecke and Devrient will talk about the development of NFC technology, the various options and give a view of where the technology will be applied and how.