Cloud Computing - Spring School

The Bristol Branch of the BCS invites you to a series of talks over four weeks covering what you need to know about Cloud Computing. The talks will be held in March at the City of Bristol College in the centre of Bristol. Please note that registration and payment are essential for these talks.

We also have a follow up event of a visit to the G-Cloud demonstrator at HP Offices in Bristol. Spring School attendees will have priority in attending this.

  • 6.30pm (refreshments will be provided) for a 7.00 start
  • 7.00pm - 8.30pm talks

Mon 5 March
An Introduction to the Cloud & The Future is in the clouds
To start with Ian Fish will look at risk management considerations and an overview of the security considerations associated with cloud computing - in particular:

  • Availability of data and business functionality
  • Protecting data from unauthorised access
  • Handling security incidents

During his talk, James will be discussing the journey of the Cloud; where it began, and more importantly, where it is going.
Speakers: Ian Fish and James Cook

Mon 12 March
Running Applications in the Cloud

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have unique design challenges that are becoming easier to overcome thanks to cloud hosting and modern development practices.

Speakers: Michael Corbett and Ben Halstead

Mon 19 March
The most common legal and technical mistakes made in Cloud Computing
Assuming that Cloud will reduce costs, increase scalability and make businesses more Agile, the talk will outline the most common mistakes (both legal and technical) that people make in relation to cloud computing and will suggest pragmatic and practical ways of avoiding those pitfalls.

Speakers: Jeremy Holt of Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors. Justin Pirie from Mimecast

Mon 26 March
What's different about 'cloud forensics'

A great deal is being said about "cloud forensics", but one has to ask how this is different from "computer centre forensics", a subject which attracts no hype, and just happens.

Speakers: James Davenport, and TBD

Costs for delegates: (Inclusive of VAT)

  • £40 for the 4 lectures for BCS members and students
  • £60 for the 4 lectures for non-BCS members
  • £15 per lecture for BCS members
  • £25 per lecture for non-BCS members

To register please go to the BCS registration site