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The BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch serves over 1,000 BCS members in the Nottingham and Derby area and beyond. Our aim is to provide both professional and social activities throughout the year. For details of our planned activities this year, please see the calendar page.
On Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May, Tom Gilb came to present a two day seminar to us on Lean Quality Assurance, together with an evening talk on Evo Project Management. The seminar was very intensive, but hugely enjoyable, interspersed with many of Tom's well-known shaggy dog stories delivered in his own inimitable style, and with an excellent guest talk by Niels Malotaux.
As you can see from the photograph, we all had a fantastic time and were presented with certificates to show our attendance. Having found out Tom collected autographed books, I offered him a copy of Competitive Engineering, but decided to keep the book once he'd signed it and presented him with a bottle of wine to thank him for a wonderful two days
The evening talk on Monday was full of people interested in hearing what Tom had to say, and whilst there was limited time to ask questions after the talk, there was plenty of interest
If you are interested in attending the 2-day seminar on 20/21st May on Lean QA with Tom Gilb, but are put off by the fact that it is primarily for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors: We're also quite happy to accept others attendees, both BCS and non-BCS members, and who are currently employed. Just email Soheir Ghallaib (email@example.com) with your details to secure a place! Food will also be available for lunch on both days if you don't fancy going out.
We are extremely lucky to have Tom Gilb come to BCS Nottingham and Derby to hold a two day seminar on Lean QA in May, together with an evening presentation on Evolutionary Project Management.
I know it's early, but tonight is our final 3rd Monday event of 2012, so BCS Nottingham and Derby would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We hope to see you all at our first event of the New Year on the 21st January 2013.
We have a couple of events coming up that might interest you!
The first, entitled "How advances in wireless and mobile computing can help in building the next generation of Intelligent traffic control systems" is our October 3rd Monday event and is presented by Dr Evtim Peytchev of Nottingham University. More can be found on the event page.
The Powerpoint presentation for the "Testing and QA: Necessary or Superfluous?" event is now available.