Posts Tagged ‘BCS’

Geek Fun Fair

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Geek Fun Fair

Title: Geek Fun Fair
Location: MadLab
Description: A social for those interested in the tech sector, come and meet others like you!
Date: 28-02-2013
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00
Booking: Free, but limited

Roll up, roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, geeks of all ages! Come down to the greatest Geek Fun Fair in Manchester.

This event is an opportunity to meet the IT people, techies, scientists, creatives and clowns of Manchester and the Region. You will find fellow geeks-a-plenty, ready to reboot and spark discussions. We invite all members of the community with an interest in all things geeky to join us – it’s open to everyone.

Our aim is to re-charge, design, dial-up and support each other within the tech community, over a few drinks, games and good old-fashioned face time.

The event is free to attend, and refreshments will be provided. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone or other wi-fi enabled device, and anything you want to share!

Event support by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

BCS Manchester branch meet up

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Title: BCS Manchester branch meet up
Location: MadLab
Description: A British Computer Society YPG get together over some refreshments to network and gauge what members want from this group. Bring your ideas…
Date: 26-10-2012
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00




Calling all Manchester Branch members, this meet-up is your chance to …….
- find out about what the YPG is all about;
- talk about any aspect of the BCS;
- understand what Branch membership is all about;
- have a chat about what you want the BCS to do;
- just have a chat;
- and much more!

All this is in a friendly, informal environment.

Oh, and you can pop in for a quick chat or stay for a longer discussion. It’s up to you.

It can’t be guarantee that all questions will be answered on the night but the aim is to help you make the most of your membership.

The Manchester Lambda Lounge

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Lambda Lounge

Title: The Manchester Lambda Lounge
Location: MadLab
Description: A group dedicated to popularising Functional Programming, and exploring new concepts in programming languages.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-04-16
End Time: 21:00






This month the Lambda Lounge will take you to a utopian land of parentheses as we take a whistle stop tour of the Clojure programming language.  A powerful modern dialect of Lisp, reloaded for the JVM, CLR and JavaScript VM’s to provide a practical and general purpose functional language.

After learning its syntax, semantics and special forms in Clojure’s interactive development environment you’ll free your mind of mutable
thoughts and seek enlightenment with Value Oriented Programming; the secret behind safe and efficient concurrent programming with Clojure.

You’ll discover how laziness is a virtue with Clojure’s powerful sequence API, learn how to embrace the worlds largest set of open
source class libraries with the most native foreign function interface ever defined, and take a look at how in Clojure code is data, and data
is code; allowing you to extend the Compiler and the language to better solve problems in your domain.

By the end of this session, you’ll begin to appreciate how you might use Clojure to tackle programming problems with less ceremony,
incidental complexity and a greater degree of expressiveness.

Event support by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

North West Python User Group

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

North West Python User Group

Title: North West Python User Group
Location: MadLab
Description: Python North West is a user group for Pythoneers and Pythonistas of all levels and ages, open to everyone coding “the way Guido indented it”.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-12-15
End Time: 21:00

This month, Python Northwest will be holding a talks meeting.  We’ll have speakers lined up to give both 5 minute “lightning” talks and longer presentations on Pythonic topics.

The group is open to all, whether you’re just curious about Python or you’re a seasoned professional.

If you’d like to share your experiences on an interesting project or would simply like to spark some discussion, feel free to come and give a lightning talk!  Join the Google Group and post the title of your talk and we’ll slot you in.

The current line up is:

  • Numpy – Jonathan Street
  • “A core Python topic” – Safe Hammad

This event is sponsored by the BCS, find out more about BCS, The Chatered Institute for IT, at and

BCS Manchester

British Computer Society YPG Networking Event

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011


Title: British Computer Society YPG Networking Event
Location: MadLab
Description: A British Computer Society YPG get together over some refreshments to network and gauge what members want from this group. Bring your ideas…
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-10-14
End Time: 21:00