[sclug] Forthcoming IET lectures

Simon Heywood simon at triv.org.uk
Fri Oct 27 23:06:56 UTC 2006

Someone at work forwarded me a list of forthcoming lectures publicised
via the IET. These ones may be of interest to SCLUG members:

BCS Berkshire :  The 'Open versus Closed' Debate
Date & Time: 7.30pm. 14th November 2006
Speaker: Dr Andrew Adams of the School of Systems Engineering Reading
Venue: John Nike Theatre, Agriculture Building, Reading University
Synopsis: The talk will cover the open versus closed source software debate,
plus disclosure of vulnerabilities in security, copyright versus creative
commons-style licensing and patents in standards.
Organiser: This event has been organised by the British Computer Society.
Please see their website for further details.

IET Buckinghamshire : Cisco Lecture - Datacentres
Date & Time: 14 November 2006, 6.30 for 7pm - Refreshments at 6.30
Venue : Cisco Building 9, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, Middlesex.
Synopsis: A technical talk covering the genesis of the datacentre,
how it has developed and possible future directions.
Organiser: Paul Hogwood (IET Buckinghamshire)
mailto:paul.hogwood at theiet.org or tel: 07740 812414
Prior registration is essential.

EC3 Berkshire : Modern Encryption 
Date & Time: 23rd November 2006 at 19:30 Refreshments at 19:00
Speaker: Clifford Cocks, Cheltenham 
Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford. 
Synopsis: "I will describe the main ideas of public key cryptography; the
mathematical principles that underlie this technology and how they were
Organiser: For more details please contact Dr Richard Mitchell at: 
mailto:rjmitchell at theiet.org , or 0118 378 6790 Simply turn up on the night.

Apparently all interested people are welcome to turn up to these events,
and further details are available on the IET's website

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