Termcard for Hilary Term 2007
Wednesday 17th January, 20:30
Just a chance to catch up with other Compsoc people!Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST
Saturday 3rd February, 11:00
Durham's Compsoc are heading down to Game On as a group, and we thought it'd be fun to go see it at the same time so we can meet up. We'll go to the exhibition, get some lunch, and see what else London has to offer when we get there.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST
Wednesday 7th February, 20:00
Oxford Geek Nights offer a chance for web developers and designers in the local area to get together, share their skills and talk about new ideas, techniques and technologies.
More information on the Geek Nights web page. (This isn't a Compsoc event, but we thought you'd be interested.)Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST
Thursday 8th February, 20:00
Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre
DecisionSoft, a local software development company, will talk about why Java is their development platform of choice. This will include the advantages and disadvantages of developing in Java, as well as a look at the new features offered by the latest version of Java. They will not tell you whether to call this version of Java "6" or "1.6". The slides used for this talk can be found in various formats here.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST
Speaker: Dominic Hargreaves
Thursday 15th February, 20:00
Pusey Room, Keble College
The last few years has seen an explosion of interest in geographically-aware applications, especially web applications, powered partly by the availability of cheap GPS units. Flickr, a leading photo hosting provider, has integrated geo-tagged photo processing to its site, and Google Earth and Google Maps has popularised the use of high quality mapping and satellite imagery.
OpenStreetMap and OpenGuides are two projects that are harnessing this enthusiasm in the "Free" data and code spheres. Together, and with many other projects, they are helping us to describe the world we live in richly, and make this information availble to all in open formats and under open licences.
Dominic will be introducing both projects; giving an overview of their aims and processes; explain how to participate in the projects; and hopefully to show off some cool technologies and uses the data is being used with.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST
Thursday 22nd February, 19:30
Over the past few years, members of the Software Engineering group at Oxford have been involved in a number of e-Science projects. In particular, they have been leading the development of distributed infrastructures to support large-scale research. Examples of such projects include climateprediction.net, CancerGrid, Integrative Biology, and e-DiaMoND.
The talk will first provide an overview of the activities of the Software Engineering group before describing the DTI-funded project GIMI The primary focus of GIMI is the development of dynamic authorisation techniques for the facilitation of secure aggregation of medical data from disparate sources.Posted Sun 19 Jun 2011 12:57:38 BST
Wednesday 28th February, 19:00
Elections for the 2007-2008 committee, and sausages.Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST
Speaker: Peter Gradwell
Thursday 1st March, 20:00
Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Peter Gradwell of Gradwell dot com will discuss the possibilities of combining mobile devices with Voice over IP technology. The past two years have seen much development in the VoIP fixed handset market, and anyone who is purchasing a small office phone system would be silly to ignore it. But what about those who are mobile? Can VoIP be used in the mobile environment, who has working products and what are the challenges of making a call from a wifi hotspot?Posted Mon 02 Jun 2008 16:15:57 BST