Big Day In

Judith Jones

Saturday’s Big Day In is an event I have been looking forward to for months. Big Day In is produced by Michelle Rebello of local autism support group, Aspergers Adventures – Minecraft and Meltdowns, as a free autism-friendly Saturday afternoon[…]

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HackSoton 2017

Judith Jones

Sitting alongside Embecosm’s successful consultancy business is also a responsibility to give something back; in business parlance our corporate social responsibility, or CSR for short. Embecosm’s CSR takes the form of supporting both technical and local community events. So we[…]

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EuroLLVM 2017

Jeremy Bennett

I’ve spent the last two days at EuroLLVM in Saarbrücken. 260 engineers from 40 companies and including 70 students, talking compilers. There were over 40 talks, plus posters and a student competition in the program.  This post takes a look[…]

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FOSDEM 2017 Summary

Simon Cook

Last weekend was the seventeenth edition of one of the largest and most important events on the Open Source calendar, which of course is FOSDEM. As usual the event was bustling with people discussing the various open source projects they use and contribute to. Impressively, the website describes there now being 8000+ people attending each year, which means there’s always a good spectrum of talks.

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Report from SC16

Craig Blackmore

I recently attended SC16 in Salt Lake City and here are some of my personal highlights. Energy Efficient Supercomputing (E2SC) Workshop Power utilization and over-provisioning I was particularly looking forward to E2SC. The session began with a keynote from Barry[…]

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Video from Open for Business 2016

Andrew Back

We are pleased to announce that the video from the Open for Business conference — which ran as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival back in September — is now online.

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Open for Business 2016 is Next Month

Jeremy Bennett

OpenUK and the BCS Open Source Specialist Group are co-hosts of the annual Open for Business conference.  This festival of open source in the business environment takes place just four weeks from now in Hebden Bridge on Monday 5th September.[…]

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ISC 2016

Craig Blackmore

Recently I attended ISC 2016 in Frankfurt. Here are a few of the talks that grabbed my attention. One of the highlights was the Workshop on Energy-Aware High Performance Computing (EnA-HPC). I particularly enjoyed Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos’s keynote on exploiting[…]

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Open for Business 2016, Mon 5th Sept

Andrew Back

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and Open Source Consortium will for the second year host the Open for Business conference in September, running again as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival in Hebden Bridge.

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Open Source and Electronic Systems

Jeremy Bennett

In his keynote at last year’s NMI Industry Summit, Keith Williams, VP Intelligent Systems at Altran, identified open source as one of the four key pillars underpinning future growth of the electronic systems industry in the UK and beyond. Let[…]

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