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Past events available here or from "Seasons past" on the left.

The IET and BCS have gathered together all known IT events in the Midlands at www.midlandsit.net, please feel free to check these out and attend any you may find interesting or useful.

Did I mention that all our open meetings are open?
Don't forget to keep an eye on the Coventry MakerSpace events at http://www.meetup.com/CoventryMakerspace/  

Branch Events

All events are free (in the unlikely event they are not we will let you know up front) and booking is only essential where we ask you to prebook, e.g. for the Christmas Lecture. A booking link will then be provided by the event.  

Useful Maths You'll Never Use
Prestige Christmas Lecture

Date Wednesday 10 Dec 2014
Time 18:30 - Reception 6:30pm for 7:00 lecture start, buffet after lecture
Speaker Matt Parker - standupmaths.com
Location EC1-29 for reception, ECG-24 for lecture - Coventry University
Abstract There is useful maths all around us that make our modern lives possible. From rescuing your lost words in text messages to protecting your facebook profile, we rely on numbers to transmit and protect information every day. In this this highly engaging session, Matt Parker will open your eyes to the ubiquitous sea of numbers we all live in but don't need to use ourselves.
To book your place please use the eventbrite ticket site.

Why Computing?

Date Tuesday 20 Jan 2015
Time 18:30 - 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Speaker Lisa Payne - tinyurl.com/paynePhDReport2013
Location ECG-13 - Coventry University Engineering & Computing block - Ground Floor
Abstract Why Computing? is a research project which was set up to investigate why some people choose to study a computing course at university and why others do not. It aimed to answer questions such as "What attracts people into computing?", "Why do many well-qualified people not apply?", "What do people find exciting about the subject?" and "What deters others?"

The 'Why Computing?' project was an extended PhD research study set up to investigate how students decide whether or not to apply for a computing degree. This was based on concerns about students' motivation and knowledge. The work led to the consideration of student engagement as well as the IT skills shortage. Its findings led to a number of recommendations to Government, other policy makers, professional bodies and schools as well as to universities and employers.

Come along and hear the latest findings... full synopsis to be supplied in the new year.
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