IET Events

It was great to go to my first IET event about 4G and the development of the UK’s mobile phone networks at Westlakes Science and Technology Park on Thursday. The next event is ‘The Future of Robotic Surgery‘ and is on March the 20th, also at Westlakes. It is open to the public as well as IET members.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a campaign that started in the USA to encourage people to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday and beyond. Small Business Saturday is all about encouraging everyone in the UK to support small businesses, both on the day and beyond. This year will see the first Small Business Saturday in the UK, held on one of the busiest shopping… Read More »

BCS Membership

I re-joined the BCS this week. I was a member when I was at university. As they are one of the driving forces behind Computing at School and one of the professional bodies of the IT sector I thought I would join. They also offer information, advice, networking, and training opportunities for members. Sadly the nearest branch I can find is in Preston.

STEM Cumbria

STEM Cumbria is an interesting organisation. Our school has worked with them before. The next event is: Big Bang North Cumbria – over 2 days Tue, 19 November, 00:00 – Thu, 21 November, 00:00 Where: Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria CA14 4JW What to expect: Hands-on activities provided by STEM based businesses in South Cumbria. Hands-on activities showing the application of STEM to College courses. A chance to meet ‘Oscar… Read More »


I have been finding out how businesses use IT and how it changes their businesses. I have found an open source software package called OpenERP that offers many of the features businesses need. The main company OpenERP S.A. is interested in OpenERP being used in schools and universities to allow students an incite into both the IT systems and business processes used today. They also have a project using the Raspberry Pi to power EPOS systems.… Read More »