Who are we?
What do we do?
- organise regular events (currently in London only, but anywhere else where there is demand and a team to organise a session)
- organise and run the SPA conference series (including Mini SPA) and occasional lecture series
- run mailing lists
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How do I join?
Although everyone can attend BCS SPA meetings, those attending more than one or two are encouraged to join BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, at the appropriate grade. You'll find everything you need to know about joining SPA here.
What else is on this site?
Lists of past and planned events are here, including presentation materials and/or notes in many cases, along with newsletters and other useful materials. There used to be a wiki for discussion of related topics, but it was not used much and so the content is now offered on a read-only basis.
There are a number of friendly organisations whose goals are broadly sympathetic to those of SPA, and with whom SPA has had cross-sponsorship or other arrangements in the past.
SPA 2022 Conference
The annual BCS Software Practice Advancement conference "Software in Practice" brings together experts and practitioners to share the latest thinking in software development. This year's conference has been scaled down to a free one-day hybrid event on 22 June as we cautiously venture back into in-presence meeting territory. Bookings are now open.
The 2021 conference was not recorded, but as a curtain-raiser for the 2021 online conference, a free SPA Showcase conference was held from March 24th-25th 2021. Recordings of the sessions are available now.
Please contact us if your organisation might be interested in sponsoring the conference.
Next evening meeting (London)
Tom Gilb: Clarity - the essentials for getting 2 people to agree on anything
Wednesday 4th May 2022, 18:30 - 20:00 (online)