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This page lists planned and past SPA SG meetings in London. See also the presentations and notes published under past evening meetings.

2021

PLEASE NOTE: until further notice, all BCS SPA specialist group meetings will be held as virtual meetings, via GoTo Webinar, in order to comply with official advice to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

DateNo.Title
6 January SPA-350
3 February SPA-351
3 March SPA-352
7 April SPA-353
5 May SPA-354
2 June SPA-355
7 July SPA-356
4 August SPA-357
1 September SPA-358
6 October SPA-359
3 November SPA-360 AGM
1 December SPA-361

 

2020

PLEASE NOTE: until further notice, all BCS SPA specialist group meetings will be held as virtual meetings, via GoTo Webinar, in order to comply with official advice to limit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

DateNo.Title
Thu! 9 January SPA-338 No meeting
Thu! 30 January Joint meeting with Business Change SG Build your winning business model:
Value proposition canvas and business model canvas
Tue! 4 February SPA-339 From source to finish: fast, cloud-native development workflows with Garden
Thu! 5 March SPA-340 Martyn Puddephatt - Why Agile is Nothing New
1 April SPA-341 Tom Gilb - Technoscopes: Meet the Challenge of Engineering Complexity (slides here)
22 April onwards   Tom Gilb Workshop Series (rescheduled): Agile Tools for Value Delivery (now 100% online)
6 May SPA-342 Nick Tune - The Sociotechnical Architecture Toolkit: Designing Loosely-coupled Systems and Teams
3 June SPA-343 Pradeep Bhadani - Introduction to Terraform and Google Cloud Platform
Tue! 23 June Joint with Business Change SG Tom Gilb - Proper Public Planning Principles: Engineering Society Responsibly
1 July SPA-344 Dr Kuan Hon - GDP-Huuuuh? Myths, Misconceptions - and Reality [resources mentioned in the presentation]
21-22 July SPA2020 Annual conference: SPA Software in Practice 2020 (postponed to Spring 2021)
5 August SPA-345 Joint meeting between Quality and SPA SGs with Hampshire and Sussex branches - Passing the ISO 9001 Audit in the 2020s
2 September SPA-346 Bernie Fishpool, Mark Fishpool - Software Development in Practice (joint meeting with BCS Software Quality SG)
7 October SPA-347 Charles Weir and Lucy Hunt - the Agile App Security game (hands-on)
4 November SPA-348 AGM followed by Kevlin Henney on Unreasonable Architecture
2 December SPA-349 Giuliano Casale - Rational decomposition and orchestration for serverless computing with RADON

 


2019

 

DateNo.Title
9 January SPA-327 No meeting
6 February SPA-328 Yan Cui, DAZN: Starting AWS Lambda Serverless Development (workshop)
6 March SPA-329 Martin Brenig-Jones and James Dawn: Accelerating Change and how to become a Maestro of Transformation
3 April SPA-330 Kostas Bonikos, RapidMiner: AI and Machine Learning in the real world
1 May SPA-331 No meeting
5 June SPA-332 Steven Duckaert, Platform9: Develop Fast Serverless Functions for Kubernetes with Open-Source Fission
3 July SPA-333 Alok Dwivedi, instaclustr: An Architect's Guide to Scalable Technologies - Cassandra, Kafka, and ElasticSearch
4 September SPA-334 Akmal Chaudhri, OmniSci & City University (London): Speed meets Scale
2 October SPA-335
6 November SPA-336 AGM + Kacper Gunia: Bridging the gap between IT and business using Event Storming
4 December SPA-337 Andy Parker: Effective Incident Analysis - Leaving Blame Behind

 

2018

 

Date No. Title
7 February SPA-317 Glenn Wilson: Putting the "Sec" into "DevOps"
7 March SPA-318 Ivan Sanchez and David Denton:
Server as a Function. In Kotlin. Without the Server.
4 April SPA-319 no meeting
2 May SPA-320 no meeting
6 June SPA-321 Rob Brown: What's possibly possible in large organisations adopting agile?
1 August SPA-322 Stefania Chaplin: We are all Equifax - The Data behind DevSecOps
5 September SPA-323 Chris Sluman: A discussion on Identity, Persona, Authority, Authorisation
3 October SPA-324 no meeting
7 November SPA-325 AGM (see minutes) + Immo Huneke: Consumer Driven Contract Testing - Integration without tears
5 December SPA-326 Natalia Oskina and Giovanni Asproni, Zühlke Engineering: Be Your Own Threatbuster!

 

2017

 

Date No. Title
4 January SPA-306 Tony Das: Container 2.0 - moving beyond Docker itself
1 February SPA-307 Alison Lowndes, NVIDIA: Machines that Think - how Deep Learning fuels the AI boom
1 March SPA-308 Jonathan Rothwell: Accessibility - the developer's overlooked responsibility
5 April SPA-309 Jo Kent, BBC Radio: Automated Data Architecture - creating user journeys through content using Linked Data
3 May SPA-310 Robert Chatley: Lean Learning - Applying Lean Techniques to Improve Software Engineering Education
7 June SPA-311 Tom Johnson: Failure Patterns in Java
5 July NO MEETING
2 August SPA-312 Quentyn Taylor, Canon Europe: IoT Printing - The Unloved Elephant in the Room (with DevSecOps SG)
6 September SPA-313 cancelled
4 October SPA-314 NO MEETING - BCS London closed from 2-16 Oct for AV systems upgrade
1 November SPA-315 Phil Nash (JetBrains): Swift Driven Development
6 December SPA-316 Paul Stringer: Subcutaneous Mobile Application Testing

 

2016

 

Date No. Title
6 January SPA-295 No Meeting
3 February SPA-296 Yan Cui, JUST EAT: 7 ineffective coding habits many F# programmers don't have
2 March SPA-297 Giovanni Asproni, Asprotunity: Design for Testability
6 April SPA-298 Daniel Bryant, OpenCredo: The Seven Deadly Sins of Microservices
4 May SPA-299 Emily Webber, Tacit: Building Successful Communities of Practice
1 June SPA-300 Duncan McGregor and Nat Pryce: Hands-On Introduction to the Kotlin Language
6 July SPA-301 Immo Hüneke, Zühlke Engineering: The blockchain e-commerce/e-government revolution
7 September SPA-302 Liz Keogh: Handling Uncertainty with BDD and Cynefin
6 October (Thu!) SPA-303 Daniel Gartmann: Harness the power of HTTP headers to secure your web apps
2 November SPA-304 AGM followed by Jason Gorman: Are you a TDD maker, or a TDD faker?
6 December (Tue!) SPA-305 Giovanni Asproni: Creating an Incremental Architecture for your system

 

2015

 

Date No. Title
7 January SPA-285 Pathfinding Peril - Chris Parsons. Escape the Minotaur!
4 February SPA-286 Decision Modelling by example - Paul Vincent
3 March (Tue!) SPA-287 How to build streaming data applications - Akmal Chaudhri
1 April SPA-289 Make a Shrimp for Easter - a practical embedded computing workshop for kids and their parents
6 May SPA-288 Retrospective Antipatterns: what can go wrong and how to fix it - Aino Corry
3 June SPA-290 Getting to Grips with Data: can Clojure breach the abstraction barrier? - Roland Sadowski
2 September SPA-291 Cancelled
7 October SPA-292 AGM followed by A Practical Introduction to DevOps
4 November SPA-293 Planning for Value - Allan Kelly
2 December SPA-294 Defend your Web apps: what every developer needs to know - Daniel Gartmann

 

2014

 

Date No. Title
5 February SPA-277 The Development Testing Process - where next?
5 March SPA-278 Resource-Oriented Computing - what happens when Web concepts are applied to solution economics
2 April SPA-279 Pushing CSP to Prod - Case Study of a Real-World Implementation of Content-Security Policy
11 April with Agile SG Introduction to Holacracy
7 May SPA-280 ARM yourself - an Architectural Reference Model for Enterprise Application Development
3 September SPA-281 How to build front-end web apps that scale - Phil Leggetter
1 October SPA-282 How to name things: the solution to the hardest problem in programming - Peter Hilton
5 November SPA-283 AGM followed by a workshop on Visual Thinking and effective note-taking
3 December SPA-284 My adventure with source code management: How I learned to stop worrying and love the merge - Graeme Macfarlane

 

2013 and earlier

The preceding meetings are listed here.