The BCS Edinburgh Branch provides a forum for BCS members located in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Over 1,800 of the 70,000 BCS members are affiliated to the Edinburgh Branch.

The main responsibilities of the Branch are to provide services for local members and to promote the mission and objectives of the society to the IT profession and the public at large.

The main activities of the branch are the hosting of a programme of talks and social events, the arrangement of short professional development courses and the provision of support for the continuing professional development of members.

Both members and non-members are welcome to all meetings which are normally free of charge. The branch makes a charge for courses but offers a discount to BCS members.

The branch is run by a committee of volunteers who organise the branch's various events. The branch's activities are funded by an allocation from BCS headquarters.


Branch Events

Branch Meetings

  BCS Edinburgh Branch Meetings are support by NCR.

Wednesday 1st April 2015, 18:30
Lessons Learned Breaking the TDD Rules
Speaker: Nat Pryce
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Monday 6th April, 17:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Robotic Right and Wrong
Speaker: Prof Noel Sharkey, chair of the Committee for Robot Arms Control
Venue: Main Hall, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF: www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/robotic-right-and-wrong

Wednesday 8th April, 18:30
Where are all the Girls?
Speaker: Hannah Dee, Aberystwyth University.
Venue: Room G.07, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Presentations from previous Branch Meetings

4th February 2015
Microservices and the one true way (pdf)

Branch Courses

Thursday 4th June 2015, 09:00 - 17:00
Architecture with Agility
Trainer: Kevlin Henney
Venue: Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Inverness Sub-Branch
Tayside and Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
Health Informatics (Scotland)
Scottish Testing Group

IT Can Help (Scotland)

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