What we're about

We are the Nottingham and Derby branch of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. We meet monthly to participate in a programme of inspiring talks from highly appreciated figures within the national and international IT industry.

Most events are free of charge, and open to BCS members and non-members alike. Our events provide a fantastic motivational forum for IT and computing professionals, academics, and students in the Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln region of the East Midlands. We discuss topics relating to and affecting the IT industry.

Our members are friendly and enthusiastic, representing a wide range of roles in the local IT community. They enjoy the social and informative environment, which supports their general interests and career aspirations. Our events contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development.

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Rapid Prototyping of Conceptual UI’s Using Balsamiq

Novotel Nottingham Derby Hotel

Balsamic is a UI concept development tool whose intention is to allow you to throw away bad ideas quickly, without becoming emotionally invested in an early UI concept. It has enough in the way of widgets for standard UI conventions, that it does not allow the designer to be completely “Off reservation” but allows freedom of pallet and canvas to sketch ideas and rapidly iterate and explore corners of the design. The presentation will show an example or two, of application concepts, that went from unhappy customer feedback to product proposition within a few hours, driving down that cost to first prototype, compressing the time to first feedback, discovering gaps and designing demo flow and demo data ahead of writing the code and without holding it up. The presenter has found the tool to be very useful in these objectives and is willing to share his learning and discoveries. We will also poll the audience for application ideas and begin to develop a prototype together as a group. Presenter Details: Nigel King is a lecturer in Information Technology at Nottingham Trent University. He is also Chief Strategy Officer for SafePaaS, a Cloud provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance applications. Nigel has worked in education technology as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Architect for PowerSchool based out of Sacramento California. He also worked for Oracle where he was Vice President for Functional Architecture and Security for Oracle’s Cloud Applications. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigelgking/ Programme: 18:30 - Registration & Refreshments 19:00 - Nigel will begin his review of a worked example 19:45 - Take a break and chance to talk and network 20:15 - Nigel will continue with the creation of an audience suggested prototype 21:00 - Meeting ends Find out more information about this presentation and other events run by the BCS Nottottingham and Derby branch at http://nottmderby.bcs.org/event-203.

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