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Bristol BCS looks at open source and open standards

On Tuesday 30th September, the Bristol branch of the British Computer Society (BCS) is hosting a talk from Gavin Beckett, ICT Strategy Manager at Bristol City Council, entitled ‘Using Open Source and Open Standards to Enable Transformational Government’.

Transformational Government is intended to be an intensive, structural and fundamental change in the operational processes of Government bodies and to deliver major efficiency savings for the public sector.

Gavin has been a central figure in Bristol City Council’s use of open source and open standards since 2002 and is a founder of the Open Source Academy. He also works actively with a variety of EU interest groups and government bodies on the adoption of ODF.

The talk takes place at the The Hawthorns, Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UQ (map here), starting at 7 pm and ending at 9 pm. More details are available from Bristol BCS.