College IT Conference

National Space Centre 2012

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The 5th annual CIT Conference was held at the National Space Centre in Leicester on the 23rd March 2012.

The unique and futuristic venue served as the perfect backdrop for a fascinating day of presentations, discussions and networking. Richard Harris, CIO of ARM, launched things with a keynote entitled “Anyway, anyhow, anywhere” in which he set the tone for the day by describing how ARM enable green low-power and low-cost computing to permeate all aspects of our lives.

A day packed with seminars and round tables followed, covering diverse topics including developing for mobile phones, implementing a College-wide Wireless newtwork, and a unique seminar showcasing the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. The sponsors’ hall proved popular during lunch and the breaks as usual, offering us a great chance to learn about new technologies and meet suppliers. The museum of space exploration was also open to the delegates all day.

The conference was completed with some out-of-this world cocktails followed by a dinner held inside the exhibition hall itself. As space-age displays pinged at us we were regaled with the stratospheric exploits of our after-dinner speaker from Cambridge University Spaceflight.

As always the event could not have gone ahead without our sponsors’ contributions. This year we are pleased to be able to thank the following sponsors for their generous support: ARM, Aruba, CAE, Dell, HP Networks, Kelway, Khipu, S3, Salto, Sharprint, Simons Voss