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British Computer Society
I've just had a little bit of a surprise. Just had a quick look at the BCS website. It seems that I'm eligable to apply to become a chartered member of the BCS. (MBCS CITP). Ok, there's application requirements, and probably some demonstration of 'competencies' but...

Question is, are you, or anyone you know a member of the BCS. Is there any point in trying? I'm going to try and blag my boss into it, but ... well if it's something of 'value' then I figure it might be worth a shot myself.

Membership is around a hundred quid a year, which really isn't all that painful.
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jorune From: jorune Date: July 9th, 2004 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
My memories of this group are from the early to mid nineties. They were hoping to turn IT into a profession akin to Accountancy or Teaching, i.e. Barriers to entry, restricted numbers of practitioners. It always struck me as pie in the sky.

These days my opinion is that they are the serious and 'professional' side of computing. When asking other people in the department, only one person could be named as being a member and he was a pc/extreme enthusiast guy in Haywards Heath.

I remain unconvinced of the merits of joining the BCS.
the_wood_gnome From: the_wood_gnome Date: July 10th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
was offerered to join when student. couldn't be arsed.

the end.

nuala From: nuala Date: July 11th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Our former flatmate is in it. But I don't know anything about it other than he now has multiple letters after his name to go with his inherited title. I have enough trouble remembering what my last name is, why would I want things after it? ;)
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