April BMUG meeting

To participate in this BMUG meeting, you will need Zoom. For privacy reasons, you will need to register for the meeting so that we can send you a personal invite - and then we will all know to whom we are talking, as when we are in the same room.

Our guest will be Liddy's son Charles Nevile. He started working on the Web in the early 1990's and was a lead author of an online instruction set that showed people how to make webpages. It was used by thousands of people around the world and especially many of the major universities, for a number of years. After a few years leading Web development and accessibility work, he moved to Boston to work with W3C for 3 years, then to Europe to work on Advanced Web development for a US/EU project for 3 years. Then he worked for Opera, Yandex, and now is focussed on blockchain development. Being at the centre of developments worldwide for many years, Charles is very wary of exposure to unethical corporate practices. He will tell those who watch the program about his personal use of the Internet, what he thinks is good practice, and answer questions sent in in advance - and perhaps some live.

If you want to participate, please send us email using the address and subject as shown here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will contact you via email with a couple of times for testing your facilities in advance, if you need that, and for joining the meeting on April 14.

For the second part of our meeting, we will be holding a 'film club' event. We are suggesting we all watch the same film and then we can discuss it during this part of the meeting. Please watch the chosen film in advance! It might be challenging but it is considered very informative and worth the effort. Our film is Contagion.

This documentary modelling pandemic infection spread ‘Contagion’ was aired on SBS on Sat 29/3 and is now available via SBS on Demand - do a search for the title.

Alternatively, as it can be sourced from  BBC Four at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059y0p1

It  follows an experimental simulation of a pandemic through September - November 2017. We will admit it is frightening considering that we are now NOT in a simulation but unfortunately it is important to understand how these things happen.