July 17, 2019

GSM host British Computing Society at Greenford

On Tuesday April 15th GSM Greenford students and staff joined members and guests of the British Computing Society to learn about the exciting world of Mobile Application Development.

GSM students attend the meeting
GSM students attend the meeting

During the event the audience of over 130 were given a first class insight into how applications can be created with relative ease on both the Apple iOS and Android platforms.  It was great to see so many guests, many of whom were visiting GSM for the very first time.  The audience were drawn to hear key industry speakers reveal all about the mysterious (for me at least) world of mobile application coding.  I was therefore relieved to find that object orientation programming makes the whole process a relatively painless exercise compared to yesteryear.

The meeting was led by industry experts including Simon Bates and David Thompson both of Manifesto ltd.  Manifesto is an award winning Agile Digital Agency based in London who impressed all present with the demonstration they offered.  The Manifesto team were joined by colleagues from the mobile agency SoMo.  Together the demonstration delivered was informative, engaging and most importantly easy to follow!

The meeting came about as a direct result of an approach made the college earlier this year by Mohamed Altaf of the BCS, and has hopefully provided a template for future events on topics of equal interest.  Following the event   Altaf was keen to express his gratitude… he commented;  “We must extend our thanks to GSM for hosting this. The location was ideal for our members. I am really happy that it was a very successful event; it had an attendance that far exceeded my expectation!

Android or Apple - Time to choose!
Android or Apple – Time to choose!

There are plans for more such events in the future. Please follow @GSMcareersJohn  on Twitter to be the first to hear about them.

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