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Young Professionals and the British Computer Society

Discussion in 'Professional Associations' started by UKDarkstar, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    The British Computer Society's Young Professionals Group (YPG) is dedicated to providing representation, services and a support network to all BCS members under the age of 35.

    As one of the largest member groups in BCS, the membership body of the YPG is diverse, representing over 20,000 young IT professionals from many countries: all at varying stages of their careers and with a wide breadth of skills and specialisations.

    Each Branch will have an appointed YPG Committee Member. Branches (UK) cover the following areas :

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    and you can head here to check out the links to the branch websites. In some areas the YPG is very active so contact your nearest branch for details of activities etc.

    The YPG also has it's own website which can be found HERE as well as being represented on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube (ypgtv).

    So, if you're under 35 (i.e. not an oldtimer like me :p ) why not find out about YPG ?!
     
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  2. Josiahb

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    I'm a member and although I haven't yet made it any of the events several have definitely caught my interest (damn scheduling conflicts!) and of course its a chance to do some networking with fellow youthful IT bods!
     
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  3. Qs

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    How young are you then mate?

    I was going to sign up... but then I realised there was only a north Staffordshire. :wink:

    Alas.

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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Cheers DarkStar, I've just joined as I'm desperate to hang onto that thin slither that is my youth ha ha I'm still in my 20's until next week . . . .:lol:
     
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    The big 3-0, eh?

    Man, that's old. :wink:

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  6. Josiahb

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    25 and I will cling on to anything that can be used to claim youthfulness for as long as humanly possible! :p

    (yes I do feel old at 25, probably something to do with running a footie team full of 18 year olds and a drama youth group of 12-18 year olds...)
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I'm a YPG member, but not much seems to happen in my area... I'll pop on to the website, to see if there's something I'm missing.... :)
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Its funny how quickly you can go off someone isn't it . . . .ha ha

    No you made me laugh really. Q's totally off subject but how long did you study for 621. I wasn't gonna do it but after reading some threads, the fact I've passed 620+624, I might be abe to get this one relatively easily so I'm tempted . . . .
     
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  9. Qs

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    Uh, 'bout a month iirc (check my sig for specifics).

    Wasn't too bad, and I quite enjoyed it actually. I went totally overboard on the studying for it though which probably pertains to my scores (got 967 on part 1 (620) and 970 on part 2 (622).)

    I wrote a study guide if it'll help ya. It can be found here - Link

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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Cheers mate, good read that. So am I right in saying I only need to sit 621? For the EST
     
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  11. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Nope. You'll need to sit 622, and not 621 (as you don't have the MCDST pre-requisite).

    MS site is here - Link

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  12. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks mate, I'm hopeless ha ha
     
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  13. UKDarkstar
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    Where are you based m8 ? I'll be able to tell you which branch covers you - most of the Midlands ones are pretty active.
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    When I was 14, I thought 30 was old, too. :twisted:
     
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  15. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Qs is near Birmingham, and they (stunningly) don't even have a YPG rep. I think his nearest will be Coventry, and I've bashed an email off to him today to see what's what in the area.

    Quite tempted to see what's required of applicants for the YPG role, tbh...
     
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  16. UKDarkstar
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    You volunteer to join the branch comitee and then once on that volunteer to be the YPG rep. They have conferences and other events and are quite focused on the development of young IT professionals in terms of their careers. According to the formal rules for branches the YPG rep :

    • Liaises between the Branch Committee and the YPG Executive Committee, as well as representing the
    views of the young professionals within the Branch.
    • Arranges and publicises YPG events, provides details of special offers and YPG Projects.
    • Creates local Student chapters, within local universities.
    • Attends YPG Congress on behalf of the Branch Committee.
    • Liaises with other Branch YPG Representatives.

    Go for it girl ! :biggrin
     
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    Do it Arroryn, I think you'd be great 8)
     
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    Ugh. Coventry is 40 or so miles away. Thanks in advance for the email.

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  19. UKDarkstar
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    So where are you located ? I'll find the branch details for you :biggrin
     
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  20. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    The good old (and I mean old) city of Lichfield.

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