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‘What lessons can be learned from mission-critical software?’- Software/Open Source SIG event - Cambridge

Start date/time :  14:00 16th May 2017
End date/time :  17:50 16th May 2017
Venue :  Grant Thornton, 101, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB4 0FY
Organiser name :  Sophie Aldwinckle
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All too often the devices that we have come to rely on do not work as intended - phone applications crash, web sites fail to load or routers need rebooting. Conversely automotive, healthcare, nuclear and other manufacturers use software in safety critical applications where functional and safe operation can quite literally be the difference between life and death. Representatives from Ultra Electronics, VectorCAST and Pen Test Partners will speak along with Colin Walls, Mentor Graphics.


So how can software developers of ‘everyday’ things learn from safety critical applications while remaining nimble and without significantly increasing software development costs? What lessons can be learned? This event will bring speakers from industries where 95% reliability isn’t nearly good enough, and provide ideas that can be used in the development of all systems.

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

The Software/Open Source SIG is championed by John Bechtel of Badger Pass, David Berry of PTC, Phillip Burr of ARM and David Roberts of Jabooh Software Solutions.

We are grateful to Grant Thornton for hosting this event.

To follow this SIG on Twitter, @cambwireless, please use #CWSWOS

This event is FREE to members of CW. Tickets for non-members are £95 plus VAT. To join CW as a member and attend future events for free, please visit

Limited FREE places for non-members: We are keen to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists and engineers - we have limited FREE places for non-members who are under 35. If you would like to register for one of these places, please register as a non-member and tick the appropriate age range under Delegate Profile. This will then bring up a box to enter your date of birth. We will then confirm if you have received a place within one week of the event.

We have limited sponsorship and display table opportunities available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact for further information.

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Organisation:  CW (Cambridge Wireless)