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Section Meeting

A Unicycle, Duct Tape and Python

Event Type:  Section Meeting
Event Date:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:30
Location: 
NBCUniversal
St Giles High Street
WC2H 8NU London
United Kingdom
See map: Google Maps
Event Details: 

Synopsis

Using a unicycle, duct tape and Python, Bruce Devlin will explain how to excel in Media Technology.  

In the 2019 Bill Lovell Memorial Lecture held at NBC Universal on 29th October Bruce Devlin, the current SMPTE Standards Vice President will regale us with stories about the evolution of media technology from hardware to cloud.

Come and spend an hour with him while he tries to answer the question "How and Why did I get here?"

 

 

Speaker: Bruce Devlin

Bruce Devlin began his engineering career at GEC Large Machines and then jumped into a media technology journey at the BBC. He has dabbled in mechanical design, power electronics, ASIC design, FPGA design, RF antenna design, Mainframe programming, embedded programming, hardware architecture, software architecture, system architecture, cloud computing, security and standards.
He continues to be amazed that people trust him to run the Standards Pillar of SMPTE as a volunteer and he has some strong opinions on how the technology supply chain must adapt to react to the consolidation and continued change we are seeing in delivery of audio visual content to the consumer. He has a strong belief that if you’re not enjoying something then you shouldn’t be doing it.

Getting there

Address: 1 Central St Giles, St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8NU

NBCUniversal is situated at the corner of Shaftsbury Avenue and St Giles High Street, often referred to as “the Google building”. The closest tube station is Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern Lines) which is a 5 minute walk away.