Bay Area Roundtable (BART)

Bay Area Roundtable (BART) meetings are organized into topical series and are geared toward technical practitioners. A typical meeting format consists of presentations by researchers, experts, and/or practitioners on the meeting topic, followed by discussion. A 30 minute networking period precedes each meeting.

Previous topics have included the Scaling for the Internet, Software Architecture, World Wide Web, Distributed Coordination and Communication Technology, Internet Search Engine Technology, Design Guidelines for the World Wide Web, Groupware and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Software Process and High Assurance Software, Quality and Testing, Reuse and Reengineering, User Interfaces, and Event-based Control and Integration Mechanisms.

BART meetings are held in Palo Alto from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on the second Friday of each month (except for holidays) and have an average attendance of 30.

Meeting Flyers

When a new series is launched, a flyer announcing the topic and schedule of meetings is distributed. Approximately two weeks prior to each meeting, a meeting flyer providing details on the individual meeting topic as well as logistical information is circulated.

Meeting flyers are also available on the IRUS schedule of events.

IRUS Mailing Lists

To receive flyers directly, you can be added to the IRUS electronic or postal mailing lists.

Bay Area Leadership Group

The Bay Area Leadership Group, an advisory committee consisting of leaders in the Bay Area software community and IRUS faculty, meets bi-monthly to provide guidance and strategic direction for the Bay Area Roundtable series. This group selects a topic and designs a roundtable series by choosing a concentration area and volunteer coordinator for each meeting.

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Irvine Research Unit in Software
Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3425