The British Computer Society (BCS) is a charitable organisation that ensures that the digital journey is safe and positive for everyone. This is achieved by raising standards of competence and conduct across the IT industry and tackling the ethical challenges they face along the way.
BCS Northern Ireland has been operating for over 50 years to support IT professionalism in Northern Ireland and the work of BCS as a whole. They provide local representation for Northern Ireland’s IT professionals and promote IT in the wider community.
The Young IT Professional of the Year Award recognises those team members who not only bring their youthful enthusiasm to the table but have demonstrated outstanding commitment and achievement in their work.
In Michael’s role at Allsop, he has contributed to the development of various solutions on both mobile and web platforms in the Engineering, Distribution and Facilities Management sectors for companies across the UK and Ireland. These include but are not limited to:
- Delivery route scheduler
- Mobile delivery solutions
- Asset management and tracker using NFC
- Automated texting services
Representing Allsop at the upcoming NI Dev Conference this month, Michael is giving a talk on how his hobbies have enabled him to become a better software developer. He has also recently become an Associate member of the BCS and had heard about the awards through their newsletter and decided to apply.
“I couldn’t believe it when I found out that I had been shortlisted! I’m looking forward to attending both the awards ceremony and Digital DNA, the event at which the awards are being held at this year.”