How much is your personal data worth? An awful lot it seems, but who gets the value?

by Kevin 03/09/2015 in Bristol

Each of us creates about 5GB of data each day, and according to new website data wallet $300 Billion is spent on obtaining that personal data each year. Firms of data brokers aggregate information about us from a variety of different sources, from our loyalty cards to social media posts. In most cases it won’t [...]

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Bristol businesses, do you want a £3000 voucher for better broadband? Apply now and join thousands of others from all over the UK

by Kevin 03/09/2015 in Bristol

Broadband Connection Vouchers are being delivered by 50 cities across the UK. More than 40,000 vouchers have been issued so far, enabling small businesses to make a step change in their broadband provision. There is still time to join them and make your own application. Head over to the National Connection Vouchers website and check [...]

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Local website takes the casual job search online for students

by Kevin 02/09/2015 in Bristol

Wurkrs.com is a new website that has just launched in Bristol. Founded by a Bristol university graduate, it aims to connect university students with part-time and one-off jobs whilst studying at university.
The graduate jobs market is saturated with websites trying to cash in on placing the UK’s smartest new employees in high flying jobs. But [...]

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Free Lunchtime discussion on sustainable and efficient smart city planning, 11 Sept, 1200-1500

by Kevin 27/08/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has been working with San Sebastian and Florence to explore the potential for using Systems Thinking to produce comprehensive Sustainable Smart City Plans. The project partners, which includes Arup, Bristol City Council, Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Bristol, are gathering at Open Space in Bristol to set out some of the lessons learned [...]

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Come along to the Accessible Bristol talk “WCAG sufficient techniques – How well do they really work?” August 25, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

by Kevin 24/08/2015 in Bristol

The Accessible Bristol group are holding another of their excellent talks on accessible technologies at the Engine Shed tomorrow. Mark Rogers of Powermapper will be going through how well different sufficient techniques work in different assistive technology. Sign up to attend via the Accessible Bristol Meetup Group.

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Pitch your IoT and Smart Cities Idea in the Pitch@Palace Competition

by Kevin 24/08/2015 in Bristol

Pitch@Palace supports Entrepreneurs in acceleration their business ideas by connecting them with potential supporters including CEOs, Angels, Mentors, and key Business Partners.
Pitch@Palace 4.0 will focus on the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, with a specific emphasis upon products and services that are helping to create a smarter world, as well as empowering consumers and [...]

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Sign up for free online courses on Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities and the Internet of Things

by Kevin 13/08/2015 in Bristol

More and more Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming available covering all sorts of topics. A few interesting ones  have recently opened up in these interesting areas;
Smart Cities:
Internet of Things:
Sustainable Cities:
The courses are free, and there shouldn’t be issues with capacity, but some of them are starting soon so go ahead and register [...]

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Some Open Data resources and references

by Kevin 11/08/2015 in Projects

I came across a very useful archive of open data resources on LinkedIn. The list was created by Edafe Onerhime, a Strategist, Speaker and Consultant, so thanks and acknowledgement go to her. I’ve reposted the list here and intend to add to it as I come across more handy bits and pieces;
What is Data / [...]

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There’s still time to register for Transform Digital Conference, @Bristol, 15 and 16 September

by Kevin 04/08/2015 in Bristol

On 15th September INCA and Bristol City Council will run the third Better Broadband for Business voucher scheme workshop, led by James Saunby and aimed at small businesses in the Brisol area. This will be followed by a Technical Showcase: How to Build a Broadband Network led by Rob Leenderts. In the evening there will [...]

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