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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New Fund for Hyperlocal Publishers to Measure their Online Success

by Kevin 28/07/2015 in Bristol

Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]

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Vacancy: Bristol City Council are looking for an Open Data Project Manager

by Kevin 27/07/2015 in Bristol

If you are an experienced Project Manager with an interest in open data and recognise its potential to transform the way that Local Authorities and other organisations operate you may be interested in this vacancy. Bristol has demonstrated a good deal of ambition in the area of Open Data, launching a City Open Data Platform [...]

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Bristol’s tech start-up ecosystem gets positive write up by the Next Web

by Kevin 20/07/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has a well networked, innovative technology community focused around the major hubs at the Engine Shed and Watershed. The Next Web have written a comprehensive article picking out some of the leading businesses and stand out technologies being developed across the region.

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