Events

Throughout the year Connecting Bristol and our partner organisations run a range of events where you can learn more about our digital inclusion agenda, Green ICT and connectivity in Bristol.

Free event: Top 10 mistakes in public consultation and how to avoid them, City Hall Bristol Wednesday, 29/10/14, 13:00-16:00

by Kevin 13/10/2014 in Bristol

This free event organised by The Consultation Institute and Darzin Stakeholder Management Software to help you identify and avoid the main pitfalls surrounding public consultation exercises. Sign up on eventbrite to book your place.

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Dress-sense: take part in a wearable technology for health competition and win £5000

by Kevin 02/10/2014 in Bristol

Wearable technology has the potential to change people’s lives. Dress-sense.org.uk will be running workshops in Bristol 25th October, 8th November and 22nd November looking for teams mixing computer scientists, medical professionals and students, engineers, fashion designers and textile artists to collaborate and compete for a £5000 prize by designing wearable technology for health.  There [...]

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Free Google digital masterclass for local businesses, The Annexe, Bristol Science Centre, Friday 17th October

by Kevin 01/10/2014 in Bristol

On Friday 17th October, Google will meet with local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to offer advice and tips on making the most of the Internet and growing their business online. Google experts will be on hand to offer advice on crucial skills for the digital age, from creating a website to marketing a business [...]

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Bristol Bright Night, noon to midnight, 26th September, Bristol Harbourside

by Kevin 26/09/2014 in Bristol

Discover, explore and challenge Bristol’s cutting-edge research through an interactive showcase of free activities across in city.  Activities will be taking place throughout the day at @Bristol and the Watershed. Check out the Bristol Bright Night website for more information.

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Free Digital Inclusion Training in Bristol on 9 September

by Kevin 21/08/2014 in Bristol

On 9 September phone company EE is holding EE National Techy Tea Party Day and everyone is invited. Come along if you’d benefit from more confidence, new skills  or more information about getting online. EE’s digital champions will help you understand how being connected can work for you, over some tea and biscuits.
You’ll spend time [...]

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Hackday, Bristol Engine Shed, July 26, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

by Kevin 22/07/2014 in Bristol

Just Eat are organising a hackday at the Engine Shed in Bristol. Participating teams could win a Parrot AR Drone.
8.00am – 8.30am: Breakfast
8.30am – 9.30am: Team formation and pitching
9.30am – 5.30pm: Hacking (with Pizzas for lunch)!
5.30pm – 7.00pm: Demonstrations, Judging & Prizes
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Dinner and drinks
Sign up on the Meetup page to attend.

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Event: Making the City Playable Conference, 10-11 September 2014, Bristol

by Kevin 15/07/2014 in Bristol

Featuring Google, Ogilvy, architect Usman Haque and the University of the West of England, this two-day international conference will explore the theme of the ‘Playable City’, asking what it might mean for citizens, urban planners, tech giants, small companies, artists and designers in imagining and making the cities of [...]

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Code and Create with Fire Tech Camp this Summer UWE Bower Ashton, 11 – 15 August and 18 – 22 August

by Kevin 14/07/2014 in Bristol

Fire Tech Camp empowers children and teenagers with the skills to create and innovate using technology. On five-day non-residential holiday camps, young people can design their own video games, get to grips with programming languages Java and Python or invent using Arduino electronics platforms.
Fire Tech are launching camps this summer in Bristol, running  11-14 and 18-22 August, at [...]

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Event: Delivering Superfast with Wireless Broadband Services, People’s History Museum, Manchester

by Kevin 29/05/2014 in Connectivity

Wireless broadband is an important part of the technology mix for delivering 100% superfast coverage. This seminar organised by INCA will discuss superfast-capable wireless technology; the role of satellite broadband; showcase projects that are live or under development; and discuss how to approach securing state aid funding.

Participants include local authority representatives aiming to deliver 100% [...]

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