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: Making Information Accessible: How to Write for Different Audiences, 7-830pm, 28 April, Engine Shed Bristol

by Kevin 27/04/2015 in Bristol

Information is a major component of our lives. But how can you make sure the information you produce and present is accessible and inclusive to a wide range of audiences?
This talk will be presented by Katie Grant, an accessible communications consultant specialising in the content and design of information – both on and offline. Katie [...]

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Event: Transform Digital, @Bristol, 20th May

by Kevin 21/04/2015 in Bristol

In the world of digital infrastructure it’s clear that we’re moving into a new environment, after a period where the Superfast agenda resulted in nearly all the public funding going to one big player. Now, driven perhaps by frustration in rural areas and by investment opportunities in cities, we are seeing the accelerated development of alternative [...]

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Free event: Custom Interfaces with HTML5, JavaScript & ARIA, Engine Shed, May 26th, 7pm to 830pm

by Kevin 23/03/2015 in Bristol

In this talk organised by Accessible Bristol Léonie Watson (Digital Accessibility Consultant, Writer & Speaker, The Paciello Group) will look at the importance of the browser in the web accessibility stack, and the way ARIA can manipulate the information exposed by the browser’s accessibility API. With help from a cast of screen readers, Léonie will [...]

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Free event: Accessibility and markup, Engine Shed, June 30th, 7pm-830pm

by Kevin 23/03/2015 in Bristol

In the talk organised by Accessible Bristol Chaals McCathie Nevile will talk about schema.org and accessibility. Details are yet to be confirmed, but if you’re interested in semantic markup, improved search engine visibility and making it easier for people to find useful accessibility information on the web, don’t miss this talk.
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Free Event: Open data, FIWARE and funding with FINODEX, Weds 22 April, 09:45 to 13:30, Engine Shed, Bristol

by Kevin 10/03/2015 in Bristol

Finodex (Future INternet Open Data EXpansion) is a EU funded programme which selects, funds and provides support to projects from SMEs & Web Entrepreneurs building upon the FIWARE technology and reusing Open Data. They will be launching their second funding round on 8th of April and will be in Bristol to go through the latest [...]

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Scholarships available for green tech camp for kids and teens in Bristol

by Kevin 16/02/2015 in Bristol

Fire Tech Camp – has teamed up with Bristol 2015 Ltd to offer a series of new environmentally focused camps for kids in the local area during Easter half-term. 50% of the places available on the new four-day camp are fully funded by Bristol 2015 Ltd providing 12 local kids with a complimentary place.
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Free Event: How can government and public services in the UK be improved through greater openness?

by Kevin 03/02/2015 in Bristol

The UK Open Government Network is a group of organisations and individuals committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability.
In partnership with Development Initiatives, they are hosting this workshop to discuss transparency, accountability and ideas for open government reforms in Bristol, the south west and throughout the UK.
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High Tech Bristol and Bath launches Special Interest Groups

by Kevin 13/01/2015 in Bristol

High Tech Bristol and Bath works with high tech companies in the Bristol and Bath region promoting, enhancing and developing technology. A major part of their activity will be running Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that bring together companies, universities, research institutions, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations.
The current, and proposed, list of Special Interest Groups includes;

Multicore
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Free Event: Come to the South West Data Meetup, Jan 8th 2015, 7pm, Pervasive Media Studios

by Kevin 19/12/2014 in Bristol

If you are interested in the potential of Open Data to create new apps and services and  transform the way we interact with the City come along to this free meetup. Whether you are an IT student, a developer, an activist or are interested in improving services come along and share your ideas, tell us [...]

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