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Many people and communities who already experience economic, social and health inequalities also face digital exclusion. Connecting Bristol is working in partnerships across the City to develop and implement a suite of projects that are engaging the community in producing digital content, building community capacity and skills and increasing neighbourhood connectivity and e-participation.

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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Vote for the Future 4 Me project in the National Lottery Awards and bring the award for Best Charity Project to Bristol

by Kevin 17/07/2015 in Bristol

The Future 4 Me project has been shortlisted as a finalists for the National Lottery Best Charity Project. This is the only project from the South West to be nominated and the only finalist in the UK working with young people leaving care, custody or homeless.
You can vote for them here free : bitly.com/future4me or [...]

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Melbourne residents send email messages to trees

by Kevin 17/07/2015 in Bristol

In a project which brings to mind Bristol’s Playable City Winner “Hello Lampost” people in Melbourne can now email the trees in their City. All of the trees in the City have been mapped and given an individual ID which enables residents to email that tree directly with their thoughts.

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You can download the presentations for the Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things event, 6 July 2015

by Kevin 10/07/2015 in Bristol

Thanks to everyone who turned up for the Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things at Watershed on Monday. The presentations are available to download below as PDF’s. Watch this space for more events and information about Bristol’s ambitious IoT programme;

Stephen Hilton: Introduction
Clare Reddington: IoT, Playable Cities and the role of SME’s
Mara Balestrini: Citizens and [...]

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Watch this video from the “Tangible Memories: Community in Care” project

by Kevin 09/07/2015 in Bristol

The Tangible Memories project is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Bristol who have been working alongside Alive! activities, artists (Stand + Stare and Heidi Hinder) and care home residents, staff and managers from across the city of Bristol. Working together the project team were able to produce innovative and playful [...]

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MySociety are coming back to Bristol, Thursday 23rd July between 7pm and 10pm

by Kevin 24/06/2015 in Bristol

After a successful visit to the City last year, MySociety are taking the show on the road again and coming to see us in Bristol. They will be hosting a meetup at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer pub function room, 17-18 King St, Harbourside, Bristol , BS1 4EF.
There will be speakers from MySociety and local guest [...]

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Bristol Ageing Better Radio launches 12:00, Monday 29th June on Ujima FM

by Kevin 23/06/2015 in Bristol

Bristol Ageing Better Radio will be a lively show run by and for older people, featuring interviews, discussions and news about what’s happening in the city.
The team are currently looking for sponsors for the show on Ujima FM. The cost is £100 per show, and sponsors will be mentioned four times. If you would like [...]

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Come along to our open event “Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things”: Watershed, July 6, 6-9pm

by Kevin 21/06/2015 in Bristol

Innovate UK will soon be launching its £10m competition to establish a single city Demonstrator for the Internet of Things.
You are invited to attend a presentation and open discussion about how IoT can create new opportunities and address existing challenges in our city.
Background
Centre for Cities and McKinsey recently recognised Bristol and Bath as the most [...]

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