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.

Free Event: Come along to the Innovate UK Bristol City Demonstrator Learning workshop, 930am-5pm, 16 November, Watershed

by Kevin 14/10/2015 in Bristol

Bristol has invested considerable time, thought and resources in the Smart City programme. Come along to this event and hear about our experiences in delivering Smart Energy, Smart Transport and Smart Data pilot projects. Innovate UK has been a key supporter of the programme and have organised this workshop to share learning with other authorities [...]

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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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Local website takes the casual job search online for students

by Kevin 02/09/2015 in Bristol 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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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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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 : 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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