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.

Agile meetings on the move

by Kerry 20/12/2013 in Bristol

The team behind Bristol’s Digital Inclusion project – Get IT Together have been using Agile project management tools since it’s new coordinator, Kerry Bradshaw came into post in January.  Agile is tool to visualise the tasks needed to complete a project and enable all team members to efficiently see, usually on a simple white board with [...]

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5 Top Tips for Training New Silver Surfers

by Matthew 12/12/2013 in Bristol

The Get It Together project in Bristol aims to give senior citizens and people with a disability the skills to get online.  11 free courses happen each week in libraries, community centres and day centres in Bristol.
A recent volunteers’ Best Practice Day highlighted some insights on what not to presume with new learners. Project co-ordinator [...]

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Crowdsourcing effort to give Computers for Christmas to 100 Digitally Excluded Households in Bristol

by Kevin 05/12/2013 in Bristol

The City Council are promoting a crowd sourcing initiative to provide 100 households with a refurbished PC for Christmas. The scheme will work with Byteback, a local community enterprise to;

Refurbish 100 old council computers
Provide a PC , mouse, keyboard and flat screen monitor to the people that need them most
Provide [...]

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Bristol opens “Engine Shed” as new Enterprise and Innovation Hub

by Kevin 04/12/2013 in Bristol

The Engine Shed, which is located by Temple Meads Station, has been refurbished and relaunched as a hub to inspire growth and innovation amongst the the City’s digital and creative businesses .
Bristol University, the city council and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership collaborated to turn the project around in only a year, [...]

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Ordnance Survey GeoVation Challenge: Encouraging active lifestyles

by Matthew 03/12/2013 in Bristol

Ordnance Survey has launched a data challenge to encourage active lifestyles through the use of their data with the potential to win a share of £100,000 -  get more details here.
People with ideas about how Ordnance Survey data could be used to help remove barriers to exercise can submit their ideas which will then be [...]

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Thinking of moving house? Want to know what sort of broadband service you can expect? Try this tool

by Kevin 21/11/2013 in Bristol

Broadband is more and more being considered as a utility, much like gas or electricity. If you are moving house you’d want to know that you could receive reliable mains gas and electric, but now you can also get an indication of the sorts of broadband services you could get access to. Rightmove have developed [...]

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Download the presentations from Europe in my City, Bristol – a Future City Demonstrator, 12 Nov

by Kevin 13/11/2013 in Bristol

Thanks to everyone who attended yesterdays event at City Hall, and apologies to those who we didn’t have room to fit in. We covered a lot of ground, had some excellent speakers, and managed to come up with some hugely creative ideas on how to build up our citizen cohort of ‘prosumers’, where the main [...]

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New UWE Research, Business and Innovation Blog features Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board

by Kevin 07/11/2013 in Bristol

Bristol has a long and proud history of innovation, and the City region continues to delivery word class smart and creative products through its businesses, universities and communities. Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board blogged on the new UWE Research, Business and Innovation site about how connectivity, in its broadest sense, has been [...]

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Sign up to and find out how best to share basic online skills with others

by Kevin 06/11/2013 in Bristol has a range of ideas, advice, tips, tools and instructional videos to help you share Basic Online Skills with family and friends or even local small businesses and charities.
The information on the site can help you and others connect with friends, family, or at work, and has detailed information about using social media sites [...]

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