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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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Sign up for free online courses on Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities and the Internet of Things

by Kevin 13/08/2015 in Bristol

More and more Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming available covering all sorts of topics. A few interesting ones  have recently opened up in these interesting areas;
Smart Cities:
Internet of Things:
Sustainable Cities:
The courses are free, and there shouldn’t be issues with capacity, but some of them are starting soon so go ahead and register [...]

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Some Open Data resources and references

by Kevin 11/08/2015 in Projects

I came across a very useful archive of open data resources on LinkedIn. The list was created by Edafe Onerhime, a Strategist, Speaker and Consultant, so thanks and acknowledgement go to her. I’ve reposted the list here and intend to add to it as I come across more handy bits and pieces;
What is Data / [...]

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There’s still time to register for Transform Digital Conference, @Bristol, 15 and 16 September

by Kevin 04/08/2015 in Bristol

On 15th September INCA and Bristol City Council will run the third Better Broadband for Business voucher scheme workshop, led by James Saunby and aimed at small businesses in the Brisol area. This will be followed by a Technical Showcase: How to Build a Broadband Network led by Rob Leenderts. In the evening there will [...]

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New Fund for Hyperlocal Publishers to Measure their Online Success

by Kevin 28/07/2015 in Bristol

Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]

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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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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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ODI to commission projects demonstrating the impact of open data. Up to £7,000 funding available to support delivery.

by Kevin 16/07/2015 in Bristol

Do you have a great idea for an open data project but need help to get it off the ground? Are you working on a project that you would like to promote more widely? As part of its open data summer showcase, the Open Data Institute is looking for great examples of open [...]

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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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