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.
Event details;
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Boost your creative digital SME with Business Strategy and Innovation Vouchers

by Kevin 30/01/2015 in Bristol

If you run a creative digital SME in the South West you could be eligible to receive vouchers of a value between £1,000 – £5,000 to help with the cost of securing expert third party services which could include help with business planning, recruitment consultancy, brand and marketing expertise, or specialist technical support to help [...]

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DECC publishes leaflet outlining plans for Smart Metering data

by Kevin 26/01/2015 in Bristol

The Government is rolling out  a £11bn plan to install smart energy meters in every home. Department of Energy & Climate Change published a leaflet explaining how data from these smart meters is expected to transform the market for energy services. The leaflet is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/397291/2903086_DECC_cad_leaflet.pdf .

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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: Accessible Bristol Meetup, 7pm Tues 27th January, Engine Shed, Bristol

by Kevin 30/12/2014 in Bristol

If you are interested in the web and accessibility come along to Accessible Bristol’s first meetup of 2015.
There will be refreshments and networking, plus a talk from one of the most recognisable and respected people in the web accessibility industry-  Steve Faulkner on HTML5, ARIA and the Open Web.
Steve is a Principal Accessibility Engineer at [...]

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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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Free online resource to organise your community project

by Kevin 18/12/2014 in Bristol

Made Open is a free to use web resource where you can gather ideas, donations, volunteers, resources and crowdfunding for your community project. The platform unites social networking, crowdfunding, crowdpledging and timebanking into a single site. Its straightforward to set up a campaign, build support and start to realise the improvements you want to see [...]

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Invitation for UK SMEs to submit smart city proposals for deployment across Chinese cities

by Kevin 11/12/2014 in Bristol

South West Businesses have been invited to participate in the smart cities challenge.  This challenge is part of a Foreign and Commonwealth Office project led by Manchester City Council with involvement of  Bristol City Council, three Chinese cities who are ‘smart city pilots’ and Digital China (a large ICT company leading on smart city solutions [...]

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Bristol’s Computer Reuse Scheme relaunches

by Kevin 03/12/2014 in Bristol

In 2010 the City Council established a Computer Reuse scheme aimed at making sure that anyone in Bristol who wanted to have a computer at home could have one. The scheme was enormously popular, and over the first few years more than 2000 PC’s were made available to people right across the City. As the [...]

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