DigiLocal @ the BAFTA’s

Saturday 7 July saw myself and Anish Raja (DigiLocal@Bradley Stoke) heading up to London for the prestigious BAFTA Young Games Designer awards 2018! BAFTA don’t release how many young designers enter the competition, but it’s run nationally across the UK. I know at least half a dozen other young people from the West of England … Read moreDigiLocal @ the BAFTA’s

DigiLocal Spring Celebration – 2018

The next generation(s) of high tech innovators came together on Saturday 10 March 2018 for a morning of sharing ideas, code, and enthusiasm for building cool stuff! We had representatives from Barton Hill, Bedminster, Bradley Stoke, Docklands, Malcolm X Community Centre, Redmaids, and Shirehampton clubs. Our celebration events are an opportunity for young people from … Read moreDigiLocal Spring Celebration – 2018

Bristol TechFin 2017

With just under a week before our inaugural TechFin conference, I thought it worthwhile reviewing how we got here and why it’s important. Tickets are still available for this stellar day and fantastic opportunity to meet leaders from the financial, professional, and high tech industries! As a buzzword, FinTech has captured the imagination (and investment … Read moreBristol TechFin 2017

Announcing Voxxed Days Bristol 2018!

It’s with huge anticipation that we can announce that Voxxed Days Bristol 2018 will be taking place at the Watershed on 15 March 2018! Call for Papers now Open! Our call for papers will be open until 13 Oct. Tickets are being held at 2016 prices; Blind-Bird tickets – £100 plus VAT – strictly limited to … Read moreAnnouncing Voxxed Days Bristol 2018!

DigiLocal expanding to support South Gloucestershire Council libraries!

Hot on the heels of our announcement that we’re recruiting for a DigiLocal® Coordinator, we’re also excited to be working with South Gloucestershire Council to support more DigiLocal clubs in their libraries. DigiLocal has long enjoyed supporting libraries in hosting tech clubs, they’re a great mix of community based, learning centred, spaces that encourage the … Read moreDigiLocal expanding to support South Gloucestershire Council libraries!

DigiLocal celebration 2017!

On Saturday 1 July we welcomed young people from 8 DigiLocal local clubs across the West of England to share their visions of life in the year 2030! We saw Scratch games for managing the ecology (and the importance of bees), through house delivery systems by helicopter, to health apps, and even a resource gathering … Read moreDigiLocal celebration 2017!

Technology & Innovation: Balancing Freedom and Progress

The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, is “committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change.” After full houses for the first 2 talks, the Bristol Branch is pleased to announce Talk 3 in the 2017 programme of talks. The … Read moreTechnology & Innovation: Balancing Freedom and Progress

Cloud computing gathers pace in Bristol

The engineering behind much of modern cloud computing is being developed here in Bristol and Bath. Bristol 24/7 reports on how it all started and where it’s heading. “Cloud will become an increasingly large and important part of Bristol’s economy. This industry provides environmentally sustainable, well-paid employment and can also spawn a generation of new startups … Read moreCloud computing gathers pace in Bristol

Keynotes announced for OpenStack Day UK!

In what promises to be an exciting day for all attendees we can announce two top quality Keynotes for OpenStack Day UK; Jonathan Bryce (Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation) and Richard Haigh (Head of Delivery Enablement at Paddy Power Betfair)! Jonathan Bryce He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and … Read moreKeynotes announced for OpenStack Day UK!

Autonomous drone racing comes to Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE) and High Tech Bristol and Bath are launching the world’s first racing competition for autonomous aircraft, or drones. “This is not about human piloting skills; it is about building machines and systems that can operate without human intervention” The MAAXX (Micro Aero Autonomous Extreme) air race will … Read moreAutonomous drone racing comes to Bristol