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

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!

IoTUK Boost Bristol companies announced!

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and businesses are estimated to be worth £322bn to the UK economy alone by 2020(1). The national IoTUK Boost programme from the Digital Catapult and Future Cities Catapult is designed to support the development of IoT enabled products, services, and applications from UK small to medium sized companies … Read moreIoTUK Boost Bristol companies announced!

DigiLocal @ Stockwood Tech Takeover

What to do in the half-term? Tech Takeover, of course! We’ve been working with Nia at the Bristol Libraries Service for some time and were very happy to help support her Tech Takeover day at Stockwood Library on 16 Feb 2017. Stockwood already runs a very successful CodeClub so I took some Raspberry Pi 3’s … Read moreDigiLocal @ Stockwood Tech Takeover

TechFin & proud

Chris Skinner wrote a provocative thought piece just before Christmas “Go Fintech or go home (and don’t be Techfin)”. While I agree with the bulk of his article, I think he’s got the labels wrong. Most current FinTech companies (including, or perhaps especially, the unicorns) are just what he describes, mobile apps and web-interfaces. They … Read moreTechFin & proud

Voxxed Days Bristol speakers announced!

Announcing the first confirmed speakers for Voxxed Days Bristol 2017! This premier technical conference for cloud computing, big data & analytics, Java & languages is taking place on 2 March in the Watershed. We have speakers from Bristol to Brazil. Confirmed speakers include Dan Cook, Gen Gaster, Kate Stanley, Simon Ritter, Lucas Fernandes da Costa, Lorenzo … Read moreVoxxed Days Bristol speakers announced!

Digital Catapult announces IoTUK Boost partners – driving forward Internet of Things innovation

High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC, together with Bristol SETsquared Business Accelerator, Engine Shed, and the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) are excited to confirm that we are one of the 6 Boost partners. IoTUK Boost will aim to address barriers to entry into the IoT marketplace across the country, with the … Read moreDigital Catapult announces IoTUK Boost partners – driving forward Internet of Things innovation