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
One of the great challenges in supporting communities to run tech clubs for their young people is keeping a steady flow of really high quality projects for those young people to undertake. They need to be challenging and fun, educational and fun, embody good engineering principles and fun; did I mention they need to be … Read moreMission Mars!
Following the success of our original IoTUK Boost programme to support entrepreneurship in IoT companies, we’ve been awarded additional funding from the Digital Catapult to support even more companies! Applications are now open! You have until 19 February to apply via the SETsquared website process. There’s a short 1-hr interview and successful companies will be … Read moreIoTUK Boost 2 programme launched!
DigiLocal® supports community centres, youth groups, libraries, and schools in running their own tech clubs. We provide access to high quality equipment, great volunteer STEM Ambassadors, and fantastic project-based content. You will support those communities ensuring the right kit & volunteers are in the right place, at the right time! Clubs are spread across the … Read moreCould you be our DigiLocal Coordinator?
By the year 2050, our cities will be entirely different places to what they are today. But what will cities of the future actually look like? First of all, they’ll be a lot more crowded. In three decades’ time, we can expect two thirds of the UK’s population to be living in urban areas. We … Read moreWhat Will the Cities of the Future Look Like?
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!
Over the past 6 months we’ve been working with tech companies and partner organisations to develop a TechFin cluster in the region. Part of that activity has been supporting the awareness of the Bristol tech scene with leading organisations outside Bristol, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as part of their Project Innovate. Through those … Read moreBristol TechFin at FCA TechSprint
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!
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
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!