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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!