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!
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® 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!