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!
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
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
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
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!
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
Diversity (or lack thereof) is a recognised issue in all industries, and indeed most walks of life. It’s not something that can be delegated to any one organisation or individual to resolve; we all have our part to play. One of the earliest challenges presented to me in running HBB was to ‘do something about … Read moreDeliberately diverse
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