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Local events in the Bristol area of interest to our readers

Feeling Insecure at the Engine Shed

Bristol Wireless member Nigel Legg writes: The focus of the fourth Bristol & Bath IoT meetup on Monday 21st November was security – making your things secure. There have been some DDoS attacks that used insecure internet-connected consumer goods to create botnets, and Carl Shaw from Cerberus Security Labs talked us through a process to […]

Bristol’s CFMS launches new supercomputer

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability, which is based at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, launched a new supercomputer last week. Announced in June 2016, CFMS awarded the contract for the refresh of its high performance computing infrastructure to Cray Inc., a global […]

Get online at J3

Your ‘umble scribe has today received an email from Kurt James, Neighbourhood Partnership Co-ordinator at Bristol City Council, announcing an event next month in east Bristol. Bristol Libraries is organising a free (as in beer. Ed. 😀 ) digital skills workshop next month in collaboration with the Ashton, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership and […]

Somerset villages get 1 Mbps “broadband”

Residents of the Somerset villages and hamlets of Ashton, Badgworth and Stone and Chapel Allerton are currently enduring “broadband” speeds as low as 1 Mbps. The Weston Mercury reports that the villagers recently held a meeting to discuss the situation and discovered they were eligible to apply for a grant scheme to improve their connectivity. […]

Coming soon – South-West CiviCRM meet-up

At the end of April a CiviCRM meet-up for the South-West of England is taking place in Bristol, kindly hosted by One25. The meet-up’s date and time are 27th April 2016 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. The venue is One25’s offices at 138A Grosvenor Road, Bristol, BS2 8YA (map). This event’s programme will include: […]

Email encryption talk in Bristol

As part of Alternative Bristol’s Breaking the Frame series of talks, an email encryption talk for beginners will be taking place at Hydra Books in Old Market Street, Bristol (map) from 7.30-9.30 p.m. on Friday 22nd January. According to the organisers, an ordinary e-mail is like a postcard without an envelope: anybody who can put […]

Bristol Data Dome launches next week

The Bristol Data Dome, which is housed inside At-Bristol‘s Planetarium, will be launched on Wednesday 18th November as part of the Festival of the Future City, the University of Bristol announces. Connected to a dedicated high-performance computer at the University of Bristol, the Data Dome is a pioneering development on Bristol’s digital scene with the […]

Open data in Bristol goes 3D

Bristol City Council is not unknown for its commitment to open data. So far it has been building up open data resources in 2 distinct locations: its dedicated open data site and profiles – its data and maps resource about Bristol and its neighbourhoods. We have now received news from BCC’s Kevin O’Malley that At-Bristol, […]

UWE hosts cyber security training camp

UWE’s press office reports that the university is hosting a training camp designed for students interested in careers in cyber security. The camp, which takes place from 10-12th October, offers an opportunity to learn about cyber defence from experienced professionals. Around 40 candidates will spend three days living on site where they will get an […]

Registration for Barncamp 2015 now open

Barncamp is a low-cost, rural DIY skills sharing event open to everyone, including UK activists, campaigners, people involved in social and community groups, and anybody else with an interest in technology and how to subvert it to put it to good use. All skill levels are welcome and the organisers promise that workshops are not […]