The third day has now started at the Cowboys‘ Crystal Balls tournament in Cullompton with classical music playing in the cybertent. Breakfast has been consumed and the suite has just opened for business, whilst football and cricket swing into action on a fine, sunny morning. Last night Mike and Lloyd rigged up a second satellite […]
Local events in the Bristol area of interest to our readers
Day 2 has now dawned on the Easton Cowboys’ tournament down in Cullompton, Devon (news passim). Today’s football has started, with the mens’ and womens’ tournaments running, from which Sean has just returned with a result sheet to update the live stats. The Bristol Wireless cybertent is again well occupied, whilst the BW crew’s breakfast […]
Festival time is upon us again: we’ve already had the quagmire of Glastonbury and last weekend saw the delights of Womud. Coming up this week is the Big Green Gathering, where Bristol Wireless are once again providing internet access, using renewable energy. A full report will follow after the event, even if yours truly has […]
For those wanting to get in touch with their inner geek, UWE‘s Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Mathematical Sciences is holding a Linux Boot Camp from 25th to 27th July 2007. The Linux Boot Camp is aimed at those normally having done or doing A-levels or equivalent and who want to do practical technical computing […]
Bristol Wireless’ Ben Green is organising a Linux Open Source Music Skill Share Day (phew – what a title! Ed.) from 10 am to 4 pm this Sunday, 8th July at Trinity Community Arts Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW. Ben describes the event as: “A time to demonstrate the power of open source music, […]
On Sunday, 16th June Bristol Wireless held a wee celebration at Bristol’s Cube Microplex to mark the entry into its 6th year of operations (news passim). The event itself was preceded by Bristol Wireless’ AGM (over in a very acceptable 35 minutes!) and preparations for opening the doors to the public at 5 pm-ish; audio […]
On Thursday 21 June, Bristol Wireless’ Bails and Rich Higgs attended the Connecting South West Conference in Taunton organised by the SWRDA on the future of ICT support for business. This event considered recent changes and developments in the provision and delivery of ICT support in the South West of England and was opened by […]
Bristol Wireless warmly invites all interested in its work and free/open source software to the Cube Cinema in Dove Street on Sunday, 17th June to celebrate more than 5 years’ activities in Bristol. Starting at 5 pm, Bristol Wireless will be showing all aspects of its work, including historic video footage of past achievements, the […]
Mike Harris writes: Did you know that Bristol Wireless is involved in a project called XtreamLab along with Psand, Micro-Film and the Venn Festival organisers? As part of the project we’re streaming 3 events for 3 days during Bristol’s Venn Festival and have a nice new website where you can find details, plus information on […]
There are a couple of events coming up later this week if you are at a loose end in Bristol. Friday 25th May sees the annual return of Silver Surfers’ Day (SSD). SSD is an opportunity for everyone to do something practical to help older people (aged 50+) join the digital age. So far the […]
On Wednesday 8th March 2007, Bristol Wireless, ably assisted by Westcom, went as exhibitors to the ICT Hub Regional Conference in Taunton for the voluntary sector. Attending as exhibitors, we took along the mobile LTSP suite (this time 12 terminals), VoIP telephones and lots of information about free and open source software and piles of […]
On 24 and 25 February 2007, OpenStreetMap volunteers will be adding Bristol to the global mapping revolution. Contributors to the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project are meeting in Bristol with the aim of completely mapping the streets and other major features of the city.Anyone wishing to take part in the mapping weekend are asked to meet at […]
Last Wednesday, Bristol Wireless participated in the inaugural run of the Digital Challenge game in Bristol’s Barton Hill area.
A free blogging skills exhange and discussion event is taking place at Bristol’s Watershed on Tuesday 5th December 2006.
On Wednesday 1st November, 100 delegates from central and local government, the private, community and voluntary sectors across the South West met at Watershed, Bristol for a day to discuss “Harnessing Digital Disruption”.
This Wednesday Bristol Wireless volunteers were treated to a hands-on ‘birdspotting’ workshop, aka using satellite communications, with Mike Harris of psand.net.
On 11th October 2006, a new online forum was launched for Bristol’s Knowle West area.
On 13th November 2006, a free workshop on “Making The Best Use of Free ICT Support” will be held at Watershed, Bristol
As its ‘last of the summer wine’ expedition this year, Bristol Wireless’ mobile LTSP suite paid a visit to Truthfest at Radford Mill Farm in Timsbury.
The first Connecting Bristol Momentum meeting took place on Tuesday 13th September at the Watershed. This was the first group meeting since hearing back in July that Bristol had made it through to the top 10 finalists in the government’s Â£7 million Digital Challenge.