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Come to Bristol for an introduction to CiviCRM

On 16 March Bristol’s Circle Interactive is hosting a one-day Introduction to CiviCRM with tutor Sean Kenny. Earlier this month, Circle held a CiviCRM user group meeting (news passim). The course will give an overview of CiviCRM use in small to medium-sized organisations and the first session will offer hands-on training in everyday tasks, such […]

CiviCRM at Circle

As announced a few weeks ago, a meet-up for CiviCRM users and developers was held on Thursday 10th February last at Bristol’s CREATE Centre (news passim), ably led by Circle Interactive‘s Dave Morton, who was being assisted by our old friend Sean Kenny. The main aims of the get-together were to discuss how the CiviCRM […]

Last day to register for BarnCamp 2010

Today is the last day to sign up for BarnCamp 2010, which will be staged in the beautiful Wye Valley from 11th to 13th June 2010, courtesy of Hacktionlab, a regular convergence space where activists interested and/or working in the areas of alternative media, renewable energy, online video distribution, free software or any other form […]

Weekend networking

It’s before 10 am on a Saturday morning and there’s a dozen or so Bristol Wireless folks huddled together in Hamilton House. Besides amazement at our weekend early rising proclivities, readers are probably wondering if this gathering served some useful purpose; and of course it did – we’d all come together for a day’s networking […]

Who needs Microsoft?

Freeskilling don’t – and don’t think you do either (quite rightly. Ed. 🙂 ). Tomorrow night – Tuesday, 13th October – they’re organising an event at the Better Food Co. Cafe in St Werburghs (map), starting at 7.00 pm to tell you why you don’t need Redmond’s offering. To quote from the publicity: Ben Smith […]

PC Building Open Workshop at the Freeshop

Bristol Wireless volunteer phasma has posted the following article on Bristol Indymedia for a forthcoming event on 30 September at the Freeshop, 35 Stokes Croft, Bristol (map): Open workshop coming up in preparation for an ongoing project involving the community, open source, the Linux terminal server project and general networking. With a view to our […]

Linux Boot Camp 2009

Are you doing or have just done your A Levels and want to do practical technical computing? As we previously reported (news passim), Bristol’s University of the West of England is staging its Linux Boot Camp from Monday 29th June to Wednesday 1st July. The event will involve two and a half days of technical […]

Linux Boot Camp – not a Bristol Wireless event

Sitting on the desk before your correspondent is page 15 from Linux Format edition 119 for June 2009. This is a page entitled ‘Events radar’ and features Linux & open source events from around the world. Looking at June there’s one in particular that caught my eye – Bristol Wireless Linux Bootcamp, Bristol UK, particularly […]

LTSP goes to Manchester

July 15-16th Bridgewater hall Bristol Wireless took its new revised LTSP suite for 2 days to the Substance Conference in Manchester. The Dell server laptop has been newly installed and the Evo T20 thin clients have been configured on the server, 7 flat screens and 3 laptops made up a suite of 10 machines: it […]

Training Course at St. Werburghs

On 29th November 2007 we will be running a beginners’ training course from 7pm – 9pm at St. Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St. Werburghs. The course will cover logging in and out, the desktop, the file system, word processing, setting up and using web based email and surfing the World Wide Web. Bristol Wireless […]

Open source music at Trinity this weekend

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, […]

Over 50? Use the net? Read on…

The Silver Surfer Awards 2007 are now open for entries, looking for outstanding internet users over the age of 50 across the UK. The awards, now in their 6th year, highlight older peoples’ contributions to cyberspace to inspire anyone thinking about using the internet or email for the first time (and if my Mum can […]

Our man in London writes

Richard Higgs reports: “Sam Rossiter, Mike Harris of Psand and myself went to the Emirates Stadium for the second ICT Hub National Conference with about 270 reps from the voluntary sector. The day was organised into workshops and presentations for various levels of ICT skills. Some of the speakers were there to promote open source, […]

Should we charge more?

We did start the courses by attempting to make them free, which was OK when everything was being done on a purely voluntary basis. Sustainability has to work on several levels though. Our attempt to employ tutors to provide a more professional approach to the training, seems to be working, but the obtaining of money […]

Course Delay + New Flyer

Due to problems with the wrong booking telephone number being handed out, we have delayed the start of the course to Thursday 22nd April. You can download a flyer for the course here – http://www.bristolwireless.net/images/bw.pdf Please print out some copies and distribute if you can. Because of the delay the tutors and administrators have agreed […]

New Training News

We’ve got dates for the next training course – this time we only have the opportunity to deliver the course in one slot running from Thursday April 8th for 4 weeks. All bookings will be done through Music & Message via the ECC. We are arranging to have the computers refurbished and delivered by Don […]