Category Archives: Volunteering

Stuff involving volunteers

New round of Gnome OPW internships now accepting applications

The Gnome Outreach Program for Women (OPW) helps women get involved in free and open source software and has just announced the opening of a new round of internship applications. Women can apply for an internship to contribute to an … Continue reading

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Linux Live 2014

Microsoft has announced that it will be ending support for Windows XP, now 12 years old, on 8th April 2014. The Bristol & Bath Linux Users’ Group (BBLUG) has seen this as an opportunity to introduce people currently using XP … Continue reading

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Training in the lab

Last week Bristol Wireless indulged in some internal training – something we haven’t done for a couple of years. Ably led by Ben Green and Julien Weston, Bristol Wireless volunteers are now more familiar with the ins and outs of … Continue reading

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Orca screen reader improves Braille functions

Chris, one of our Bristol volunteers, has been blind since childhood and uses the Vimux distro for the visually impaired, coupled with the Orca screen reader for the GNOME desktop, so he’ll no doubt be very pleased to hear that … Continue reading

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UWE supplies recycled PCs for internet cafés in Africa

Bristol’s University of the West of England (UWE) has announced that a shipment of refurbished computers and office furniture has just arrived in Togo after an eight week voyage. The recycled equipment was refurbished by UWE student volunteers. The equipment … Continue reading

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Linda Bell is new Bristol Wireless Chair

Yesterday Bristol Wireless held its Annual General Meeting (news passim). About 10 members attended along with 2 guests. Part of the proceedings inevitably included the election of the committee and we’re very pleased to announce that Linda Bell has agreed … Continue reading

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It’s AGM time – soon!

Wearing his company secretary’s outfit, your correspondent has just sent the following email and posted the following notice in the lab. NOTICE OF AGM The Annual General Meeting of Bristol Wireless for 2013 will be held at 4.30 pm on … Continue reading

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Wikimedia Commons smartphone app released

Wikimedia Commons is a great resource: nearly 17 mn. freely usable media files that anyone can use for any purpose and to which anyone can contribute too! Contributing to Wikimedia Commons is also getting easier: it’s now possible to transfer … Continue reading

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Bath University researches internet and cognition

The University of Bath has an interesting research project on the books at present, investigating the relationship between attention and internet use and is looking for volunteers. This study consists of two phases. In phase I, participants will be asked … Continue reading

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Very advance notice

Via a friend connected with our mates at Bristol Hackspace, we have received very early notice indeed of a date for your diaries and calendars in 2013; there will be a Mini Maker Faire at MShed at Princes Wharf, Wapping … Continue reading

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