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Bristol Dorkbot tonight

Bristol Dorkbot gets together this evening at the Pervasive Media Studio in town (map), starting at 8 pm, although the doors will be open from 7.30 pm.

Tonight’s main feature will be an “Unskillswap”; if someone knows what this is, let us know below in the comments. 🙂

More details on Bristol Dorkbot.

4 Responses to Bristol Dorkbot tonight

  1. Ale Fernandez May 17, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I think an unskillswap is when by telling people about it you lose your own need to know how to do it. do I win something?

    • Steve Woods May 17, 2011 at 10:58 am #


      You win my undying thanks for a lovely comment. 🙂

  2. Tarim May 17, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Bristol Civic Society are organising an event on National Civic Day, 25th June, which is about celebrating the city where you live. They say:

    Our theme in Bristol is to celebrate our public spaces. We plan, amongst other things, a big “Teddy Bears Picnic” event in the “Bear Pit” at St James Barton Roundabout and wherever you are in Bristol to make the day a mass participation event using digital media (mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter etc) to enable the general public to send messages, photos, videos and pinpoint their location from other public spaces in Bristol but we need your help. Our hope is to display an online interactive map showing activity across the city, on a screen in the Bear Pit, and if possible the big screen in Millennium Square. We hope to come up with something that will catch the imagination of everyone in Bristol.

    They’ll need some technical help and advice – so we will be holding a combined Unskillswap/Dorkbot meeting in the Pervasive Media Studio. Dorkbot/Bristol Hackspace have already started thinking about weird installations they might build and show off in the Bear Pit during the day but the Civic Society will need help and advice in connecting together the various activities across the city. I’m told there will be beer available to those who turn up to help…

    For those of you wondering about the name:

    First there were meetings of experts (geeks) who used to swap their skills in various aspects of IT. These meetings were called Skillswaps.

    Then, about a year ago, a group called Happy Cities (who weren’t geeks) wanted some IT advice. So a meeting was organised – but since it wasn’t swapping skills – it had to be called something else. And so Unskillswap was born.

    Pedantically, I think it should be called Skillunswap or ITBeerSwap…

  3. Steve Woods May 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm #


    Many thanks indeed for your comprehensive comment, following which I may be suffering from knowing too much. 😉