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Bristol BCS looks at open source and open standards

On Tuesday 30th September, the Bristol branch of the British Computer Society (BCS) is hosting a talk from Gavin Beckett, ICT Strategy Manager at Bristol City Council, entitled ‘Using Open Source and Open Standards to Enable Transformational Government’. Transformational Government is intended to be an intensive, structural and fundamental change in the operational processes of […]

Bristol Wireless gets reading

The weekend after next, on Saturday 13th September, Bristol’s first anarchist bookfair for 15 years will be held at St Werburgh’s Community Centre in Horley Road (home of the Bristol Wireless lab) and we’ll be there! We’ll be out in the foyer, keeping company with the bookfair itself, the Kebele Cafe and a constantly running […]

Flying on the DC10plus

The last 2 weeks yer ‘umble scribe has been to 2 events organised by DC10plus, a collaborative project that has grown up between the finalists (Bristol, Birmingham and Shropshire, Ealing, Hull, Norfolk, Nottingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Stratford on Avon and Sunderland) of the Government’s Digital Challenge, who have formed an alliance to spend £2 million […]

Experience the world of work at Bristol Wireless

We’ve been on new ground this week at Bristol Wireless. All week we’ve had Guy and Isaac, two pupils from Fairfield High School, with us in the lab as part of their work experience. BW: “What have you been doing with us this week?” Guy: “We’ve been learning about Linux, LTSP, hardware, building a computer […]

Local 21st Century marketing seminar

Our friend Kevin of Connecting Bristol has written to give us another date for the diary. On 19th May Connecting Bristol will be supporting a seminar, in association with Business West, aimed at giving a comprehensive overview of using online ‘new media’ channels and making the web work hard for your organisation – whether it’s […]

We’re in Debian Weekly News!

Ben Green writes: We are in Debian Weekly News! We are down the bottom with: “Co-operative Breathes New Life into Old Machines with Debian” We’re in the news for the 21st April 2008 and the actual piece in question highlighted by Ben reads: Co-operative Breathes New Life into Old Machines with Debian “Bristol Wireless is […]

Volunteer tutor wanted

Sean Kenny posted the following email to the Bristol Wireless mailing list today: “A small group of Golden Age* trainees have recently lost funding for their Computer Class/Club at a weekly venue in St Pauls. They are looking to replace the City of Bristol College trainer with a volunteer to teach very basic skills. If […]

Embedded Linux masterclass in Bristol

Another date for your diaries folks! Richard Blackburn has written to inform us of this year’s UK Embedded Masterclass – a workshop dedicated to using Linux on embedded devices. Working with an ARM processor, the workshop will combine theory and practice and give delegates an insight into the working of Linux in the embedded environment. […]

Making (radical) history

A date for your diaries: on Sunday 11th May next, Bristol Wireless will be hosting an event entitled ‘The Virtual Commons’ at St Werburghs Community Centre. It will form part of Bristol Radical History Group’s forthcoming ‘Down With The Fences’ programme, which runs from Thursday May 1st to Sunday May 11th 2008. The fortnight of […]

We’re supporting Document Freedom Day, are you?

It’s just over a week to go to Document Freedom Day on 26th March and Bristol Wireless’ promotional pack – full of stickers, leaflets and a flag – has been received safely from the Free Software Foundation Europe (thanks 🙂 ). Here at Bristol Wireless, we’ve worked since our creation with open standards and are […]