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
Ignoring the Internet is no longer an option for voluntary and community organisations, according to a new booklet ‘ICT, Social Capital and Voluntary Action’ published recently by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
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.
The Knowle West Web network has now been successfully connected to the Bristol Wireless backbone.
A new survey amongst Bristol schoolteachers has revealed that children who do not have internet access at home are at a disadvantage, the Evening Post reports.
In various sizes and disguises, Bristol Wireless’ mobile LTSP suite has been on its summer holidays again this year, taking in the Global Village in Kent, the Big Green Gathering in Somerset and the Climate Action Camp in North Yorkshire.
After a great deal of toil, testing and tweaking, the new Bristol Wireless 5.8 GHz network backbone is now stable and is almost ready for service since it is considered to be at the pre-production stage.
On Friday 4th August a team from BBC Bristol’s Points West filmed a piece on Bristol’s Digital Challenge bid.
From BCC press Office – http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/ccm/content/press-releases/2006/jul/it-development-eases-sharing-of-information.en A new IT development is marking the beginning of the end of ‘can’t open yours’ culture. As part of its drive to reduce the cost of services without compromising quality, Bristol City Council today joined the Open Document Format (ODF) Alliance. The move is expected to make it easier […]
Bristol has today been named the region’s top digital city after being
named amongst the ten national finalists in the government’s Digital
Ben Green of Bristol Wireless is organising an introductory course on video editing with Cinelerra at Easton Community Centre in Bristol in July 2006.
Bristol City Council have submitted their bid to the Digital Challenge set by the goverment for showcasing how Local Authorities and their communities can really make use of new technologies to enhance peoples lives – The bid intro lays out the ambitious aims – increase participation in the social and economic life of Bristol and […]
Bristol is to build on its growing reputation on a leading European city for e-communications, digital technology and media industries by bidding to become the UK’s top digital city in 2006. How the city is using the latest technology to improve services and ensure a better quality of life for everyone and why a partnership of business, community and city council leaders believe Bristol can win the government’s Â£7 million “Digital Challenge”.
Ben Green prefaced this project with a quote from “Mission Impossible”, but Bristol Wireless and Fluffy Logic have suceeded in the Challenge, making a succint and informative promotional infotisement on a minimal budget and lots of hard work. We’re really pleased with the result.
Many of you will know we have been working on using old hardware with the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) and now have over 5 networks installed across the city – one of them at Princess Royal Gardens. We got involved because of Ronnie Corbett, the Warden there. Ronnie has written about getting the computers […]