Last night our friends at Trinity Community Arts (aka 3ca) held their first computer give-away for people who’d successfully completed their music technology course. It also marked the release into the wild of the first public version of Trubuntu (codenamed 0.2), Trinity’s custom edition of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. While waiting for their machines, […]
On 31st July our mobile Internet suite set out from St Werburgh’s Bristol en route to this year’s Camp for Climate Action, pitched up near Hoo St Werburgh, on the Hoo Peninsula betwixt the Thames estuary and Medway river in a great big 30′ x 45′ marquee that would be the camp’s Be The Media […]
The Linux Boot Camp returns to the University of the West of England (UWE) from 30 June – 2 July this year. It’s aimed at folks who’ve done their A levels who want to do practical technical computing and get in touch with their inner geek. The event will involve two and a half days […]
Mike Harris writes: Hi All, Just writing to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all for coming to HacktionLab and making it a success, not only did it seem to be good fun, but it also felt very productive and useful. I do hope you all got as much as I did from it. […]
This piece, the second on Hacktionlab, was supposed to have been written on Sunday, but that didn’t happen through a combination of circumstances, so it’s being scribbled first thing on Tuesday morning following the return home of Bristol Wireless’ final site tat-down crew yesterday afternoon. My last post ended as Saturday’s lunch was arriving. Following […]
It’s summer again (allegedly) and Bristol Wireless is sitting in the countryside playing with technology. We’re providing the technical infrastructure and running some of the workshops at Hacktionlab (news passim), which is being held this weekend at Stepping Stones Housing Co-operative, Highbury Farm in the picturesque Wye Valley. We’re using the barn as a dining […]
Bristol Wireless is pleased to be taking part in HacktionLab, which takes place on the 13th, 14th and 15th June at Stepping Stones Housing Co-operative, Highbury Farm in the Wye Valley. HacktionLab aims to be a rural weekend of workshops and gathering together for nerds, hackers and activists to get together and exchange ideas and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In June Bristol Wireless were approached by Eddie Smith, Chair of Governors at St Werburghs Primary School to demonstrate our Linux thin client technology. On Monday 2nd July 2007 Bristol Wireless took the 12 volt LTSP suite plus three desktop thin clients to the classroom for two weeks since the school wanted to investigate the […]
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 […]
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, […]
A free blogging skills exhange and discussion event is taking place at Bristol’s Watershed on Tuesday 5th December 2006.
This Wednesday Bristol Wireless volunteers were treated to a hands-on ‘birdspotting’ workshop, aka using satellite communications, with Mike Harris of psand.net.
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 Wireless are pleased to be able to have relaunched its PC giveaway project. We have distributed another 15 machines in the first month of 2006. Receipt of machines is linked to completion of “First Time on Line” the UFI funders basic skills assessment website. PCs donated by Institute of Physics Publishing (av.800Mhz/256MB/40GB) were data […]
Bristol Wireless has successfully secured funding from the University for industry (Ufi) to continue the activities we have been developing at Easton Community Centre since May. This will allow us to continue to run the IT Suite as a UKOnline Centre for at least the next 6 months, providing courses and community IT support through […]
Bristol Wireless will be taking over the ECC IT Suite to offer courses and free Internet access.
Myself, Dez and 2 of his students went to the BuildIt project at the Park in Knowle on Monday afternoon to start the refurbishment of the IoPP donated machines earmarked for distribution in the Bannerman Road Project. There do not appear to be many current students on BuildIT (which has also just changed its name!), […]