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Council to relocate emergency and city management operations

by Kevin 08/10/2015 in Bristol

Bristol City Council is set to bring together three separate city management and emergency control rooms in a bid to deliver significant savings for the Council and secure the future of these core services.
The move will see the Council’s Emergency Management, Traffic Management and Community Safety (CCTV) control rooms relocate to a dedicated space at [...]

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Event: Online Influence Conference, Mercure Hotel Bristol, 16th October

by Kevin 07/10/2015 in Bristol

Attendees at this event  will have the opportunity to network with top senior executives, learn about the latest digital trends and gain key industry insights. Pinterest’s UK Marketing Manager Lizzy Sibley, Airbnb’s EMEA Marketing Manager Holly Clarke and Thane Ryland, Global Lead Social Analytics and Insights at Microsoft have been added to the [...]

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How much is your personal data worth? An awful lot it seems, but who gets the value?

by Kevin 03/09/2015 in Bristol

Each of us creates about 5GB of data each day, and according to new website data wallet $300 Billion is spent on obtaining that personal data each year. Firms of data brokers aggregate information about us from a variety of different sources, from our loyalty cards to social media posts. In most cases it won’t [...]

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Local website takes the casual job search online for students

by Kevin 02/09/2015 in Bristol is a new website that has just launched in Bristol. Founded by a Bristol university graduate, it aims to connect university students with part-time and one-off jobs whilst studying at university.
The graduate jobs market is saturated with websites trying to cash in on placing the UK’s smartest new employees in high flying jobs. But [...]

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Come along to the Accessible Bristol talk “WCAG sufficient techniques – How well do they really work?” August 25, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

by Kevin 24/08/2015 in Bristol

The Accessible Bristol group are holding another of their excellent talks on accessible technologies at the Engine Shed tomorrow. Mark Rogers of Powermapper will be going through how well different sufficient techniques work in different assistive technology. Sign up to attend via the Accessible Bristol Meetup Group.

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Sign up for free online courses on Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities and the Internet of Things

by Kevin 13/08/2015 in Bristol

More and more Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming available covering all sorts of topics. A few interesting ones  have recently opened up in these interesting areas;
Smart Cities:
Internet of Things:
Sustainable Cities:
The courses are free, and there shouldn’t be issues with capacity, but some of them are starting soon so go ahead and register [...]

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Some Open Data resources and references

by Kevin 11/08/2015 in Projects

I came across a very useful archive of open data resources on LinkedIn. The list was created by Edafe Onerhime, a Strategist, Speaker and Consultant, so thanks and acknowledgement go to her. I’ve reposted the list here and intend to add to it as I come across more handy bits and pieces;
What is Data / [...]

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There’s still time to register for Transform Digital Conference, @Bristol, 15 and 16 September

by Kevin 04/08/2015 in Bristol

On 15th September INCA and Bristol City Council will run the third Better Broadband for Business voucher scheme workshop, led by James Saunby and aimed at small businesses in the Brisol area. This will be followed by a Technical Showcase: How to Build a Broadband Network led by Rob Leenderts. In the evening there will [...]

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New Fund for Hyperlocal Publishers to Measure their Online Success

by Kevin 28/07/2015 in Bristol

Hyperlocal publishers (online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community in the UK that create public value) can apply for grants of up to £6,500 from Nesta to explore how a more strategic use of website and social media analytics might help them define and [...]

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