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The Power of Data: The Fallen of World War Two

19 August, 2016 - 14:47

Data can tell stories. One of the more powerful examples of this I’ve come across takes the casualty figures from World War Two and weaves this data into a compelling, immersive, interactive and powerful narrative. This thought provoking presentation last 15 minutes and opens up interactive opportunities for viewers to interrogate the data themselves. Take a look […]

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Easier than ever to convert VR content for the Data Dome

17 August, 2016 - 18:05

The Data Dome, based in the At-Bristol Science Centre, is a shop window facility of Bristol Is Open and the city’s smart tech initiatives.  Housed in the 3D Planetarium, the Dome offers a unique audio and visual immersive experience to visualise data in new ways, explore the growing amount of sensor data and see the […]

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Just keep bidding

15 August, 2016 - 17:24

Over the last month, several people have asked me if we are still bidding for EU funding – in particular Horizon 2020. My response has been, that whilst we are still eligible (the UK government is still inputting into the EU budget of which H2020 is part) I would think that partners and panel experts […]

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We Can Make: reimagining manufacturing in Bristol – event

15 August, 2016 - 10:31

Smart factories, digital fabrication technologies, new materials and changes in distribution networks are radically re-shaping who makes what, where and how. WE CAN MAKE explores how Bristol can re-localise and grow manufacturing in the city: Can we create pro-manufacturing communities where the things that are needed, from jobs to housing, are locally produced? How can […]

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Join us for a ‘Bristol Approach’ event in the Data Dome

12 August, 2016 - 15:28

The Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC)  has organised two free events to learn more and get involved with ‘The Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing‘ – a new framework for running inclusive, community-driven digital projects that involve sensor technologies. #SmartCityDampDataCitizen Spectaculecture When: Wednesday 7th September, 7.30pm Where: Data Dome – Anchor Rd, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB As part of […]

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Planned Handover – an overview of trial 1 of the VENTURER project

10 August, 2016 - 09:38

The VENTURER driverless car project has started its first trial to assess user responses to driverless cars. Under carefully monitored test conditions the trial is testing planned handover of control between a vehicle and driver. This is when the driver knows they might be alerted to take control in certain situations as the vehicle is unable […]

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Bristol’s Open Data programme

25 July, 2016 - 17:01

In Bristol, we believe that we should make data – that belongs to the public – accessible and usable to people and  machines. The main goals of our open data work are: Help people to develop innovative solutions to city challenges Support and fuel the development of technology that could improve Bristols future Help people […]

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Register for Open Stack Day UK at HP Labs, Stoke Gifford, Bristol

22 July, 2016 - 13:31

Open Stack is an Open Source suite of software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. The event will feature experienced speakers, breakout sessions and workshops to help you get the most out of these resources. There will also be the chance for delegates to win prizes including a complimentary […]

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Tiny Tours – the first app running on The Bristol API!

22 July, 2016 - 12:55

The Tiny Tours App brings together info about days out in Bristol with journey planning using open data from The Bristol API. Those of you who are regulars to Connecting Bristol will know that, a) here in Bristol we like to publish open data, b) we have our own transport data API called The Bristol […]

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Watch Bristol’s Programmable City on the Joy of Data via BBC iPlayer

21 July, 2016 - 09:43

The BBC have included Bristol as a case study in its programme exploring the complex technical and ethical issues around developing a data driven City. Watch The Joy Of Data in iPlayer until 19th August 2016.

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Agile in the City Bristol Event, 3rd and 4th November 2016

13 July, 2016 - 09:47

Join practitioners and enthusiasts from Bristol’s vibrant Agile community and enjoy more than 20 sessions from several of the UK’s leading Agile thinkers. Agile in the City: Bristol is a new, practical event for the Agile & Lean community, with a focus on learning, experience-sharing and meeting new people. Check out the agenda and buy your tickets on […]

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Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme (now closed)

12 July, 2016 - 11:19

This scheme was an example of how Connecting Bristol successfully worked with the UK Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to help Bristol businesses get a superfast broadband connection.  Government funding for the scheme has now been fully committed and the scheme closed to new applications in October 2015 The scheme was designed to accelerate the accessibility of […]

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Join the budget conversation with Bristol’s Budget Simulator

12 July, 2016 - 10:25

Bristol City Council has teamed up with local digital democracy specialists – Delib – to produce the Bristol Budget Simulator.  The simulator enables people to explore the council’s budget and consider how £60 million could be  saved from the council’s budget over the next three years (April 2017 – April 2020) The budget simulator is one of Delib’s (based in King […]

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What’s your Happiness Pulse? Is Bristol happy?

27 June, 2016 - 09:34

I love Happy City and their mission to create a happy, flourishing Bristol and provide Happiness measures that can help cities worldwide understand and encourage more happiness. What is really great about their approach is they are starting with people – yes actual people, not looking at national statistics and surveys but asking us how happy are […]

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How to become a data-driven city

23 June, 2016 - 14:37

Before becoming mayor of New York City in 2002, Bloomberg made his fortune providing data analytics to financial institutions. When he took residence at Gracie Mansion, he brought his data-driven approach to managing the Big Apple. His creation, the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), helped to develop predictive algorithms to identify areas that may […]

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Get support for your data startup from ODI

20 June, 2016 - 11:55

The Open Data Institute are offering year long bespoke packages of support through their Startup Accelerator Programme. Applications are welcomed from data-oriented startups, at all stages, anywhere in the world. The support package, offered in exchange for 10% equity includes; Office space in both Leeds and London, UK Dedicated support team for finances, HR, communications, […]

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Fun with Frogs at KWMCs Data Jam

17 June, 2016 - 13:46

Book now to work with others from across Bristol to dig out, visualize, play and make – with data that could help tackle the issue of damp homes in the city. There will be some new open data to work with, as well as the first opportunity to see and use data from the ‘Frog Boxes’ – an […]

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Bristol Refugee Hackday – get involved!

10 June, 2016 - 10:08

Bristol Refugee Hackday is bringing people together to use digital technology to help refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol and beyond. The event is happening during Refugee Week 2016, and the aim is to bring together techies and those from refugee backgrounds and organisations, to spend 24 hours designing and co-creating solutions. Organised and run entirely by […]

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The unstoppable rise of IoT applications

6 June, 2016 - 11:43

Mobile phones today represent the biggest slice of the connected-devices cake. At the end of 2015, more than 7.1 billion mobile phones interacted with each other.  By 2021, this number will peak at almost 9 billion. By 2018, the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that the cake will look slightly different. Mobile phones will be surpassed […]

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Explore the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery with the Hidden Museum app

3 June, 2016 - 14:16

The team at Bristol Museum have been working on a fun iPad app to guide you around the collection. The Hidden Museum app, which is now available in the itunes app store, was developed in collaboration with The University of Bristol and Aardman Animations, and was funded by Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. The game uses over […]

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