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Bristol Technology Festival 2020
Our aim is to create a platform that allows groups to run and promote tech events under the banner of Bristol Technology Festival and to provide support and guidance.
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There are 7 events happening from Sat 2nd – Sun 10th Nov
Monday 4th Nov 2019
— Online!The purpose of the 2019 Diversity Edition of DisruptSW is to feature the top businesses, services, products, initiatives, projects and organisations which are addressing diversity challenges we see within tech teams and the technology sector in the South West. To do this, we are curating and publishing our third Disrupt SW index which this year, will focus on diversity.
Wednesday 6th Nov 2019
Workshop WednesdaysThere are two large areas for coworking/peer-supported learning. There are also a series of rooms in which we can do training, shared projects or talks. Workshop Wednesday 20th November 2019 will house:
- Speakers Corner: Amanda Challans – Get the chance to hear first-hand the story of her record-breaking 3000-mile journey rowing the Pacific Ocean. With some simple tools, tips and exercises you can take away and do with your teams.
- WebDev101- Calling all those interested in improving their knowledge of any subject in the field of web development.
- Project Rainbow – WTH Supporting Non-Profits – Rainbow RDA is a charity based in Taunton in need of Web Presence to qualify for grants, attract volunteers, supporters and donations. The project needs additional team members of all walks of Digital Life to help bring their digital presence to light. They are affiliated with RDA.org
Bristol Tech Charity Sporting Networking DinnerIf you want to NETWORK with like- minded TECH professionals or meet them for the first time, together with a KEYTNOTE Rugby player as guest speaker, whilst helping a BRISTOL CHARITY this is the event for you. Taking place at The Bristol Hotel, NETWORKING and Pre-Dinner Drinks, 3 course dinner, Keynote Speaker – Lee Mears, X-England & Bath Rugby Player, NETWORKING & SILENT AUCTION, funds raised going to a local Bristol charity nominated by the event sponsor. Helping to raise the profile of BRISTOL TECH sector, networking and raising funds for charity all in one event ideal.
Thursday 7th Nov 2019
Bristol: Where can the Academy take you?Lloyds Bank Academy Bristol has launched and we want you to join us to discuss how we are helping small businesses and communities.On the morning of Thursday 7th November, Lloyds Bank is proud to host an event centred on supporting small businesses and local communities to increase their digital skills and prepare today’s workforce for the future. We would be delighted if you could join us for an insightful and collaborative session, where we will share insights from the Bristol Academy. The Academy offers local individuals and businesses both free online and face-to-face digital skills training. This exclusive event on the 7th of November will provide demonstrations of the Academy in practice as well as a chance to meet our partners and learners. We are delighted to hear from local government, tech partners, small businesses and academy learners, and we hope that you will join us.
Friday 8th Nov 2019
Brand-proofing for tech-cynical timesAs an industry we’re well aware that tech is a force for good, and even has the potential to solve some of the biggest challenges we face in the world today. However, with trust in big tech consistently low, electoral candidates advocating breaking them up and ever-complex regulation looming – it’s getting harder and harder to show the industry’s “good side”.Cynicism around its intentions is prevalent in every newspaper, on social media and in conversations happening outside the industry. At the same time, the good stories are getting lost in the noise. So, how can tech founders and marketers navigate these new tech-cynical times and highlight the honourable intentions and positive impact of their innovation? At the same time, how should we address the concerns that have been created by things like fake news and “techlash”? Antidote Communications invites tech company founders, marketers and communicators to attend this Bristol Technology Festival event, which will examine what perception challenges mean for your brand, what you can learn from key players in the industry and how they are addressing it.
Agile in the City Bristol— M ShedReturning for its fourth year, Agile in the City: Bristol allows you to connect, learn from and collaborate with your peers and leaders in the industry. Gain new collaborators, hands-on experiences and inspiration, and reconnect with existing friends. Enjoy conversations that could take you anywhere and leave with new ideas and concepts you can put into practice straight away.
Saturday 9th Nov 2019
The Energy ChallengePart of the public programme at We The Curious focussing on climate action, these daily workshops are about the need to re-think how we power our homes and drastically reduce the amount of energy that we use. Families are invited to join the team in the Tinkering space to design their dream home and then puzzle out how to power it using energy from renewable sources. Workshops are drop-in and included with general admission.
- To raise the profile of the Bristol City Region tech sector – locally, nationally and internationally, by showcasing the existence of a broad breadth of activity in sectors and technologies
- By doing so, make technology, technology jobs and technology entrepreneurship more accessible to more citizens of Bristol
- Encourage attendees of one event to attend others during the festival
- Encourage higher attendance at each event by raising profile
- Not control any existing event, simply thread things together for mutual benefit
- Bristol Technology Festival does not run these events, but points to independently run events
Our Steering Board
- Marty Reid Engine Shed
- Nick Rutherford Bristol Technology Showcase
- David Henderson Hargreaves Lansdown
- Marina Traversari Facebook
- Nic Hemley Bristech
- Karin Rudolph Technotopia
- Ben Shorrock TechSPARK
- Heather McDonald Tait Why Communications
Our aim is to create a platform that allows groups to run and promote tech events under the banner of Bristol Technology Festival and to provide support and guidance.Nick Sturge MBE
In collaboration with
Bath Digital Festival — 2019
A week-long celebration of emerging technology for professionals,
techies and families.