Autonomous driving, AI Ethics and games talk

Fusion Fleet

Speaking Games

The lovely Ben Ackland is running a new conference in Bristol this September (we’re trying to cajole him into offering something special for our members). It’s a great new exciting way of gaming and being run in Bristol. If you’re into games or audio generally then it’s one not to miss! We Speak Games.

The world of Autonomous vehicles takes a step forward

For anyone interested in the world of autonomous vehicles it’s great news that the go-ahead for autonomous vehicles on the road has been accepted by the government. It’s a great and interesting field of tech for those interested in using their skills for future mobility.

UK Government today confirmed they accept the recommendations in the January 2022 Law Commissions AV report. They intend to implement as part of the upcoming Transport Bill. CCAV’s full policy paper can be found at: 

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Scholarships and free workshops


Learn how to stream live events into the Metaverse with our new Bristol scholarship

Condense are offering up to 8 young Bristol creatives the opportunity of a lifetime. You’ll learn how to stream live events into one of the world’s most exciting new technologies, the Metaverse. The successful applicants will take part in a 12 week programme, full of rich and intensive study, completely funded through the scholarship.

Who are Condense?

Condense is on a mission to bring the world’s live events to the Metaverse. Their technology enables artists and performers to livestream events in real time as 3D video (volumetric video). The content is streamed into Unity and Unreal game engines, delivering completely new engaging experiences to people playing in online and console games, AR and VR. With Condense, the Metaverse is about to get real.

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The return of Bath GirlGeekDinners

Bath GGD

Great News as we have some great new people managing the Bath Girl Geek Dinners and they have announced their first event. Please sign up and support the new team, they have some great contacts and are truly great!

We’re back and ready to welcome you to the first Girl Geek Dinner of the season. Rachel Pownall will be our host for the evening.

Rachel is Bath Spa University‘s Innovation Manager on the five year, £30M UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), Strength in places funded project MyWorldBristolBath, that will drive the creative technology industry in the West of England.

Come and have a chat with Rachel over dinner as she shares her professional journey from TV production to R&D and so much more, including what the future may hold for the region….. Limited to 20 places. Book via Meet Up

(Bristol GGD is in work but should have a couple of events in the Autumn)

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CAKE Offering


Community Action and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)


UWE Bristol has been offering organisations in the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors the opportunity to receive free consultancy on information management, business planning/strategy, training, IT, systems analysis, web sites, social media, or other ICT-related matters, in exchange for hosting a final year UG student project team from UWE Bristol. During the past years, our 100+ successful past projects have provided clients with advice, strategies and artifacts. The projects begin around the end of October 2022 and run until March 2023.

The teams are composed of final year BSc(Hons)IT Management for Business and BSc(Hons)Software Engineering for Business students, who take part in this Community Action and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) module with the aim of making a difference in community settings whilst enhancing their knowledge and skills through meaningful, relevant community action. 

Find out more about the consultancy and see examples of what our students have provided for many other organisations on our website: or 

The applications are open and the deadline for this year’s applications is Friday 9 September 2022. We strongly encourage you to apply now or ASAP. 

If you would like to apply for the scheme, please complete the application form (*before pressing the submit button please keep a copy of your application for your record).  

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Filmmakers’ Shindig and a spoonful of sugar

Harry Potter

Filmmakers’ Shindig from cahootify 26th July in Bristol

For all you budding Film buffs out there we think this one is for you

Probably the most inspiring little film night in the world. Join us in Bristol for an evening of learning, stimulation, collaboration, entertainment and general filmmaking joy!

This is an exclusive opportunity to:

  • Hear a guest keynote followed by Q&A from Robin Mukherjee, details below. 
  • Watch a compelling short film by a talented newcomer.
  • Enjoy food and drink in the gorgeous Square Club bar.
  • Network with other attendees and share ideas for upcoming projects.
  • Enjoy live entertainment from Richard Hughes, details below.

The CAHOOTIFY JustMakeIt! Eve is your chance to get inspired and get involved! We want to encourage you to make your film projects happen, with this opportunity to hear from professionals who have been there and done it already.

A spoonful of sugar: harnessing language to achieve team goals with Ceri Newton-Sargunar

A few of you have had the pleasure of meeting Ceri in the past when she’s supported our events and popped in for zoom sessions so we thought it might be nice for you to have a virtual catch-up.

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