‘Making It’ Showcase & Summer Open Evening

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With Knowle West Media Centre

Join us for an evening of innovation, celebration and conversation. See new products and technologies and meet some makers!

Develop

Since May 2019, 12 participants from across Bristol have been taking part in the Making It programme at Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory – learning a range of digital design and making skills, and developing ideas for their own products and enterprises.

Meet the makers and explore the range of 2D and 3D products they’ve fabricated using The Factory’s digital manufacturing equipment, from laser- and vinyl-cutters to 3D printers and digital embroidery machines.

Create

Find out what else The Factory has to offer, from our new membership offer to our forthcoming Autumn / Winter programme of training and workshops here on eventbrite.

Connect

Network with other businesses and creatives in the sector and enjoy drinks and nibbles. We look forward to welcoming you to The Factory!

Bristol Tech Fair

We are moving on with our November so keep an eye on our website BristolTechFair as we put it all together and try to ensure its the highlight of the Bristol Tech Festival week. We will also be sharing our partners and jobs on our careers fair website Tech3Shed.

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Want to exhibit at Technotopia?

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Call for exhibitors  Bristol Tech Fair 2019

Bristol’s first Tech Fair is here, and we are inviting local organisations to join us as exhibitors, sponsors or partners for a full day of hands-on activities, workshops, and creativity for the whole family to enjoy.

Bristol Tech Fair 2019 is a FREE event, a celebration of the best technology in our city and an invitation to young people and families to learn, interact and get excited about the opportunities that new technologies are bringing into our lives.

We are a featured event part of Bristol Technology Festival,  organised in collaboration with Engine Shed, Women’s Tech Hub, Wise Campaign and other local organisations working in partnership to make technology accessible to our communities in Bristol and beyond.

We are looking for companies eager to come down and teach the next generation just how exciting the world of Tech is. If you are supporting STEM outreach or have some exciting fun stuff that you want to share, then please get in touch as this is the perfect platform for you! Companies simply wishing to support are also very welcome to sponsor so that we can make this a great fun event and support charities and social enterprises with great solutions to also be at the event.

It’s world Emoji Day on the 17th

Emoji’s have been used since the beginning of the internet to transmit emotion in the written medium. As internet technology advanced, so did the use of the emoji, with previously pure text bits of ascii art turning into full-fledged animated faces and symbols. We’ve all used them, and we’re excited for the future of them! World Emoji day celebrates the history of these emotional expressions, and encourages you to be exceptionally emotive! After all, it’s always nice to let someone know how you’re feeling when you write, isn’t it? Emoji’s are just one more way!

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Announcing Bristol Tech Fair !!

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We’ve been planning this for a while and are finally able to announce that as part of Bristol Technology Week we will be running the Bristol Tech Fair in collaboration with Technotopia and the WISE campaign. As a follow on from our previous Tech³Shed engaged careers fair in March we have gotten together with Technotopia and the WISE campaign to run what promises to be a brilliant and fun day, mixing discussion, with careers and children!! So put it in your diaries that we’ll be at the Colston Hall on the 9th of November!

Happy History of Math 2.0 Day

“A celebration of the blending of technology and mathematics. For a lot of us, math wasn’t a favorite subject, we’d spend the entire period staring at the equations and wondering what sort of livid madman designed these torture chambers on paper. Ultimately, however, we realised that math is utterly indispensable in our modern world.”

UXBristol 2019 Friday July 12th

” The one day conference will offer hands-on workshops and aims to bring UXers together to share their knowledge and expertise. It is aimed at all levels from aspiring students to experienced consultants. “

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Tech3Shed is over- but we’re still standing

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BIG THANKS to everyone who came along to our Tech3Shed Careers Fair, we loved it and hope that everyone who came did too. The companies were amazing with their willingness to engage with the attendees and not only discuss their job openings but also offering careers advice in many cases. We thought you were wonderful and want to say a big thank you for taking the risk in a new venture and supporting it. The feedback we had from the attendees was really positive so let’s hope that this results in filling some of the job roles on show at the event. We will be doing a write up of the companies on the Careers website and the sponsoring companies will also have a years membership so expect to hear more from us about them in the coming weeks.

Also – not to be forgotten, Big thanks to the builders and staff at desklodge for getting the floor ready (they were laying carpet as we set up!) and to our volunteers who were brilliant for supporting us!

OpenData is spending the weekend Jamming!

Bristol Open Data Jam / Hackathon

Come along to our two-day data jam and help make a bit of magic for Bristol.

Join us for a weekend of constructive fun. Together we will develop projects that unite great ideas, awesome digital and creative skills with open data (powered by the Bristol Open Data Platform, Bristol API, …).

You’ll be helping Bristol create ways of developing our local creativity and culture, and a fair and inclusive economy. In exchange, we will provide technical support, interesting speakers, free food and drinks as well as the opportunity to a prize.

Open to techies and non-techies :).

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