For the last few days I’ve been playing a new game on my phone. Nothing exciting there really, games have been on phones since Snake (Sam was a master on her old Nokia 6110). The game itself isn’t that original either, basically it’s capture the flag. So why the title? Several years ago I was… Continue reading Bleedin’ vs Leading edge
What happens when 110 Year 4 & 5 Primary School children meet a 1,000 mph car? Last week I was lucky enough to give a talk at a local (Bristol, UK) Primary School about the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (Bloodhound SSC) project. I signed up as a 1K supporter pretty much as the scheme launched (Aug… Continue reading Next generation engineers
A number of years ago, when I was the Business Manager for Futurelab Education, we looked at a couple of projects around technology in social housing and how internet access could transform lives. I began talking to George Grant (Founder, Housing Technology) about several projects across Bristol that were refurbishing PCs and providing them to… Continue reading How smart are your houses?
Ok, minor confession; I haven’t pulled this list together. Iain Gray (CEO, Technology Strategy Board) is a passionate champion of all UK technology & innovation, and he recently tweeted a list of technology and innovation examples from Bath & Bristol. Enjoy! [Update 1: Iain’s just dm’d me to say there are plenty more to follow,… Continue reading What’s great about Bristol? Let me count the ways…
Quite a lot as it turns out. Both of Monday’s talks as part of the Festival of Ideas (@festivalofideas) Autumn Programme looked at how much of the technology that we all rely upon started out with military funding. (Disclosure: I was invited to attend both talks in return for writing this short review) Whilst both… Continue reading War, what is it good for?
Well it’s been quiet externally for jbsh the last couple of months but there’s been plenty going on. This post is a cross-post from Open Coffee Bristol where we welcomed in the New Year this morning. Well 2010 kicked off in the UK with snow, ice, sub-zero temperatures and general chaos as public services ground… Continue reading Fresh coffee & Opportunities
Rapport: relation; connection, esp. harmonious or sympathetic relation This is ostensibly the easy bit of social media; the ‘friending’ act is usually straight forward and simple and isn’t the whole point of “social media” to be, well social? As is often the case the answer is “Yes, but… I think that the difference is between… Continue reading Social Media – establishing Rapport
[Disclosure: I was attending last night’s Science Cafe in my role as Manager of Science City Bristol.] At last night’s Science Cafe, a broad group of Bristolians heard about CFD, Pitch drips, carbon footprint of cows, and road spray from lorries; all from a talk about a 1,000mph rocket car! Computational Fluid Dynamics is the… Continue reading Supersonic cafe
Show people! <This is a joint post with Craig Hellen from BexMedia.> People are visual, we like to see stuff. Long thesis and manifestos are great for explaining in great detail the nuance and subtly of your plan, but first to have to get people to read that stuff. Everyone’s time is precious so you… Continue reading What’s the best way to promote your product?
A variation of igFest‘s Moosehunt came to Bristol yesterday in the form of Vodafone’s LiveGuy, his mission (which it looks like he accepted with eagerness): I’m travelling from the north to the south of Britain, laying down clues to my whereabouts. Your mission is to find me – and maybe even bag yourself a netbook.… Continue reading A real Live Guy