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Gameing & Annimation

12/02/2014 - 19:00
12/02/2014 - 20:00

Speaker: Ian Hughes

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Please register foir this event here. This event is free to members and non.members.

7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

Guitars and games changing people lives with martial arts, and possibly some holodeck speculation.

Digi Makers (Formally 'Raspberry Pi Bootcamp')

01/02/2014 - 10:30
01/02/2014 - 16:30

Please register for this Event via Eventbright

This event is aimed at children, though adults are welcome as well.

Raspberry PiThe BCS is collaborating with @Bristol and the University of Bristol to bring you the Digi Makers

A series of community technology events aimed at children, parents and teachers. This is an introduction to 'making' in the digital word, to inspire the next generation of technical innovators and engineers. From programming software to hacking hardware, we want to show you more ways to have fun with technology.

DigiMakers; is a family event which aims to inspire the next generation of technology innovators. From programming software to hacking hardware our aim is to provide an introduction to 'making' in the digital word.

Using Agile in non-Agile organisations

30/01/2014 - 17:30
30/01/2014 - 21:00

Speaker: Jose Casal

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non-members.

5:30pm Refreshments, 6:00pm Main Talk

Jose will discuss how we can successfully use Agile principles and practices in non-Agile organisations, why and how Agile can help businesses significantly improve their results and what are some of the most surprising business performance metrics that we can improve using modern management methods.

IT at the Met Office

20/01/2014 - 19:00
20/01/2014 - 20:00

Speaker: Jim Galvin

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non-members.

7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

Even in the last few years there have been significant changes to the Met Office with an ever growing range of services available, produced from a wide range of models using their newly-installed IBM Power-7 mainframe. Many of us will have seen and even experienced some of the more recent unpredictable weather both in the UK and around the world. So this talk will be a fascinating and informative look at the inside of weather forecasting.

Autumn School: Testing, Marketing and Selling your Application

27/11/2013 - 18:30
27/11/2013 - 20:00

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Speakers: Chris Brook & Jim Thomas

This is the last talk in the Mobile App Development Spring school. See the main article for the complete school program. Booking and payment is required.

How to market, sell and monetize your application

Chris will give an update on Bardowl progress to date. Share detailed information on the use of:

for getting people to install and then pay for your service within an application.

Testing Your App

Jim Thomas of Test and Verification Solutions will cover app testing in a mobile environment. How do you ensure your app, once developed, will run and perform as expected? He will address the important step of app testing in a mobile environment. He’ll cover:

Autumn School: Distinguishing your mobile application

20/11/2013 - 18:30
20/11/2013 - 20:00

Venue: University of Bristol lecture theatre 1.18 in the Queens building.

Speakers: Hannah Tempest and Nan Xu

This is the third talk in the Mobile App Development Spring school. See the main article for the complete school program. Booking and payment is required.

Continuing on from the development session but you will learn more about the types of features that you may want to use to distinguish your application e.g. GPS, actuator, compass, building an attractive GUI, etc.

User centred design:

Welcome to Bonjour on iOS:

Digi Makers (Formally 'Raspberry Pi Bootcamp')

16/11/2013 - 09:30
16/11/2013 - 16:00

Please register for this Event via Eventbright

This event is aimed at children, though adults are welcome as well.

Raspberry PiThe BCS is collaborating with @Bristol and the University of Bristol to bring you the Digi Makers

A series of community technology events aimed at children, parents and teachers. This is an introduction to 'making' in the digital word, to inspire the next generation of technical innovators and engineers. From programming software to hacking hardware, we want to show you more ways to have fun with technology.

Once you have registered your interest here, we will contact you again by email to let ask you to sign-up for individual workshops. (This is likely to be two weeks before the event). Before signing up for a workshop please check you are able to bring along the equipment listed in the workshop description.

If you have any further questions about the event please contact: caroline.higgins@bristol.ac.uk

Next Digi Makers events:

Saturday 1st February 2014

Saturday 22nd March

Autumn School: Developing your Mobile App

13/11/2013 - 18:30
13/11/2013 - 21:00

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Speakers: Scott Alexander-Bown and Kieran Gutteridge

This is the second talk in the Mobile App Development Spring school. See the main article for the complete school program. Booking and payment is required.

Everything you need to know about developing an app; operating systems, development languages, SDK's etc. And how to test your application.

Kick start your Android app

In this session Scott will help you get started in the fantastic world of Android development. We'll short cut some of the common mistakes and leverage the awesome work of the Android development community. We'll take a whistle stop tour of some of the best libraries to supe up your app, make it look great and most importantly save a stack of development time! I'll also share personal experiences of making apps and comparisons with iOS. They'll be something for everyone form beginner to expert.

Getting started with iOS

In this session Kieran will help you get started with iOS development. We'll take a look round some of the tools and third party libraries that make life easier and faster. We'll also take a look at whats involved and required to be accepted into the iTunes app store.

Autumn School: An Introduction to the Mobile Application Ecosystem

06/11/2013 - 18:30
06/11/2013 - 20:00

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Speakers: Ben Reed & Gemma Coles

This is the first talk in the Mobile App Development Spring school. See the main article for the complete school program. Booking and payment is required.

An introduction to the whole ecosystem surrounding mobile phone application development, marketing, selling, etc.

Ben’s talk will cover:

Gemma's talk will cover:

The Presentation on Presentations

15/10/2013 - 19:00
15/10/2013 - 21:00

Speaker: Peter Taylor

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Please register for this event here. This event is free to members and non-members.

7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

We aren’t born to be professional level presenters but through this entertaining presentation the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of good presentations are explored along with a ‘how to prepare’ for that all important event.

With a few simple lessons taught through the very medium of ‘presentation’ the audience will take away some great ideas for improving their own technique and ‘death by PowerPoint’ is definitely not the outcome.

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