We ran an Open Data workshop in Bristol yesterday. The day was kindly hosted by the Pervasive Media Studio in Watershed with attendees from Environment Agency, Apache Foundation, ODI as well as local charities from England and Wales. Thanks to the people who attended for the stimulating discussions. more >
Street! was successfully launched at The Times Cheltenham Literature Fesival 2013 on 11 October. We welcomed Nominet Trust and IBM to the launch at The Queens Hotel along with other guests and some of Endeavour's young people who will make use of the programme.
The launch provided a demonstration of the software and allowed guests to try it out for themselves! Endeavour also showcased the accompanying website for STREET! where young people can access the fantastic comic strips, chat in a forum and, crucially, access the Reading Companion software.
Risk is a significant factor in human lives. Evaluating, taking or avoiding risk are daily choices. Yet, without risk, there is little chance of bringing about significant change or transformation, either in our personal lives or in wider society.
Go ON Gold, our major national campaign to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing computers, the internet and the digital age, is coming to its formal end.
Funded generously by Nominet Trust for 18 months, our funding period came to an end on 30 August and we are now winding down our activities - which have included making videos, collating resources online for all relevant audiences and building a big partnership network to promote the campaign.
Three cheers: UK is innovating! Despite entrepreneurship being at an all time high, not every person armed with an idea has the technical skill or knowledge to develop their innovations – many end up with pipe dreams of success but without being able to bring it to fruition.