What we're about

Tech4Good South West is a free quarterly event for people who are interested in using digital technologies (web, mobile, data) for social good. This group is a merger of TechforGoodBath and Tech4GoodBristol and our events will be held in various locations, particularly Bath and Bristol. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/tech4goodSW) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tech4goodSW/).

Whether you work or volunteer at a charity, community group or non-profit organization, are a programmer, a data geek, curious about tech, an individual with a great idea, or a social changemaker, Tech4Good South West is here to help you make connections and create a community around innovating for good in Bristol and the surrounding area.

These events are great opportunities to learn what others are trying, see successful projects and platforms, hear about developing technologies, make new friends and collaborate on new projects.

Our events are a mix of show and tell sessions, speakers on topics relevant to bringing digital innovation and tools to the sector, and focused workshops to learn particular topics in more depth.

Every event regardless of topic will be a fantastic opportunity to reach out to others in both in the NFP and technology sectors in Bristol, as we will include a “Community Shout Out” segment at every event where you can spread the word about your project, tool, app, or idea and connect with others who are interested in learning more about it.

Tech4Good South West is part of the global NetSquared movement of innovators in more than 70 cities around the world. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

NONPROFIT STAFF will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those who aren't experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

TECHNOLOGISTS AND CONSULTANTS will find opportunities to put your expertise to social good, as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in your community.

ACTIVISTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS will see and be given the opportunity to present on successful uses of technology for social change. Not content to simply focus on "shiny tech," we'll explore what the true potential for social change is in each case, where community organizing work can be made more effective, and where it will have to push technology forward.

Learn more about NetSquared and find your closest group at http://www.NetSquared.org

Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/tech4goodSW) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tech4goodSW/)

Upcoming events (2)

Charity Google Analytics Workshop

Combe Grove Hotel

****THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL**** ****To attend this event you must first get in touch with [masked] to discuss further*** Ryan Webb from SearchStar will be running a Google Analytics workshop for charities only in Bath Wednesday 27th November (to be confirmed depending on venue). This is for a max 4-5 people from different charities. If you haven't had a place this time please get in touch for a waitlist for a future workshop in the new year. The workshop will cover - What devices do people use & how is this changing? - Where does my traffic come from? - What pages are people looking at - Setting up goals - Analytics Navigation - Campaign Tracking To attend this event you are likely to be in a comms / marketing role, have basic knowledge of Google Analytics and want to be able to do better tracking an insight. ****To attend this event you must first get in touch with [masked] to discuss further***

Role of tech in supporting older people

10 Palace Yard Mews

This event will be focused on the role of tech enhancing the lives of older people. Do get in touch if you would like to speak or a charity involved in supporting older people and seeking ways to engage tech. Delighted to confirm the following speakers.. 1) Chloe Meineck, Studio Meineck (http://studiomeineck.com/) and the Music Memory Box (https://www.musicmemorybox.com/). The Music Memory Box started as an art project inspired by Chloe’s Great Gran who was living with dementia but still had a profound connection with music. The first box was built out of wood as part of a Crafts Council lab, followed by a residency with Kiito in Japan where the Kobe Memory Box was developed with local people. Since then prototype Music Memory Boxes have been co-designed with key stakeholders and piloted with people living with dementia in the UK. 2) Owen McNeir, Remarkable Lives (https://www.remarkablelives.co.uk/). Remarkable Lives is a private social network: a place to celebrate the life stories of older people and share memories with those who matter most. More speakers to follow! Big thanks to our venue sponsor for this event, Bath Spa University.

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