The Big Thing in November | Bristol Technology Festival

BPL438 31 October 2019

A brand-new eight-day celebration of technology and the people who create it

From Saturday 2–Sunday 10 November you can visit venues across Bristol for seminars, mind-bending discussions and fascinating showcases led by world leaders, startup founders, and everything in-between.

With nearly 100,000 job openings a year, Bristol’s technology sector is booming, and now at the Bristol Technology Festival the general public can go behind the scenes of engineering breakthroughs and digital discoveries. These 42 different events happening during the week have been crowdsourced by organisations across the city and will further understanding of the tech ecosystem as a whole.

Discover companies you had no idea existed and hear some new voices talk about where UK tech is headed – this is an event for everyone, whatever discipline and background, so get involved!

On Tuesday 5 November you can hear about the future of AI at I’ll Be Back South West – creativity, AI and ads. If you’ve ever wondered whether we’re losing our jobs to robots or what Alexa is really listening to then come along to hear from experts in the field as well as the collaborative Bristol team that has created Monker’s Garkel, the world’s first AI gin.

Other events cover hot topics such as New World farming, AI in health and care, and SEO tips for digital marketing.

Nick Sturge, director, Engine Shed, said: “Bristol is a hub for some of the most exciting tech businesses and projects currently happening in Europe. The diversity and scope of activity happening here sets it apart from other places in the UK.”

“Tech is an industry that is open to anybody and we want to attract people from across the city regardless of their backgrounds and open up a world of opportunities and careers.  We want to share these opportunities and create sustainable economic growth for all.”

Saturday 2–Sun 10 November

For tickets/registration visit individual events’ booking sites via the festival’s official webpage

Various venues across Bristol.

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