All this week on TechSPARK we’ll be highlighting a couple of event from this year’s Bath Digital Festival – just in time for you to sign up for the next day. If you’d like to see all the event hosted each day head to the BDF Website.

Saturday at Bath Digital Festival


The Future of Digital Business

10:00am – 11:00am, Saturday 24th October 2020

Technology is shaping, growing and changing the way we work faster than we can imagine.

“The next 5 years will be more disruptive than the last 15. This is NOT business as usual. A lot of technology that came in three years ago doesn’t work anymore.”  [Saul Berman, Chief Strategist, IBM]

“In today’s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that’s it.” [Jeff Bezos, CEO and President, Amazon]

How would you respond to these quotes? Join Garry Pratt, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub and local business as they talk about the future of work.


Careers Advice Q&A Livestream

14:00pm – 15:00pm, Saturday 24th October 2020

Are you interested in a career in digital technology but don’t know where to start?

You have the skills but are unsure who is even recruiting right now?

You’re wondering how your skillset can be used for a career in tech?

You started out as a junior in a particular role but you’re unsure what your next step should be?

All these questions and more can be answered in this livestream careers session with Jessica Rose.

Jessica Rose is a self-taught technologist obsessed with fostering more equal access to technical education and meaningful work in technology. She’s a keynote speaker, nonprofit founder, consultant, podcaster and tired. She’s always excited to hear about what new and brilliant things you’re working on, come talk to her about your dreams.


Introduction to Programming

15.00 – 17.00, Saturday 24th October 2020

Do you enjoy solving puzzles and figuring out nifty solutions to problems? You’re probably a born coder. Get a grounding in the basics of programming and find out how you could start creating your own apps and products.