All things tech in the west

Category: Blogs


Opinion: Are AI workplace systems that monitor employees reducing people to numbers?

Social anthropologist Dawn Walter argues that AI systems that measure employee productivity are misguided because they reduce people to numbers and ignore context.
23rd April 2019 Read more...

Opinion: Protecting your information is down to you, not just the services you use

forghetti founder Mike Crompton, shares his personal experience with online security - and how our natural human nature makes it a challenge to keep ourselves safe
20th March 2019 Read more...

Finding great people: A 101 on Bristol and Bath University Internships

Everything you need to know about how to find an intern from Bristol & Bath Univeristies
5th March 2019 Read more...

Opinion: Computer Science degrees are out of touch with industry needs

Sub-head: Mike Oram, Academy Lead at Mayden Academy shares his thoughts on why computer science graduates are left unemployed despite the ever-growing need for programmers
4th March 2019 Read more...

Threads #15: How do you establish an effective product management team?

Guest blog: tips from founders, to founders, on how to manage your products well.
12th February 2019 Read more...

Opinion: Technology doesn’t change society, we do

Social anthropologist Dawn Walter explains why understanding the distinction between ‘technology changes society’ and ‘people change society’ might mean the difference between a successful and a not-so-successful tech product.
28th January 2019 Read more...

Threads #14: Top tips on getting the best from grant funding

Guest blog: Tips from founders, to founders, about the role of grant funding and how to maximise chances of winning a bid for a grant.
16th January 2019 Read more...

Opinion: Bristol tech could change PR forever

OggaDoon's Emily Perkins shares her ideas about the future of PR and the Bristol tech organisations that could help to shape it
17th December 2018 Read more...

Opinion: Silicon Gorge 5 years on, a growing ecosystem

How has the Bristol & Bath start up scene changed since we started our investment competition
7th December 2018 Read more...

Threads #13: Top tips on how to get technical people to lead and manage

Guest blog: Tips from founders, to founders, about good ways to persuade your technical people to give management a try.
3rd December 2018 Read more...

Opinion: Bristol has a unique opportunity to lead a socially responsible AI revolution

Social anthropologist, Dawn Walter, thinks Bristol has a unique opportunity to lead in the development of AI.
29th November 2018 Read more...

Could these four programmes help you grow your business?

Briony Phillips outlines four programmes designed to help you scale
20th November 2018 Read more...

Threads #12: Just because you can, doesn’t mean it will or should sell.

Guest blog: from Andrew Callard, helping founders understand how to get your product fit right, and to ensure it both will sell, and that you should sell it.
16th November 2018 Read more...

Threads #11: Top tips on how to appraise staff and deal with poor performance

Guest blog: Tips from founders, to founders, about good ways to appraise staff and how to get the best from those that are underperforming.
31st October 2018 Read more...

Blog: Learnings from A Practical Guide to Equality

Tips and tricks to be more inclusive from our event at Bath Digital Festival
30th October 2018 Read more...

Threads #10 Product management has evolved – has your company?

Guest blog: Tips from founders, to founders, on how to use outsourced skills to expand your core internal capabilities and capacity.
3rd October 2018 Read more...

Opinion: Class can’t be forgotten in the battle for representation

Social anthropologist, Dawn Walter, thinks Silicon Gorge can be a place to cross the class bridge
24th September 2018 Read more...

When Automation Goes Wrong

Oggadoon's Emily Perkins points out the flaws in our automated society
12th September 2018 Read more...

Small Businesses and Staffing: An Annual Disaster?

Oggadoon's Emily Perkins shares a few secrets for coping with a staffing time bomb
5th September 2018 Read more...