Technology

Updates on the Buggy Battles of Calderdale

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The website for Buggy Battles of Calderdale has new updates, including videos and an updated list of resources and materials and information of group sessions.

There are three videos up there now, more coming soon. If you follow them you will learn everything you need to make your own Battle Buggy.

There will just be Friday zooms for now until there is more need for them. To receive zoom joining information, please contact Steven on 07766517711.

Visit https://noisytoys.org/buggy-battles/ to view project updates and see the updated list of resources you will need.

The first video is a right-from-the-start basic one but worth a watch even if you have already started as everyone makes the same mistakes in my experience.

Please remember this is a pilot project and the team is working things out. There has been a lot of interest and everyone who has sent their details will get a confirmation of their places over the next few days.

For any young people who would like to join, please provide the following details:

  • full name
  • age
  • gender
  • contact email (parent) – this will be used for zoom invitations
  • emergency contact phone number (for when we can actually meet up after lockdown)

For more information Contact Stephen Summers:
07766517711
www.NoisyToys.org

Get online at Home – Digital Inclusion with Age UK

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Age UK online at homeAre you, or do you know of any older people who might benefit from supported access to a computer?

Access to the internet has a number of benefits including shopping online and staying in touch with family & friends. Age UK may be able to offer FREE of charge – Loan of digital equipment, one to one support and more if you or someone you know is elderly or housebound.

For further information email enquiries@acck.org.uk, call 01422 252040 or visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees

Learn the ways of technology with Age UK’s Digital Inclusion IT Classes

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Digital InclusionLearn your way around a computer with Digital Inclusion Information Technology classes every Wednesday at Pellon Network Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Or get one to one basic learning at the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library

Includes loan of IT equipment, tablets and laptops with WIFI and support from volunteers on assessment.

If you would like to get involved and require further information call 01422 252040.

Start the new year with Tea and Tech at Hamerton Close

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Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, equipment has been purchased as well as tutor support in order to help older people get online.

Launching at the end of January 2016
At Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD

If you would like to get online and you’re interested in learning more be sure to go along in the new year and get involved.

For further information email pauline.walker@togetherhousing.co.uk

Wuthering Bytes festival in Hebden Bridge

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Calderdale council have been invited to front three days of Wuthering Bytes to celebrate all things digital, technology and innovation and how this translates into transforming public services.

Taking place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 8am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Wednesday 30 September
  • Thursday 1 October

Go along for a packed three days full of interesting talks and hands-on workshops as part of Wuthering Bytes; a week-long festival of technology in the heart of the Pennines, featuring talks and workshops on a diverse range of topics, including open source software and hardware, open data, the Web, citizen innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Further details can be found at eepurl.com/bwE9IP and you can click here for the line up of speakers.

Tickets for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be priced at £10 each and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Thursday is free to attend with no lunch provided; however we do need to know who is coming so please register here so we can keep you informed of the agenda and when tickets will be available.

This is set to be an extremely exciting three days – not to be missed, register your interest now!