Wednesday, 12 October 2011
The TechFest organisers would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. It was a great success!
Follow up Links
Rooftop Housing Group Community Fund http://www.rooftopgroup.org/residents/community-fund
Rooftop Housing Group
Worcs CC Comput@bus
Open source – free software
Beckford Village Website
Gloucestershire Federation of Women’s Institutes
Links to write-ups on the event
Sunday, 2 October 2011
11am to 4.30pm
Saturday 8th October 2011
Welcome to our Technology Festival. We hope you enjoy the day and leave feeling inspired!
To help you, each stand is colour coded according to level of ability.
Beginners (Green) – includes: use a mouse; navigate the internet; find out how to get online.
Intermediates (Orange) – includes: build a webpage or a website; editing home movies; see smartphones.
Advanced (Blue) – includes: talk to the expert on PC Security; see whether an I-Pad is for you; download free Software for a variety of applications
For all levels and families – try geocaching; visit the Comput@bus; read a kindle; enjoy Wii Fit on the stage. Understand how young children react to technology from their surroundings.
What’s next? /Here to help – many of our participants are keen to help you on the next stage whether by joining a course, attending the library or by just by showing you what’s out there to try.
Raffle - will be drawn at 16.00. The first prize of an Ipod shuffle was donated by WorcsCC/Evesham Library.
List of participants and information providers
Rooftop Housing Group – WiiFit on stage
Worcs County Council /Evesham Library – Further courses. Digital Champions to help you get online.
Worcs County Council Comput@bus – online laptops and colour printers (disabled access)
Age UK – Laptop Loan Scheme and Magic Mouse
South Worcs College – editing home movies and PC Security Advice
Everything Everywhere – Smartphones and Ipads
Wrighty – Geocaching and GPS, Smartphone Apps
Beckford Village Website – Navigate a webpage and perhaps build a page yourself.
TalkAboutLocal – Discover how to make a website or blog for your group or community
Kindle Table with demonstrations
Beckford Computer Service - computer problems solved
EUS Computers - suppliers of PCs, laptops and software
Beckford WI – serving teas and cakes
Country Fayre Catering - hot and cold lunches
Timetable of Talks
Please check the times for the talks you are interested in and try to be seated promptly. Each talk will last 15 – 20 minutes.
Meeting Room behind Stage
Geocaching – Hi-Tech Treasure Hunting For Families
A PowerPoint demonstration by L. Jones
Build Your Own Community Website, Blog or Forum
By William Perrin (TalkAboutLocal)
Technology in The Early Years
By Mirka Alldrick
Free Software for your PC
By Rebecca Yates
The Beckford WI TechFest was sponsored by Rooftop Housing Group without whom this event would not have taken place. We thank Philippa Latham and Kim Skipsey for their encouragement and advice.
We also give special thanks to Lynsey Jones (ACS Libraries & Learning) from Evesham Library for her invaluable help and support.
Beckford WI would also like to thank all the participants and everyone who has helped to make this event possible.