Digital Bristol Week is a 5-day series of events taking place across the city, which aims to inform, educate and enlighten Bristol businesses and residents about all things digital.
Delivered in partnership with key city stakeholders such as BBC Academy, University of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre, each of the 40 events are free of charge to attend. From digital art installations and film screenings to business seminars, exhibitions and workshops, whether you’re a digital novice or digital native there’s bound to be an event for you.
As a local champion of skills development for the digital economy, Skills West - an initiative of Business West and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership – will host workshops, open days and seminars to help young people and businesses get their digital knowledge up to speed and learn new skills.
For local businesses, one of the main draws has to be Google’s Digital Garage at the Engine Shed on Friday 20th October.
Building on Business West’s work across the region, in helping local businesses to embrace the digital age, Skills West, identified a growing skills gap among local businesses and decided to invite Google to help Bristol’s businesses start making the most of the opportunities online.
In the first event of its kind in the city, experts from Google will help local businesses:
- Use Google Analytics to better understand who is visiting their website
- Perform well on Google Search and understand how advertising and analytics can boost their visibility to customers
- Stay aware of potential cyber threats and prevent your business being compromised online
Businesses and individuals attending the Google Digital Garage events also have the opportunity to receive an official Google certification. Google’s certification programme is a great way to show that you possess genuine digital skills and their free online courses will guide you through everything from search engines, to social media and beyond. Spaces for the Google Digital Garage events are limited so be quick.
To find out more about Skills West at Digital Bristol Week click here.