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Bath Digital Festival: What to look out for

Bath Digital Festival returns next week on Tuesday 22 October. One of the big highlights in the Bath and Bristol tech calendar, BDF brings people and technology together; exploring the thriving digital scene in and around Bath and giving hands-on experience with the latest projects.

We’ve pulled together a small list of some of the top things to look out for next week, and we’ll be updating you every day through the week on the other gems to look out for.


Artificial Intelligence and the Human Economy

4pm – 5:30pm, Tuesday 22nd October 2019

How is AI altering our jobs, our lives, our societies? Could governance help? What are the roles of developers, machines, and governments? This talk gives a short, pragmatic introduction to AI and its present regulation, and future implications.

AI expert Joanna Bryson (to the left in the picture) will be speaking at this event hosted by the University of Bath.

Register for this event.


Eat. Learn. Develop. Repeat: Developer Talks

12pm – 1pm, Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Come along in your lunch hour to listen to developer lightning talks focusing on Web Development, Creative Coding, JS, CSS & Web Tech.

Run by AWJR at The Escape.

Register for this event.




Bath 2030: Fostering Talent for Our Future Creative City

2:30pm – 3:30pm, Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Looking ahead to 2030, what more can the City of Bath do to attract and retain talent, a key factor in increasing the development and productivity of the Creative Industries in the city? Join our panel to discuss the future of talent in Bath.

Register for this event.


BDF Question Time 2019

4:30pm – 5:30pm, Thursday 24th October 2019

A public debate about the ethics of social media and the role they play in the rise and fall of our democratic process.

Hosted by Tech for good Live at the BDF2019 festival hub speakers include OneSub’s Jim Morrison, Reply’s Rebecca Rae-Evans, John Harris from The Guardian, James Padolsey formerly of Facebook & Twitter, Mykola Kuzmin from Manchester University and  Callum Morris of Bath College.

Register for this event.


Third Thursday

6:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 24th October 2019

A monthly BDF Third Thursday networking and collaboration event.  A gathering of people from all walks of the creative and tech industries to learn, discover, collaborate and seed ideas that will propel our incredible region forward.

Hosted by the Bristol & Bath Creative R&D Partnership at the BDF2019 Festival Hub.

Register for this event.


Designing Powerful User Experiences With Psychology

12pm – 1pm, Friday 25th October 2019

Take a look at a framework that is a powerful way to understand the modern world we are designing for. How your website or app will be used in real life and to design for how people live their lives today.

UX and Product management expert Joe Leech will be speaking at this event hosted at the Apex Hotel.

Register for this event.

Stay tuned throughout next week for our top tips on what to look for at Bath Digital Festival 2019.