Trident Digital Village Project


Be2Camp Conference – Exploring Web 2.0 in the built environment
August 16, 2010, 9:23 am
Filed under: Digital Trident Project

The digital village team went as a collective to the Be2Camp held in Birmingham last week, the event was well run and many interesting topics were discussed and new tech was showcased.

About Be2camp – Be2camp is for people interested in how the latest web applications and web design techniques (Web 2.0; eg: RSS, blogs, Twitter, Wikis, etc) could help build a better, more sustainable built environment – planning, design, construction, even occupation and management of buildings, infrastructure, landscape, etc.

Here are a few samples of the conference:

The event was useful, and we hope the technology is adaptable to our uses at the Trident Digital Village.

http://be2camp.ning.com/

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Audioboo: Social Audio
August 5, 2010, 9:35 am
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During our weekly reviews, I gave a presentation on Audioboo as social audio broadcasting service.

Below you can see the powerpoint presentation I gave, I used slideshare to upload the powerpoint presentation:



Evernote
July 19, 2010, 9:41 am
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“Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer, phone or device you use. For free”

A webpage that acts a place to store all your activities, such as events, webclippings, webpages, notes and everything else you may wish.

You can create personalised webpage for each individual topics that can include pictures, text, html widgets such as checklist boxes.

There is both a free and primium service, the free version being limited and only have 40mb of storage space.

The service is provided via many forms and can be used via a varity of formats such as, windows mobile, apple phones, windows, mac os,  ipad,



Trident Pool Tournament
July 5, 2010, 9:31 am
Filed under: Digital Trident Project

Last Friday we ran the first the pool tournament here at the Trident Digital Village. We ran the project even thought it wasn’t technically a digital project. As we thought it was a good way to create positive social cohesion between the communities that lives in this social housing estate.

The preparations of this project were a lot more complex then we all first thought as the pool table had a number of issues that needed resolving. So the mission started with 3hrs till the residents started arriving we had a broken pool table, missing balls, no keys to access it, no prize for the winner, no snacks and drinks.

We all split into different groups and tackled different issues, a few went to the stores to buy supplies and food while the others tackled sorting out the table.

–          We got new balls

–          New locks for pool table

–          Sorted the Prize with management

–          Opened up the Kitchen

–          Sorted a scoring system

And we were ready!

The competition was a huge success with many people taking part and lots of spectators too!

The players were of a fairly high standard too, so the tournament was intense!

Everyone that attended was very happy with the event and couldn’t thank us enough, they all appreciated that we put the effort in to make people feel welcome and created an even everyone was happy with.



Computer Drop-In Centre
June 17, 2010, 11:12 am
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The start of a new project is taking off at Trident Digital Village!

Currently were in talks with Trident technicians trying to get the ball rolling on the computer network, this is proving difficult but progress is slow.

We started setting up the computers rooms ready for a possible new project.

Things are exciting here at the trident digital village!



Data Capture Resident Feedback
June 15, 2010, 11:44 am
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We spent the last week conducting surveys at the front of trident house, these surveys are vital to justify and find out more about the projects the residents want.

The whole process was a learning curve, as everybody is different and it was the first time we have had contact with the residence of trident house. There were a couple of incidence where our safety was threatened and had to be dealt with, other than that the residence were fine and wished to express their opinions about trident.

This is the survey we carried out:  https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEtBdnFFTkR2eFJEaVpkc3BTaUZTc2c6MQ

So far the feedback has been informative and gives us a good direction to work towards, the brief analysis of the feedback shows that a lot of progress needs taking place here in the trident block. This is all good evidence that will support any future projects that we may wish to carry out at the Trident Digital Village.



Music Technology Project Update:
June 10, 2010, 10:02 am
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This project we have been pushing for the last 3 weeks to get started, we as a team have been ready. The issues is that the current music centre isn’t own by Trident House but by a third party organisation Trident Reach.

Trident Reach have changed their offices and moved out of the Trident House block so we are unable to gain access to the music studio to be able to offer workshops and services.

After conducting our surveys last week we have initially identified that there is a need and want for this service. At least 70% of the people we spoke to have asked for this music service.

The past few weeks we have been putting together funding proposals to be able to purchase the Music Technology equipment. We created three versions of proposals a bronze, silver and gold packages, the aim is be able to purchase Trident houses very own mini music studio that we as the Digital Village team will be able to run and help empower residences through music.