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Tech festival Wuthering Bytes returns to West Yorkshire

Ten years since the inaugural festival, Wuthering Bytes returns to Hebden Bridge in August.

It’s the first one since 2019 and brings together hobbyists, engineers, creators and makers to take part in a series of talks, workshops and live demonstrations designed to feed their curiosity in technology.

“After the disruptions of Covid-19, it’s fantastic that Wuthering Bytes is returning and bringing together people who are passionate about technology,” said Andrew Back, Wuthering Bytes co-founder.

“We already have some exciting events confirmed for the festival, but there’s always space for more. If you have an idea for a day of talks, a workshop or a roundtable discussion around design, hardware, science or tech, we’d love to hear from you.”

Confirmed speakers including tech journalist and arts and culture advisor, Bill Thompson, who’ll open the festival with a speech entitled:“This is not my beautiful web…”, which will explore everything from TCP/IP to Instagram Threads.

Science and tech communicator and engineer, Matthew Venn, will explain how to design your own open source microchips.

Sarah Angliss will explore the life and legacy of Daphne Oram, electronic sound culture and the problems of preserving early digital art.

Ed Rogers of Bristol Braille Technology  will deliver a talk on their full-page refreshable Braille Linux workstation, which builds on open source.

Finally, Dr Sally Rodgers, a globally renowned DJ, producer, lecturer and one half of A Man Called Adam will deliver the closing keynote about music and practical guide to putting poetry at the heart of your comms.

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