Tech Talks at the Gŵyl Golwg Festival

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Software Alliance Wales has joined forces with to deliver a seminar programme at Gŵyl Golwg – the festival being held in Lampeter this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Welsh medium magazine Golwg.

The event, which is being held on the campus at Trinity St David, Lampeter, is expected to attract up to a thousand people. Activities range from arts, crafts and entertainment for the children through to music, literature, technology and debate.   

Software Alliance Wales, led by Swansea University, is a partnership between the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, South Wales and Trinity Saint David. The multi-million pound project is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Dr Neal HarmanDr Neal Harman (pictured), Head of Teaching at Swansea University’s Department of Computer Science and Director of the Software Alliance Wales project, said: “Gŵyl Golwg is a great opportunity for festival goers to meet up with friends and work colleagues; gain an understanding of how to exploit technology for both personal and business benefit; hear some interesting and thought provoking talks; and, as importantly, enjoy learning new skills.” 

The seminar programme will kick-off at 12 noon on Saturday, September 7, with one-hour talks and panel discussions. Each seminar will be delivered by an expert committed to sharing knowledge, skills and best practice with a community of like-minded people.

The first panel, led by Gareth Morlais, will discuss what makes a successful App. Gareth will be joined by Osian Evans, who created the App for the Urdd Eisteddfod, and Dr Chris Price, from Aberystwyth University, who has created a number of Apps for Welsh learners.

Dylan Iorwerth, from Golwg, Dylan Lewis, from Clonc, and Sara Moseley, from Cardiff School of Journalism will discuss digital Hyper-local news while Meic Parry, from Recordiau Lliwgar, Owain Schiavone, from Y Selar and social media expert Rhodri ap Dyfrig will discuss the digital promotion of Welsh language music.

Talks include ‘shooting film with mobile’ with Emma Meese; ‘Blogging’ with Elliw Gwawr; and ‘the art of Tweeting using ‘cynghanedd’ verse’ with poet Llion Jones.

Owain Schiavone, Chief Executive,, said: “The Software Alliance Wales seminar programme, taking place during Gŵyl Golwg, has something to offer everyone – from the novice to the tech savvy.”

Software Alliance Wales at Gŵyl Golwg Festival:

12:00   What App-eals

13:00   Shooting Film with Mobile

14:00   A Local Future

15:00   A Blog for All

16:00   Tweeting using ‘Cynganedd’ Verse

17:00   Promoting Music Digitally