BBC is our Support Partner for OTA15

We are very excited to have the support of BBC at Over the Air 2015, pills together with the teams at BBC Digital, BBC Make It Digital, BBC micro:bit, BBC Connected Studio & BBC Taster.

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BBCDigital_BlackBBC Digital is the team that brings you much loved products like iPlayer, the Weather App and Strictly Website.  The BBC can only continue to produce such products used by millions if its team embraces diversity, which is why BBC Digital  is Dedicated to Difference.  It’s well known that there’s a gender imbalance in tech and the BBC wants to beat the industry benchmark by 2017.  BBC is also an inclusive and accessible employer, which makes it a great place to work if you have a disability.  Meet our staff and find out how lovely we are!  You never know, you could be building the next big thing for an “internet first BBC”, which Tony Hall the BBC’s Director-General imagines.

BBC Connected StudioConnected Studio is challenged with driving digital innovation across the BBC. With audience needs at the forefront of development, Connected Studio devises work programmes and events that lead to the production of innovative digital pilots. These programmes include workshops and creative sessions designed to guide people through the digital idea-generation process, before further support is provided to develop selected projects into pilots. Working with teams from across the BBC and external digital agencies, Connected Studio and its innovation network – as part of R&D – provide the inspiration, support and platform to help keep the BBC at the cutting edge of digital innovation, and a world leader at delivering engaging digital storytelling experiences.
Connected Studio has formed a powerful internal partnership with the BBC News Labs news innovation programme, working closely to support their team in areas such as data journalism, hyper-local news, and driving common standards across the news industry. CS has created a broader innovation network with virtual teams pushing our strategic objectives from the nations. It has beento deliver new content ideas to be tested on BBC Taster.

Taster-256x256BBC Taster is the public-facing platform which asks our audience to try experimental ideas from across the BBC. It was built and is run through Connected Studio and is a website that invites audiences to try, rate and share the latest digital pilots from across the BBC, showcasing a range of digital innovation tools, techniques and content. Pilots that have been developed through the Connected Studio process are tested using this platform.
Twitter: @bbctaster

€BBC MID LOGO colour navy RGB (2) - Copy (1)BBC Make it Digital & the BBC micro:bit. BBC Make it Digital aims to get the nation truly excited about digital creativity. It will inspire audiences young and old through world-class TV, Radio and Online content, and focus on helping younger audiences discover their creative potential and take their first steps.Conceived and convened by the BBC, the BBC micro:bit has been made possible by a pioneering partnership of 29 organisations. It is unprecedented in its scale, ambition and dedication to help a new generation get creative with technology and take advantage of the opportunities a career in science, technology, engineering and maths offers. BBC Make it Digital and the BBC micro:bit are proud to be a part of Over The Air 2015 with BBC micro:bit workshops for teachers and kids.

Online: BBC micro:bit & BBC Make it Digital

Twitter: @BBCMIDigital