We popped along to the new Desklodge House this week which, as expected, is looking truly great. They have their first companies in and are working with us at WTH and HBB on some very exciting plans for a recruitment & careers fair next year.
If you would like to be involved mail us on email@example.com, we will be releasing more details as we firm it up. If you want to pop along and take a sneeky preview feel free to mail us and we’ll introduce you to the lovely team.
At our meetup this week we discussed about freelancing and how isolating it can be. The Bristol Co-workers co-working group is really friendly, meets up regularly and we recommend popping along. We ran a collaborative meetup quiz night social with them a while ago and had great fun, they won the quiz but we’re not sore losers.
We had a great turnout for our first collaborative project last tuesday at CodeHub, they kindly supplied pizzas for us. As we are quite a large (and hungry) group, we would love to get some sponsored pizzas. You can mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you fancy it (think poor starving geeks).
We started out looking at the use-case and followed with a github setup, a dedicated slack channel thread and being tasked with scoping out the business as a whole(I think it may be called homework!).
It’s a great opportunity to work through all the layers of a project and you don’t need any skills to join in, so feel free to pop along, just sign up here CodeHub.
We know that a lot of our members are currently trying hard to get into the tech industry and could do with some practical support on their upskilling.
So .. we’ve teamed up with the lovely CodeHub lot, who are going to allow us to run teams at their bi-weekly hacks to test out our skills on live projects. We welcome helpers to support, especially if you have accidentally fallen into a PM role and missing your old skills!
We currently have a charity and a pre-startup health tech company both keen on getting some support. It is unpaid as we are helping out for charities and non tech groups or WTF members to let us play with their project, help us help one another learn great skills and gain a portfolio.
The first one is this tuesday so short notice but feel free to pop along if you are free or join up to a later one, sign up here CodeHub.
This week we are really excited to have been invited to Voxxed Days.
It’s on the 25th October @ the watershed in Bristol with sessions on topics including Cloud, Big Data, AI, Robotics, Programming Languages, Java, Security, Architecture and Developer. They have managed to get a 25% female speaker lineup this year which we love and also given us a 30% discount to all our members (which we love even more) so mail us and we can send you the code on email@example.com.
As I’m sure all of you reading this know, Ada Lovelace was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of a computing machine and the first computer programmer. Every year we celebrate the fact that this is the industry for women to be involved in and this year is no exeption!