WTF ~ Bristol! & Mad Hatters

This is a busy week for us and first but by no means least is the 4th Quarterly in our Womens Tech Founders Series. This one is about how to grow a company and we have a great panel lined up and its being hosted by the very wonderful Thanh Quan-Nicholls ours and Desklodge’s co-founder. It’s in Desklodge House so sign up here (there may be some free t-shirts thrown in!)

Then on Thursday 17th it’s our monthly Women’s Tech Hub Social which happens to be at the Desklodge Launch event, which is a mad hatters Tea party so sign up on Eventbrite and don’t be late! There will be cocktails, dressing up, a live band and various games and magic so you can put away your January blues and come have fun with us in the Fabulous new Desklodge House.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

As we all know Desklodge is great and we had a sneak preview at the end of last year with cake, mince pies and mulled wine. The Alice in Wonderland and Galley style ground floor are now complete (as are one or two others .. or in the process of) so they are finally having an official Launch party.

It’s on the evening of the 17th and we hear rumours of dress up, live music and great food & drink, we’ll also be using this as our monthly Women’s Tech Hub Social so sign up on Eventbrite and don’t be late!

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Sneak Desklodge House Preview !

Desklodge mince pies

Seems like we’re reaching the end of the party season but we still have a sneaky one up our sleeve for this week.

It’s at the NEW Desklodge House on the 19th Mince Pies and Mulled Wine @ Desklodge House. As we all know Desklodge are the best for culture and inclusion and are asking people to put into the fundraiser for DigiLocal. Digilocal supports around 12 communities, with over 100 kids each week, and nearly 30 industry volunteer mentors. All having fun with tech and encouraging the next generation of high tech innovators!

We may even take some photos of the exciting spaces .. including the alice in wonderland area, the wall of books and maybe even Rome if you’re lucky and we can get out of the Galleon area!

As a christmas treat we thought some of you would like to see the much talked about Quadrotech film .. we believe the method acting to be out of thie world (or rather we simply found it pretty amusing!) check it out here The Spy Who Hacked Me

Next week will be a quiet one (at least we hope so) as its Christmas so we’ll wish you all a great Christmas break, a fun New Year and hope to see you on the other side.

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Geeky Hats and Gloves

At our drinks last week we found out about e-stitches and their great mix of tech and fashion! 

‘Tis the season for woolly hats and gloves – 6:30pm on 11th December at The Pervasive Media Studio

For this session we’re going to be looking at soft circuits in hats and gloves. We discussed in last month’s session the use of conductive pompoms to light up woolly hats, and we’ve also found these gloves instructables projects for woolly gloves or cycling gloves

Basic materials to make something will be provided but if you have specific ideas that require materials please bring them along. Any of the following would be useful if you have them and could bring them;

Materials
  • A funky hat or some stylish gloves, Felt or fleecy fabric off cuts, Coloured wool, Conductive wool, LEDs, Button battery or a couple of AAAs, Battery holder or some thick elastic, Conductive thread, Any kind of switch you would like to incorporate
Equipment
  • Pom-pom maker, Crochet hook/knitting needles, Thin nose pliers, Sharps Needle, Darning needle, Scissors, Pencil

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