‘Access for All’ & new ADA lovelace building

Timely as we are heading for ADA Lovelace day and we spotted this: The Ada Lovelace Building: a new home for Engineering Mathematics at Bristol University.

Engineering Mathematics embedded in an Engineering Faculty is a unique proposition in the UK. The department combines world class teaching, multidisciplinary staff, strong industrial partnerships, and world leading research. Head of department Professor Anthony Mulholland explains what the new space means for staff and students and why we’ve named the building after Ada Lovelace.

We work all year round on women in tech so it’s just another day for us but there are some groups out there celebrating and you can peruse the main of them in the finding ADA website here. And on eventbrite with the search term ADA here – we’ll leave you to choose your event…

The Macquarie Group Scholarship Program

EDX offering – thanks for the heads up Kathryn & Alex

We’re proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind scholarship! The Macquarie Group Scholarship is the first named scholarship in our Access for All scholarship campaign. This $1 million scholarship program is to support low-income and underrepresented groups of learners that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the following countries; Australia India United Kingdom United States You may be eligible to receive funds from the scholarship, which can be used for any course or program, including our newly launched MicroBachelors Programs. Apply today and you could be gaining the knowledge and skills you need to propel your career forward in the future! Apply Now

The Gov sponsored Skills Toolset

This is a givernment backed free online training helping signpost to a variety of learning options. Worth taking a look at and does include some around machine learning, CV writing, maths and plenty more. Obviously we also have a wide remit of free or affordable training options on our training page.

Workshop Wednesday

Will be back next on the 21st – we will have all the normal workshops Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning, PyLAB, and WebDev101 – we’ll put together the full schedule and announce any speakers later this week. Manic Mondays is open fo anyone wanting to catch up as always – just signup here.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Build your own React?

Borrowed this from Anna: We are going to rewrite React from scratch. Step by step. Following the architecture from the real React code but without all the optimizations and non-essential features.


From Kathryn: Hacktoberfest® is open to everyone in our global community. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge. sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

Centre of Gravity

A bit of art in the old soapworks building if you want a break from tech. Centre of Gravity is a new exciting and innovative project bringing together the expansive contemporary visual arts communities of Bristol and Bath to a point of focus. Through a collaboration with developer First Base, Centre of Gravity will bring a month-long exhibition to Soapworks, at the former Gardiner Haskins store near Bristol Temple Meads Station. Running from the 2nd October to the 1st November, the exhibition will feature a wide range of work from over 60 artists and curators, a programme of events and performances, as well as key research projects and symposia in partnership with Bath School of Art.


Anthropology and Technology Conference October the 9th & 12th

anthropology and technology

Our conference brings together technologists, who are working on emerging technology projects related to AI, and anthropologists to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines. The conference has been curated to help today’s leading technology companies understand the significant value of combining teams of technologists with social scientists. Together we can build a future in which socially-responsible AI is the norm.

Birmingham Tech Week October the 12th – 16th

Birmingham Tech Week 2020

Something For Everybody

A Festival of Technology

The topics being discussed across the week include; Health Tech, AR/VR, AI, Software Development, FinTech, Investment, 5G, Digital Transformation, Life Sciences, Tech for Good, Women in Tech and IoT. The speakers are from a diverse range of background and are representing a number of blue-chip brands including; Uber, Salesforce, NatWest, Amazon, Barclays, National Express, BBC, Deliveroo, PWC, IBM Watson and The Alan Turing Institute.

AI Tech North 2020 Conference — October the 12th -13th

AI Tech North is a platform to bring professionals, leaders, and enthusiasts with a common interest in Artificial Intelligence and tech innovations together. An ecosystem in the North to “disrupt the AI disruption” and to augment “people” not automation. We believe in AI for the people and AI for good. Join AI leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts at AI Tech North 2020 this October 12-13 – with complete virtual access!

BlackTechFest 13th – 15th of October

Black Tech Fest is a movement that in 2020 takes the form of a virtual 3-day Festival that celebrates Black culture, showcases innovation and creates pathways for underrepresented talent.

Set in October, UK’s Black History Month. BTF will convene 6,000 attendees online across 3 anchor tracks – Belonging, C:code, BTF Awards. Black Tech Fest exists to inspire and create space for powerful conversations around technology, inclusion and innovation.

React Summit October the 15th – 16th

A two-day conference on all things React, gathering Front-end and Full-stack engineers across the globe in the cloud. To help you stay up-to-date on the latest React tech, we’re coming back with a new remote gig on October 15-16, 2020. Mark your calendars for the biggest virtual event for the React community. Besides the conference talks delivered by well-known pros, be prepared for awesome MCs and a number of virtual networking activities, interactive entertainment, and engaging challenges for all participants.

This Week’s happenings have moved to our Events page

As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.

Women’s Tech Hub products

Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.

Engage with our members, advertise your companies and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.