Can we come out to play again yet?

We know its starting to get a bit like groundhog day for those furloughed or housebound during this period. Others are simply working flat out and hearing how others are spending their time cutting the individual grass on their lawn with hair scissors for the perfect looks or hand fashion their own homemade toilet seats or whatever the latest trend is. But at least there’s a lot of stuff on and if we can’t come out to play then its the virtual playground/workshops from home (at least there’s no traffic!)

Workshop Wednesday (and F3F)

Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday

Seems like there are loads of ideas and offers for workshops out there. The first will be a “Job applications (CVs, LinkedIn, portfolios)” by Gabriella Morales (Gabs #1) on the 20th of May from 6.15 til 7.15pm Followed at 7.30 to 8.30pm workshop #1 of 2 by Sara Price on what a BA does. We are just putting together the details and setting up the meetup so bear with us on the details.

We then have #2 of 2 by Sara on the following one and Tableau & Data visualization for current Excel users by Gabs#1.

On top of that we are currently organising:

  • How to Twitch (its a platform btw)
  • Git
  • SQL databasing
  • Google analytics
  • UX
  • Agile/lean intro
  • Cloud/AWS vs google vs azure
  • Flutter?

plus all the ones we mentioned in last weeks newsletter of course!

Women’s Tech Hub are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (F3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on for details.

A couple of our members who normally lead some workshops at Workshop Wednesdays are in the speaker linup for Women in Data Science | IBM Code Bristol so go check them out:

Dr. Elena Hensinger – Senior Data Scientist will discuss real-life challenges with time-series data and discuss ways to provide value to your client, no matter the quality of data.

Alexandra Craciun – Audio Algorithms Engineer at XMOS will look into voice activity detection and discuss optimisation approaches for designing an efficient low-power algorithm to detect speech.

Digitalmums have just announced that they have been funded to support women on free boot camps for women who are in roles that are at risk through automation – check it out here Free Digital Bootcamps for mothers in at-risk retail roles

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Are you having a difficult time? Would it help to talk to another woman who can help you think things through? Then take a look at Bristol Women’s Therapy Centre called womankind who have a helpline

The knowledge Transfer Network is running an event on the 12th of May called Encouraging Women in AI

If you are working from home currently then you may be able to claim taxes back on expenses – here’s an insightful blog from moneysavingexpert and the p87 to make the claim is here.

The AI summit is offering us 25% discount and will send on all the presentations as its US-based – mail us on for the discount code (it starts on the 21st of May).

Free 10 day membership at pluralsite for online training on software courses.

Free Code camp are like the name suggest and completely free online software training

The best place to build, test, and discover front-end code : CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers. Build and deploy a website, show off your work, build test cases to learn and debug, and find inspiration.

Also take a look at, which is a resource site full of “fun and practical web development tutorials”

Oracle is giving 50 hrs free access to online courses.

Other upskilling resources can all be found on our training page.

This Week’s happenings

District 0 – ONLINE UK and Europe(Benelux)

Monday the 11th

Tuesday the 12th

Wednesday the 13th

Thursday the 14th

District 1 Bristol

Interestingly we have noticed that some of the meetups are starting earlier – we are assuming they are recording and sending out links for the talks after for those still working.

Monday the 11th

Tuesday the 12th

Wednesday the 13th

Thursday the 14th

Friday the 15th

We know that for many people and children the office and school can be their refuge so please be aware that in Bristol Next Link domestic abuse telephone helplines are open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday 0117 925 0680. Help is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the National Domestic Violence Helpline – Freephone 0808 2000 247.

Domestic Violence Support

Did we miss anything?

If you have any events that you want us to mention on our next Blogpost contact us on We do try to keep it to free or funded items that our members might relate to.

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

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

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

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