Day 7 in the Big brother house

Anybody who wondered what the Big Brother house was like to be in? At least you don’t have an audience of people watching and commenting on your every mood swing so that has to be good – right?

There’s obviously not a lot going on and to be fair the phone autocorrected a word to be webinarse – and we can’t say we blame it so are making it the word of the month. Catching up with reading old fashioned books is working well and keeping us away from the screen, which is like a breath of fresh (or rather house) air.

Things to Like!

Some things that we’ve spotted that are now pretty accessible are:

The artificial intelligence festival – there are free tickets to limited talks or only $99 for access to all areas, remote of course! It’s running from June the 8th til the 12th.

Support Folding@home It is a project focused on disease research. The problems they’re solving require so many computer calcul­ations – and need your help to find the cures! Be part of a bigger solution with your time and compute power (you don’t need to be a genius)


So carrying on the upskilling this week we are looking at Web Development btw: we’re only picking up the 4 main MOOCs to search for you – there are others on our training page here.

Web Development

As it says on the tin – learn Web Design, HTML and CSS

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX


JavaScript is a key a Web development programming language, to help add interactivity to your Web pages

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX

Creative Design

There are areas around web design that is much more in the creative spectrum so photoshop, graphic design and User Interface – make your website nice to interact with!

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX


There is a lot more to web development than meets the eye – theres the back-end, the front-end, embedded functionality, analytics and all sorts – here are some other things to look at

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX

Free Three Fridays (f3F)

We are still virtually open (or rather available for these times) so let us know if you want a call or chat about anything for advice or support. Please keep an eye out for the updates and if you would like to meet up individually during this period (all members) please email us on and we will try and arrange an online meeting or a remote call.


We advertise any conference details we spot on our conference page – we’ll give you highlights here (our events and ones with offers come first and loudest obviously!)

Currently, we will turn this into a list of the status of the conferences:



This Week’s happenings

District 0 – ONLINE

Not everything is doom and gloom – some events that were previously charged conferences are free and online now, so you can attend with no travel (silver linings!!). Some may be in the country’s native language and please also check the timezones!

Monday the 30th

Tuesday the 31st

Wednesday the 1st

Thursday the 2nd

Friday March the 3rd

Saturday the 4th

District 1 – Bristol

Tuesday the 31st

Wednesday the 1st

Thursday the 2nd

District2 – Bath

Tuesday the 31st

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.