Engineering Curiosity

Curiosity Connections

We had a chat a while ago with a great group called Curiosity connections, a network for people and organisations supporting and delivering STEM education in primary schools across the West of England. They were looking for some members working in the field to feature, and a couple of our brilliant members stepped up. So Big thanks to Elena and Chew .. see if you can spot them!

Engineering Curiosity is a set of 52 ‘top-trump’ style cards, each themed on a real-life local engineer from the West of England region. Through the cards, children can explore the diversity of engineering, its people, skills and future career opportunities.

If that also sparked your curiosity and you’re interested in Engineering it may be worth popping onto Bristol Universities talks about postgraduate learning in:

  • MSc Aerial Robotics
  • MSc Biorobotics
  • MSc Robotics

Sign up under their postgraduate events page.

International Pi Day

Today is actually international Pi Day – if you fancy learning to 100 digits it there’s a song you can learn here – alternatively, you can just eat Pie or why not pop along to the Pie & AI event:

Pie & AI is a series of DeepLearning.AI meetups independently hosted by community groups. This event is hosted by Bucharest.AI, the AI & Acceleration community. AI and social media have an impact on human rights and democracy, product managers maximize their product through AI, and Covid accelerates in-production adoption of AI to understand more.

GirlGeekDinners

On the 25th of March featuring Vanda Papafilippou “The predominant focus of her research is gender and race inequality in the workplace (esp. in male-dominated sectors such as engineering) as well as career identity and how it can be influenced by gender, race, ethnicity and social class.” You can sign up on our Meetup page here.

Events

There’s an up-to-date list of this week’s events and future conferences on our pages.

Keep an eye on our jobs board as there are some seriously great purpose-driven companies looking to improve their inclusivity by reaching out to our members & candidates. If you are currently looking for a job or considering a move or simply interested in working in tech then feel free to mail us for a chat on info@wthub.org.

Workshop Wednesdays

We’re back next Wednesday the 24th of March with the WebDev101 project and the PyLab groups. Details of each of the groups and what they are up to you can find on their respective pages PyLAB and WebDEV101. For our members wishing to catch up, we will also have Women Tech Hub members hangout for you. For more detailed chats and support, you can mail us at info@wthub.org to arrange a 121.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on in case you missed it

Mashable:
Lyft and Uber join forces to create a registry of abusive drivers

Given last weeks happenings this is at least something positive.

More than a year after Uber released its first safety report, the ride-hailing company and its competitor Lyft have created the Industry Sharing Safety Program. It might be a bland name, but it’s a positive step for passenger safety, especially in the effort to prevent sexual violence.

MIT Technology Review:
How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation

The company’s AI algorithms gave it an insatiable habit for lies and hate speech. Now the man who built them can’t fix the problem. .. no surprise here!

BBC Tech News:
Women’s safety: Smartphone tips shared online

People in the UK have been sharing personal safety tips on social media following the death of Sarah Everard who disappeared as she walked home from a friend’s house in south London last week.

Conferences

The Smart City Summit and Urban Mobility Expo March the 16th – 17th

The Smart City Summit and Urban Mobility Expo will bring together leading companies and delegates from across the UK along with global partners to present the most forward-thinking innovations that are transforming the way we live.   With the rollout of 5G, the Smart City of the future becomes a realistic vision. Stakeholders will come together over a packed two-day conference program to discuss the future of seamless connectivity, and how it will improve lives and cities.

AI & Big Data Expo Global 2021 March the 17th – 18th

A FREE online conference covering two days of top-level content and thought leadership discussions looking at the AI & Big Data ecosystem. This virtual conference is for the ambitious enterprise technology professional, seeking to explore the latest innovations, implementations and strategies to drive businesses forward.

Consisting of live and on-demand sessions, don’t miss this opportunity to explore this innovative technology and its impact on a range of industries including, manufacturing, transport, supply chain, government, legal sectors and financial services energy, utilities, insurance, healthcare, retail and more!

Our community of industry experts will explore and debate the technological advancements across the AI & Big Data ecosystem and beyond. AI & Big Data topics include: Machine Learning, Security, Bias, ROI, Data analytics & optimisation

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.