Extra Day anyone?

Yep- its a leap year so that apparently means …

Women Propose to Their Men: According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.

12 Pairs of Gloves: In some places, leap day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.

Just what we always wanted eh? and in other news …

MATCHESFASHION is coming to Bristol!


Join them for all things tech with MATCHESFASHION as a number of their Engineers delve into the exciting world of fashion-meets-tech! Includes an Introduction to MATCHESFASHION by Dan Knight, CTO, Engagement team talks with their Tech Team Lead a Lightening talk on A/B Testing (Mobile) and another Lightening talk on Co-ordinator Design Pattern (Mobile). They are currently hiring check out their site here.

Workshop Wednesday **Intro To** is to SQL!

No previous knowledge required for this one, its open to all and you can sign up here


I’ll be presenting some slides on SQL, relational databases and how to use them to store information. Then there will be at least one database server to play with, so please bring a laptop and you can try a few things.
We’ll look at how we create a database, query a database and, if we have time, structure it to optimise for different tasks.

by James (& Ben)

Topics to cover:

  • How relational databases store information
  • Data types, columns and rows
  • Create a first table
  • Query a first table
  • Create a second, related table
  • Query both tables
  • Different ways of joining tables
  • How databases search tables
  • Indexes and why we use them
  • Create your own database and add some tables with data

Other clever tricks: views, triggers
Advanced ideas: stored procedures

Other Stuff

Workshop Wednesdays

SG Digital

Did we mention that we have SG Digital sponsoring on the 11th of March – check out our Jobs Board to see what they are recruiting for.

Along with our Peer supported learning/co-working at our Bi-weekly Workshops sessions our next evening is on the 26th of February you can sign up for:

Women’s Tech Hub Python beginners

This workshop is for those interested to learn Python and is aimed at both beginners and those with a little Python experience. The topics and examples are chosen such that you can directly use Python for a Data Science project afterward. This week they will be concentrating on Programming fundamentals to include Function & Debugging in PyCharm.

Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group

We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders v3’ course (https://www.fast.ai/). Don’t forget to bring your own laptop, headphones, and a friend too! Sign up here

CodeHub’s WebDev101

WebDev101 is a self-directed study group for everyone interested in improving their knowledge of any subject in the field of web development.
Sign up on their event page here.


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!)

ProductCamp Southwest UK

ProductCamp is a free, user-driven, collaborative “unconference” for Product Managers and anyone involved in building products. The concept was founded in Silicon Valley in 2008 by Rich Moronov. ProductCamp has since been brought to major cities across the world by local product communities.

Being a Product Manager is hard and it’s not typically easy to get the coaching or training needed for the job. The “unconference” format will give you the opportunity to learn, share and network with peers in a way that is completely unique and collaborative. It’s the ultimate “safe space” to try out something new, discuss ideas and grow and develop as a Product Manager.

This Week’s happenings

District 1 – Bristol

Monday the 24th

Tuesday the 25th

Wednesday the 26th Workshop Wednesday Events

Wednesday the 26th

Thursday the 27th

Friday the 28th

District 2 – Bath

Monday the 24th

Tuesday the 25th

  • Biofouling potential through seawater reverse osmosis pre-treatment systems

Friday the 28th

District 3 – Weston Super Mare

Thursday the 27th

Did we miss anything?

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

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.