GirlGeekDinners & Cyber Security Taster Day

Cyber Security Taster Day with the University of Bristol

The university of Bristol are hosting their first online Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Taster Day on this Thursday 25 February 2021 (10:00-17:00) for members of the community who are under-represented in the field of cyber security or come from a non-traditional educational route or background. The purpose of the CDT Taster Day is to explore the research opportunities available within our Trust, Identity, Privacy & Security (TIPS) CDT programme in Cyber Security and across standard PhD programmes.

During the CDT taster day, attendees will:

  • experience the world of postgraduate research;
  • discover how it engages with the current and future global challenges of cyber security; and
  • learn about postgraduate research opportunities.

Sessions will include:

  • Perspectives on interdisciplinary cyber security research
  • Why cyber security research matters
  • Thinking like a researcher
  • Being a researcher
  • Framing research questions
  • Career opportunities for a PhD student
  • Discuss the student experience with current CDT students


Also on the 25th of February we’re back with GirlGeekDinners with All roads lead to Rome – How different types of training and career paths can take you to landing a job in data analytics/science. Full details of the agenda and the BIOs of the great women doing the talks can be found on our new GirlGeekDinners event page here.

This is Engineering new Image Library

We spotted this and thought for those of you out there looking for some diversity pictures for your media and websites that this may be of interest to you: This is Engineering Image Library


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

Workshop Wednesdays

We’re back this Wednesday the 24th of February 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 on to arrange a 121.

Should anyone want to cut their teeth doing a talk please let us know on You can sign up for the next one at Workshop Wednesdays also you can pop into CodeHub @ Workshop Wednesdays

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

Google fires yet another AI ethics lead and we’ve gotta ask: What’s going on over there?

Google fired Margaret Mitchell following her support of Dr. Timnit Gebru, another fired Google AI ethicist. Dr. Gebru’s dismissal on Dec. 2 followed an internal email she sent addressing the lack of women being hired at Google, in addition to an internal debate about one of her research papers. 

Mercedes-Benz recalls almost 1.3 million U.S. cars over software fault

Good job we didn’t buy one then! Its actually not too major and recalls are pretty common with new technology but nice to know all the same.

MIT Technology Review:
What we can learn from the Facebook-Australia news debacle

Democracies are right to look for creative ways to direct money from big tech to the news industry.

The first black hole ever discovered is more massive than we thought

Cygnus X-1’s black hole was first discovered more than half a century ago. But it continues to teach us new things.

BBC Tech News:
Mars landing: Photo shows Perseverance about to touch down

The American space agency has released an astonishing image sent back from Mars by its Perseverance rover.

It shows the robot heading down to the ground on Thursday to make its landing. It was acquired by the rocket cradle that placed the vehicle on the surface. and on that note take a look at one of the engineers behind this A Female Engineer At NASA Is Conquering Mars — And Gender Equality


ICT Congress 2020 – London, UK | Proceedings by Springer 20th – 21 February, 2020

The fifth edition of ICT conference will target state-of-the-art as well as emerging topics pertaining to ICT and its Supported e-Agriculture and Rural Development Technologies, e-Education and Computing Technologies, e-Mining and Inclusive Technologies for implementation for Engineering and Managerial Applications through ICT.

The Battery Technology Show & Future of Hybrid and EV Conference February the 23rd
Battery Technology Show Logo

Innovation in battery technology is moving at an incredible pace, with applications across every aspect of our lives, whether automotive, aerospace, manufacturing or consumer technology.

The Battery Technology Show brings together thousands of delegates to discover the latest developments. The event’s two conference tracks will also allow visitors to hear from some of the leading companies and individuals shaping the forthcoming revolution.

Next In Tech: Blockchain Summit is a 2 day, live, programme discussing the impact of Blockchain and crypto currencies on financial services. 23rd of February

30 industry leading speakers will provide insight and opinion on the current market landscape and what the future holds for 2021 and beyond!

Supported by Big Tech, partnered with leading trade associations and championing Startups, Blockchain Summit brings together finance and technology decision makers to debate the latest industry trends and future innovations.

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.