You may wonder why we want to support IMD, but it’s something we have been talking about a lot in the group. When we originally set up Women’s Tech Hub there was a feeling that it would be seen as a women’s group and exclusionary with regard to gender. It’s thankfully been far from true.
Since the beginning, we have had such overwhelming support from men that we are quite frankly in awe of all the male allies we have met along the way. We joined forces with Codehub to jointly run workshops a while back and regularly get a 50/50 mix of genders (well more of a 40/40/10/3/2/1/3/1 type mix with all the gender identities which we love and we welcome all genders to join us on our meetup.)
Our aim is to support a fair and inclusive gender mix in the industry as that’s what we see in society as a whole and believe that should be reflected in the industry within the people solving problems using tech.
One of the best pieces of feedback we had from a workshop was where a Codehub member came back a week after their first workshop attendance and said that he was “surprised after coming to the previous one to go back to work the next day and realise they had no women in their company“. Job done!
This is the way forward for us – we are not looking to have the industry as female-only – we want a collaborative society and industry – and on that note, we want to mention a few of the great men that have been supporting us.
In no specific order (other than WordPress organising the pics)
Stephen Lynch: Constant supporter and responder to questions from our members and currently running a workshop series on OOP. (although he knows just about anything – just ask him)
Rob Squires: Ran WebDev101 when live, and for most of the lockdown. Very busy with his new job but seems to accept any number of mentees (I think we should ration him).
James Rennison: Runs PyLabs and loves to teach databases – again another great workshop runner and mentor. His pic is off slack and we’re guessing one of his kids drew his picture.(whoops apparently it was a colleague .. great pic!)
Andy Lunness: Sadly recently left us but hosted all of our socials on his canal boat and in his garden with his steam train – will always be in our hearts.
Ian Cray: The first sponsor of WTHub, he supported us and many of our members with his company KETL now Clekt – we are eternally grateful.
Tom Ball: Runs Desklodge and has always supported hosting us, even with our cheeky quips – we salute you! (not your shirts though). Also an extended thanks to the Desklodge staff – the Sams & Justin (who just reminded us how we embarrassed him when he started there! .. whoops) and the rest … how they put up with us we have no idea but they always have a smile when they see us. and without forgetting the wonderful Jamie. In fact we have a montage just for the fab desklodge allies that put up with us all!
We actually salute you all and would like to take this chance to say a massive THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all the great support you give us. We were going to run a live event but with the passing of Andy, we didn’t feel it was right. Next year though … (we have a cunning plan).
Please know you are all much appreciated by us and our members!
If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at email@example.com to discuss. If any of you are looking for jobs then feel free to send us your requirements and we can put you on our candidate’s list. For companies looking please check out our current candidates here.
Candidate of the week
Job Title: Electronics
Training: M.Sc. Electronic Engineering De Montfort University, LEICESTER, B.Tech. Electronic and Communication Engineering, Lecturer
Experience: Lecturer in Electronic Devices and Circuits, Operational Amplifiers, and Pulse and Digital Circuit. managED Electronics Devices and Circuits laboratory with responsibilities including Planning laboratory schedule, lab equipment maintenance and calibration, inventory management, and guiding lab Assistants.
Jobs of the Week
There are some top jobs from our clients wanting to make a difference and ensure that they reach out to recruit a more diverse workforce. Please take a look and contact them if you are interested as often companies are open to discussing other openings with potential candidates also. Check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest tech events we’ve spotted – there’s more coming up that you can find on our conference page.
DataFest21 – Data Summit (physical event) – Wed, Nov 24
An international conference presenting compelling stories on data innovation with keynotes, panels, pitches and plenty of inspiration
Allied Academies invites all the participants from everyplace in the world to attend “7th International Conference on Analytical Chemistry and activity Methods”, on November 25-26, 2021 in Valencia, Spain with the theme of “Evolving Techniques and Methodologies among the sphere of Analytical Chemistry” that has prompt keynote displays, oral talks, sponsors and exhibitions, poster displays.
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.