Lets get ready for 2022

It turns out its also the year of the water tiger (starting February – Chinese new year), which apparently comes with the characteristic of “Has a strong sense of self-esteem and learning ability” which we think is a very good sign for those wanting to skill up and get their careers on track! So on that note…

We have some cunning plans

Data Science Event

Data Science Event

We started planning on this last year but have moved it to this year and can announce are provisionally planning on running this at the end of March 2022 aimed at people wishing to get into data science or simply interested in the domain. It will be a conference light event t presenting what Data Science is in conjunction with UWE data science MSc and other careers support. Any companies wishing to be involved then feel free to reach out as we shall be running a recruitment event as part of the day. It is a Hybrid event so anyone not able to make it in person has the opportunity to attend from home.

Extraordinary General Meeting

As we’re hopefully getting to the end of this and considering going back to real life events we have decided to ask all interested in coming to the meetups to join us for a discussion on what everyone would like moving forward.

We have the possibility of going back live to Desklodge, we are currently in discussions with them on the layout and format moving forward as it’s likely to be with restricted numbers to start with.

Therefore we’d like to ask the following questions:
1) Do people want to go back to live meetups
2) Do we want to run some hybrid events
3) With Hybrid do we want these to continue indefinitely to include people from further afield
4) Do we want to start later – so 6.30/7 as people are working from home and may need to travel in
5) What subjects do people want to cover
6) What you’ve enjoyed in the past and may want repeated
7) Does anyone want to be more active and host their own workshops
8) If you are a company would you want to sponsor occasional meetups to also advertise your roles

.. and anything else that comes up

We can run through the list and go through the attendees for their thoughts.
We will return regardless 2 weeks later. We simply want you to all have your say on what you want from the group.

Freebie offering

We have been offered some free OPEN Passes to DeveloperWeek 2022 (Feb 2-9)

Join 8,000+ developers, engineers, architects, managers, and executives to discover & learn the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, tools, and technical management.

DeveloperWeek 2022, the world’s largest developer & engineering conference & expo, is coming up Feb 2-9 (Oakland Convention Center + VIRTUAL).

The DeveloperWeek team has offered our group 25 free OPEN Passes and discounted PRO Passes to the conference so our members can attend the event.

Join us and discover what’s new in: API & Microservices, AI & Machine Learning, New Coding Languages, Containers & Kubernetes, IoT & Hardware, Developer-Led Innovation, Blockchain/DeFi, Quantum Computing, Product Management & Development, DevOps & DevSecOps, Technical Leadership & Management, Cloud-Native Development, Edge Computing, and more…

Register now to get your free OPEN Pass or to SAVE $100 on your PRO Pass: Register here:

Our Candidates

If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at info@wthub.org 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.

Robot searching for a job

Currently, we have a great candidate looking to move away from consultancy and into a great company for a more long term frontend project:

Languages, frameworks and tools:
React.js, Redux, Jest & Enzyme – writing Snapshot test cases to test my React components, git source control via the Bash terminal. HTML5, CSS2/3, JavaScript ES6, TypeScript and Next.js – full stack JavaScript framework.
Atlassian Jira Scrum boards, Bitbucket repo management and Confluence collaboration tools.
AWS Cloud Computing. Cyber Security (OSI Model Security), Secure Coding/Malware analysis.
2 years of software engineering experience on government engagements within fast- paced consultancy environment, and within agile Scrum development teams.
6 years of commercial experience in UX Design, responsive website design and graphic design using digital accessibility & usability conforming to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.

Job(s) 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. For now check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at info@wthub.org.

Our Events

We’re starting with the Extraordinary General meeting on January the 12th where we’d like members to pop along and let us know what you want from us this coming year sign-up here. This week Hack night is also back so pop along via Hack Night or Hack Night @CodeHub

Conferences

The Conferences are back – hopefully much more on an in-person or Hybrid format this year.

CES 2022 January 5th-8th 2022, Las Vegas

Over 2200 exhibitors are confirmed to exhibit in person at CES 2022. In the last two weeks, 143 additional companies have signed up to exhibit in-person. Construction of exhibitors’ show floor space is well underway and soon attendees will be able to see and experience the latest tech innovations.  Key industry audiences are also showing strong commitment: 195 of the Fortune Global 500, 77 of the Interbrand 100, 66 of the top retailers, leading US and global media and attendees from 159 countries are already registered and joining us in Las Vegas.

The world’s largest technology show makes a triumphant return to Las Vegas in 2022.

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.