Data Science MSc Event
We know we said that Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day, but we’ve changed our minds. As excited as we were about having a date we didn’t feel it was the best as dates go so thought we would hold out for a one we fancied a bit more. WE think we would like something a bit bigger and a bit more fun and closer to the start date of the MsC course and thought it might be an idea to see if anyone might fancy coming along to chaperone us.
A couple of local tech festivals coming up for your delectation
Bath Digital Festival is back on the 19th until the 22nd of October
This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you.
Learn to code, join an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, discuss the modern ethics, join a masterclass in social media marketing or check out the latest tech. Our online programme will offer plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.
Festival passes are available to buy already and a great deal so we suggest you get them while there are some left.
Bristol Tech fest from the 10th until the 15th of October
This year Bristol Tech Festival is partnering with Digilocal to support young people into coding! (we love Digilocal – well worth everyone’s support!)
Bristol Technology Festival is an annual showcase created to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore the technology developed in our region.
SETsquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs to grow their tech business with our bespoke business incubation programme. Our programme can help you get your product ready for market or grow your existing business, whilst retaining your existing company culture.
There is plenty out there for ALL members though so feel free to contact us for other options if this doesn’t suit you such as YTKO for women in business if this doesn’t fit.
From Sarah and Amy
|The Free Stuff From Adobe to Microsoft, Atlassian to Github, there are some fantastic companies out there delivering fantastic tools. When you’re working on something just for yourself, however, you may want a free alternative. We got you.|
We’ve got a few bits of image manipulation software for you to take a look at:
Glimpse – Gimp and yes, that’s a free adobe tool – Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Vector images are in demand too so here’s a free tool to craft them yourself:
Illustration – Inkscape
Special effects for film – Natron
When you need to make something look like it’s going BOOM. Perhaps you want to chromakey something in to a film that wasn’t really there…this one is for you.
Amy says: “I get completely engrossed in film editing, to the point where hours pass and I don’t realise.” Want that complete absorption in a task? Try it, for free, with this tool.
Post Production for film
Having a product designer on our team at Free Stuff Friday means we can’t let a duplicates newsletter go by without mentioning Figma.
Prototyping and Design – Figma
When you need to know where you and your colleagues are at with tasks and work. Or you need a database/spreadsheet system for everyone to collaborate on:
Monday – Airtable
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
We have a couple of candidates currently that are either returners or looking to move up a level (and already in a pretty good position with years of experience)
Interested in moving in relevent subjects such as Data Science with some great experience and looking to return to the industry:
An experienced engineer with good organization and coordination skills. Possessing a good team spirit and positive attitude, presently looking for a suitable position in the field of science, technology or mathematics. Having authored internal reports, research papers and masters thesis, well prepared to expand her knowledge further and report, discussion and research findings.
A very senior project manager implementing agile for a big institution and managing multiple project teams .. looking to move up a level
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.
Looks like its Tech and digital festival season – lots to look for in the coming weeks
LEEDS DIGITAL FESTIVAL 20th Sept – 1st Oct 2021
The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms over a two-week period each spring. Whether you’re interested in Fintech, coding, social media, AI, Healthtech, data, start-ups, digital music, cyber security or AR/VR, we’ve got something for you.
Practical Aspects of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link – Birmingham 2021 September the 30th
Key practical issues for using digital communications, Industry 4.0 and IIoT in automated manufacturing and process industry
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.