Life in the Data Highway

Girl Geek Dinners Talk is on Data this month

Girls Geek Dinners details for the 29th of April are coming together; full details are on our Girlgeekdinners page. The first speaker announcement is from Anna Wykes on Data Engineering for Data Scientists.

Anna Wykes

Anna is a veteran software & data engineer, with over 15 years of experience. She’s tackled projects from real-time analytics with Scala & Kafka, building out Data Lakes with spark and applying engineering to Data Science. Anna is a senior consultant with Advancing Analytics, helping shape & evolve their data engineering practice. She has a real passion for data and strives to bring the worlds of Software Development and Data Science closer together. Other areas of interest include UX, Agile methodologies, and helping to organize/run local Code Clubs

Subject

A Data Engineer should be Data Scientist’s best friend, but sometimes the 2 roles get mixed up, or pitched against each other. In this session, Anna explores the core responsibilities of a Data Engineer and how proficient Data Engineering can actually make your Data Science projects more fun. We’ll look at what tools and techniques a Data Engineer uses and why they use them. We’ll also look into a history of the techniques/technologies and how they have evolved (and why)

Cyber Security Guide for small businesses

We spotted this from the National Cyber Security Centre, which we thought looked useful Small Business Guide: Cyber Security.

Cyber security needn’t be a daunting challenge for small business owners. Following the five quick and easy steps outlined in the guide below could save time, money and even your business’ reputation. This guide can’t guarantee protection from all types of cyber attack, but the steps outlined below can significantly reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of cyber crime.

Want some positive news?

We are finding all the ‘who to hate now’ conversation slightly overwhelming as we’re sure you are too. So here’s the latest news from the positive news site:

  • Britain set a green energy record
  • Bee-friendly face masks launched
  • Seeds were sown for a community farm in Manchester

It also gave us an excuse to add a nice bee pic to this page – what’s not to love?

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

Mashable:
Loyal robot dogs learn to follow their humans using prototype scanning technology
Loyal robot dogs learn to follow their humans using prototype scanning technology

In a proof-of-concept collaboration, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and Trimble have developed a prototype module called ‘PFFtag’ that allows swarms of robots to follow humans. The module is equipped onto a Boston Dynamics ‘Spot’ and is controlled using Trimble’s positioning technology rather than a traditional joystick. The tech allows for humans to lead robots and machines, providing new navigation methods.

MIT Technology Review:
Forget Boston Dynamics. This robot taught itself to walk

Slick, viral videos from Boston Dynamics are impressive but teaching a robot to walk by itself is a lot harder.

BBC Tech News:
Elon Musk’s Neuralink ‘shows monkey playing Pong with mind’

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s computer to brain interface firm, has released a video it claims shows a monkey playing the video game Pong with its mind. Its brain signals were sent wirelessly via an implanted device.

Events

Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesdays

We’re back on the 21st of April with WebDev101 project and PyLab. Details of each of the groups and what they are up to you can find on their respective pages (currently we are gathering info for them) 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 at info@wthub.org to arrange a 121.

GirlGeekDinners
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Will be back on the 29th of April – details above. Sign up on the Bristol GGD #83 Life in the Data Highway or Bath BGGD Reloaded #14 – Life in the Data Highway

There’s also 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 info@wthub.org.

Conferences

Deep Learning Summit 15th – 16th April 2021

Re-Work

Bridging the gap between the latest technological research advancements and real world applications in business and society

ICATES 2021: 15. International Conference on Advanced Technology, Engineering and Sciences April 12-13, 2021 in Venice, Italy

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The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers

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.