NFT’s and future Talent support

NFT BRISTOL | SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY

A one-day Bristol-based NFT festival for anyone who wishes to learn, create and celebrate. Talks | Panels | Art | Music | Graffiti and more

It’s not like this group isn’t loud enough to shout this out but we thought we would give it a push as it looks interesting and fun.

NFTs: The blockchain sensation that’s taken the creative world by storm. Brought together at a lively, thought-provoking, inspirational one-day gathering.

  • What are NFTs and how are they transforming art? | A panel of acclaimed digital artists discuss the possibilities
  • Chapel: The gig that keeps paying |A conversation with its co-founders Irfon Watkins and Ian Matthews of Kasabian
  • Punks vs Apes: IP, licensing and the future of NFTs: |Talk. (Details TBC.)
  • Keep it clean: the rise of eco-friendly NFTs | A talk to inspire you beyond Ethereum from Derek Ahmedzai and Norts of NFT Peeps
  • Music and NFTs | (Details TBC.)
  • Games | (Details TBC.)

Fancy being a Mentor?

The University of Bristol Faculty of Engineering is currently recruiting
for volunteer mentors to work with our students through our Industrial
Mentoring Scheme.

All students in the Engineering and Computer Science disciplines are
allocated a mentor, and the Scheme runs from February of their First Year
and until November of their Second Year.  The aim is to help students
understand the industries they are planning to work in, and to help them
learn about things they can do to make themselves more employable.  It is
mandatory for all students, but especially useful for students whose main
interaction with people working in STEM have been their teachers and
University lecturers.

 Mentors meet with small groups of students online, with an aim of having
minimum 3, ideally 4 meetings between February and November 2022.
  We will be running the 2022 Scheme online, due to the continuing
uncertainty of the Pandemic, but some mentors do choose to meet their groups
in person.

We are looking for graduates in any Computer Science and Engineering
industries who will have at least 18 months employment at February 2022, and
have mentors in any stages of their careers. There is more information and the sign-up form on our website and if you have any questions, please Sarah Connolly.

Fairfield school Safer Internet Day Request

We also have a request from an Assistant Vice Principal and Teacher of Computer Science at Fairfield High School, a diverse inner-city school in Bristol.

We are looking for professionals, specifically women, who may be able to give up some time to talk to our students during the week of Safer Internet Day, which is week beginning 14/02/2022. We were hoping they could talk both broadly about opportunities to work in technology and perhaps specifically about how misuse of social media could potentially impact success at interview. Any other topics such as cyber security or diversity in technology would be most welcome.

Introducing VocTech Seed 2022

Our VocTech Seed grant fund supports the development of new ideas that use digital tools and approaches to transform how people gain skills for work. There will be two VocTech Seed calls this year:

12 January – 9 February 2022, 5pm GMT
15 June – 13 July 2022, 5pm GMT

Purpose of the fund: VocTech Seed is our test bed where the first spark of an idea can be scoped and tested in the supportive environment that Ufi funding provides. We grant fund projects that are at a relatively early stage, helping to prototype ideas and work out the next steps necessary on the journey to long-term success.

How much funding is available: VocTech Seed provides grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting from three to 12 months.

Mastermind

We do get some random requests – currently, mastermind is looking for contestants it appears, we thought it might be of interest to some of you out there..?

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.

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

This week is codehubs Hack Night by CodeHub Bristol • Bristol and Hack Night @CodeHub by Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol. News on the street has it that the next Workshop Wednesday on the 9th will be back at the wonderful Desklodge, we’re just clarifying details but we’ve had a nod and a wink that it’s good to go. Also, we are going back live with Girlgeekdinners! So time to go out and buy some outdoors clothes and come catch up in ‘The Real’. We’ll shout a bit more about the details next week. You can check all other happenings on our events page.

Conferences

London’s Biggest Tech & Entrepreneur Professional Networking Soriee

Are you looking for co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up? Please join us for an evening of creativity, inspiration and passionate conversations.

International Conference on Recent Innovations in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (ICRICSET) 3rd – 4th February

International Conference on Recent Innovations in Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (ICRICSET – 2022) will be held in Liverpool,United Kingdom during 3rd-4th February 2022. The Conference will be organized by SciencePlus Global Research Forum.

Hybrid Astronomy Talk: Missions to Near Earth Asteroids Mon, Feb 7 Royal Observatory Edinburgh • EdinburghFreeRoyal Observatory, Edinburgh
NFT.SOHO Tue, Feb 8 Never Fade Factory • London
Others coming up that we have spotted you can find here.

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.