Self-driving Buses hit the road, Women in Data and some positive news
CavForth and MultiCAV project trials
We’d be lying if we said we don’t have an interest in this as one of us works for Fusion Processing who are delivering the tech for the projects. It’s a Bristol-based company so we thought we’d share the latest good news!
Driverless bus takes passengers across Forth Road Bridge in UK first
A group of passengers have become the first in the UK to travel on a full-size, self-driving bus on public roads.
Volunteers were taken on an autonomous Stagecoach single-decker over the Forth Road Bridge, near Edinburgh.
The trial was part of a project to have five self-driving buses run on a route between the capital and Fife.
Stagecoach, which is aiming to launch the full service in the spring, announced that the test had been successful.
For more details on the projects check out CAVForth and MultiCAV
Women in Data event on the 9th of March
FLAGSHIP BALLOT 2023
COMING TO A CLOSE SOON
With less than 6 weeks to go until the data sector’s favourite event of the year, we are excited to draw the last of our ballot tickets over the next fortnight! If you haven’t already registered to be in with a chance to attend, now is the time!
REGISTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO ATTEND
Positive News for you (and us)
We subscribe to a magazine called positive news as we feel the world needs more of it. For those of you that don’t get it or feel positively exhausted by all the bad news we want to share some of their highlights from this month. We feel its worth it!
Positive tipping points could ‘unlock a climate crisis stalemate’
Most people are familiar with climate tipping points: one component of a fragile ecosystem collapsing, sparking a chain of irreversible disasters.
But academics from the University of Exeter in England have tipped the notion of tipping points on its head, claiming that breakthroughs in low-carbon technologies could trigger an unstoppable wave of decarbonisation, or what they call positive tipping points.
The world ‘reached peak fossil fuels for electricity’
“It’s all over except the shouting.” That’s the conclusion of a report into the role of fossil fuels in the electricity sector.
Published this week, it suggests that the world has reached peak fossil fuels for electricity generation. It forecast solar and wind capacity to increase at least threefold by the end of the decade, “pushing fossil fuel electricity into terminal decline”.
If you are interested in any of our candidates please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.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 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 check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at email@example.com.
We collaborate with various groups to run workshops and hack nights, upcoming events are below.
Bi-Weekly we run Workshop Wednesdays in collaboration with CodeHub
- You can sign up to pop along with either Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol or CodeHub Bristol • Bristol
- We also host a Drop-In Session by Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group • Bristol – which is where you can pop along, meet other like-minded data people and ask Chew about all things data.
For details check out our WW page here.
On alternate Tuesday evenings there is Code Hubs’ Hack Night by CodeHub Bristol • Bristol and Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol currently this is online only, although there is talk of going back live so if you are a venue wanting to host please get in touch.
Girl Geek Dinners (Bristol and Bath)
Big Thanks to everyone who came to our event last week – it was lovely to see you all and catch up. Can’t wait for the next one. We are currently trying to confirm 2 upcoming events and will be back to you with details once we get confirmation. Any companies wanting to host please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the coming events on our dedicated page – pop along and support the organisers as it takes work to run these things and it’s great to find a supportive network.
Not a lot of conferences this week but we have updated our page so you can check out the ones coming up this week Conferences.
ISE January 31st – February 3rd 2023, Barcelona
ISE is the world’s leading business-to-business event for the AV and systems integration industries. Our exhibitors present solutions for numerous vertical sectors; our visitors are AV and IT professionals and users of AV systems.
Yorkshire Games Festival 4–10 February 2023
A unique festival of all things gaming. Celebrating games culture, design, and production with special industry guests. From masterclasses to networking events, to free gameplay and workshops, there’ll be lots for everyone to enjoy.
Royal Hackaway Saturday 4th February – Sunday 5th February
Royal Hackaway is Royal Holloway’s annual hackathon. Open to students from all around the world, in this two-day hackathon you’ll work as a team to build a project. You’ll pick up new skills, try out new tech, and meet new people.
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
The 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.