Social Media Day

Mashable’s Eleventh Annual Social Media Day is an annual global celebration that highlights the contributions made by developers and social media enthusiasts alike. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have revolutionized the way we communicate with each another. Not only does social media have the power to keep us in touch with our friends and family, it can also connect us with the world. The goal of this event is to bring together business professionals, innovators, influencers and the general public for an opportunity to connect their online networks offline, in a face-to-face setting, bringing communities closer together. Sign up on eventbrite (and bring prosecco apparently!)

Workshop Wednesdays

The next online Workshop Wednesday this week on the 1st of July (yes its July!!) will host four workshops and some catch-up time in between should anyone want to share any initiatives they are working on or seeking help with. For this please send us details beforehand and we will share the info on a slideshare.

The agenda is :

6pm : Zoom starts – info share and quick hi to everyone

6:15pm: 2 workshops running in separate rooms

Workshop #1 Donna Grimmer presenting:

Join us for a chat and presentations relevant to Software testing and how it plays an integral part of software development.

Learn the basic concept of testing and how it is implemented right from the start of a project.

You can join the group here or pop in from their meetup

Workshop #2 David Darke presenting:

Getting started with Git

A beginner’s guide on how to use Git, possible workflows and tools. He’ll also cover why it’s also important for solo developers to use version control.

Workshop #3 WebDev101 Breakout room

We will open up a breakout room for the WebDev101 should any members wish to work on web development together. Rob Squires is going to take over the online version of WebDev101 – you can signup under the codehub meetup if you wish.

7:15pm: Coffee/wine/cocktail/beer break – will stay live for any discussions

7:30pm: workshop

Workshop #2 Kathryn Armistead running:

There will also be a Python beginners course at 7:30pm with Kathryn. It is following an online Python Course (–ud1110), with fortnightly workshops to go over the course material with the opportunity to ask questions, share coursework etc. This will cover lesson 4 – it contains very useful, fundamental material on ‘for’ and ‘while’ loops. It also covers the zip function, which can be really useful;

8:30pm: Central chat and call out for any projects that people want to support etc. Also time to make suggestions on subjects moving forward .. we are currently putting them together so will show the list and dates moving forward.

9pm: Close

If you wish to do a talk then please let us know by email on

We are happy to host other rooms if you want to discuss projects etc and if you wish to sponsor one the details are on our networking page here.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Thanks Fran 👏The Longitude Explorer Prize

A bit random , I recently mentored a team of students (13-16 years) as part of the Longitude Explorer Prize and they have developed an idea to help the older generation live longer using AI. The details can be found in the video link below.Please vote for ‘TOMODACHI’ ( means, ‘friend’ in Japanese) in the link provided and help them with the People’s Choice Award!! Vote HERE!

AI Accelerator Institute round up

Check out what you missed at #AIfest a few weeks back ai festival roundup

Tech4Good Awards

Nominations close on Tuesday the 30th of June vote here


Summer Summit (APAC/EMEA) June the 30th

AppsEvents will run two online summits to provide the latest updates and application of tools that benefit classroom teachers, IT staff, school administrators and clerical assistants. We have a range of sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced users, and everything we cover is laser-focused on the application of the tools for the online classroom, based on leading best practice.

Women in IT Summit 30th June – 2nd July

The Women in IT London Summit has been transformed into a virtual event and we will continue our work together for gender parity and greater inclusion, with the current climate in mind. This year, you will have the opportunity to hear how IT leaders from a variety of industries are overcoming this global challenge. Our speakers will share case studies of how they, their teams and their organisations have adapted their management styles and team dynamics.

Join us on this virtual journey and learn about some of the creative initiatives our speakers and their organisations have been working on; we encourage you to engage, meet and network with our community.

This Week’s happenings have moved to a dedicated page

Event listings are now updated weekly basis on our Events page

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Domestic Violence Support

Did we miss anything?

If you have anything that you want us to mention on our next Blogpost contact us on We do try to keep it to free or funded items that our members might relate to.

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

Our Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

We have a Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.

If you want to engage with our members, advertise your companies and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.