Social Media Week

Social Media Week is a global conference held in over 25 cities worldwide. Participate in the Bristol edition and attend events across the city which are designed to upskill, inform, explore ideas and opportunities and further the conversation on key issues in media, marketing and technology. For full details you can check out the main website Social Media Week on from the 10th to the 14th – we’re expecting that they’ll be publicising it well!

Workshop Wednesdays

Starting at the next Workshop Wednesday 19th June, Kathryn (from CodeHub ( will be kicking off self-led python study group(s).  The aim is to bring together people who want to learn or improve their python skills, provide suggestions on learning materials/courses, and share experiences on what makes effective self-led groups.  At the end of the evening we’d hope that there would be one or more groups who have agreed to study together and have, at least, planned the next step.  

All levels and genders are welcome, though the focus is likely to be on those who are less (or no) experienced in python.  We would warmly welcome those who have a few python skills already and would be willing to support the groups – it will be a fun way of helping your own development, as well as being a great addition to your CV!

GrrrlGames will also be there ” Grrrl Games is for women* interested in the field of game development. We meet up on the first Tuesday of every month in Bristol, for talks, practical sessions and group discussions on all areas of gaming. “

Any companies wishing to engage by paying for pizzas and drinks and running workshops etc please get in touch on

Bristol Tech Fair

We have a date – it will be on the 9th November and it will be at the Colston Hall Bristol Tech Fair (currently setting up the site!) alongside Technotopia, our Tech3shed careers fair and WISE and possibly with some collaboration with TEDxBristol. We’re getting a lot of interest and should have the sponsorship package ready this week, we’re also adding some of the suggestions given to us after the last Tech3Shed event which includes free Jobs board for our sponsors/members – mail us on for info!

News & events coming up

Next Girlgeek dinners (it does clash with the workshop Wednesdays so apologies for that .. moving forward we will avoid this (Bath we need to catch up with)

Bristol GGD #76 Digital Exclusion and Double Diamonds with BJSS sign up here

b-sides 20th – 21st June 2019 at UWE

“The south-west’s all-new community-driven and industry-supported cybersecurity conference hosted in sunny Bristol”

Collaborate Bristol 2019 Friday June 21st

” Collaborate Bristol is The South West’s leading UX, Ai and Design conference. The conference returns for the seventh year running, aimed at encouraging sharing, learning and networking within the digital community “

DrupalCamp Bristol 2019 Friday June 28th

“The main conference day will be held from 9am until 5pm on Friday the 28th of June at The Station, Silver St. There will be a wide range of talks on a single track allowing technical and non-technical attendees to enjoy their day. “

UXBristol 2019 Friday July 12th

” The one day conference will offer hands-on workshops and aims to bring UXers together to share their knowledge and expertise. It is aimed at all levels from aspiring students to experienced consultants. “

Think Cyber Think Resilience Bristol Cyber Pathfinder Training Seminar 2: C… Tuesday July 23rd

” To help with this the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) is sponsoring a new Cyber Pathfinders scheme to help the local public service and resilience community navigate their way through the complexities of cyber security and cyber resilience. “

Agile in the City: Bristol 2019 Wednesday November the 6th – 9th

” The event provides three days of inspiring agile and lean learning from a dynamic mix of stimulating keynotes and practitioners working on the front line of the industry. “

and of course – our friends at TEDxBristol are running on Sunday November the 17th at the Old Vic, get early bird full day tickets here

This Weeks happenings

District 1 – Bristol

Monday the 10th

South West Media

Tuesday the 11th

South West Media

Wednesday the 12th

South West Media

Thursday the 13th

South West Media

Friday the 14th

South West Media

Saturday the 15th

District 2 – Bath

Wednesday the 12th

Thursday the 13th

District 3 – Weston-Super-Mare

Tuesday the 11th

Friday the 14th

Did we miss anything?

If you have any events 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.