Special call outs and some helpful language

This week there’s a couple of special call outs for 2 great civic-minded groups who are looking for some flexible tech support which we believe may suit some of our members. Next week we’ll be announcing our Data Science Conference and recruitment fair .. we are just finalising details for the booking currently!

Bristol Women in Business Charter

Bristol Women in Business charter

At the beginning of the year, Izzy handed her notice in, after more than 2 years of very valuable contribution to the team and the Charter, so we are looking for a new member of the CIC team with marketing experience to help us promote the Charter. It’s only 12 hours a month but a great cause and team to be involved with, check it out here.

Bristol Cable looking for a part-time Front end Dev

We had a chat with the Bristol Cable during the week and they’re doing some interesting things around collaborative journalism with other magazines. They are very civic-minded and are looking to take on someone on a part-time basis with a similar ethos. We believe it may be a nice background project for any of our “at home” members wishing to make some money but flexibly and keep their portfolios up to date during a family career break (or anyone just looking for some extra money). Details for the job are below and here: they are looking for either front or back end .. or full-stack although their resources are limited.

As one of Europe’s largest membership run local newsrooms The Cable has experienced first hand the limitations of the tools and platforms that are available on the market today. Three years ago we took the decision to develop our own open source membership system, with the goal of taking our learnings and creating something that would help us and others power their community newsrooms.

We are developing an open source platform that empowers newsrooms to do journalism with their communities and not just for them, turning audiences into active informants, members, supporters, volunteers or collaborators. We have a strong focus on privacy-by-design principles and putting the power of data ownership back in the hands of communities.

Applications are open now for the Access to Justice and Technology
Innovation Challenge.


This online one-day event on Friday 4 February 2022 welcomes participants interested in exploring innovative solutions to the justice crisis facing society. We welcome applications from all fields – legal, tech, design, etc. and are also open to students studying at any southwest university.
Our aim is to work together to design ideas that could increase access to justice at a time when it is harder than ever for people to get legal support. For more info and a link to the application form see here – ffi: constance.fleuriot@uwe.ac.uk / sarah@ijusticehub.org

Creative Informatics – Challenge Holders

Funding of up to £20k is available to individuals or organisations that have the skills to develop solutions to any of the challenges posed.

To hear about Challenge Projects set by Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, SkyShows, and South of Scotland Enterprise, register for Challenge Holders Q&A 1, taking place on Tuesday 25th January at 10.00 am.

Helpful Language

With all the confusion around the use of language currently, we have spotted a couple that may be of interest to you (thanks Susie for this one) BameOverStatement

And we just ‘borrowed this from Britney Mack as we loved it:

Some words I’ve replaced in my everyday conversations:

– trigger (instead, I use “prompt”)
– crazy (instead, I use “ridiculous”)
– committed suicide (instead, I use “died by suicide”)
– dark patterns (instead, I use “deceitful design”)
– dummy (instead, I use “substitute” or “placeholder”)
– “everything going on right now,” in reference to a systemic issue (instead, I *specify* what I’m referring to, respectfully but directly, whether it’s racism, sexism, antisemitism (note: this is how the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) writes it), classism, homophobia, xenophobia, or something else).

Inclusive language begins in our everyday conversations. Perfection’s not the goal. Awareness, representation, and self-improvement are. Besides, language evolves. What’s appropriate in 2022 might be taboo in 2032.

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 we are back with Workshop Wednesday – hopefully we will be back live shortly but sign up for the zoom here Workshop Wednesdays by Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol and for codehubbers there’s also Virtual Python Code Dojo by CodeHub Bristol • Bristol. You can check all other happenings on our events page.

Conferences

Human-Machine Collaboration Conference January the 25th

This conference will showcase the results of ground-breaking research and innovation carried out at the University of Oxford in this field. It will present the most recent results from the Human-Machine Collaboration Programme, supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

DevFest UK & Ireland – Saturday, January 29, 2022

Learn the latest in web, mobile, cloud, machine learning, emerging tech and more at the UK’s largest community organised conference. Google Developer Groups in the UK & Ireland, Google and Kings’ College Space Society present GDG DevFest UK & Ireland – a multi-track event covering:

  • AI / Machine Learning
  • Cloud
  • DevOps / SRE
  • Mobile / Android
  • Web
  • Hot Tech
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Hands-On Workshops

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.