SQL intro and International Woman’s Day


SQL Intro & International Women's Day: Embrace Equality

Intro to SQL (with CodeHub)

For anyone interested in learning about SQL – the main language for relational databases – we are delighted to present ‘An Intro to…..SQL’, thanks to James Rennison .

Aimed at those with no, or a little, knowledge of SQL, James will explain:

  • what are relational databases
  • why do we use them
  • what are the key commands

There will be examples and plenty of time to discuss the topics and ask questions.
Kindly hosted at DeskLodge House as part of Workshop Wednesdays organised by our friends at Womens Tech Hub. Sign up below on Women’s Tech Hub or with Codehub.

GGD# 91 Ethical issues of Generative AI:Miranda Mowbray hosted & Scott Logic

Announcing a great speaker for the Bristol GirlGeek Dinners in May.


We’re kindly being hosted by Scott Logic in April and are being graced by the Brilliant Miranda whom some of you may have met before at previous events. She’s what we would call a bit of a superhuman with knowledge spanning years on robotics, swarm clusters, AI, ML and ethics. Did we mention she also plays flute in the fantasy orchestra – see this video to get a flavour of our speaker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PvYNunpHVQ

Miranda Mowbray is an honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol, where she helped to set up the PhD programme in Interactive AI. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Open Rights Group. Miranda was the 2021 Chair of the tech law conference Gikii (pronouced “geeky”). She also likes dinners.

Is ChatGPT woke? Is it sexist? Is it biased because it reflects the prejudices of its creators? Is any gender bias that it has a reproduction of bias in its input data? Can generative AI be debiased using technical means? Will the use of reinforcement learning with human feedback solve this and other ethical issues with generative AI? Are we doomed?
I’ll discuss some ethical issues of generative AI, including bias, and argue that the answers to all of these questions are either “no”, or “yes, but that’s not the full story”. In particular, I’ll make some suggestions for avoiding doom.

We’ll aim to get the food out early if we can as Miranda is a great presenter and we believe the Q & A and follow up discussion will be interesting! Scott Logic are absolute stars as hosts so a big thanks and call out to them also!

Please note this is a women-only group – Men are welcome as guests (use the +1 option)
Please also check our code of conduct for rules around social media recruitment and behaviour.

For details check out the GirlGeekDinners page here.

Let’s look at what’s on for International Women’s Day

JGI International Women’s Day Seminar 2023

We invite you to join us for this exciting event showcasing inspiring women from our community and the Data Science and AI related projects they are involved in.

We will be welcoming guest speakers from The Jean Golding Institute and our international partners, to talk about how they got to where they are now, their research interests and achievements they are proud of. They will also be sharing their unique experiences of what it is like to be a woman working in Data Science and AI.

Technocamps: International Women’s Day 2023 March the 8th

ITWales 23rd International Women’s Day event. A showcase of the work that is being done in Wales to encourage girls into STEM.

International Women’s Day Data Science Masterclasses March the 8th

The masterclasses – which are completely free to attend – will provide you with hands-on, practical skills and knowledge around data science that you can readily take back to your own organisation and teams.

Three of our expert data scientists, Louise Braithwaite MSc, Dr Hollie Johnson, and Dr Antonia Kontaratou, will each lead a 90-minute data science masterclass based on a specific area of interest. We’ve provided details of each below to help you decide which to attend, but please feel free to contact us any time (either via Eventbrite or at nicd@newcastle.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

Women: Innovation, Technology, Strength March the 8th

If more girls stayed in technology and engineering, what would they be designing and creating for our future use? If more more women run businesses, how would this benefit the UK economy ?

Join us for this extraordinary workshop dedicated to International Women’s Day to talk about women in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, what drives them, and the ideas they bring to life.

Women in Red – a Wikipedia Editathon – Celebrate Women in STEM 8th of March

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Wikimedia Community Ireland and the SMDBS SWAN Gender Equality Committee invites you to celebrate the work of women scientists through a Wikipedia Women in Red Editathon.

International Women’s Day: Walking the Talk in Technology

Harrington Starr and Schroders are delighted to invite you to our highly-anticipated International Women’s Day Event on Wednesday 8th March, 11AM till 2PM.

We all play a role in advocating for change in the financial services space, and so the focus for this year’s event will be on allyship.

The event will feature a series of interactive presentations, and a live podcast recording of The DEI Discussions, each honing in on the tangible action we can take to be an ally for diversity and inclusion. The interactive presentations will be hosted by renowned industry-figures, including:

  • Nadia Edwards-Dashti, Chief Customer Officer at Harrington Starr
  • Kimberley Lewis, Head of Active Ownership at Schroders
  • Felicitas Coulibaly, Head of Business Development EMEA at Mambu
  • Joanne Lockwood, Founder, CEO and Diversity & Inclusion Advisor and Consultant at SEE Change Happen

There will then be the opportunity to network with a fantastic host of industry professionals, and enjoy a free lunch.

Over lunch, we will feature two exclusive artists that will provide tangible takeaways, supporting you in fulfilling your pledge to walk the talk.

Our Candidates

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.

We have a few members interested in moving jobs within the industry currently, either for career progression or change or new to the industry. We are chatting to them about the opportunities out there but if you would like to speak to us about any candidates please get in touch on info@wthub.org.

Robot searching for a job

J19 – Junior Javascript Developer

Experience: Develop Me Coding Fellowship and more than 1 and 1/2 years tech experience. MA Music Therapy, PGCE Primary, BA Hons. (2i) Music Technology.

Skills: JavaScript, Typescript, React, Redux, HTML5, CSS, Git, Jest,
Rest APIs, SQL, Node.js

We also had an email in from a frontend Developer (Male)

  • I’m looking for a local/hybrid job in
  • Bristol area or remotely anywhere ????
  • If you hear about any opportunity, please let me know ???? ????
  • ????????‍????Frontend Developer – Web & Mobile JavaScript | TypeScript | Next.js | React | React Native

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 info@wthub.org.

Our Events

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.

Hack Night
CodeHub Logo

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)

The first is with Tumelo on the 28th of March and we have one at Scott Logic on the 26th of April.

Any companies wanting to host please mail us at info@wthub.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.


Conferences coming up this week Check out the other ones coming up on our Conferences page.

See above as most this week are related to International Women’s Day.

sXSW March 10th-19th 2023, Austin

Get ready to experience more opportunities for networking, learning, brainstorming, and career-enhancing connections than ever before at SXSW 2023 from March 10-19.

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.