Stemmetes A – Z list and £50 Alan Turing

Ever been asked who your top engineering role model is and struggled to think of any that you know? Here’s a list from Stemettes to help you find some for the next time you are asked on instagram.

Talking about Stemettes they are running the Future Legacy Projects which is an exciting creative programme supporting young women to make a difference in the world by creating their own digital social action project. They are working alongside Knowle west and are currently searching for young girls aged 16 – 18 to join their 2021 retreat – check it out here.

New £50 note featuring Alan Turing enters circulation

How cool is that!? The note features and celebrates the work of Alan Turing, educated in Sherborne, Dorset, who helped accelerate Allied efforts to read German Naval messages enciphered with the Enigma machine, and so shortening World War Two and saving lives.

He was also pivotal in the development of early computers, first at the National Physical Laboratory and later at the University of Manchester. The choice to place him on the note is also designed to promote diversity.

The WeF have just published some AI principles

the World Economic Forum has published 9 ethical AI principles for organizations to follow: Organizations around the globe are becoming more aware of the risks artificial intelligence (AI) may pose, including bias and potential job loss due to automation. At the same time, AI is providing many tangible benefits for organizations and society. You can also check out the ODI’s Data Ethics Canvas which runs in a similar vein here.

International Asteroid Day

Just thought it made for a nice Feature pic, but also it’s pretty cool that they have an international day to celebrate them – on the 30th of June

Jobs of the Week

These are from companies working with us and really keen to be inclusive on the gender diversity front (this ones not quite tech .. but ish)

Design R&D Quality Engineer

The company has a need for a detail-oriented, passionate and dynamic R&D / Design Quality Engineer for a 3-6 month contract. You shall be a confident communicator with the ability to work well in a fast paced environment.

Data Scientist

They are looking for a full-time or part-time Data Scientist to join their award-winning team. For this role, they would ideally like you to be able to commit to a minimum of 4 days per week.

Senior Software Engineer (x3)

Having already doubled in size in 2021 so far, they’re looking for a further 3 Senior Software Engineers to join them!

Web Ops Manager

As a Web Operations Manager you’ll be responsible for ensuring team and platform operations are optimized, streamlined and aligned with cross-functional teams – a master planner and tracker.

Designer

As their Junior/Mid-weight designer, you’ll be essential to the day-to-day running of the creative studio as part of their growing team. They’re looking for a safe pair of hands to help keep it all moving smoothly. The work is fast-paced and varied and as a small team, they need someone who is happy to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

Our Events

This week is the penultimate Workshop Wednesday before we take a break for the summer

Currently running projects with PyLab and WebDev 101 – sign up Workshop Wednesdays or CodeHub @ Workshop Wednesdays and just pop in to say hi even if you’re not wanting to work on a project. Beginners welcome!

Conferences

CRESTCon UK June the 29th
  • Stream 1 will focus on penetration testing (techniques, tools and war stories)
  • Stream 2 will focus on threat intelligence
  • Stream 3 will focus on incident response & awareness

Tickets to this year’s event are free. To register please click here: https://crestcon2020.eventbrite.co.uk

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.

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