Summertime – Time for a break

As with every summer we try to take a bit of a break as many of our members have families and take holidays at this time. This means that Free 3 Fridays is closed for a break, but if anyone wants to have a chat then we are available for 121’s if you send us a message on we can arrange a call or zoom.

Robot searching for a job

We also know that some of our members have been hit by the current situation so if you are looking for a job then you might want us to add you to our candidate’s page here and also take a look at our jobs board for companies who have an interest in diverse candidates.

So while we are closing our doors on the fridays we have decided to carry on with our Workshop Wednesdays events throughout so people can carry on with their upskilling.

Workshop Wednesday

The next Workshop Wedenesday will be next week on the 29th of July and we currently have:

Sign up here (or in the individual group meetups on the links above) and feel free to join us for just the part that interests you, we will showcase what’s on from 6 – 6.15 before starting the talks.

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.

Don’t forget Mondays Women Tech Founders on Monday!

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Accenture’s research in promoting Equality & Innovation in culture

Getting to Equal 2019: Creating a culture that drives innovation. Building a culture of equality is not just an ethical imperative, but a business priority. If organizations want to thrive, they have to “get to equal.” Employees’ innovation mindset is six times higher in the most-equal cultures than in the least-equal ones.

Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

The uncomfortable truth is that the technology industry today is not a place in which everyone, of any gender, race, disability, religion, sexuality, socio-economic background, can thrive and succeed. This is one of the most significant challenges we face, and the damaging impact of excluding so much talent compounds with each year that passes. This practical guide (see heading link) is intended to help anyone leading, working or investing in technology companies promote diversity and inclusion in their businesses. It’s not a silver bullet and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Instead, this guide is intended to increase understanding of the complex and nuanced subject of diversity and inclusion in business more fully.

Stanford free courses

Standford advertsed a new set of free online courses so check out their offerings.

Upskilling in Data science

Machine Learning and Data Scientist Professionals Can Try Cutting-Edge Software for Free this Summer. Now is the perfect time to upskill. Try new tools to make your expertise and portfolio in AI more competitive than ever!

AI 50

Forbes partnered with venture firms Sequoia Capital and Meritech Capital to create the second annual AI 50, a list of private, U.S.-based companies that are using artificial intelligence in meaningful business-oriented ways.

AI for Good 

A few of the highlights from the AI for Good section of the AI Video Library:


World Developers Online Summit – BST (London) – 23 July 2020

World Developers Online Summit is a Program being curated based on guidelines from industry experts, with a target of about 50+ delegates. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give insightful talks pertaining to API, Devops & Architecure, RPA, Cognitive and AI and Testing practise that are solution-focused, and foster learning and inspiration. The theme of this conference is to focus on Technical Sessions on API, Devops , Microservices, Architecure, RPA, Cognitive , Artificial Intelligence, Agile, Test Automation, CI /CD pipelines, Programming languages, Blockchain, Machine learning and many more…

World Business Analyst Innovation Online Summit – BST Zone – 24 July 2020

Some of the BA trends we will look out for in the Business Analyst Innovation Online Summit to cover are Data Quality Management,Data Discovery/Visualization,Artificial Intelligence,Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Tools,Collaborative Business Intelligence,Data-driven Culture,Embedded Analytics etc. The experts will take us through a deep dive into using a comprehensive approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy helping an Organisation to effectively achieve its current and future objectives.

This Week’s happenings have moved to a dedicated page

Event listings are now updated weekly basis on our Events page

We know that for many people and children the office and school can be their refuge so please be aware that in Bristol, Next Link domestic abuse telephone helplines are open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday 0117 925 0680. Help is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the National Domestic Violence Helpline – Freephone 0808 2000 247.

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.