We signed up to the Bristol Equality Charter

On monday we went to the Bristol Equality Charter launch event.  Rather than describe it in detail you can read the  BBC overview.   The initiative has come from Councillor Asher Craig  who presented on it with great passion.  We loved it and were more than happy to be one of the underlying signatories.

One of the points that Marvin mentioned in his talk really resonated with us. He said that whenever people talk Diversity there seems to be competition with people saying “what about” BAME/Women/Age/Disabled/LGBT?

We believe we are inclusive of all as a group and do not segregate members. To us everyone is equal and we are simply trying to push tech into being more inclusive.  We happily work with other organisations to support them but we are simply concentrating on our area of knowledge.

For those wanting more information here’s the charter Bristol Equality Charter and you are free to sign it Declaration Form and send it to equality.network@bristol.gov.uk  if you want to be part of it .. which we can’t see that anybody reading our posts wouldn’t want to be.

Other News

“Our goal is to create a tech industry that has more women at the table as managers, CEOs, developers, freelancers, and more. We want to create a workforce as diverse as our society”

Are you interested in how we can increasingly work with data, for the benefit of the residents and guests to Bristol, humanity and our planet at large?

Check out   Our Data Projects. Pitches and commissioning session

For those of you wanting to check out your salary and how it relates to the industry as a whole ADLIB have just released their yearly Permanent Salary Guide for Bristol and Bath region (well worth sending to your employer if you are not matching what you would expect).

FOR WTF members we also noticed a FREE Internet Marketing Strategies Course with Paul Elliott simply sign up here

We published a piece in Womens Tech Jobs in collaboration with Nicole Neo on sponsoring Visa’s this week as we are more than aware of the difficulties some of our members struggle with  “How hard can it be?”.

Events

District 1 – Bristol

The next Bristol GirlGeekDinners  is coming up with Reach Robotics & their gaming robot mekamon, it’s in Stoke Gifford this thursday 22nd November and we’re very excited!

Tech4Good are collaborating between Bristol and Bath this month with Worker voice and empowerment – unions and organising in the digital age this tuesday evening 20th November.

CodeHub, as you know are hosting our collaborative working project., which we continuedlast week with a great turnout.  This week they are running WebDev 101  and Python Code Dojo on tuesday and wednesday.

Whats Next?

The Big look out on the horizon is Digital Cities  Running from the 26th – 30th November with Open Doors

Digital Cities Bristol 2018 is a week-long programme of free, inspirational learning and networking opportunities aimed at developing the skills of both the current and next generation of content makers working in the creative industries. The Digital Cities project has run successfully in Bristol for five years, bringing industry partners together to boost their region’s digital and production skills and acting as a catalyst for exciting collaborations within the creative sector.

There’s also some free training courtesy of Digital Cities Bristol from the 26 to 30 November 2018 – BBC Academy Check it out here

Bath had a great GirlGeekDinners meetup and they are planning a December one. It will be more social and in the Guild – details to follow …

The Stable Creative Hub in District 3 (Weston-Super-Mare) is hosting Mince Pies & Prosecco : Networking by WSM Chamber of Commerce on the 28th November

Theres a Promoting Diversity in the workplace event on the 29th November

Also on the 29th we will be attending “Advancing Equality – a workshop on the priorities and needs of Bristol’s VCSE equality sector” which is being run by the Dartington Hall Trust and looks pretty interesting.

Christmas drinks invites are starting to come in at quite a rate.  If they continue I suspect we won’t be paying for a single drink for the whole of December!  The first one is

One HealthTech is throwing a Christmas party for Health/Tech crossover groups in Bristol/Bath on 6 Dec.

Eventbrite details here , its being hosted at The Boardroom, 20 St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1UB, sign up and come along (this one is charged but £7 is the price of a large wine in some bars!).

Theres also the  Bristech annual conference on the 6th December at the Watershed

FreeThreeFridays & Other stuff

Our regular Friday, women only networking courtesy of Desklodge continues. Simply join up here F3F and  Womens Tech Jobs are available if you want to chat careers or training.

If you have any events that you want us to mention on our next Blogpost contact us on info@wthub.org.