Who’s problem is it anyway?

Problem … problems … problems …

This week we’ve been looking into the climate crisis – partly because the Sacramento area is burning and we have friends over there but mainly because we want to delve further into the subject of data and how it’s being used for problem-solving issues like this.

You can use data science and environmental science to understand patterns in the global food system and develop strategies that make food supply chains more nutritious and sustainable. Here’s a great video presentation on Reducing food waste throughout the grocery supply chain.

Supply Chain management

Accurate and high-resolution data reflecting different climate scenarios for deciding on the development of future energy resources, electrical infrastructure, transportation networks, agriculture, and many other societally important systems. Check out Five Essential Skills for Transportation Data Science.

Transportation

Deep learning for climate model super-resolution, and helping to visualize carbon emissions based on raw data. Or combine machine learning with simulations of atmospheric turbulence to develop new models that can track air pollutants. There are a few great data sets out there for checking pollutants such as the European environment agency and National Environmental Public Health Tracking

Pollution

Researchers develop data to harness geospatial data to help characterize populations displaced by a disaster. This kind of information helps with planning for and responding to large scale natural disasters associated with climate change. An example of the data analysed can be seen on the migration data portal.

Population displacement

Want to be part of the solution?

If you’re looking to change your career and are interested in doing tech for good to see how you might best hone your talents to sort the issues that are important to you, maybe you can consider Data Science and all it has to offer. We will be running an event in October with UWE to showcase an option to do an MSc in Data Science which we will be talking about in the coming weeks. It’s a great transfer option for members who want to move into the industry and also those looking to return to something, brush up their skills and enhance their CV. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss it with us contact us at info@wthub.org.

Candidate of the week

If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at info@wthub.org to discuss. None this week in fact we’ve had a few that have found jobs – yay!! 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…

Robot searching for a job



Jobs of the Week

These are from companies working with us and really keen to be inclusive on the gender diversity front.

Our Events

Event season is over – but CodeHub hack nights continues – check in on our meetup pages either through us Hack Night @CodeHub or Hack Night

Conferences

Conference season is over!! Starts again in September

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.