Women in Tech, Women in Data Science & Digital Dexterity
We’ve been taking a look around for resources this week now that IWD is out of the way and we don’t have to tidy ourselves up and smile for another year. Lets get back to the real business in hand and look at how we can support getting you into Tech, so here are some of the interesting things we spotted this week.
Women in Tech network launch
A new network is launching at UWE Bristol which is a self-led space focused on working as a woman in tech. As an inclusive and open group, we welcome any member of staff with an interest in the subject to join us. (we’re unsure if this is open to the general public btw)
To mark the launch of this group you are invited to join us for a panel of inspiring women at UWE Bristol who work in tech and digital. The panel will be discussing their career journeys and sharing the insights and challenges they have encountered along the way.
Speaking on the panel are:
- Christi Hopkinson, Head of Service Delivery in IT Services and chair of the UCISA Women in Tech Network
- Delia Fairburn, Associate Head of Department -Student Experience – Computer Science and Creative Technologies
- Hannah Mathias, Head of Digital Learning
- Julia Lloyd, Assistant Director for IT Delivery
- Naz Bhuller, Change and Service Management Manager in IT Services
The panel will be chaired by Laura Collins, Project Delivery Manager in IT Services.
Taking place on Tuesday 21 March, 09:30-11:00, at EP1 on Frenchay campus (campus map), this event is also part of a series marking Women in History Month at UWE and refreshments will be provided. Please register to attend on this form so we can plan refreshments. You can also join the Team site where you can ask questions ahead of the event and chat with other members of the group.
Women in Engineering Mentoring & Outreach Programme
Just to mention that UWE does have other initiatives such as the women in engineering mentoring and outreach programme which also looks for support from women in industry to join up to mentor the engineering students
Women in Data
Sandra Machon has a series of posts on medium about life as a data scientist with some great resources and we like that she’s sharing her ideas on where and what to look for to support other women (and men if they read her obviously!). As she’s building up other women in the industry we thought it would be nice to big her up to for sharing the info with us.
By increasing the representation of women in data science and tech, we can work towards a more inclusive and equitable industry that leverages the full potential of all its participants. I hope you’ll enjoy the resources I shared as much as I do!Sandra Machon
A pretty recent term that we picked up from MIT and read up on a piece from the Harvard Business review – its essentially how companies pivoted due to Covid, but well worth a read up to see if your company will cope with the next pandemic/armageddon etc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Live 13th March 2023
Tomorrow’s Engineers Live returns for 2023
Tomorrow’s Engineers Live is a free conference bringing the engineering community together to collaborate, discuss challenges and share good practice.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Live 2023 takes place on 13 March 2023 is designed to help you get the most out of your outreach activities, with practical sessions, collaborative discussions and plenty of opportunities to share ideas.
Delegates will have the opportunity to hear some top tips for evaluating impact, discuss ways to include young people’s voices in programme development, and learn more about talking to young people about the wide range of routes into engineering and much more.
We’ll be collating the ideas that emerge during the course of the day and identifying some clear actions for delegates to take forward after the event.
Secure your place for free today.
Python Web Conf 13th – 17th March
2023 marks the 5th annual Python Web Conf. With sessions for mid-level and advanced developers alike, international experts will share leading-edge presentations on topics including AI/ML, Big Data, CI/CD, Serverless, Security, Containers and more.
In addition to talks that will get you thinking, #PWC2023 will feature lightning talks, end-of-day socials (who loves origami!?), and countless opportunities for Pythonistas to mingle, network and have fun!
SQLBits 2023 14th – 18th of March
Network, develop and share your data knowledge at THE conference for leading data professionals. SQLBits is the largest Data Platform conference with over 300 sessions over 5 days . Born out of the hunger to share the latest developments, solutions and best practice, whilst forming a network of data professionals behind some of the most exciting developments on the Modern Data Platform.
SQLBits provides you with the education, skills and solutions from the people that have created the products, and are leading the field worldwide. This is your chance to meet the people that design and build the products you use and depend on. Have a question – ask in person! Where else can you expect that?
Chaos Carnival 15th – 16th of March
Chaos Carnival is more than just a conference. It’s an experience that brings the most talented & passionate chaos engineering experts to the same stage to share ideas about Chaos Engineering and Kubernetes. This year our Keynotes lineup consists of 4 amazing speakers from the chaos community who will be joining us to share modern chaos engineering ideas and practices.
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.