Workshop Wednesday kicks off its new term

Our members and our collaboration with CodeHub has had loads going on behind the scenes with some very great free training options being offered up. So if you are interested in getting into tech, pop along and try it out for free before deciding or committing on your future options in a friendly and helpful pain-free way.

Women’s Tech Hub products

We have a new Candidates page and will advertise the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies). Please speak to us if you are interested in any of them – and if you are looking for a job in the area then please let us know and we can try and help you – mail us on

We have a Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here. If you are interested in one of the roles then please contact us and we can help you consider if its a job that will suit you and make an introduction.

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.

Kickoff for CodeHub’s Mentorship programme

CodeHub will give an introduction to how we have been running the mentorship programme, followed by a discussion where you will be able to ask questions and make suggestions. We will also look at how we could extend the programme to run on an ongoing basis. Join up on their event page

Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group

First session! Start with a course! After an introduction to this new Meetup group, the people involved, the concept of learning, and anything else useful, we will start off with Machine Learning and Data Science! Join up on their event page

CodeHubs WebDev 101

WebDev101 is a self-directed study group for everyone interested in improving their knowledge of any subject in the field of web development. As we are not instructor-led, you will only get out what you put into this group! Join up on their event page

Women’s Tech Hub Python Workshops

This workshop is for those interested to learn Python and is aimed at both beginners and those with a little Python experience. The topics and examples are chosen such that you can directly use Python for a Data Science project afterward. Someone who comes to all the sessions (and does some practicing at home) will have covered the pre-requisites for a typical Data Science Bootcamp by the end of the workshop.
Note that it is not necessary to come to all the sessions – you can pick the ones of interest to you if there are only some topics you want to cover.
While it is not mandatory to bring your own laptop, it is highly recommended to bring one if you want to practice with us.
This session “Setting up the Python environment” includes:
Overview of workshops; Python installation; Anaconda; Jupyter notebooks; PyCharm IDE for debugging; Packages and environments. Join up here stating “Python”

CodeHubs Python Dojo

What is a Code Dojo?

People who train in martial arts attend dojos, where they practice and try to expand their skills and achieve self-improvement. The idea is that in order to become an expert in anything you need to repeatedly perform *deliberate practice*. Dojos are also places where people of variable experience levels can engage with each other, share knowledge and give support.

A Code Dojo tries to take those ideas and apply them in the process of mastering programming languages. Our version of the Dojo was inspired by the London Python Dojo ( Join up here.

Other Stuff

GGD #80 Data Fuelled Growth: Why and How to implement with your product


Brilliant News – we have Candide offering to host us for our first event of 2020 (February the 20th). They have a beautiful gardening app (you can download it for free .. we have!)
They are rapidly growing, recruiting and keen to improve diversity in their tech team. We have 2 speakers:
Pippa Churcher – head of growth will talk about how to use Data in her role
Helen Allsebrook – head of PR will intro the company and what it’s all about.
We’ll update details as we get them … but you can sign up here.


We advertise any conference details we spot on our conference page – we’ll give you highlights here (our events and ones with offers come first and loudest obviously!)

Women in Innovation: Building Success – South West by The Knowledge Transfer Network (we’ll be at this!) – January 21st

As part of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be hosting the sixth Building Success event on the 21st January in Bristol.

Take the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female business owners at this exciting South West event. There will be a variety of practical workshops delivered by experts to accelerate your knowledge and an Innovation Canvas* session that will help identify your particular innovation challenges and prioritise what actions you should take next. You will also have the chance to learn about, and interact with, national and regional support organizations that can help take your business to the next level.

Female founders and women working within innovation from all industries are encouraged to attend.

Geospatial Study Group with Industry by The Knowledge Transfer Network – January the 21st – 23rd

The Geospatial Insights SIG was launched in May 2019 to pioneer a broader access to, and a better use of, geospatial data to unlock its full potential. Four key market sectors make up the geospatial industry as a whole, GNSS and positioning technologies, GIS/spatial analytics, earth observation and the global scanning market.

The study group will bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers and industrialists from across the UK to work on three to four problems over three intensive days to come up with solutions. The industry problems will focus around a central theme of geospatial data that could be applied to areas as diverse as health, infrastructure, finance, water, transport, digital, finance, retail and any others where location data plays a vital role.

Addressing the reproducibility crisis: Improving research design, data anal... – January the 23rd

This workshop will provide a practical introduction to open science targeted at PhD students. This will include pre-registration of studies and the registered report format adopted by many leading journals, open data and resources, and reproducible workflows all of which can be facilitated via open access resources such as the Open Science Framework. It will also include practical exercises, question and answer sessions and peer learning where current PhD students will talk about their experiences with reproducibility and highlight examples of good practice in their labs.

This Week’s happenings

District 1 – Bristol

Monday the 13th

Tuesday the 14th

Wednesday the 15th Workshop Wednesday events

Wednesday the 15th – Other

Thursday the 16th

Friday the 17th

Did we miss anything?

If you have any events 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.