Workshop Wednesdays & Girl Geek Dinners: back in ‘the real’

Workshop Wednesdays

We kept the first one relatively quiet to see how it was, turns out it was great so we’re going in for more.

This weeks special
PyLAB logo
PyLAB is cool

Steve will be (re)running the last session of the series  OOP via Python. As usual it is standalone, so don’t worry about needing to have seen previous sessions. The overall aim of the series is to dig beneath the surface of “object orientation” and explain what makes it tick and why it is effective. And in this final session he will be digging into two Design Patterns and illuminating why they are key. Also lightly cover Design Patterns in general but this isn’t a series about becoming an uber-nerd – we’re aiming for an architectural understanding. Or Oracular, depending on your preference. Our interest here is how these patterns hook into the core of object-oriented programming.

Also showing: anything basically, web development, python, flutter, data science, gaming .. anything techy goes. We’ll also have a women tech hub table for members wanting to drop in and catch up or talk careers or support. Sign up with codehub or Women’s Tech Hub.

Return of GirlGeekDinners

Also coming back in ‘the real’ on the 24th of February courtesy of scottlogic.

Scott Logic
A Problem Solving Toolkit or Why we’re much more useful than we think we are!

Laura Warren talks us through how she’s tackling problems and navigating a non-linear career in tech. Sign up here.

Laura Warren
Laura Warren

Our Feature pictures will be based on disciplines that use Data Science. This weeks is Ocean Hydro energy.

Data Science Conference and Careers Fair News!

April the 28th 2022 @ The Watershed, Central Bristol

Full details are on the Landing page here but we plan to keep you updated on the speakers and companies attending as we put the details together. The Great News is we have 4 speakers agreeing to come along and share their stories and knowledge with us.

Dat Science GIF

Coming soon (To a free data science conference near you!):

  • A top AI/ethics podcaster and ally talking responsible AI
  • A senior data scientist in a Femtech company talking about how it is to work as a data scientist.
  • A senior data engineer consultant talking about what its like working as a data engineer and working with data scientists
  • A female founder, data scientist, former neuroscientist, web-developer .. telling her story

Keep an eye out for our blogs as we announce the details and the speakers in more detail. We also have 2 panels which are to be hosted by the wonderful Chew-Yean Yam, Principle Data and applied scientist, organiser of the Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group (which are to be found at our Workshop Wednesday events, External Advisory Board Member for the University of Bristol .. the list could go on, but just to name a few of the things she does.

Our Candidates

If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at to discuss. 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.

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 take a look and contact them if you are interested as often companies are open to discussing other openings with potential candidates also. For now, check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at

Our Events

As mentioned above – we’re back with Workshop Wednesdays in “the real” this week sign up with codehub or Women’s Tech Hub. Also GirlGeekDinners


Roundtable on the proposal for legislation to improve the UK’s cyber resilience Consultation February the 21st
Strachey Lecture: How Are New Technologies Changing What We See? february the 22nd

In my lecture, I will cover latest developments in technological advances, such as conversational interfaces, data visualisation, and augmented reality. I will then draw upon relevant recent findings in the HCI and cognitive science literature that demonstrate how our human capabilities are being extended but also struggling to adapt to the new demands on our attention. Finally, I will show their relevance to investigating the physical and digital worlds when trying to discover or uncover new information.

Fostering Supply Chain Diversity february the 23rd
IStructE YMG Spring Social – Networking and Application Tips february the 24th

Unsure of applying for a job role? Scared of making a mistake that can cost you the application going to the bin. Don’t worry. We welcome you to join us for an informal networking event where no questions are silly or inappropriate. It would give you the confidence to recognise the different careers and the opportunities and also, to meet recent graduate and other students who are going through the same process. Introductory talks will be followed by small group discussions. We hope to answer all your questions so you have a clear mind of the next steps you can make.

Women excelling in data february the 24th
Roundtable to inform the AI Standards Hub pilot february the 24th
Scottish Summit 2022 February the 25th

There is truly something for all levels and interest as the event covers 7 topic tracks and 400 speaker sessions from 25th-26th February 2022, including:

  • Microsoft Azure – The infrastructure for technology transformation
  • Dynamics 365 – The enabler for greater productivity and delivering business value
  • Power Platform – The platform for transforming business processes
  • Big Data – The intelligent insights to lead a business toward future success
  • Personal Skills – The Empowerment of Individuals and Employees
  • Microsoft Education – A foundation for knowledge and progression
  • New Speaker Presentations – Supporting new ideas alongside diversity and inclusion
The Four Technology Superpowers that are Changing the World february the 25th

A presentation from leaders at Intel UK discussing Intel’s “four superpowers” – cloud, connectivity fuelled by 5G, artificial intelligence and intelligent edge. Please sign up if you would like an insight into Intel’s business and the ever changing and developing technology landscape in which they operate.

Others coming up that we have spotted you can find here.

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.