Women Tech Founders
… is returning after a break. There were some other initiatives around the city in this area and as we only exist to fill in gaps where we believe we can best serve our members we waited to see if we still needed to run the WTF. Over the last few months though it appears that there are some requests and are therefore setting it back up in a new format.
Thanh Quan-Nicolls will be running the events and will start the first one on the 15th of June. The subject will be the new fund that she is managing and we have decided to keep it short and post-family bathtimes so from 8pm – 9pm. Join up here: We’re Back with the new Digital Innovation Fund.
I am very pleased to be launching the new Digital Innovation Fund from UWE Bristol. We have a £1m in grants to support digital innovation projects for SMEs in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We can provide eligible business in any sector with between £10-40k in grants for 35% of the project costs. Check out www.digitalinnovationfund.co.uk for more information. If you want to have a chat with me about it, how to apply and what sort of projects might be suitable you can book in a session with me via https://calendly.com/thanh-quan-nicholls/30min?month=2020-06
The next Workshop Wednesday will be on the 17th of June. Currently we have planned:
- Software Testing with Donna
- Beginners Python by Kathryn
- Tableau with Gabriella *TBC
- Intro to SQL with James
We are happy to host other rooms if you want to discuss projects etc and if you wish to sponsor one the details are on our networking page here.
Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on
Constance is running a crowdfunder for her game Kissy Kissy so if you want to show some support for one of our #WTechFounders you can support her on Crowdfunder here
Kissy Kissy! is a small game that has already had heaps of positive feedback from people of all ages who have played it. You can try out level 1 free on itch. It’s cute and quirky and relatable – the two little characters, Tiger & Bee, like to build safe spaces to hide away from grandparents intent on kissing them. All Tiger & Bee want to do is play their games and build their den, always dressed in their character wonzies.
AI and other Stuff
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT SCALE: A SIX-PART WEBINAR SERIES
The Future of Soundtrack Composition with Artificial Intelligence
Thanks Thom .. borrowed this link on Richard Feynman explaining how a computer works
The biggest, most inclusive & forward thinking gathering of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, policy makers, artists, academics and activists of its kind – addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?”
Artificial Intelligence Festival June 8th -12th, 2020
The world’s first and only online festival dedicated to the next generation of machine intelligence.
Being Human in Times of Disruption, Technology and Innovation. June the 10th – 12th
At times like these we believe it is important to stand together even when being at the same place is not possible.
King’s Open Research Conference 11th June 2020
Open Research is a paradigm shift toward reproducible and transparent research in science and research more broadly. Its aim is to deal with factors that undermine research quality, such as the publish or perish culture that underpins widespread selective reporting of findings and other questionable research practices.
This Week’s happenings have moved to a dedicated page
Event listings are now updated weekly basis on our Events page
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Women’s Tech Hub products
Our Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).
We have a Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.
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.