Self-driving Buses hit the road, Women in Data and some positive news

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CavForth and MultiCAV project trials

We’d be lying if we said we don’t have an interest in this as one of us works for Fusion Processing who are delivering the tech for the projects. It’s a Bristol-based company so we thought we’d share the latest good news!

Driverless bus takes passengers across Forth Road Bridge in UK first

A group of passengers have become the first in the UK to travel on a full-size, self-driving bus on public roads.

Volunteers were taken on an autonomous Stagecoach single-decker over the Forth Road Bridge, near Edinburgh.

The trial was part of a project to have five self-driving buses run on a route between the capital and Fife.

Stagecoach, which is aiming to launch the full service in the spring, announced that the test had been successful.

For more details on the projects check out CAVForth and MultiCAV

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GGD Bristol is back and Immersive Audio Network Launch

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Girl Geek Dinners

We’re back on it and have some irons in the fire as the saying goes and we have a date with Forgerock on the 26th, sign up via meetup.

Amy Millard from immersive labs talking about her journey into tech
Amy Millard (She/Her) is a cloud engineer in immersive labs infrastructure team based in Bristol. When she isn’t ensuring their platform runs smoothly for their customers, she enjoys reading, baking and lifting heavy weights. She also loves to dance and teaches Zumba at her local leisure centre. With her scrum half days behind her, she now gets her rugby fix by helping to coach an U7s mini rugby team and spending weekends cheering on her two sons when they play for their school and club teams.
She will be talking through her journey from motherhood to reskilling and making her mark in a great tech role.

If anyone has a company that would like to host a meetup then feel free to get them to mail us on

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Global Game Jam, Girl Geeks and a digital Uplift

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Global Game Jam from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th February @ Frenchay Campus

Game Jams are a great way to get to grips with game creation tools, network with new people, and try something brave. There is no pressure – simply create something new, be collaborative, have fun, and eat pizza. To celebrate the new College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE) – we’re putting on an extra special GGJ where all CATE students are invited to join in, meet students from across the College and create a new game in just 48 hours. So if you are a coding wizard, animation guru, art/illustration wonder, music/audio wrangler, 3D modelling legend, or just interested in what goes into making a game – we want you.

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GirlGeek Dinners & Workshop Wednesdays are back

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Workshop Wednesdays are back

It’s been a great break but we’re back this week with our regular Workshop Wednesdays on the 11th, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all. Obviously having a break is great but seeing your lovely faces is something that makes us happy so pop along and say hi if you have some time.

We’ll also have a chat about the offerings as it will be great to advertise the specific workshops with a few more details. If you’re new to tech then it may suit you to learn to set up your own website for example? It’s a good option for using as a showcase for all your talents as you build up your skills – also a great idea for anyone wanting to transfer within their career. Other options are learning to use git/CS50 free BootCamp, Data science and machine learning, python and basically anything that anyone is willing to share with one another. We set up the place and get the drinks in and you can all sort out what you want to do – that’s the plan!

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