International Week of Science and Peace

Woman holding the earth

with a really catchy tag #InternationalWeekofScienceandPeace

Given that we’ve just had Cop26 it a great time to look at what this week has to offer:

The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.

United Nations Site
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Bootcamps and a sad farewell

Coding Bootcamp

University of Gloucestershire Institute of coding BootCamps

Skills Bootcamps are flexible, 16-week courses that offer opportunities to learn and develop skills in tech, which fast-track you to an interview with an employer. Delivery will be over eight weekends from 26th November 2021 to 31st March 2022. All teaching will be delivered online to ensure maximum engagement from students.

The most interesting piece, other than the subjects is that they are being delivered remotely, are free (based on acceptance criteria) and are being delivered on:

  • Friday, 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, 9pm – 5pm

Subjects are Data Science, Cyber Analysis and Software engineering!

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Coding Fun & interview practice

Interview prep

Shamelessly stolen from a linkedin Post

With all the interviews and training going on currently we spotted a great set of links from someone on LinkedIn that we thought was worth sharing.


First was something called Interview Cake which claims “I will teach you to be good at programming interviews”. It also gives some great other pieces of advice on interviewing, imposter syndromes and prepping for an interview. There’s a fully charged version (money back if you don’t get the job!) but also a free 7 day one for coding questions.

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Career support and intersectionality

Career compass

Girl geek scotland career support

Girl geek scotland are running some career events and they are virtual so well worth dropping into we think. First one this Wednesday.

From online courses and training, to graduate apprenticeships and MSc’s, we’ll hear how each made the decision to change and the reasons for choosing their very different routes to get there. We’re looking forward to hearing them share the goods, and the bads, about their journey, and hope it will inspire you too.

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Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter pear

Changing the Imposter Syndrome Narrative

This week we are running Workshop Wednesday alongside Girlgeekdinners as the subject matter we believe is of interest to everyone.

Imposter Syndrome

Feelings of self-doubt and a lack of confidence are often explained away as imposter syndrome, especially for working women, but is that a useful diagnosis?

If we want to build a truly diverse and inclusive world of work, then we need to question the universally accepted beliefs about imposter syndrome. We need to change the narrative from a problem faced by an individual and instead ask ourselves what it is about organisational culture that leads to 70% of people suffering from imposter syndrome during their careers.

Join Made Tech’s Delivery Principal, Laura Burnett as she explores how we can challenge the common misconceptions surrounding imposter syndrome and learn:

  • Who suffers from Imposter Syndrome?
  • Is Imposter Syndrome even a problem?
  • How should Imposter Syndrome be addressed?”

Full details for signing up are on our events page here.

Theres some great stuff going on in Bath – check out:

Bath Digital Festival October the 19th – 22nd
Bath Digital Festival

This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you. 

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