Bristol Data Science and machine Learning are back!

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The group are coming back as part of the Workshop Wednesday bi-weekly event starting this Wednesday the 15th! And they have a great new Logo…

Self-paced peer-supported study session

Details

WE ARE BACK!!!
After a break to re-arrange and adjust to the new situation, we are re-joining Workshop Wednesdays!

This coming meeting will focus on YOU – the learning group, and will also follow a new format.

6pm : (Zoom) Start – as part of Workshop Wednesdays

6:15pm: (Zoom) Community news and cool tools
We will share some useful tips and tricks for Python and Jupyter notebooks, plus talk about upcoming events, workshops and interesting meetups related to Data Science and Machine Learning.

6:45pm: (Zoom) Discussion on your wishes for this study group – format, tools, etc. Bring your ideas and your calendars.

7:15pm: Coffee/wine/cocktail/beer break – as part of Workshop Wednesdays

7:30pm: Study time – yes! Time to carry on learning! This will not be moderated and not on Zoom. Just you and your laptop.
We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders v3’ course (https://www.fast.ai/)

8:30pm: Central chat and updates – as part of Workshop Wednesdays

9pm: Close

Note: Everyone is welcome to join. Together with Women’s Tech Hub Bristol, we are here to encourage diversity in STEM.

Join up on their meetup here

Women’s Tech Founders

Kissy Kissy Game

Come along to the next Women Tech Founders on Monday and help support Constance practicing her pitch for her kissy kissy game. You don’t have to be an actual tech founder, just an interest in what it’s like to be one, wanting to support others or simply being a bit curious – it helps to be or identify as a woman though as this is the support network for you!

Supporting women founders:

It’s hard to work stuff out when you are right in the middle of things. This month we are introducing a regular 20-minute slot called “Its not about the nail” to work talk through your ideas, projects and business conundrums.

1. Intros and catch ups
2. Agreeing the rules
3. Its not about the nail – with Constance Fleuriot and Pretty Digital
4. Planning for the year – sessions ideas

Watch this video for some background on what we mean by “its not about the nail

The aim is to give one person each month some space talk about their business, bring their whole selves and to be listened to. WTF’s agree to listen appreciatively to each other and give one person a safe space to share and think through their problem. This can only work if we listen attentively and don’t rush to fix things.

Guidelines for speakers are:

To be brief, be specific, be positive, and take responsibility. You can bring everything in your life to the discussion – it’s not always about the business. Other participants should exercise good listening skills by using open-ended questions, acknowledge the problem without being judgemental, and not try to fix everything (with the proviso that occasionally people do want to hear ideas and solutions). We also agree not to repeat or discuss anything you learn from these discussions.

This is probably not the final set of guidelines – lets discuss this too!

Join via our meetup group HERE

International Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day event by Womens Engineering Society (WES)

Women (and men) all over the globe can help to raise the profile of women engineers and encourage more people to consider engineering as a profession for all. We are grateful to be working in partnership with the UK National Commission for UNESCO this year and thank them for their support. 

National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016.  

In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was born to enable the celebration of women in engineering to become global.  

Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates

The Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates is a collaboration between Dialog Semiconductor and the UKESF. It supports a number of female undergraduates who are commencing the first year of their studies on Electronics-related degree courses at leading UK universities.

Workshop Wednesdays

The next one is planned for the 1st of July and we currently have:

  • Software Testing
  • Python Beginners
  • Webdev101
  • Guest speaker David Darke on “How and why you should use GIT, even if you are a solo developer”

If you wish to do a talk then please let us know by email on info@wthub.org.

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.

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First WTF and now the Shops are Back!

Shop windows welcoming shoppers and customers back after Covid19 lockdown

Looks like we can go and sleep with or in our bubble and also go to the shops again this week. The question is, who is in any fit state to be seen out on the streets again? For those of you seriously not feeling too keen on the idea you’ll be glad to hear that there’s still a lot going on that you don’t need to get dressed for.

Women Tech Founders

Women Tech Founders Logo

Thanh will be running the events and will start the first one This week 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 8 – 9pm. Join up here: We’re Back with the new Digital Innovation Fund.

Workshop Wednesdays

Workshop Wednesday lineup on the 17th of June


Donna Grimmer with software testing

This week we will be looking at the usability of websites and how a poorly designed website can impact your business. Sign up here

Gabriela Morales Data

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users. Sign up here

WebDev101 Breakout room

We will open up a breakout room for the WebDev101 should any members wish to work on web development together. Currently, we do not have a host so this will be on request and we can leave the room open for the full meeting. Sign up here

James presenting his ‘intro to’ series

He’ll be presenting some slides on SQL, relational databases and how to use them to store information. Then there will be at least one database server to play with, so please have a laptop available and you can try a few things. We’ll look at how we create a database, query a database and, if we have time, structure it to optimise for different tasks. Sign up here

Python Beginners with Kathryn Armistead

For the next workshop we will cover lesson 3: there is quite a lot of substance here and all things that you will use over and over again, so if you have time any extra practice will stand you in good stead. Sign up here

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.

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WTF ~ Bristol is coming back

Startup funding

Women Tech Founders

Women Tech Founders Logo

… 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

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

Workshop Wednesdays

The next Workshop Wednesday will be on the 17th of June. Currently we have planned:

  • Software Testing with Donna
  • Beginners Python by Kathryn
  • WebDev101
  • 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.

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