We’ve been taking a look around for resources this week now that IWD is out of the way and we don’t have to tidy ourselves up and smile for another year. Lets get back to the real business in hand and look at how we can support getting you into Tech, so here are some of the interesting things we spotted this week.
Women in Tech network launch
A new network is launching at UWE Bristol which is a self-led space focused on working as a woman in tech. As an inclusive and open group, we welcome any member of staff with an interest in the subject to join us. (we’re unsure if this is open to the general public btw)
To mark the launch of this group you are invited to join us for a panel of inspiring women at UWE Bristol who work in tech and digital. The panel will be discussing their career journeys and sharing the insights and challenges they have encountered along the way.
Speaking on the panel are:
Christi Hopkinson, Head of Service Delivery in IT Services and chair of the UCISA Women in Tech Network
Delia Fairburn, Associate Head of Department -Student Experience – Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Hannah Mathias, Head of Digital Learning
Julia Lloyd, Assistant Director for IT Delivery
Naz Bhuller, Change and Service Management Manager in IT Services
The panel will be chaired by Laura Collins, Project Delivery Manager in IT Services.
Taking place on Tuesday 21 March, 09:30-11:00, at EP1 on Frenchay campus (campus map), this event is also part of a series marking Women in History Month at UWE and refreshments will be provided. Please register to attend on this form so we can plan refreshments. You can also join the Team site where you can ask questions ahead of the event and chat with other members of the group.
For anyone interested in learning about SQL – the main language for relational databases – we are delighted to present ‘An Intro to…..SQL’, thanks to James Rennison .
Aimed at those with no, or a little, knowledge of SQL, James will explain:
what are relational databases
why do we use them
what are the key commands
There will be examples and plenty of time to discuss the topics and ask questions. Kindly hosted at DeskLodge House as part of Workshop Wednesdays organised by our friends at Womens Tech Hub. Sign up below on Women’s Tech Hub or with Codehub.
Engineers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will deliver this free two-day workshop, which provides a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics. Whatever your level of experience or ability, you will have the chance to get ‘hands-on’ with our robot arms, gaining insight into different hardware options and operating systems, while being able to question experienced technicians. Open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in any sector from across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, the two days take place in the RIFBristol workspace – a supportive learning environment. All SMEs are welcome, including start-ups, micros, sole traders and larger companies. The agenda provides an overview of the robotics sector, a tour of the Laboratory, and an opportunity to carry out practical tasks with three robot arms (KUKA, Universal, etc.) and associated tech (conveyer, vision system, simulation software, etc.). More info and registration
We welcome back Python Dojo from codehub to our Workshop Wednesday sessions to go back to in-person events again. Full details are on the codehub meetup but our women’s tech hub members are free to sign up through our Workshop Wednesdays events and women are welcome. Don’t forget we also have WebDev101 supporting members on writing a portfolio website – or if you just want support setting a website up.
These sessions are now run ?? in person ?? at DeskLodge House you can still find us, chat and suggest ideas in our discord: https://discord.gg/emqS7HC
The Python Dojo is a mixed group coding session, in a non-competitive, collaborative and fun environment. It is hosted by the Women’s Tech Hub and usually occurs at Workshop Wednesday’s.
What is a Code Dojo?
People who train in martial arts attend dojos, where they practice and try to expand their skills and achieve self-improvement. The idea is that in order to become an expert in anything you need to repeatedly perform deliberate practice. Dojos are also places where people of variable experience levels can engage with each other, share knowledge and give support.
A Code Dojo tries to take those ideas and apply them in the process of mastering programming languages. Our version of the Dojo was inspired by the London Python Dojo (http://ldnpydojo.org.uk/).