Starting to get a little bit Brrrrrrr

Woman Winter

It’s getting cold so here’s hoping you are all dressed up warm in some lovely new jumpers for the season! On the subject of new, we have some great new products and exciting things in the planning to help ensure that we can be here still for our members in the long term.

Candidates

We have set up a new candidates page so companies looking for new diverse candidates can search the skill set of our members who are currently looking for jobs. Whilst we do charge for any placements we believe that it’s a fair charge to enable us to support the women through our free weekly drop-in Free Three Fridays (F3F) Sessions. We do hope that you will support us in getting our women into great careers with supportive companies and on fair wages.

Jobs Board

We have now opened up our Jobsboard to all companies looking for Diverse candidates, our existing members already have access, but moving forward we have opened the board up to tech companies in the South West to also use.

Workshop Wednesdays sponsorships

The Workshop Wednesdays are going from Strength to Strength and thanks to our great members, we have lots of brilliant things coming your way in the new year!

Also a big thanks to our individual sponsors – it’s great to know we have support from both our members and companies in the city. It makes us feel all warm and cosy and definitely all worth it!!

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Back in Loverly Bristol!

Bristol Harbour

It was a hard call but we thought we had better come back up to Bristol after a great work retreat in the lovely Falmouth. We have been setting our agenda for the next year, doing some system thinking, analysing things and will tell you what we thought in our December newsletter. We also have a rather full calendar of events it seems, so we’ll put our heads together and get things sorted before letting all you lovely people know what you can look forward to.

We’d like to say a big Congratulations on the brilliant TEDxBristol on the success of their event! Some great talks and brilliant feedback so well done to the team! Also a BIG THANKS to the team who ran the Workshop Wednesday for us while we were away – we love you all!!

We just thought we would share some of the upcoming brilliant things on the horizon, first up there’s a new meetup in town

South West Business Analysis Group

Sara (a long-time WTH member) and experienced Business Analyst is co-organising a new meetup about business analysis called South West Business Analysis. Join the group to hear talks about how to become a BA and topics including process modeling, UX, data and running workshops. They’re keen to get a diverse range of speakers so get in touch via the Meetup link if you’re interested. If you’ve never considered giving a talk before, we can help and support you to find a topic and build up the confidence to give it a go! 

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We’re on a Steve Jobs style retreat this week

seasise retreat

In Falmouth

Okay not exactly a retreat more of a bit of a breakdown, re-energize and feedback on the year coupled with a bit of fresh air, shopping, exercise and we suspect some drinking (apparently Jacobs Ladder is the place to be). We’ve listened to the great TEDxBristol folk and will re:BOOT!

We have a lot of interest from companies wishing to engage and sponsor the Workshop Wednesdays which is great news. We will be putting together some packages to better support companies and enable us to feed ourselves (and pay for Falmouth! [just joshing as that’s out of our own pockets])

Whilst we are away though our lovely friends and members are stepping in for us to host our

Workshop Wednesdays

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This week it’s all about TEDxBristol!

TEDx speakers lineup

A big thanks to all our lovely sponsors and volunteers that came to our tech3shed careers fair on Saturday, you are what makes it worth it. We had some great discussions and it was brilliant to also see so many of our women who have got back into the industry and see you all doing so well!

We’re super excited to be partnered with TEDx Bristol and will be there on the 17th to meet all the lovely attendees and speakers.

There is a brilliant line up of speakers for this year’s TEDxBristol! 

They are an unbelievably inspiring group of individuals with a whole spectrum of ideas, from how we tackle antibiotic resistance, to rebooting the way we teach young people about sex, or the fashion industry’s attitude to disabled people. These really are Bristol’s trailblazers and innovators. 

You can be there and join them at Reflect: Rethink: Reboot on 17 November at Bristol Old Vic – a day of live inspirational talks and activities focused on not just surviving, but thriving in uncertain times. Tickets are on sale now!

Tech-wise theres a talk from Paul Wiseall from DEATH.io which helps plan around things such as your digital death, Drew Benvie talking about how to reboot social media and Stephanie Campbell CEO of Bristol-based OKKO Health rethinking how we approach health in the digital age. There’s loads of other great speakers there too that should pique your interest and you can use our discount as one of our members TEDXFRIEND19.

Bristol GirlGeekDinners

We are pleased to announce our final Girl Geek Dinners meetup of the year will be at Cookpad on the 14th of November. We are really excited to have Viki Johnson for GGD #79 User Experience in AR – sign up here. It’s our first ever visit to cookpad and we know they have a super cool kitchen so we really can’t wait.

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It’s Bristol Technology Festival

Bristol Tech Fest

Obviously, the Main event is:

Heart Glow

Bristol Tech Fair 2019 November the 9th

All the other stuff you can find on their events page here

So come along and chat – most of them are recruiting or supporting diverse teams into Tech. If not now then they are happy to discuss future jobs , training or support and advise you on the skills you will need to get you onto a great career path in Tech.

Tech³Shed Super-Inclusive Careers Fair

Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org – this event is now SOLD OUT

WISE mini-conference

Check out the program for the WISE conference here – this event is now SOLD OUT

Technotopia

Check out the latest details for Technotopia here – this event is now SOLD OUT

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