Planning and drinks!

Christmas relaxed drinks

It’s getting quieter (or busier for parties it seems) on the runup to Christmas but we are getting news in on some exciting plans for the new year which we will be announcing shortly:

We will be having a few drinks in lieu of the fact that Workshop Wednesdays is closed for Christmas sign up here SOCIAL: Xmas drinks

Girlgeek dinners Bristol have a few placemarkers currently for next year:

The ACCU Conference looks like it is running in March this year so we have put a placemaker in for our yearly update. We normally publicise the local meetups and groups to have a chance to engage and meet people. Any meetups wanting to present feel free to let us know on info@wthub.org and we will try and accommodate you if you are looking to improve diversity in the tech industry (our core purpose).

Kinneir Dufort are a new and very welcome member and are looking to host on the 16th of April

XMOS ran a brilliant event for us last time and are up for hosting another event on the 21st of May.

WE are looking for anyone wanting to sponsor a February event on the 20th of February or later in the year, please contact us on info@wthub.org if you are interested.

Similarly, Bath Girlgeek dinners are also keen to find sponsors in the Bath region.

We will be announcing Workshop Wednesday workshops as we sort them out – there is an option to engage through sponsorship and training workshops to engage and recruit visit our networking page for details.

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Introducing the new ……

BSML

Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group

As part of our collaborations with Women’s Tech Hub in the new year, we would like to announce this new group managed by our members. We meet every fortnight Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Level 3, Desklodge House, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NL. To see scheduled events, please visit Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group. All members will be waitlisted to ensure that we have a diverse membership and ensure we have no more than 50% none diverse members at the events.

The vision of this community group is to help empower every single person in Bristol and surrounding areas to achieve quality Machine Learning and Data Science knowledge so that they can go on and do great things that benefit the quality of life of fellow earth citizens.

Christmas Plans

We are taking a break during christmas to catch up with ourselves and put some info together about some of the great things coming in the new year and some great new collaborations with other lovely groups that work with us. We’ll send out some info as we put them together so watch this space! We’ll also be out and about at parties looking at our calender, plus will announce a social, so hopefully see you out there!

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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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