“Think Like A Hacker” on the 18th of November

Workshop Wednesdays

Next weeks great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Last time we had a choice of speakers when Matt was planned and we have learnt our lesson, so we’ve moved on to having a single speaker/workshop in the second half so you don’t have to choose!

Think Like A Hacker by Matt Brunt

Much in the same way that to secure a house it helps to know how to break in, knowing how to attack our systems will help us secure them. You have a lot of data in your organisations. Whether you think it’s sensitive or not, it has value. Whether an attacker wants data for profit, a grudge, or just for fun we need to ensure that we don’t just leave the door open for them to take what they want.

In this session we’ll start to think like a hacker. The what, why, who, where and how of an attacking mindset will leave you with practical steps you can take away and use to start protecting your systems a little better.

This isn’t a picture of him btw (honest)..

We’ll also have 2 workshops beforehand, Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning are currently taking a break and will hopefully reform in a new format in the new year, more suited to online. If anyone wants to do any talks though please mail us on info@wthub.org.

We are planning to run on until the 16th of December before taking a break so please continue to join us for…

Workshop #1 PyLAB

Python Advanced Learning group

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(Taken off their Slack discussion)
“continuing with our projects. In particular, @Jack Quinton generously offered to build on Anna’s work on TeamGroove (aka ‘the spotify voting app) to provide a fuller specification.” this may update

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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WebDEV101

Project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

Need a portfolio site? Check out our Wednesday lineup

Workshop Wednesdays

Next week’s great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Workshop #1 PyLAB (Python Advanced Beginners)

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PractPyLABising is cool

Continuing and sharing on the Robert Heatons projects for advanced beginners.
Also:
Working on the Spotify app that Anna suggested. The initial document is here. Over the next couple of weeks we will all get up to speed on what is suggested and ask questions to make sure we are ‘on the same page’.

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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WebDEV101

Project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

This is the group for anyone working in Web Development and all the great stuff around it for more details on the group see the webpage here. Rob will be running a workshop in the second half – see details below.

Workshop #3 Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning

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BDSML

Time to carry on learning! Or talk about difficulties and challenges since last session – we are here to help. We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2020’ course (https://course.fast.ai/)
you can also join up on their group here

Workshop/Talk #4 Portfolio Sites

Rob Squires from WEbdev101 is going to talk us through how to set up a portfolio site with Gatsby.js and Netlify.  For all of you out there freelancing or job hunting why not join Rob and learn how you can showcase your talents with a career portfolio site.  Gatsby and Netifly are perfect tools for hosting and managing a site that can best sell you for potential jobs in a time in which is a complex job market and you need to get ahead of the curve.

Workshop Wednesday lineup on the 21st

Workshop Wednesdays

Next weeks great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Workshop #1 PyLAB

PyLAB logo
PractPyLABising is cool


… we will continue with current projects as we all had more to do – either to finish or to improve. Also, @gicela has been looking at a few resources for a possible longer-term project, and @Jack Quinton suggested that we might choose an API to develop a tool/app

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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WebDEV101

Workshop – to be confirmed what on – currently possibly 90-minute prototypes…

Followed by a project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

Workshop #3 Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning

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BDSML

Time to carry on learning! Or talk about difficulties and challenges since last session – we are here to help. We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2020’ course (https://course.fast.ai/)

Workshop/Talk #4 ‘intro to’ Talk with James on Containers and Docker – and apparently this is nothing to do with ships!! .. who knew??

Workshop/Talk #5 approaching app security from a hackers perspective by Matt Brunt

Much in the same way that to secure a house it helps to know how to break in, knowing how to attack our systems will help us secure them. You have a lot of data in your organisations. Whether you think it’s sensitive or not, it has value. Whether an attacker wants data for profit, a grudge, or just for fun we need to ensure that we don’t just leave the door open for them to take what they want.

In this session we’ll start to think like a hacker. The what, why, who, where and how of an attacking mindset will leave you with practical steps you can take away and use to start protecting your systems a little better.

This isn’t a picture of him btw (honest)..

For those of you who either couldn’t make it last week OR couldn’t decide between the 2 great talks we are lucky that Zack recorded his talk on TDD (Test Driven Development) and it is now available on youtube.

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

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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

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… 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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