All zoomed out yet?

All Zoomed Out

I think there may be some new dictionary additions this year đź“š It’s getting busy with zoom but we are starting to settle into this online life, it shouldn’t have been too hard given the nature of the group!

Workshop Wednesday (and F3F)

Currently, we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (F3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday

The Workshop Wednesdays are coming together – currently, we are lining up possible workshops and are currently speaking to potential speakers. If anyone fancies running a workshop then please get in touch and we can work it into the agenda. The best time to discuss it would beat this weeks zoom meeting Workshop Wednesdays by Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol

  • CV workshop and job hunting
  • Linkedin profile
  • Cybersecurity- subject to speaker
  • BA workshops by Sara Price
  • System thinking – subject to speaker
  • Python beginners
  • Webdev101
  • ‘Intro to’ Sessions

Bristol College initiative

We are pleased to announce the new partnership between NW digital education provider & apprenticeship specialist Code Nation and City of Bristol College this week – a move which will expand the provision of Software Development courses and apprenticeships in the South West, as well as Code Nation continuing their work in Manchester.

User Testing opportunity

We are looking for up to 10 IT professionals across a range of career stages to help with some user testing. Sessions will last no longer than an hour and will take place between the 11th – 22nd May. We’ll confirm our selection by Friday 8th May, and successful participants will be rewarded with ÂŁ30 Amazon vouchers. If you’re interested in getting involved, sign up here: https://hubs.ly/H0q0dZn0.

For a bit of extra money it may be worth looking at joining up at peopleforresearch as they regularly advertise user research or website testing for amazon vouchers or money – and its not like some of you are strapped for time (although I know alot of us are still very busy!)

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Thank you to CV19 and it’s Cyber volunteers!

CV19 Cyber
Lisa Forte
Lisa Forte

Lisa Forte – has been a great supporter of WTHub. She is a brilliant international speaker of some repute, a brilliant trainer of Cyber and many things in between. She put a call out some weeks ago to look for a volunteer force to help on all things cyber to support healthcare services during this pandemic. They are now live and going out internationally to support so check them out here and feel free to put the word out. Lisa and the team – we would like to say THANK YOU!

CV19 is a volunteer organisation setup to provide Cyber support for those in need. This was setup following the outbreak of COVID19 (Corona Virus) across the world. Our focus is on Prevent and Response services to support healthcare services in the UK and Europe on a voluntary basis. Here you will find a wealth of information regarding how we and our volunteers can help in the fields of cyber security, network security, internet security, information security and computer security. If you are a healthcare provider in need of assistance please use our service request form. If you wish to volunteer please see both our volunteers page and also visit our LinkedIn group and LinkedIn page.

CV19 Cyber Volunteers

Anyone fancy visiting Leeds?

Leeds are hosting their Digital festival virtually – which means that we all get to visit – looks like there’s a plus to this shutdown when it comes to virtual festivals. @leedsdigifest is massive and has some great workshops – we’ve listed them, with links, below but the main site details are here.

Workshop Wednesday (and F3F)

Currently, we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (F3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

For Workshop Wednesdays we are looking for members to pop along and tell us what they are looking for – we are currently discussing continuing the training sessions with a social time and then a workshop. You can therefore pop in and out for whichever part you will be interested in, the next WW will be discussing what we will be offering for these – and we would love your input to check that we are supplying what you want to support your learning.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Last week we were looking at upskilling into electronics and to be fair it was difficult to find great resources online. Interestingly the very next day we spotted on the UKESF blog that the open university is offering up a free course on it so if you want an introduction into electronics then take a look here.

Other upskilling resources can all be found on our training page.

The AI summit is offering us 25% discount and will send on all the presentations as its US-based – mail us on info@wthub.org for the discount code

Current service offer – Bristol Mental Health Employment Service 

We support people who need support with their mental health and wellbeing, are facing problems at work or searching for employment. This can be through brief interventions, or over a longer period – usually 4 months of fortnightly support.  We continue to offer employment support and take referrals for this. 

Our landline and email address are still the best ways to contact us: 0117 9232741 enquiry.bmhemployment@richmondfellowship.org.uk. During this unprecedented health crisis we are relaxing our criteria to include anyone who has a wellbeing support need – this can include their employment situation, or it can be about coping with isolation, anxiety, concern for others or anything people might need to talk about. As experienced mental health professionals we can offer a listening ear and provide any information we have, as well as signposting to sources of support and information we are aware of. We are also happy to hear from those who have a mental health support need and only wish to volunteer, rather than seek paid work in the current period. We understand that there is an increased need for volunteers and many people want to help. 

SWCTN

We are continuing our Covid 19 business support sessions! Offering the most up to date, and key information in this ever-changing time, SWCTN have teamed up with legal firm TLT, and accountants Saffery, to give our network some added support. With this expert help our aim is to cut through the noise and ever increasing mountain of information facing businesses and freelancers, to give them the guidance that they need to continue doing what they do best.

These sessions will cover the below areas:

  • Legal Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Accountancy Services
  • Access to Finance Alongside assisting participants in accessing additional funds, which we understand to be of upmost importance in the current climate.

Check them out here.

Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes is a nonprofit organization that provides free, one-on-one language and skills learning for individuals whose lives and education have been interrupted due to conflict. Their Women in Tech program works with women ages 18 – 35 who speak advanced English, have little to no coding experience, but are interested in learning coding. The program seeks to equip women with basic skills in coding languages such as CSS, JavaScript, and HTML. Each student is matched with an instructor and a personal mentor, who meets with her once a week to help with assignments and answer questions! They are currently looking for instructors to deliver the content for our Women in Tech program. They are especially looking for individuals with experience in the coding languages above. They prefer candidates who also have previous experience teaching coding, and can speak some Arabic – but these aren’t requirements! This is a volunteering position, with an expected time commitment of 4 – 6 hours per week. Importantly, they are looking for people who are passionate about providing educational opportunities for women and refugees.The application for their summer session is now open. It will run from June 21st until August 29th. If you are interested, have a look here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RgfeSbWf81r0_amltfn50iiJuXBlHaz94iYvYl0MTcQ/viewform?edit_requested=true

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We could get a bit too used to this!

WFH

To be fair we are starting to get into our stride and not wearing shoes or getting dressed is interesting, especially still wearing pj bottoms on work calls!

It was great to catch up with some of you this week and we loved the Pyjamas! Currently we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. We are happy to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Dress code ‘Casual’ it appears! Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

(to be fair we are ‘borrowing them of some slack channels we are on .. so thanks Codehub to name one, we hope you don’t mind!)

For mental health wellbeing: Happify is an online resource that helps with stress and has some neat resources and tools to help with it all – check it out here.

A six part webinar series on AI which you can register for seperately see here

Kickstart – Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).

Pluralsight free April offer: Build in-demand tech skills without leaving your house. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.

CodeWars: Achieve mastery through challenge – Improve your skills by training with others on real code challenges

Free Saas book to download for learning resources : SAASBook

50% Discount on training from DataCamp

Re.work links to their 5 top AI presentation videos

Some free online learning resources from Edinburgh University on Science and engineering

For Mentoring we found this great group and had a chat with them – they are based in New Zealand but are International OneUpOneDown and are absolutely lovely! “We’re a platform for matching women mentors and mentees together. We’re currently focusing women in business and tech.Mentor matches last just 3 months. Matches are made based on the specific areas of professional and/or personal development the mentee is looking for, e.g. biz dev, marketing, leadership, communication, confidence.”

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter COVID

What great weather for a stay at home Easter weekend! We hope you all had a chance to at least glimpse some of it during your exercise breaks!

Obviously, we know that a lot of you are starting to get bored and or maybe looking for work at this time if so then we are opening our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays to zoom catch-ups to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org.

What we’ve spotted this week

Artificial Intelligence Festival

The world’s first and only online festival dedicated to next generation of machine intelligence: June 8th -12th, 2020

Accelerate Your Machine Learning Initiatives with Snowflake and Amazon SageMaker

Join us online for a free instructor-led, hands-on lab to learn how to accelerate your machine learning with Snowflake and Amazon SageMaker. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of creating an advanced analytics solution.

From We.Work

We’ve opened up our AI library resources to everyone. Access 500 hours of content, from 1500 speakers, ranging from AI in Healthcare to Reinforcement Learning insights, to NLP advancements, from the industry’s brightest minds.  

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Bored Yet? Heres some things to entertain you.

Woman eating Ice-cream and watching TV

Okay so we think we are starting to get the hang of the social isolation and other than not remembering what day it is (EVER) and never having to make an effort with our appearance (except when work annoyingly sets up video calls!) its not too bad.

The fact that we are scared to brave the shops is new and luckily we have had Bristol stepping up with:

The Lockdown Economy website naming all the local independant businesses and what they are offering currently

A google map with links and details again of local businesses who are still going – here.

Resources for learning or basically anything by the look of it, based around ADHD but seems to have everything for bored kids! Chatterpack

and guess what ? Marshfields are doing home deliery on ice-cream .. yes you heard right!!

Marshfields Link
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