SETsquared Bristol are delighted to showcase 18 women-led startups that have been supported by the Natwest funded Enterprising Women 2020 Pre-Incubation programme. The programme helps innovative early stage women-led businesses access elements of SETsquared’s world-class business support and work towards commercialisation.
All are invited to tune in for this live-streamed pitching event to find out more about the progression of this diverse cohort of exciting startups, from augmented reality to hydroponic systems.
Obviously there’s still a load of meetups going on which you can find here on our Events page as ever
International Internet Day!
Why don’t you start your celebration of Internet Day by visiting the original website, which just so happens to still be online! Take a moment to gander at its high-quality graphics, it’s utterly sleek and streamlined design, and the sheer high-tech embodied by the first website ever. Absolutely stunning? No?
The same great festival, just a little bit different
Bath Digital Festival is happening! Get yourself ready for the biggest celebration of digital and tech in the South West. Make sure to block out your diary and join us on 20th – 24th October 2020 for the virtual event of the year.
You might not be able to soak up the sights and smells of our historical and innovative city but, we promise a fun-packed online programme for the entire family to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you.
Learn to code, join an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, discuss the modern ethics, join a masterclass in social media marketing or check out the latest tech. Our online programme will offer plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.
Next weeks great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.
Workshop #1 PyLAB
… 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
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
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.
Timely as we are heading for ADA Lovelace day and we spotted this: The Ada Lovelace Building: a new home for Engineering Mathematics at Bristol University.
Engineering Mathematics embedded in an Engineering Faculty is a unique proposition in the UK. The department combines world class teaching, multidisciplinary staff, strong industrial partnerships, and world leading research. Head of department Professor Anthony Mulholland explains what the new space means for staff and students and why we’ve named the building after Ada Lovelace.
We work all year round on women in tech so it’s just another day for us but there are some groups out there celebrating and you can peruse the main of them in the finding ADA website here. And on eventbrite with the search term ADA here – we’ll leave you to choose your event…
EDX offering – thanks for the heads up Kathryn & Alex
We’re proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind scholarship! The Macquarie Group Scholarship is the first named scholarship in our Access for All scholarship campaign. This $1 million scholarship program is to support low-income and underrepresented groups of learners that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the following countries; Australia India United Kingdom United States You may be eligible to receive funds from the scholarship, which can be used for any course or program, including our newly launched MicroBachelors Programs. Apply today and you could be gaining the knowledge and skills you need to propel your career forward in the future! Apply Now
This is a givernment backed free online training helping signpost to a variety of learning options. Worth taking a look at and does include some around machine learning, CV writing, maths and plenty more. Obviously we also have a wide remit of free or affordable training options on our training page.
It’s back and as big as ever this year despite being virtual. Obviously we want to give a big shout out to the brilliant Special performance of I Am Echoborg: Join your fellow delegates over virtual drinks and enjoy this amazing show. This is also available to non-attendees and well worth going to for some AI fun and thought-provoking conversation.
AI in financial services; personal risk assessments; what kind of financial society do we want to shape.
Artistic methods for engaging with algorithms; the circular economy and local money; countering inequality in financial services.
Health Tech: Talks
Using deep learning to identify disease; data privacy and cybersecurity in relation to health data; digital health technologies.
Making tech accountable; deploying AI responsibly in health tech; tackling health disparities through data.
Smart Cities: Talks
Human-centred design in smart cities; sociotechnical processes to support ethical best practice in tech; humanising data and AI.
Social value and the built environment; why representation really matters in smart cities; the “smart enough” city.