Yes – we’ve heard the songs and seen the lights appearing everywhere so we know it’s that time of year again. We’ve decided that our final Workshop Wednesday of the year before breaking for the festivities (on the 14th) will include pizza (not particularly festive but easier than a roast!) and an early finish to go to the bar opposite (the portwall tavern). We’ve been a bit slow with Girlgeekdinners so we are inviting those members along too – feel free to just pop in and say hi: sign up via WTH here with girl geeks here and if you’re with codehub just pop over with us after the workshops – we will be finishing by 8.30.
UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
We know it’s not tech related but believe its worth time to support this event: Bristol Women’s Voice is running a Bristol candlelit procession and vigil to mark UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Thurs 24 Nov 2022. From @NextLinkHousing 5 Queen Square BS1 5JQ at 4.30pm to College Green. Join to help raise awareness and highlight services available. @SafeLinkSupport
This week BIG are launching the first in a new series we are calling: ‘Bristol Troublemakers‘ at the Runway space at UoB. Join them for a relaxed evening of story-telling and networking while they give Bristol’s innovators the opportunity to share their personal stories.
If you haven’t heard of BIG – they are called the Bristol Innovators Group and are a great contact group to share learning about innovation practices, from sectors, communities and cities. We want to benefit people and organisations in Bristol, UK. They also have a group discussing children’s schooling and alternative options, so well worth looking into on their LinkedIn page and twitter account Follow or Tweet usJoin our LinkedIn Group
Michael Green (Co-founder and Strategy Director, Luna 9).Talk Title: Ambition – my love/hate relationship
Jenny Button, (Founder and CEO, Emm). Talk Title: A Founders Journey – what makes an innovator
Jeremy Sweetland (Founder, Bristol Housing Festival). Talk Title ‘Catalyst, Irritant, or Both’
Where: Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3rd Floor, The Richmond Building, University of Bristol 105 Queens Road Bristol BS8 1LN
About the event
These talks are all about bonding and building connection amongst the innovators in Bristol, we’ll hear personal stories of life in innovation:
What is motivating Bristol’s innovators, why they are doing this, why they are here, their sense of purpose, their journey
Stories of breakthroughs, wisdom and learning – moving through stages and crisis
Meet fellow innovators, hear stories, and build your network, in an informal and enjoyable evening of storytelling. The talks will be delivered in ‘Pecha Kucha’ format – 20 slides, 20 images, 20 seconds each image, followed by time for questions and discussion. Join us at University of Bristol new student start-up space ‘Runway’ at the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Engineers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will deliver this free, two-day workshop, which provides a practical introduction to the topic of industrial robotics. Whatever your level of experience or ability, you will have the chance to get ‘hands on’ with our robot arms, gaining an insight into different hardware options and operating systems, while being able to question experienced technicians.