Workshop Wednesdays 4th December

Workshop Wednesdays

This is our last Workshop Wednesday of teh year – but we have some very exciting options we are lining up for next year so come along to chat about them (hint: theres a lot of Data training and some great collaborations coming!

This final Workshop Wednesday on the 4th December 2019 will house:

~ Ceri Newton – Agile in a (pistachio) nutshell: a brief introduction to Agile ways of working
Ceri’s been coaching individuals, teams and businesses for well over a decade, and with her background in teaching and psychology, has been referred to more than once as the “Mary Poppins of Agile”. She will be running this hands-on session for anyone who wants to understand a little more about Agile – what it is, how it works and who it’s for. You’ll come out feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on your next Agile project!

~ JavaScript Self-Led Study Group
Calling all those who are interested in learning or improving their JavaScript skills in a relaxed, collaborative environment.

If you’re new to JavaScript, we’ll give you a quick introduction into what you can do with the language, then guide you through the basics by working through small projects together. Our aim is to help pave the way to creating your first website. You will learn skills you’ll need on the job and create a personal portfolio that will make interviews easier.

While the study group’s focus is to help those who are less experienced, we’d be happy to accept anyone who is interested in offering support. Additionally, if you’re looking to build on your existing JavaScript skills, we’d be happy to help on a range of subjects, such as: React.js, Vue.js, Node.js, npm, MongoDB, functional style programming and more.

~ Meet&Speak
A supportive space for women to take to their feet and find their voice. For more information and purchase tickets on eventbrite

~ Python Self-Led Study Group – Hands-on Python Debugging
If you want to learn how to debug small Python projects, join us for a 1h hands-on tutorial with a few fun exercises starting at 18:30! The workshop is targeted at beginner/intermediate Python programmers and requires some pre-installed software. Please install *Anaconda for Python 3.7 and **PyCharm IDE for Anaconda before the workshop. No need to install any Python packages, we will go through all the steps together during the tutorial.
*https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/#download-section
**https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/promo/anaconda/

~ WebDev101
Calling all those interested in improving their knowledge of any subject in the field of web development. See CodeHub Group/Event link for sign up and more information:

~ Project Rainbow – WTH Supporting Non-Profits – Wrap Up session
Rainbow RDA is a charity based in Taunton in need of Web Presence to qualify for grants, attract volunteers, supporters and donations. The project needs additional team members of all walks of Digital Life to help bring their digital presence to light. They are affiliated with RDA.org
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Sign-up via this WTHub MeetUp event, stating eg ‘Agile’, ‘JavaScript’, ‘Python’,‘Rainbow’ or ‘Other’ in reply to the sign-up question

Please note places are limited, where necessary priority will be given to minority group members to ensure a diverse group.
Open to all those aged 18+

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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Python Training (free!)

Python Training

Workshop Wednesdays in collaboration with CodeHub presents ….

“Do you want to learn Python – if so, come along to our pilot Python Workshop on Wednesday, 20th November.  We are starting a series of beginner workshops in the new year and, in the meantime, will be running a pilot workshop to trial our ideas and material.  Please come along to get some practical experience as well as having an opportunity to provide input to how we shape the course next year.”

Kindly hosted By the great Desklodge sign up here
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This week it’s all about TEDxBristol!

TEDx speakers lineup

A big thanks to all our lovely sponsors and volunteers that came to our tech3shed careers fair on Saturday, you are what makes it worth it. We had some great discussions and it was brilliant to also see so many of our women who have got back into the industry and see you all doing so well!

We’re super excited to be partnered with TEDx Bristol and will be there on the 17th to meet all the lovely attendees and speakers.

There is a brilliant line up of speakers for this year’s TEDxBristol! 

They are an unbelievably inspiring group of individuals with a whole spectrum of ideas, from how we tackle antibiotic resistance, to rebooting the way we teach young people about sex, or the fashion industry’s attitude to disabled people. These really are Bristol’s trailblazers and innovators. 

You can be there and join them at Reflect: Rethink: Reboot on 17 November at Bristol Old Vic – a day of live inspirational talks and activities focused on not just surviving, but thriving in uncertain times. Tickets are on sale now!

Tech-wise theres a talk from Paul Wiseall from DEATH.io which helps plan around things such as your digital death, Drew Benvie talking about how to reboot social media and Stephanie Campbell CEO of Bristol-based OKKO Health rethinking how we approach health in the digital age. There’s loads of other great speakers there too that should pique your interest and you can use our discount as one of our members TEDXFRIEND19.

Bristol GirlGeekDinners

We are pleased to announce our final Girl Geek Dinners meetup of the year will be at Cookpad on the 14th of November. We are really excited to have Viki Johnson for GGD #79 User Experience in AR – sign up here. It’s our first ever visit to cookpad and we know they have a super cool kitchen so we really can’t wait.

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It’s Bristol Technology Festival

Bristol Tech Fest

Obviously, the Main event is:

Heart Glow

Bristol Tech Fair 2019 November the 9th

All the other stuff you can find on their events page here

So come along and chat – most of them are recruiting or supporting diverse teams into Tech. If not now then they are happy to discuss future jobs , training or support and advise you on the skills you will need to get you onto a great career path in Tech.

Tech³Shed Super-Inclusive Careers Fair

Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org – this event is now SOLD OUT

WISE mini-conference

Check out the program for the WISE conference here – this event is now SOLD OUT

Technotopia

Check out the latest details for Technotopia here – this event is now SOLD OUT

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