Its beginning to look a lot like …

Christmas party

Christmas

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.

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Women – against Violence and for innovation

Innovation day for the elimination of violence against women

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

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A BIG event and Women in Robotics Christmas Drinks

Bristol innovators group

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 us Join our LinkedIn Group

Confirmed speakers:

  • 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’ 

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.

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Introduction to Robotics & Enterprising Women

International Week of Science and Peace

‘Introduction to Robotics’Free two-day workshop for SMEs in the West of England


  • Dates: Thursday, 1st and Friday, 2nd December 2022
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (both days)
  • Location: Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus

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.

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