Conferences

Bristol region Tech Conferences

RSA: The Power of People for Transformative Change – “Connect: Create: Collaborate” Thursday 8th August

” What are the differences between community, network and movement? Join us at this one day conference to explore and understand how connected communities, nurturing networks and meaningful movements provide opportunities for us all to “connect: create: collaborate”. “

Bristol Digital Marketing Conference September the 4th – 5th

“Bristol Digital Marketing Conference takes place from September 4th to 5th, 2019. It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for marketing professionals in Bristol you can’t afford to miss. “

Digital Gaggle Conference September the 19th

“Digital Gaggle crash lands at Bristol’s Watershed cinema on Thursday 19th September for an afternoon of inspiring speakers, dedicated to helping you elevate your digital marketing to the next level. “

FUTURES Up Late @ We The Curious

“Enjoy a Saturday night out with a difference and join our scientists as they take a glimpse into the future.

How will robots affect our future? How can we produce enough food to feed us all? How can we work together to tackle climate change? This is your chance to meet the researchers seeking out the answers to these questions, and more, right now.”

Digital Advertising: 2020 & Beyond September the 28th

“With Google already confirmed as the keynote for the day, you can expect to leave with a firm understanding of what’s coming next from online advertising’s behemoth.”

Agile in the City: Bristol 2019 Wednesday November the 6th – 9th

” The event provides three days of inspiring agile and lean learning from a dynamic mix of stimulating keynotes and practitioners working on the front line of the industry. “

TEDxBristol are running on Sunday November the 17th at the Old Vic, get early bird full day tickets here

Define Tomorrow 2019 – Business Technology Conference November the 20th

ComputerWorld brings a selection of the best global speakers, content and technology to Bristol !  Join leading industry figures for a day full of provoking presentations, actionable insights and great networking opportunities, all centred on the critical importance of creating your IT strategy to achieve the business goals and ultimately help your business Define Tomorrow.

Conference Reviews from our members

21st July 2019

A member wanted to share a few impressions of a Python conference she recently went to (PyData London 2019 – https://pydata.org/london2019/).

The nice part about the conference is that they offer ticket scholarships for underrepresented groups in tech and women are more than welcome to apply. The organizers pointed out that it would be great to see more women join the PyData community. The application for the scholarship is quite simple: there is only a one page form to fill up  -> see https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS9_TRgLIgrkFIxscMtpfhAWCXrGOtRsj0aFaVDIpk_OivBg/viewform.

I also have only good things to say about the organizers, who try to make everyone feel as welcome and included as possible. We had a diversity lunch event this year and we had free childcare and a nursing room on premises as well!

I really enjoyed the tutorial offered by Jeffrey Hsu and Sussanah Klanecek on  building basic models for NLP in PyTorch, which is quite straightforward to follow and useful for everyone who would like to try out a bit of machine learning:

A Deep Dive into NLP with PyTorch

Jeffrey Hsu, Susannah Klanecek: A Deep Dive into NLP with PyTorch | PyData London 2019

There was also an amazing demo on how to implement a real-time vehicle detection while biking in London using pretrained image models by Zack Akil (it’s a must-watch!):

Safer Cycling with an Edge TPU watching your back

Some announcements from the community;

1st PyData Cambridge conference will take place on the 15-17th of November (https://cambridgespark.com/pydata-cambridge-2019/ https://pydata.org/cambridge2019/)

In October, there is a joint PyCon and PyData Berlin conference (https://de.pycon.org/blog/pyconde-pydata-berlin-2019/) -> financial aid is available, but the deadline has passed (https://de.pycon.org/financial-aid/)