Girl Geek Dinners

We have decided to run some Girlgeekdinner events jointly with the Bristol and Bath chapters as there’s no travel involved and we thought it good to catch up. You are welcome to join up from outside the area also as we’re aware that many of the other Girlgeek chapters are pretty quiet at the moment! If you want a zoom link for your group please mail us on and we can share it to save you from joining our meetup group.

April 29th

6:30 pm – members enter and chat
6:45 pm – Serrie to intro and present agenda + any other relevant stuff
7:00 pm – Jennifer Chakravarty

Jenny Chakravarty

Jenny is a brand-new data scientist, she will talk about applying for jobs in data science as a newbie, deciphering job ads and finding her feet.

7:25 pm – Tori Tomkins talk about her experience as a Data Consultant.

Tori is an Advanced Analytics Consultant whose experience combines the worlds of Data Engineering and Data Science in Azure. She loves tackling new and interesting problems, especially if they include Python or Graph data structures.

7:50 pm – Anna Wykes Data Engineering for Data Scientists

Anna is a veteran software & data engineer, with over 15 years of experience. She’s tackled projects from real-time analytics with Scala & Kafka, building out Data Lakes with spark and applying engineering to Data Science. Anna is a senior consultant with Advancing Analytics, helping shape & evolve their data engineering practice. She has a real passion for data and strives to bring the worlds of Software Development and Data Science closer together. Other areas of interest include UX, Agile methodologies, and helping to organize/run local Code Clubs

Anna Wykes

“Data Engineering for Data Scientists”:
A Data Engineer should be Data Scientist’s best friend, but sometimes the 2 roles get mixed up, or pitched against each other. In this session, she explores the core responsibilities of a Data Engineer and how proficient Data Engineering can actually make your Data Science projects more fun. We’ll look at what tools and techniques a Data Engineer uses and why they use them. We’ll also look into a history of the techniques/technologies and how they have evolved (and why)

8:30 – If people are keen
The Good The Bad and the downright ugly
Some set questions and Q & A from the members
Experiences working in the industry as a woman

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on when you sign up)

Sign up on the Bristol GGD #83 Life in the Data Highway or Bath BGGD Reloaded #14 – Life in the Data Highway