All zoomed out yet?

I think there may be some new dictionary additions this year 📚 It’s getting busy with zoom but we are starting to settle into this online life, it shouldn’t have been too hard given the nature of the group!

Workshop Wednesday (and F3F)

Currently, we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (F3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday

The Workshop Wednesdays are coming together – currently, we are lining up possible workshops and are currently speaking to potential speakers. If anyone fancies running a workshop then please get in touch and we can work it into the agenda. The best time to discuss it would beat this weeks zoom meeting Workshop Wednesdays by Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol

  • CV workshop and job hunting
  • Linkedin profile
  • Cybersecurity- subject to speaker
  • BA workshops by Sara Price
  • System thinking – subject to speaker
  • Python beginners
  • Webdev101
  • ‘Intro to’ Sessions

Bristol College initiative

We are pleased to announce the new partnership between NW digital education provider & apprenticeship specialist Code Nation and City of Bristol College this week – a move which will expand the provision of Software Development courses and apprenticeships in the South West, as well as Code Nation continuing their work in Manchester.

User Testing opportunity

We are looking for up to 10 IT professionals across a range of career stages to help with some user testing. Sessions will last no longer than an hour and will take place between the 11th – 22nd May. We’ll confirm our selection by Friday 8th May, and successful participants will be rewarded with £30 Amazon vouchers. If you’re interested in getting involved, sign up here: https://hubs.ly/H0q0dZn0.

For a bit of extra money it may be worth looking at joining up at peopleforresearch as they regularly advertise user research or website testing for amazon vouchers or money – and its not like some of you are strapped for time (although I know alot of us are still very busy!)

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Not as big as last week’s Leeds digital festival but we spotted that manchester has some stuff on this week – individual free events below but the main details are here and looks worth a peep.

The knowledge Transfer Network is running an event on the 12th of May called Encouraging Women in AI

The AI summit is offering us 25% discount and will send on all the presentations as its US-based – mail us on info@wthub.org for the discount code

BUSINESS SURVIVAL & GROWTH THROUGH COVID-19 & BEYOND support from our friends at Newton’s Theory

Upskilling resources can all be found on our training page.

Support and volunteering

Compassionate Community Hub

Virgin Care and 3SG have come together alongside BaNES Council and the CCG to offer an advice and support hub for those who are self-isolating, shielding or simply in need of help. We have combined resources to ensure, as a system, we are able to provide sustainable and appropriate responses to meet community needs. This includes access to over 2,000 volunteers recruited by 3SG. Check their website out here.

Studio Meraki – Art Kits

During lockdown and beyond, Studio Meraki are supporting and inspiring our local community with the creation and distribution of Art Kits to families who might be finding life particularly difficult to navigate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with local organisations delivering essential support, they are sending kits out to 200 families, every week for ten weeks. Focusing on simple activities, the kits are designed by local artists to inspire creativity, develop skills, and provide a welcome distraction. You can download the activities and watch online tutorials through their website. Find out more

Can Do Bristol

The Can Do Bristol website has received over 3000 volunteer pledges so far, which demonstrates just how much of a Can Do city Bristol is. The team at Bristol City Council are now actively matching those who have pledged (and completed the registration survey) with needs across the city. Register at candobristol.co.uk today to join the growing Can Do Community. Give, Live, Love Bristol.

ACORN coronavirus community support

ACORN Community Union is coordinating a fantastic response. Coronavirus Community Support is organising local volunteers to support people in the community who need shopping, prescription collection, post and anything else they may need if they are stuck at home. If you need help or want to volunteer, get in touch. Find out more

This Week’s happenings

District 0 – ONLINE UK and Europe(Benelux)

Not everything is doom and gloom – some events that were previously charged conferences are free and online now, so you can attend with no travel (silver linings!!). This week it is mostly all coming from the Leeds Digital Festival.

Monday the 4th

Tuesday the 5th

Wednesday the 6th

Thursday the 7th

District 1 Bristol

It looks like things are starting to pick up again as we all move online

Monday the 4th

Wednesday the 6th

Thursday the 7th

We know that for many people and children the office and school can be their refuge so please be aware that in Bristol Next Link domestic abuse telephone helplines are open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday 0117 925 0680. Help is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the National Domestic Violence Helpline – Freephone 0808 2000 247.

Domestic Violence Support

Did we miss anything?

If you have any events that you want us to mention on our next Blogpost contact us on info@wthub.org. We do try to keep it to free or funded items that our members might relate to.

As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.

Women’s Tech Hub products

Our Candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

We have a Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.

If you want to engage with our members, advertise your companies and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.