Bath GirlGeekDinners back for 2020

A big thanks to everyone for supporting our Workshop Wednesdays, now that we are structuring it with dedicated channels of learning we have a great turnout and feedback, so a BIG THANKS! See below an overview of everything we are currently planning to run at the next one!

Bath Girl Geek Dinners

The Copernican Calendar has transitioned to the year 2020 – so let’s get started with the amazing world of podcasting, one of Fran’s personal passions (listening that is, not yet making). However, if you have wondered, how these things get done, join us and our guest will tell us all about how she created her podcast and what is involved

Women in Innovation: Building Success – South West by The Knowledge Transfer Network

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As part of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be hosting the sixth Building Success event on the 21st January in Bristol.

Take the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female business owners at this exciting South West event. There will be a variety of practical workshops delivered by experts to accelerate your knowledge and an Innovation Canvas* session that will help identify your particular innovation challenges and prioritise what actions you should take next. You will also have the chance to learn about, and interact with, national and regional support organizations that can help take your business to the next level.

Female founders and women working within innovation from all industries are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Wednesday 29th January

Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group

We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders v3’ course (https://www.fast.ai/). Please read the ‘About’ info about this group and FAQs for any immediate questions here. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop, headphones, and a friend too! Join up on their event page

CodeHubs WebDev 101

WebDev101 is a self-directed study group for everyone interested in improving their knowledge of any subject in the field of web development. As we are not instructor-led, you will only get out what you put into this group! Join up on their event page

Women’s Tech Hub Python Workshops

This workshop is for those interested to learn Python and is aimed at both beginners and those with a little Python experience. The topics and examples are chosen such that you can directly use Python for a Data Science project afterward. Someone who comes to all the sessions (and does some practicing at home) will have covered the pre-requisites for a typical Data Science Bootcamp by the end of the workshop.
This week they will be covering Data Structures including Data Types (strings, integers, floats) Lists Dictionaries Arrays (Numpy package). Sign up on the Workshop Wednesday and respond with “Python”

Other Stuff

GGD #80 Data Fuelled Growth: Why and How to implement with your product

We advertise any conference details we spot on our conference page – we’ll give you highlights here (our events and ones with offers come first and loudest obviously!)

Candide

Candide are hosting us for our first event of 2020 (February the 20th). They have a beautiful gardening app (you can download it for free .. we have!) https://candidegardening.com.
They are rapidly growing, recruiting and keen to improve diversity in their tech team. We have 2 speakers:
Pippa Churcher – head of growth will talk about how to use Data in her role
Helen Allsebrook – head of PR will intro the company and what it’s all about.
We’ll update details as we get them … but you can sign up here.

Accessibility as a Business Analyst

Courtney Toth (Nationwide UI Designer) – talking about learnings from taking a team on the journey to become confident working on accessibility. Also Amy Lobé (Dyson UX Researcher) and Sara Price (Dyson BA) – Limbering you up with an accessibility exercise (no real exercise required) and talking about how to make your BA documents accessible for your colleagues.

South West BA meetup event on Thursday 6th Feb. Open to BAs, people who enjoy BA topics, and everyone who wonders what BAs even are! Come along to hear practical guidance on accessibility requirements and the real experience of a journey to build a team’s confidence in accessibility.

Sign up here.

Conferences

Geospatial Study Group with Industry by The Knowledge Transfer Network – January the 21st – 23rd

The Geospatial Insights SIG was launched in May 2019 to pioneer a broader access to, and a better use of, geospatial data to unlock its full potential. Four key market sectors make up the geospatial industry as a whole, GNSS and positioning technologies, GIS/spatial analytics, earth observation and the global scanning market.

The study group will bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers and industrialists from across the UK to work on three to four problems over three intensive days to come up with solutions. The industry problems will focus around a central theme of geospatial data that could be applied to areas as diverse as health, infrastructure, finance, water, transport, digital, finance, retail and any others where location data plays a vital role.

Addressing the reproducibility crisis: Improving research design, data anal... – January the 23rd

This workshop will provide a practical introduction to open science targeted at PhD students. This will include pre-registration of studies and the registered report format adopted by many leading journals, open data and resources, and reproducible workflows all of which can be facilitated via open access resources such as the Open Science Framework. It will also include practical exercises, question and answer sessions and peer learning where current PhD students will talk about their experiences with reproducibility and highlight examples of good practice in their labs.

This Week’s happenings

District 1 – Bristol

Monday the 20th

Tuesday the 21st

Wednesday the 22nd

Thursday the 23rd

Friday the 24th

Saturday the 25th

District 2 – Bath

Tuesday the 21st

Wednesday the 22nd

Thursday the 23rd

District 3 – Weston-Super- Mare and beyond…

Wednesday the 22nd

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.

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.