Baths’ Week of Women in Science

In the week of 10-14th of February the NWP (Network of Women in Physics) together with the Student Chapter of the Optical Society at the University of Bath will host the Week of Women in Science conference.

– FREE LUNCH Monday 12:15pm, Physics Square
– Lunchtime talks from 5 inspirational women in physics
– Pub Lecture ‘Hunting for Planets with Citizen Science’
– Pub quiz (prizes given!)
– ‘From the Perspective of Women in Physics’ panel discussion
– Networking

More information on the lunchtime lectures can be found on the Bath section of the events below. For the free lunch, you can sign up to the Monday lecture and let us know about your dietary requirements!

Looking forward to seeing you there! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Bristol Girl Geek Dinners Upcoming Event

GGD #80 Data Fuelled Growth: Why and How to implement with your product Thursday the 20th

Candide

Data fuelled Growth
How can you use data to make fast, confident decisions? Pippa will discuss how to use data and experiments to grow your product and how data can align marketing campaigns, engineering and product.

About Pippa Churcher
Pippa is head of Growth at Bristol-based Candide, the app for plant-loving humans founded in 2018. She manages experiments to optimise acquisition and retention, but her career initially started by studying Anthropology at university. She then worked at the National Trust, connecting people with conservation through events and marketing, moving to another technology company before finding Candide, where she helps create a digital space for plant and nature lovers.

She also climbs a lot of mountains – the relevance of which will be divulged during her talk!

Other Stuff

Workshop Wednesdays

Along with our Peer supported learning/co-working at our Bi-weekly Workshops sessions this week the 12th of February you can sign up for:

Women’s Tech Hub Python beginners

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 concentrating on Programming fundamentals to include Conditionals, For/while loops & Try/except statements.

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/). Don’t forget to bring your own laptop, headphones, and a friend too!

CodeHub’s WebDev101

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!

CodeHub’s Python Dojo

People who train in martial arts attend dojos, where they practice and try to expand their skills and achieve self-improvement. The idea is that in order to become an expert in anything you need to repeatedly perform *deliberate practice*. Dojos are also places where people of variable experience levels can engage with each other, share knowledge and give support. A Code Dojo tries to take those ideas and apply them in the process of mastering programming languages.

NEW** ”Intro to: Angular”

In collaboration with CodeHub members, each fortnight an introductory talk on different tech-related subjects. Let us know if there is a subject you would like to hear/share. This week learn about Angular: what is it, why use it, a brief history and more!
Bring a laptop, though not essential, they’ll be a demonstration of building a simple app after the presentation part, which you may or may not want to follow along with.

Conferences

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!)

Innovating for Resilience – February the 11th

The annual SIG conference returns in February 2020 in Bristol as SIG-X, with an expanded exhibition space and great range of presentations: Join us in Brunel’s iconic Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads station on 11th February for a day of presentations, demonstrations, and exhibitions, bringing together NR and Supplier representatives interested in innovations past, present and future. This year there is a theme of “innovating for resilience”, recognising many of the challenges facing the new Network Rail Regions in building a more resilient railway.

WISE CDT / WET Networks Bristol – Joint Event – February the 12th

The WISE CDT Industry Day will showcase about 40 current research projects in themes such as Enhancing Infrastructure Resilience, Water Resources: Supply and Quality, Coastal and Marine Processes, and Flood Risk and Prevention. The event will also explore ways in which organisations can engage with the WISE CDT to tackle the challenges they face. The aim is to stimulate new partnerships, leverage for collaboration on research, and routes to impact and implementation for current and future research. About 60 WISE CDT research students and academics will be available for discussions and to develop new partnerships. A full list of WISE CDT research projects can be found in our Industry Brochure.

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter; Annual Technical Seminar: THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT – February the 13th

SAMPE is the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, with a current predominant focus on high-performance composites. The society is the leading global professional body for engineers and technologists associated with this field. SAMPE activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland date back to the early 1970s and became the UK & Ireland Chapter in 2001. The Chapter is run by an organising committee elected by the membership of the Chapter at the AGM, which is generally held during the Annual Seminar. This year the Annual Seminar is being held on 13th February 2020 at Aerospace Bristol (Hayes Way, Patchway BS34 5BZ), and further information, as well as a full list of confirmed speakers, is available at: http://www.sampe.org.uk/.

This Week’s happenings

District 1 – Bristol

Monday the 10th

Tuesday the 11th

Workshop Wednesday the 12th

Wednesday the 12th

Thursday the 13th

Friday the 7th

District 2 – Bath

Monday the 10th

Tuesday the 11th

Wednesday the 12th

Thursday the 13th

Friday the 14th

Saturday the 15th

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.