Looking for more diversity in your workplace?

We set up Women’s Tech Hub to increase diversity in the industry and we do that through support, networking, training, workshops, and interfacing with companies. We run the tech3shed careers fair especially to try and make careers fairs more accessible and approachable for all (we’ve all been ignored at recruitment stands for not being their idea of what an engineer looks like right!?).

Tech3Shed

With the current situation we know that the likelihood of running a recruitment fair live is pretty unlikely this year and possibly into the next year so we are working around it. Obviously at the moment its a difficult time for recruiting due to the precariousness of the economy and various industries which have knock on effects to other service providers etc. But we are also aware that, as with many a crisis, there are plenty of companies who are thriving under lockdown and are looking to recruit and grow.

We are working on moving the recruitment fair online moving forward in a similar manner to how we run the Workshop Wednesdays. There will be opportunities for companies to present themselves to the members online and advertise their jobs when recruiting or simply give themselves a presence in the city with the community.

Currently, though we have plenty of amazingly talented women looking to work in great companies that embrace inclusive cultures. We are not a recruiter and therefore will not knowingly place women in companies that have a poor reputation around fairness just to make a quick buck. We are charging for the introductions based on placements but we are far cheaper than recruiters and believe that asking for companies to support our group and keeping it free for the women is the way that things should be in life! You can check out the women on our candidate’s page here.

Workshop Wednesdays

We are starting to get into the swing of these and had some great feedback from the last one so are putting together a list of fields of interest and speakers.

The next one will be on the 3rd of June (yes its almost June!!) and will host

  • The 2nd Business Analyst workshop by Sara Price
  • A User experience talk by Amy a UX designer at Dyson
  • Python Beginners
  • We’ll have a webdev 101 room for anyone wanting to talk web development
  • We have a new group joining us on software testing
  • We are happy to host other rooms if you want to discuss projects etc

Projects that you can support:

We are happy to do a shout out at the wednesdays fr projects that you may want to get involved with. The current ones are below:

The lockdown economy are considering how to move towards other solutions such as a Lockdown Economy merchandise shop. Its a UX designer running it for free currently so maybe also looking at how it could be monetised in some way may be good.

Bristol Tech Fair

The Bristol Tech Fair is our website for the event that we ran last year in collaboration with Technotopia. As we are moving online and the name of the site is pretty child friendly we are looking to change it into a child tech resource-based site. There are lots of resources out there supporting kids in tech so making this a central resource makes sense. Anyone wanting to improve their website skills let us know. We will set up a Trello board for people wanting to put in ideas, it is currently a WordPress site.

Free Three Fridays

Free Three Fridays

Women’s Tech Hub are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (F3F) for zoom catch-ups. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Point IOT has some european IOT challenges that they have set with a cash prize and access to funding check out the details here.

Made Tech has opened up the application process for their paid bootcamp – they pay you! We’ll write a separate piece on it but check out the website here.

Fun new App thats all the rage called ranonautica (its currently available in Beta)

Stemming from research of The Fatum Project, the Randonautica app was created to encourage users to venture outside of their day-to-day routine by using a quantum random number generator to derive a coordinate to journey to. The app was developed by the global movement, The Randonauts, and are made up of a talented group of various pioneers from technology, spirituality, engineering, software development and quantum mechanics.

Conferences .. they’re back! (online and a lot are free)

CukenFest Remote 2020 June 3rd – 4th
CukenFest Remote explores the ideas around creating the conditions for effective collaboration. This conference is rooted in the BDD and Cucumber community but reaches out into other communities for effective practices and innovative ideas.

Cogx

The CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Breakthrough Technology June 8-10th

The biggest, most inclusive & forward thinking gathering of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, policy makers, artists, academics and activists of its kind – addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?”

WOMEN TECH GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2020

Being Human in Times of Disruption, Technology and Innovation.

June the 10th – 12th
At times like these we believe it is important to stand together even when being at the same place is not possible.

World Developers Online Summit – BST (London) – 23 July 2020

World Developers Online Summit is a Program being curated based on guidelines from industry experts, with a target of about 50+ delegates. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give insightful talks pertaining to API, Devops & Architecure, RPA, Cognitive and AI and Testing practise that are solution-focused, and foster learning and inspiration. The theme of this conference is to focus on Technical Sessions on API, Devops , Microservices, Architecure, RPA, Cognitive , Artificial Intelligence, Agile, Test Automation, CI /CD pipelines, Programming languages, Blockchain, Machine learning and many more…

World Business Analyst Innovation Online Summit – BST Zone – 24 July 2020

Some of the BA trends we will look out for in the Business Analyst Innovation Online Summit to cover are Data Quality Management,Data Discovery/Visualization,Artificial Intelligence,Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Tools,Collaborative Business Intelligence,Data-driven Culture,Embedded Analytics etc. The experts will take us through a deep dive into using a comprehensive approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy helping an Organisation to effectively achieve its current and future objectives.

This Week’s happenings

District 1 Bristol

We’re publicising Bristol area first now as the rest is taking over and we would like to support our local groups as a priority and ensure they are still here

Monday the 25th

Tuesday the 26th

Wednesday the 27th

Thursday the 28th

Friday the 29th

District 0 – ONLINE UK and Europe(Benelux)

Monday the 25th

Tuesday the 26th

Wednesday the 27th

Thursday the 28th

Friday the 29th

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.