WTHub News ~ March 2017

Our WTHub Newsletter goes out first to our members and our mailing list as a relatively attractive pdf with pictures. This is the non-pretty version for all to read ~ if you want the pdf emailed to you then let us know info@wthub.org and we’ll put you on our list.

Joys of Spring with WTHub~Bristol

Our favourite piece of news is we can officially announce that Thanh Quan-Nicholls of desklodge has come on board as co-founder of WTHub. Thanh is full of energy and ideas to get us up and running sustainably.
In other news, Serrie & Constance took the WTHub table to Voxxed Bristol ~ thanks John Bradford! We supported their efforts to engage with women in tech and went along on the day to connect too. We had sweets to hand out and issued a gobstopper challenge that some of the Dyson team bravely took on. nb it wasn’t just to stop people interrupting us when we pitched WTH to them…
We also handed out lots of stickers at Voxxed to highlight the date of our DIVERSITY? event on Sat.24th June at Watershed ~ this will be the first WTH annual summer conference and we want to bring together a wide range of Bristol/SouthWest people who are keen to increase diversity in tech. We want the day to be a place to share good workplace practice about how to recruit and retain people in tech, as well as offer an opportunity for potential employees to come and talk to the companies hiring. More to follow.

EVENTS
7th March ~ Grrrl Games First Tuesday focus on audio
8th March – Girl Geek Dinners & Women Who Code have a joint event at desklodge
8th March – Open Evening & Big Data talk at Scott Logic is a chance to find out more about what they do and current vacancies.
23rd March ~ Tech4Good in Bristol – free quarterly event for people interested in using digital tech (web, mobile, data) for social good.

F3F News

Get in touch if you want to offer a short talk or useful workshop at our Free Three Friday (F3F) sessions at desklodge. Our weekly co-working session is free for up to 20 women a week and a great way to make new connections, find out about opportunities and share news. The 11am coffee break includes informal talks from a range of local businesses and meetups. All with the added benefit of coffee and biscuits.
3rd March: Sophie Drake & Jennie Gaudion ~ Scott Logic
17th March: Monika Radclyffe ~ Set Squared
31st March: Thom Leggett ~ Oracle
DO sign up on meetup so we have numbers!!

OPPORTUNITIES:
This month on our jobs page ~ interesting roles at Ripjar, a Cotswolds-based company looking for UX Designers, and Engineers with the potential to work from Cheltenham or Bristol. Ripjar pride themselves on their friendly, diverse, collaborative teams and are happy to chat informally to potential candidates.
SetSquared Bristol are recruiting a Community Manager; Engine Shed want a “scale-up enabler” to map out their ecosystem.

& last but not least:

BIG THANKS to Rich Brooks & Richard Bovey of IMDb who kindly sourced some Data for our Machine Learning & AI learners  to practice their skills with.