Time to upskill

You have probably already gotten through all your boxsets and caught up on all your reading/housework/DIY this week so we’ve decided to put some activities together to keep you all busy during this time of self isolation.

Being a glass half full lot we think that if we actually had the time on our hands to do stuff during this time then what better way than to use the time to upskill. For companies closed or struggling with reduced workload its the perfect chance to upskill your staff. For those who are in other industries who are in shutdown currently – take a look at the free or affordable online training options.

So this week to get you started, if you love Data (and who doesn’t? .. or are we just geeks!) take a look at some of the training courses below. This is only a teaser list there are plenty of more specialist groups out there who you can speak to if you are looking to transfer into this area.

R

Is a core data language especially for statistical analysis

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX

Databases (& SQL)

The basics of all data storage and learning how to store, manage and retrieve data. It’s worth having an understanding as it underlies most tools that you may use in most jobs.

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX

Data Analytics

This is about understanding what the data means and putting it into a format to allow you to present findings in a meaningful manner. Google analytics is a great example of data sets and understanding how people use your websites for example.

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX

Python

Is the language in vogue currently – mainly because it has the main AI (Artificial intelligence liraries in it). Great for data and a great language to have on your CV.

Alison : CodeAcademy : Coursera : EDX

We have a bigger list of online training support on our training page here so take a look and get learning!

Bristol GirlGeekDinners

These are currently all being postponed so Kunneir Dufort will move to October and Xmos to November we hope.

Free Three Fridays (f3F)

We will move these to remote for the next period. Please keep an eye out for the updates and if you would like to meet up individually during this period (all members) please email us on info@wthub.org and we will try and arrange a meeting or a remote call.

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!)

Currently, we will turn this into a list of the status of the conferences:

Canceled/Postponed:

Running:

This Week’s happenings

District 0 – ONLINE

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!!). Some may be in the country native language and please also check the timezones!

Monday the 23rd

Tuesday the 24th

Wednesday the 25th

Thursday the 26th

Friday March the 27th

Saturday the 28th

  • NSA Python study group
  • AI Hack Day Warm-Up – Brisbane (its 9am so its a late evening start if there are any night owls!))

District 1 – Bristol

Wednesday the 25th

Thursday the 26th

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.