We could get a bit too used to this!

To be fair we are starting to get into our stride and not wearing shoes or getting dressed is interesting, especially still wearing pj bottoms on work calls!

It was great to catch up with some of you this week and we loved the Pyjamas! Currently we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. We are happy to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Dress code ‘Casual’ it appears! Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

(to be fair we are ‘borrowing them of some slack channels we are on .. so thanks Codehub to name one, we hope you don’t mind!)

For mental health wellbeing: Happify is an online resource that helps with stress and has some neat resources and tools to help with it all – check it out here.

A six part webinar series on AI which you can register for seperately see here

Kickstart – Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).

Pluralsight free April offer: Build in-demand tech skills without leaving your house. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.

CodeWars: Achieve mastery through challenge – Improve your skills by training with others on real code challenges

Free Saas book to download for learning resources : SAASBook

50% Discount on training from DataCamp

Re.work links to their 5 top AI presentation videos

Some free online learning resources from Edinburgh University on Science and engineering

For Mentoring we found this great group and had a chat with them – they are based in New Zealand but are International OneUpOneDown and are absolutely lovely! “We’re a platform for matching women mentors and mentees together. We’re currently focusing women in business and tech.Mentor matches last just 3 months. Matches are made based on the specific areas of professional and/or personal development the mentee is looking for, e.g. biz dev, marketing, leadership, communication, confidence.”

Upskilling

This week we are looking at electronics which is much more engineery (if thats a word!) :

Robotics

What’s not to love – there are tonnes of learning areas around robotics from engineering to AI and psychology, anthropology etc. There’s specialisms ranging from Chatbots, Autonomous systems and vehicles to swarmbots and everything in between, essentially its automation with some machine learning algorithms added in most cases.

Coursera : EDX : Inlearning: Udemy

IOT

The IOT is the Internet of things and includes programming of hardware and software – mostly embedded which means that you are taklking to the hardware with the software to quite a low level. Most courses allow you to use quite high level programming langauges to do this rather than expecting you to program in Assembler which is a low level language. It involves looking at sensors and actuators as well as Cyber security issues surrounding the field.

EDX: Coursera : Inlearning : Udemy

VHDL/FPGA/Verilog

The hardware design languages are mainly VHDL and Verilog – basically these are high level design languages that chips are written in. The courses also cover embedded software to program chips with which is what you will use often in robotics and AI.

Coursera : Intel : Mavern-silicon : Udemy

Linux

This is the operating system that most engineering is run on so best to know some of the basics – in reality its not that complex unless you are the administrator!

Coursera : EDX : InLearning

This Week’s happenings

District 0 – ONLINE UK and Europe(Benelux)

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’s native language and please also check the timezones!

Monday the 20th

Tuesday the 21st

Wednesday the 22nd

Thursday the 23rd

Friday the 24th

Saturday the 25th

District 1 Bristol (and one from Bath .. see if you can spot it!)

Monday the 20th

Tuesday the 21st

Wednesday the 22nd

Thursday the 23rd

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.