WTHub News ~ May 2016

Welcome to our first ever newsletter for members, which we will send out monthly by email as well as uploading a version ~ do let us know if you prefer not to receive the email version.  This newsletter is a way of keeping you up to date with our progress as we develop Women’s Tech Hub (WTH) in Bristol as well as a way of sharing upcoming events and opportunities that we have been told about.

F3F SUCCESS

Firstly, we would like to say what a great time we had with our inaugural Free Three Friday (F3F) session at Desk Lodge, who offered to host this regular co-working session for up to 20 women a week. Those who came enjoyed making new connections as well as sharing info about what they do, and biscuits. DO sign up if you want to come along – we have a meet up page HERE to manage it. And thanks to TechSpark for the news item!

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EVENTS

  • Weds 11th May – Bristol Girl Geek Dinner in May is part of Digital Bristol Week 2016 and a chance to meet a variety of women working across tech/science/engineering and so on in the area. Always sociable and interesting, it covers a range of topics over the course of the year, from how to run an Agile team to building robotic arms – just two of their highlight sessions. Sign up on their meetup to hear about their future events. It’s also worth checking out what else is on for Digital Bristol Week.
  • Tuesday 17th May – Business Showcase Southwest takes place at Ashton Gate Stadium from 10.30-4.30pm and is a free chance to network with a variety of businesses and listen to talks on business-related subjects.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • BluWireless are currently recruiting for a range of engineer roles and eager to receive applications from women. They are keen to support the women’s tech hub and we are working with them to look at how job specifications might put women off applying for jobs, and also connecting them with relevant women/engineering groups at the universities to engage with women graduates.
  • Bristech is a Bristol conference for “developers of all persuasions” that has sent out a Call For Papers for their autumn conference at Watershed. Bristech organisers are very keen to increase the diversity of attendees, so we are working with them to reach out to women – they have a target of at least 30% women speakers this year, which is great, and with our comments in mind they have moved from the half term holiday week to the 3rd November to make it easier for all parents to attend. They have also generously given us a Women’s Tech Hub stand so that we can promote local women/tech groups and initiatives. We hope to see you there – put in a paper! Get in touch if you want to know more.

KEEP IN TOUCH!

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See you soon!
Constance & Serrie