A new (not another) Manic Monday!

Manic Mondays

As it seems we will be waiting a while before getting back to face to face meetings we have obviously pivoted to being online with Workshop Wednesdays which has just had a break but is coming back next week on the 9th (see below).

The Bangles

The Free Three Fridays (F3F) don’t work so well in the current climate, especially given the fact that many of our members are juggling children whilst trying to commit in the daytime

We thought that for the sanity of us all we could move this to a monday evening from 7pm – hopefully any young trouble makers may have someone available to look after them by then ot be glued to some electronics of some type. We are also assuming some of you may just need a grown up chat after the weekend too. For the non manic momdays lot then we suspect your hair may also have an 80’s stylying after spending the weekend getting close to nature or cider so may be tempted by a weekly catchup to make you feel human again.

The Format for these meetings will be similar to the coffee break time from the F3F’s. We will go around the group and introduce ourselves. Then we will talk through all the stuff that we are aware of that is going on that may be of interest and share any things that we’ve missed and other members may want to mention – if its live you may want to join resources to attend. We will also discuss if any of you want to have a one-to-one catch up if you are job hunting or wanting some support in a more private setting…

Join up on our meetup page here.

Workshop Wednesday is Back

We’re BACK on the 9th of September for the Autumn term. We will be remaining online for this term and will wait until we are sure all is safe before we venture back outside. Currently, we are assuming that CodeHub’s WebDev101, the Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning, Software Testing, and the final couple of Python Beginners lessons will be back. We will confirm this Wednesday when we have checked to see that they are all still available somewhere. We will also follow up and see what talks we can provide for you all – you can mail us on info@wthub.org

Bristol Girl Geek Dinners

.. is also under discussion and will be back. Companies wishing to host remote talks please get in touch with us on info@wthub.org.

Skills Framework For the Information Age (SIFA)

We were having a chat last week with a great company about supporting diversity and discussing how you get fairness into your ongoing internal review process, during the discussion they mentioned they were using a framwork which has been adopted by the BCS so we took a look. It is actually a global initiative run by a not for profit which is also available free for personal users to track their careers, which is no bad thing we thought.

SFIA describes the skills and competencies required by professionals in roles involved in information and communication technologies, digital transformation and software engineering.

SFIA

It’s a great resource for both personal and company use – especially if you are a growing company to use to help you support your employees fairly as you grow. We also discussed how a behavioural assessment is also of importance to companies as company culture is key to driving both retention and engagement.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

Your City our Future

Covid-19 has caused great disruption to our lives and livelihoods. The city will need to recover and we now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to rethink what kind of future we want for Bristol.
 
In this survey you can tell us what you liked and disliked about living in Bristol before lockdown, about your experiences during lockdown, and what you would like Bristol to be like in the future. We want to hear from as many people as possible from all parts of Bristol so we can shape Bristol’s future together. This survey is the start of the Your City Our Future process to involve citizens in shaping Bristol’s future.

You can request alternative formats of this survey by contacting the consultation team on consultation@bristol.gov.uk or by calling 0117 922 2848.

Data Science Seminars – The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan and University of Bristol

Methodologies and applications of geometric data analysis: A new weekly online seminar series

Modern large-scale datasets often exhibit rich geometric structure that is often overlooked in classical methods of analysis, and yet may provide the answer to a number of scientific questions. This series will include theoretical and methodological developments in the area of geometric data analysis, and also practical applications in diverse fields, such as earth sciences, biology, and material science. 

Conferences

London Tech Week September the 1 – 11th

Join us virtually at London Tech Week 2020 where we’ll be celebrating the best of tech innovation. Welcoming world-class speakers and brands from across the globe, this is the unmissable tech event of the year!

We’ll be tackling the most pressing topics facing the tech sector and society today, across the future of work, diversity within tech, education, healthcare, the startup landscape, business transformation and much more!

Includes:

The AI Summit 1 – 3rd

The AI Summit will be on hand to guide you on your business transformation road-plan, from initiation to implementation, optimisation and innovation.

The Quantum Computing Summit 1 – 2nd

Designed to provide business, technical, and academic insight, qualified via application-based quantum experiences to showcase how quantum is delivering real business value.

TechXLR8 1 – 3rd

TechXLR8 covers AI, IoT, Cloud, Blockchain, Edge Computing, DevOps, AR/VR, Quantum Computing and much more!

5G World Summit 1- 3rd

5G World will take place as a virtual event to deliver critical insights and enabling powerful connections between the full 5G ecosystem: service providers, vendors, enterprises, media and more to share insights, best practice

This Week’s happenings have moved to our Events page

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.

Did we miss anything?

If you have anything 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.