KETL are coming to our party!

Clekt sunshine

a.k.a Tech³Shed inclusive careers fair

Not quite a party but we have almost 600 tickets sold (well they’re free!) for the Bristol tech Fair already and that includes our Tech Careers fair. We’re really chuffed that KETL are coming along as they were our first ever sponsor and we simply love the team. They have a new Data management service/product thing called Clekt and these are THE data lovers so worth going along for a chat with them while they are available!

For anyone wanting to come & meet companies whether you are currently skilled and looking, returning after a career break or simply tech-curious then this is the Fair for you. You are all welcome to come for FREE .. signup here on Eventbrite.

If you are a company wanting to engage or recruit then please mail us at info@wthub.org sponsorship includes a year’s membership of Women’s Tech Hub and Jobs board and the prices are on the Tech³Shed website.

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Girl Geek Dinners are back

Robot playing a rubiks cube

Bath and the Bristol ones are running this week

Bristol GirlGeekDinners : GGD #77 Data Management and Security – a partnership, with Lloyds Bank

Whose data is it? You and your Digital Footprint

  • What is a Digital Footprint?
  • Securing your digital footprint – common sense or hard work?
  • Practical steps and things to try

We Have a couple of Great speakers for this month’s Girl Geek Dinner.

Kate Brooks is Head of Data Management at Lloyds Banking Group; A chief data office role where I have responsibility for Data Quality and Metadata within the group.

Gudrun Fedororich is a Cyber Security specialist and Senior Manager at Lloyds Banking Group.

Kate and Gudrun will do their talks on “Data Management and Security – a partnership”.  There will also be a talk from their colleague Emily Turner about her career journey.  Emily works in our Chief Security Office in the “Business and External Engagement” team.

As it is at Lloyds they have a strict security policy so could you all please ensure that you have a photo ID with you on the night.

Bath Girl Geek Dinners: BGGD Reloaded #8 – Let’s talk about AI

Hosted with support of Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries and the South West Creative Technology Network, thanks Kate Pullinger and Rachel Pownall.

Our first speaker will be Coral Manton who is planning on talking about Women in Tech focusing on live coding, games development and Women in AI.

Second Speaker still to be announced …

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We signed up to the Bristol Equality Charter

On monday we went to the Bristol Equality Charter launch event.  Rather than describe it in detail you can read the  BBC overview.   The initiative has come from Councillor Asher Craig  who presented on it with great passion.  We loved it and were more than happy to be one of the underlying signatories.

One of the points that Marvin mentioned in his talk really resonated with us. He said that whenever people talk Diversity there seems to be competition with people saying “what about” BAME/Women/Age/Disabled/LGBT?

We believe we are inclusive of all as a group and do not segregate members. To us everyone is equal and we are simply trying to push tech into being more inclusive.  We happily work with other organisations to support them but we are simply concentrating on our area of knowledge.

For those wanting more information here’s the charter Bristol Equality Charter and you are free to sign it Declaration Form and send it to equality.network@bristol.gov.uk  if you want to be part of it .. which we can’t see that anybody reading our posts wouldn’t want to be.

Desklodge House is looking great!

Desklodge

We popped along to the new Desklodge House this week  which, as expected,  is looking truly great.  They have their first companies in and are working with us at WTH and HBB  on some very exciting plans for a recruitment & careers fair next year.

If you would like to be involved mail us on info@wthub.org, we will be releasing more details as we firm it up.  If you want to pop along and take a sneeky preview feel free to mail us and we’ll introduce you to the lovely team.

At our meetup this week we  discussed about freelancing and how isolating it can be. The Bristol Co-workers co-working group is really friendly, meets up regularly and we recommend popping along.  We ran a collaborative meetup quiz night social with them a while ago and had great fun, they won the quiz but we’re not sore losers.

Conferences and Collaborations

collaborative working
We had a great turnout for our first collaborative project last tuesday at CodeHub, they kindly supplied pizzas for us.  As we are quite a large (and hungry) group,  we would love to get some sponsored pizzas.  You can mail us on info@wthub.org if you fancy it (think poor starving geeks).
We started out looking at the use-case and followed with a github setup, a dedicated slack channel thread  and being tasked with scoping out the business as a whole(I think it may be called homework!). 
It’s a great opportunity to work through all the layers of a project and you don’t need any skills to join in, so feel free to pop along,  just sign up here CodeHub.