A new (not another) Manic Monday!

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.

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