We love the UKESF and all the great work it does to encourage engineering as a career choice, including its efforts to reach out to girls and women so thought we would share their latest schools project and promotional video. (We would suggest turning off the sound for the video – that may just be personal taste though).
For those that haven’t heard of the UKESF….
In the UK, the Electronics sector is big, valuable and growing; however, the demand for capable, employable graduates is currently outstripping supply. We are an educational charity, launched in 2010, with both public and private seed-corn funding. We operate collaboratively with major companies, leading universities and other organisations to tackle the skills shortage in the Electronics sector.
Make a real difference: help promote Electronics in schools by supporting our “Electronics Everywhere” project – click HERE to find out how.
We also spotted this great piece on Emily on the BBC – thanks Kathryn for highlighting it!
Emily Smithson, from Bristol, said the importance of playgrounds for children and parents had been underlined during the Covid-19 pandemic. She said she was frustrated no list of local play sites existed. Ms Smithson, 42, spent two years learning programming skills to design the free interactive app and game, which features play areas in her city. Playgrounds across England closed in March as part of the first wave of restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the coronavirus in March.
To be fair – we’ve been keeping pretty busy as ever planning some great things – we’ll give a quick rundown for those of you who have not been keeping a half eye on us whilst sitting by the pool/sea/up a mountain/on their boats .. or wherever you’ve all been!
First up we have FREE Introduction to Data Analytics for Ladies on Saturday the 7th September – this goes in with our theme on Data that we are currently looking to encourage members to look into. It’s currently on waitlist but if it goes well, we will try and run another one
This is a shared area to support beginners, returners and people wanting to learn more about tech or looking to return or upskill, with multiple areas and workshops. We are looking for sponsor companies to support us with pizzas and drinks in return for an opportunity to present and communicate either as an engagement or a recruitment piece.
We are delighted to present a “FREE Introduction to Data Analytics for Ladies
We have teamed up with the brilliant girlstalkdata
to bring you a free one day Intro to Data Analytics. It extends to
anyone who identifies as Female and will be running in the new Desklodge
House next to St.Mary Redcliffe church, near Temple Meads train station
and is our first event back after our summer break So put Saturday the
7th September in your diaries and come along – sign up here.
Data analytics can not only be fun, but can also
help advance your career regardless of your current field. Embark on
this one day introduction journey to see for yourself. Maybe you fall in
The day will consist of several sections from broader concepts explanations to a real scenario based tasks.
YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO
Work of a data analyst: a day in life
Analytical thinking, basic data concepts and terminology
Data extraction and modelling techniques
Practical intro to SQL: function and data-cleansing
Practical intro to visualisations: best practices and hands-on exercises using Tableau, Qlik Sense or Power BI.
We’re officially up and running now with the Bristol Tech Fair – its “A Tech Love Story”. Technotopia are there to have fun with the kids and have their first sponsors coming in with some very cool robots! We are now open for sponsors and members looking to engage and meet some great candidates through our Tech3Shed inclusive Careers Fair. Last but not least, the WISE campaign will be running with:
What the #tech is going on to make work and the workplace better for everyone?
Women, Allies and Including Men in the conversation from School to Boardroom.
Check out the website here for more information and keep an eye out for what we will be bringing you and at tech3shed for information on who will be there and recruiting!
Friday is “tell a joke” Day
So we’ll give you some jokes and you can find out who said them …
“A friend will help you move. A best friend will help you move a body.”
“A government survey reveals the prime minister is doing the work of two men. Laurel and Hardy.”
“Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a schizophrenic, and so am I.”
“I’m sure wherever my father is, he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending.”