WTH project and Women Tech Founders updates

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Women Tech Founders

Kissy Kissy by Pretty Digital

Supporting women founders: It’s hard to work stuff out when you are right in the middle of things. This month we are introducing a regular 20-minute slot called “Its not about the nail” to work talk through your ideas, projects and business conundrums.

1. Intros and catch ups
2. Agreeing the rules
3. Its not about the nail – with Constance Fleuriot and Pretty Digital
4. Planning for the year – sessions ideas

Watch this video for some background on what we mean by “its not about the nail

The aim is to give one person each month some space talk about their business, bring their whole selves and to be listened to. WTF’s agree to listen appreciatively to each other and give one person a safe space to share and think through their problem. This can only work if we listen attentively and don’t rush to fix things.

Women’s Tech Hub project

Bristol Tech Fair

As part of the workshop wednesdays we are repurposing our websites and asking members who are upskilling to take them over. As part of this our member Marija is being mentored by Rob from Codehub to work on the Bristol tech fair website and turn it ito a resource site. Its a great protfolio piece and anyone wanting to get involved please take a look below

Hello Everyone!!! Excited news! I am contributing to the design of one of the WOMEN’S TECH HUB LIMITED project and I need your’s and your kids (if you have:) help.
“The project is to turn Bristol Tech Fair website into a kids tech resource so that we can outreach to all kids .. apparently the private schools are doing better with this than the state so its about being inclusive to all – and it should be for the future for kids that aren’t engaged in the school system.”
We are at the very beginning stage of the project and now I am looking for candidates to participate in a short survey about an upcoming website of Bristol Tech Fair. I would be very grateful if you could fill out this short Google survey form and especially ask your under 18s to do the same:) Here is a link: https://lnkd.in/dmJ5WcN

Thank you for your contribution and please share around!

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Tableau & Data visualisation @ Workshop Wednesday

Tableau Dashboard

Just some more details on the Tableau talk with Gabs#1 tonight (Join up here)

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users

Gabriela Morales

This workshop is meant for those interested in learning more about Tableau and Data Analysis & Visualisations. It will introduce the software by making comparisons with the widely-known Excel. However, no previous knowledge of either software is required. 

The workshop will cover the following sections: – How can Tableau & Data Visualisations advance your career – The top 10 features you’ll love from Tableau if you’re an Excel user – Example / Exercise in Tableau – Where to start if you want to learn Tableau – Q&A session

The full agenda:

6pm : Zoom starts – info share and quick hi to everyone

6:15pm: 2 workshops running in separate rooms

Workshop #1 Donna Grimmer presenting:

Join us for a chat and presentations relevant to Software testing and how it plays an integral part of software development.

Learn the basic concept of testing and how it is implemented right from the start of a project.

You can join the group here or pop in from this join up

*this is a women in software testing group but members of wthub and Codehub are welcome to attend if they are signed up to Workshop Wednesday

Workshop #2 Gabriela Morales presenting:

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users (TBC)
WebDev101 Breakout room

We will open up a breakout room for the WebDev101 should any members wish to work on web development together. Currently, we do not have a host so this will be on request and we can leave the room open for the full meeting

7:15pm: Coffee/wine/cocktail/beer break – will stay live for any discussions

7:30pm: 2 workshops

Workshop#3 James presenting his ‘intro to’ series:

An intro to SQL. This was run previously at our live event at Desklodge House and proved extremely popular.

He’ll be presenting some slides on SQL, relational databases and how to use them to store information. Then there will be at least one database server to play with, so please have a laptop available and you can try a few things.

We’ll look at how we create a database, query a database and, if we have time, structure it to optimise for different tasks.

Workshop #2 Kathryn Armistead running:

There will also be a Python beginners course at 7:30pm with Kathryn. It is following an online Python Course (https://www.udacity.com/course/introduction-to-python–ud1110), with fortnightly workshops to go over the course material with the opportunity to ask questions, share coursework etc. For the next workshop we will cover lesson 3: there is quite a lot of substance here and all things that you will use over and over again, so if you have time any extra practice will stand you in good stead.

8:30pm: Central chat and call out for any projects that people want to support etc. Also time to make suggestions on subjects moving forward .. we are currently putting them together so will show the list and dates moving forward.

9pm: Close

Baths’ Week of Women in Science

Week of Women in Science Poster

In the week of 10-14th of February the NWP (Network of Women in Physics) together with the Student Chapter of the Optical Society at the University of Bath will host the Week of Women in Science conference.

– FREE LUNCH Monday 12:15pm, Physics Square
– Lunchtime talks from 5 inspirational women in physics
– Pub Lecture ‘Hunting for Planets with Citizen Science’
– Pub quiz (prizes given!)
– ‘From the Perspective of Women in Physics’ panel discussion
– Networking

More information on the lunchtime lectures can be found on the Bath section of the events below. For the free lunch, you can sign up to the Monday lecture and let us know about your dietary requirements!

Looking forward to seeing you there! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Bristol Girl Geek Dinners Upcoming Event

GGD #80 Data Fuelled Growth: Why and How to implement with your product Thursday the 20th

Candide

Data fuelled Growth
How can you use data to make fast, confident decisions? Pippa will discuss how to use data and experiments to grow your product and how data can align marketing campaigns, engineering and product.

About Pippa Churcher
Pippa is head of Growth at Bristol-based Candide, the app for plant-loving humans founded in 2018. She manages experiments to optimise acquisition and retention, but her career initially started by studying Anthropology at university. She then worked at the National Trust, connecting people with conservation through events and marketing, moving to another technology company before finding Candide, where she helps create a digital space for plant and nature lovers.

She also climbs a lot of mountains – the relevance of which will be divulged during her talk!

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Boosting Diversity in Tech: Make the Levy Work for Your Organisation

Data Science keyboard

Our friends at Cambridge Spark are hosting a webinar to help support companies looking to use the apprenticeship Levy to upskill. We are hopefully going to get Cambridge Spark into the city, so if you are interested please let us know on info@wthub.org.

This webinar will use the National Apprenticeship Week theme of “Look Beyond” to share factual information about how apprenticeships can be used to increase diversity and bring business benefits to your organisation.  Anyone with hiring, training or management responsibility for organisations of any size is welcome to attend. The focus will be on the diversity of subjects available and the range of people who can become apprentices. We will look at different training options, including degree apprenticeships and programmes delivered on-site.

At the end of the webinar, attendees should have an understanding of how they can look beyond the myths and stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships in order to make the most of these training programmes within their modern workplace. If you are building a data science team, please join us on 6th February to be part of the conversation.

Careers in Tech Week

The Careers Service from Bristol University are running a Careers in Tech Week for students from 2 – 6 March and a couple of events within the week may be of interest to your members. If either are of interest then please feel free to contact them directly on employer-services@bristol.ac.uk.

Monday 2 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Working in tech from a non-tech background panel event. We are looking for Bristol Alumni who work in tech but don’t have a technical background to sit on a panel. 

Wednesday 4 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Women in tech panel event. The aim of the event is to celebrate women in the tech industry and to inspire our female students and highlight the opportunities of a career in tech.

Thursday 5 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Tech start-up panel event. Have you started a tech company or work in one? Come and share your experience and inspire our students.

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Digital Cities Bristol 2020 & Plant Swaps

Plant Swap

Digital Cities Bristol 2020

BBC Digital Cities will be returning to Bristol in 2020 with a week-long series of events for the creative industries. Starting on Saturday 25 January, there will be a full and varied schedule across the week, offering insights and free digital skills training.

Amongst the partners delivering events are BBC Academy with our Digital Skills Day, which includes the chance to find out about podcasting, TikTok, Instagram and filming on your smartphone, BBC Young ReporterBBC Stem and digital arts and creative conference, Hello Culture Remixwill be making its debut in the city. 

Boomsatsuma will once again be opening up their doors for an Ask Me Anything event and Bristol Media‘s How to Get Your Dream Job event will be taking place at the BBC Bristol.

Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio will be hosting a special lunchtime session on the Friday with the BBC’s Makerbox and We The Curious are running their awe-inspiring Planetarium Nights.

There will also be a day of events on Thursday 30 January at Watershed. Called Screen Futures, it will feature Bristol UNESCO City of FilmInto Film, ScreenSkills, Cables & Cameras, TEDxBristolBBC WritersroomBFI NETWORK, Calling the Shots and BBC Upload and many more fantastic organisations, and will give you the chance to find out what schemes and opportunities they can offer.

Also, recent arrivals to the city – Channel 4 – will be talking about their latest apprenticips and trainee schemes and not to be missed out, tech and digital creators will be able to attend UWE’s Global Game Jam.

Get Involved with a Plant Swap

Candide are setting up a Plant swap to encourage employee wellness at work. Details wise, we’re looking to hold the plant swap on an evening or during the day, whatever suits! For people to join in the plant swap, employees can either come along and buy a plant or they can bring one along to swap with someone else’s or one of theirs 🙂 If they just want to browse that’s also fine! If you know any companies who would be keen or would like to get involved please mail directly to Zoe.

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