Summer Holidays (and summer social)

Dog going on holiday

… and we’re taking a break

Or so we would love to! In reality, we are busy planning and changing things.

As ever we have a lot of things that we know will help to achieve our aim of improving the inclusion in Tech and with that in mind this month we will mainly be planning. That sadly (or happily) means that we will not be running any events in August, It’s a chance for us to catch up but also most of our members appear to disappear during the holidays .. can’t think why !? We will still be available for those wanting to get support or talk to us (mail on info@wthub.org), but we figure your holidays in the Bahamas or camping in the back garden with the kids or friends is probably a bit more fun.

We have some great news coming up, as we are also changing the website to give you far more support and information. This will allow for anyone not able to get to our events find out what you can do, either as individual members or companies, to get great jobs or great people into your companies!

In fact, we have soo much to do we feel a month is not enough .. but let’s face it, we will miss our members if we take too long-off. On that note please sign up for our summer fair on meetup its on the 10th August and it has a miniature steam train to play with so what’s not to love?

Bristol Tech Fair

We have some exciting info on our Fair coming up so keep an eye on our website BristolTechFair and Tech3Shed our careers fair .. it will seriously have some amazingly exciting things for everyone! We’re talking AI, Competitions, talks and careers support – all rolled into a Saturday at the Colston Hall.

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‘Making It’ Showcase & Summer Open Evening

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With Knowle West Media Centre

Join us for an evening of innovation, celebration and conversation. See new products and technologies and meet some makers!

Develop

Since May 2019, 12 participants from across Bristol have been taking part in the Making It programme at Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory – learning a range of digital design and making skills, and developing ideas for their own products and enterprises.

Meet the makers and explore the range of 2D and 3D products they’ve fabricated using The Factory’s digital manufacturing equipment, from laser- and vinyl-cutters to 3D printers and digital embroidery machines.

Create

Find out what else The Factory has to offer, from our new membership offer to our forthcoming Autumn / Winter programme of training and workshops here on eventbrite.

Connect

Network with other businesses and creatives in the sector and enjoy drinks and nibbles. We look forward to welcoming you to The Factory!

Bristol Tech Fair

We are moving on with our November so keep an eye on our website BristolTechFair as we put it all together and try to ensure its the highlight of the Bristol Tech Festival week. We will also be sharing our partners and jobs on our careers fair website Tech3Shed.

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Want to exhibit at Technotopia?

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Call for exhibitors  Bristol Tech Fair 2019

Bristol’s first Tech Fair is here, and we are inviting local organisations to join us as exhibitors, sponsors or partners for a full day of hands-on activities, workshops, and creativity for the whole family to enjoy.

Bristol Tech Fair 2019 is a FREE event, a celebration of the best technology in our city and an invitation to young people and families to learn, interact and get excited about the opportunities that new technologies are bringing into our lives.

We are a featured event part of Bristol Technology Festival,  organised in collaboration with Engine Shed, Women’s Tech Hub, Wise Campaign and other local organisations working in partnership to make technology accessible to our communities in Bristol and beyond.

We are looking for companies eager to come down and teach the next generation just how exciting the world of Tech is. If you are supporting STEM outreach or have some exciting fun stuff that you want to share, then please get in touch as this is the perfect platform for you! Companies simply wishing to support are also very welcome to sponsor so that we can make this a great fun event and support charities and social enterprises with great solutions to also be at the event.

It’s world Emoji Day on the 17th

Emoji’s have been used since the beginning of the internet to transmit emotion in the written medium. As internet technology advanced, so did the use of the emoji, with previously pure text bits of ascii art turning into full-fledged animated faces and symbols. We’ve all used them, and we’re excited for the future of them! World Emoji day celebrates the history of these emotional expressions, and encourages you to be exceptionally emotive! After all, it’s always nice to let someone know how you’re feeling when you write, isn’t it? Emoji’s are just one more way!

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Announcing Bristol Tech Fair !!

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We’ve been planning this for a while and are finally able to announce that as part of Bristol Technology Week we will be running the Bristol Tech Fair in collaboration with Technotopia and the WISE campaign. As a follow on from our previous Tech³Shed engaged careers fair in March we have gotten together with Technotopia and the WISE campaign to run what promises to be a brilliant and fun day, mixing discussion, with careers and children!! So put it in your diaries that we’ll be at the Colston Hall on the 9th of November!

Happy History of Math 2.0 Day

“A celebration of the blending of technology and mathematics. For a lot of us, math wasn’t a favorite subject, we’d spend the entire period staring at the equations and wondering what sort of livid madman designed these torture chambers on paper. Ultimately, however, we realised that math is utterly indispensable in our modern world.”

UXBristol 2019 Friday July 12th

” The one day conference will offer hands-on workshops and aims to bring UXers together to share their knowledge and expertise. It is aimed at all levels from aspiring students to experienced consultants. “

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Happy Canada Day!

Dog with Candian flag glasses

To all our Canadian friends and family on July the 1st! (its also national icecream month btw)

We have a few things coming up around wellbeing at work and mental health and while we try to keep this to positive Tech stuff we do think it’s worth sharing a couple of things …

The Tech to Connect Challenge is looking to help civil society develop their early stage ideas for tech that enables more or better interactions between people. Tech can be alienating or divisive for those that are isolated, so we want to help civil society translate their knowledge into good ideas for new ways to connect people.

RSA: The Power of People for Transformative Change – “Connect: Create: Collaborate” Thursday 8th August from our friend Michelle Preston

” What are the differences between community, network and movement? Join us at this one day conference to explore and understand how connected communities, nurturing networks and meaningful movements provide opportunities for us all to “connect: create: collaborate”. “

We also spotted this – a practical film about it showing in BATH, SCREENING OF ‘STEVE’ this Wednesday. They are our brothers/fathers/friends/partners or children and we know of far too many of our members affected so well worth a look.

… and as part of PRIDE we spotted a techy related event Pride of Science on Friday the 5th

We are also involved with a new technical Advisory board with UWE and they have just announced their new masters 1 year Full-time/2 year part-time MSc Financial Technology has been validated, which we love as it spans Finance and Tech, and is a great course to do to help transfer into a very vast growing sector of the Tech world.

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