Today is Happy International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June) so big shout out to all of us in the industry and striving to support our colleagues and other women to make the move into a great industry.
We do have one conference in town this week and the sparkies awards so welcome to …
This year the awards will be held in the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath, at the Assembly Rooms, on 27 June 2019 and if you’ve been to the SPARKies before you’ll know it’s a great night for digital debauchery, comedy and community with awards for everything from outstanding tech startups to mentors, hardware, virtual reality and more. Good luck to all the nominees and say hi to WTHub Constance Fleuriot if you are there as she is one of the judges!
DrupalCamp Bristol 2019 Friday June 28th
“The main conference day will be held from 9am until 5pm on Friday the 28th of June at The Station, Silver St. There will be a wide range of talks on a single track allowing technical and non-technical attendees to enjoy their day. “
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Looks like its a busy Wednesday .. it is the Business showcase but it seems like everyone loves a Wednesday, we have even managed to clash with ourselves – running our Bristol GGD #76 Digital Exclusion and Double Diamonds with BJSS with our workshop Wednesdays (more details below!). Hopefully, it means we will all be well fed with pizza by the end of the night and we are obviously on trend!
Our other news is that we have now set up a jobs board which allows our Tech3Shed Careers Fair sponsors and our Women’s tech Hub members to advertise their roles as part of their member/sponsorship offerings. The sponsorship package for being part of the Bristol Tech Fair is also ready this week so mail us on email@example.com for info! .. there will be more info coming in the next few weeks! There also happen to be a couple of big Conferences on this week
B-sides – which is a massive London cyber Conference
What is BSides Bristol?
BSides Bristol is a two-day infosec community event run under the BSides Security movement. It’s the first BSides event to be run in the south west following the success of other UK BSides events like BSides London and BSides Manchester, with a seperate core team. It’s coming to town this week 20th – 21st June 2019 at UWE
Who should come?
Absolutely anybody interested in InfoSec disciplines like Penetration
Testing, Digital Forensics, Incident Response, or generic Cyber
Security. You don’t have to work in InfoSec to attend; all you need is a
spark of interest! We’re hoping to capture a pool of cyber-ness from
the south west primarily, attracting people from Bristol, Cardiff, Bath
and Gloucester, as well as visitors from around the country and the
Collaborate Bristol is The South West’s leading UX, Ai and Design
conference. The conference returns for the seventh year running, aimed
at encouraging sharing, learning and networking within the digital
The event returns to the Watershed on Friday June 21st , offering a unique chance to network with peers and learn from top brands and internationally renowned speakers against the backdrop of Bristol’s floating harbour.
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Social Media Week is a global conference held in over 25 cities worldwide. Participate in the Bristol edition and attend events across the city which are designed to upskill, inform, explore ideas and opportunities and further the conversation on key issues in media, marketing and technology. For full details you can check out the main website Social Media Week on from the 10th to the 14th – we’re expecting that they’ll be publicising it well!
Starting at the next Workshop Wednesday 19th June, Kathryn (from CodeHub (https://www.codehub.org.uk/) will be kicking off self-led python study group(s). The aim is to bring together people who want to learn or improve their python skills, provide suggestions on learning materials/courses, and share experiences on what makes effective self-led groups. At the end of the evening we’d hope that there would be one or more groups who have agreed to study together and have, at least, planned the next step.
All levels and genders are welcome, though the focus is likely to be on those who are less (or no) experienced in python. We would warmly welcome those who have a few python skills already and would be willing to support the groups – it will be a fun way of helping your own development, as well as being a great addition to your CV!
GrrrlGames will also be there ” Grrrl Games is for women* interested in the field of game development. We meet up on the first Tuesday of every month in Bristol, for talks, practical sessions and group discussions on all areas of gaming. “
Any companies wishing to engage by paying for pizzas and drinks and running workshops etc please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I’ll be Back South West
June 2019’s I’ll Be Back South West is going to be a colourful summer riot of knowledge and wisdom. In the usual convivial fun-filled style that you’ve come to know and love. And we’re back at the coolest club in town: THE SQUARE CLUB.
It’s a monthly meet-up for people interested in the impact of artificial intelligence/machine learning/technology on the creative process in the ad industry. Each month we have three/four/five guest speakers from brands, startups, agencies and academia to share their perspective on creative AI.
If you’re having troubled thoughts like ‘Is that machine text
generator better than me’ or ‘I wonder if I’ll lose my job to a robot?’
or ‘What the hell is a GAN anyway?’, then this is definitely the event
for you. You will receive the gift of new, exciting information planted in your brain, and leave excited and inspired about the future.
Sign up I’ll Be Back South West – Creativity, AI and Ads
On that note
We had a meeting with the wonderful Tiny Giants team (from I’ll be back) last week and it looks like they are keen to work with us on the Bristol Tech Fair (currently setting up the site!) alongside Technotopia, our Tech3shed careers fair and WISE and possibly with some collaboration with TEDxBristol. It’s all in early planning stages but we are VERY excited about what we will come up with – and we would love any volunteers to let us know if they want to help on the day – mail us on email@example.com.
We have our next Workshop Wednesdays event this week and we will have Pitching yourself, your business, or your idea. (Bristol) by Meet & Speak , we are happy to host other groups and of course any companies wanting to engage, help with pizzas or workshops.
is this week 4-6 June 2019 at Sansovino Hall, Bristol Harbour Hotel, 53-55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT and we also have an extra discount on tickets for our female members you can get your tickets here – mail us for discount which sees an extra 30% of the women in tech price.
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Half Term so hopefully a quiet week
We had great fun last week with our first Workshop Wednesdays event and if you would like to pay for pizzas/ run workshops and engage then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The next one will be on the 5th June and includes Pitching yourself, your business, or your idea. (Bristol) by Meet & Speak , so we hope to see you there. It’s open to all and it was great to see so many ex bootcampers come along for the CV workshop. A big thanks to Mia for running that and also to Amy with her financial advice. For the bootcampers we hope you can come along to our social this Friday which we are running as a WTH May Social – Celebration for the recent bootcamp achievers – all welcome.
Blockercon is coming
Thats next week but we have a discount on tickets for our female members you can get your tickets here – mail us for discount which sees an extra 30% of the women in tech price.
BLOCKERCON is a global gathering of blockchain experts, startups and enterprise organisations.
With over 100 engaging sessions across three action-packed days, and speakers from all around the world, BLOCKERCON will once again bring the future of blockchain technology to Bristol on 4-6 June 2019!
BLOCKERCON 2019 – major new venue with keynote stage, expo area, meet the expert round-table sessions and workshops. The must attend blockchain event for high-growth startups, service providers and enterprise organisations!
.. and so is the Pixel Pioneers Conference & social media week
A one-day conference of practical and inspiring design and front-end talks, featuring eight world-class speakers, preceded by a workshop day. In Bristol Pixel Pioneers is on 7 June.
Social Media Week is a global conference held in over 25 cities worldwide. Participate in the Bristol edition and attend events across the city which are designed to upskill, inform, explore ideas and opportunities and further the conversation on key issues in media, marketing and technology. 10 – 14th June
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