It’s Launch (and Data) week

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Workshop Wednesdays starts on the 22nd

This is the week we have been waiting for as we finally kick off our Workshop Wednesdays taking over the entire third floor of the lovely Desklodge House. The space is open to all and you can join up on Women’s Tech Hub to pop along – and YES men are welcome as members with Women’s Tech Hub .. we considered maybe renaming it to “Wo Men’s” so it wasn’t so scarey but thought that really, the type of men we want to see, would get over their fear of the word and sign up.

We plan to run workshops around different themes so if you want to put together some training/workshops around Python, Javascript, UX, learning Salesforce etc then speak to us and we can plan it in. We are also planning on running some for our founders and start ups as well as supporting the local bootcamp cohorts to help them get work.

This week we have the wonderful Mia Impey ADLIB’s Diversity and Inclusion specialist doing a workshop on CV’s.

Amy Newton will be giving a talk on “Essentials of a business plan in raising bank funding for your business” to help out start ups – for this you can sign up on Women’s Tech Founders (same rules re gender as above … I mean it’s not like MANPOWER only get men into jobs – or do they?)

It’s Data Week 2019

The Jean Golding Institute is running a week long series of workshops, talks and events in the field of data science and data-intensive research. Including Python, open data, reproducible research, data analysis, live coding, deep learning and more. So rather than individually naming all the free data training options please click the link and sign up! So for all you Data geeks out there – sign up and pop along as they look great!

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Sparkols’ VideoScribe and CyberCon

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Our lovely friends at Sparkol are running with TechSpark a Techie Brekkie event “Using video & animation to grow marketing reach & engagement” over at Desklodge House this week. They will show how their tool VideoScribe can be used to create your own videos for marketing, sales, HR or training purposes. See Videoscribe here

It’s free to attend and will take place on Thursday, 16 May from 8:00-9:30am. Registration is here: Techie Brekkie | Using video & animation to grow marketing reach & engagement.

The world’s first gameified Cyber conference is coming to Bristol!

We believe Cyber conferences should be fun and engaging – and open to all, regardless of experience. Thus BristolCyberCon was born!

At BristolCyberCon you’ll be incentivised to network with others through fun social engineering & gameification activities, encouraged to participate in the interactive events, and engage with our speakers throughout the day. We’ll also have our comedy duo doing cyber skits through the day (and in the bar afterwards) to keep the day enjoyable.

We’ve 4 interactive workshops, 2 hackathons, a Red Team vs Blue Team panel debate and 15+ inspiring speakers who will be discussing everything from social engineering your way into an office, building cyber diversity in the workplace, using GitOps to deploy software securely, to reverse engineering electric cars!

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Introducing “Workshop Wednesdays”

Workshop Wednesdays

We have been discussing this for quite a while now and finally are getting it off the ground. Wierdly we can only pronounce it with a games programme style delivery – its …. “Workshop Wednesdays!” (sounding like captain cavemen the cartoon character).

So the plan is – that it will take place once every other week in the new Desklodge House on the 3rd floor from 6 – 9pm.

There are two large areas for coworking/peer-supported learning in a very similar remit to that of Codehub events. There are also a series of rooms in which we can do training shared projects or talks, these can host from 6 to 16 people and we are open to people contacting us if you wish to run something. The idea is that we may have one group learning a CRM such as Salesforce, for example, another running a UX group, then a python group, etc. The overall theme will be about collaborations and its mainly for mixed groups but some may be women only as its a WTHub initiative and we are aware that many women learn better in women-only environments.

We are looking for sponsor companies to support us with pizzas and drinks in return for an opportunity to present and commnicate either as an engagement or a recruitment piece. Women’s Tech Hub runs a no recruiter (other than an internal sponsor recruiter as noted above) and a strict social media policy which you can find in our Code of Conduct, the meetup is open to everyone (yes that includes men) so please join up and sign up if you want to come along.

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The F Factor: Bristol Regional Final

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Join us to see the best young entrepreneurs in your region. Our Co-founder Thanh will be on the Judging Panel too! Date: May 3rd, 2019 from 6pm – 9.30pm

The F Factor is the UK’s premier Start-Up for ambitious young entrepreneurs using technology to solve the world’s biggest problems. Taking inspiration from the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals, the competition is designed for 14-18 and 19-25 year olds across the nation and aims to encourage young bright minds to explore entrepreneurship. The competition is underpinned with active entrepreneurship education for students and graduates to harness cutting-edge innovation and shape them into solutions for the world’s most pressing problems.

The Regional Final is the 3rd round of the competition that started in November with 400+ participants in the 1st round and 100 in the 2nd round. During the Regional Finals, eight founders with brilliant businesses will compete in each of the five regions of the competition to find the very best ideas from across the UK. Get your tickets here.

Are you interested in how data can help us be more empowering and caring?

Join us for an afternoon event and help us explore how better use of data can improve the quality of lives of the residents and guests in our city.
We will consider how data and information could be used to help with local priorities and how we can best support the development of an empowered and caring City.
The session will include presentations ‘Our Data Project’ commission winners and local thematic experts. There will also be a world cafe style workshop to explore how data and information can be used in relation to the One City Plan themes.
Local strategic priorities and projects such as ‘Ending Period Poverty’ will be addressed.
We will uncover the challenges, identify available data, collate a wish list of data, map projects and document ideas.
The event has been designed to provide voice for:
Citizens ~ Developers ~ Community ~ Academia ~ Public sector ~ Businesses.


Our Data Bristol. Empowering and Caring
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Happy Easter!

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Future Of IOT

Future of IoT: ExperistechUK, and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Conference in Bristol on the 25th April. We’ll be on a panel and present with a stand so come and say hi!

Experis, techUK and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Event in Bristol for 2019. This year’s event will focus on the incredible benefits that the Internet of Things can bring to Manufacturing; from the adoption of advanced manufacturing methods which allow for greater customisation, through to the potential energy savings and performance improvements that it can deliver. We will also explore the new skills that will be needed to underpin this change, as operations and information technology collide.

Whilst there are pockets of world-leading excellence in the UK, the Government backed Made Smarter Review emphasised that the faster adoption of what it called Industrial Digital Technologies is a priority, offering  a prize fund of as much as £455bn for UK manufacturing over the next decade.

Attendees will hear industry leaders share the opportunities and difficulties of implementing advanced manufacturing techniques, and their recommendations for others who are progressing their IoT journey. There will be the chance to network throughout the day with technology and industry leaders, as well as gain a greater understanding of Government support and plans in this area.

DDD southwest

Is coming on the 27th April DDD Southwest is a free-to-attend & conference for software developers. DDD Southwest is a free-to-attend conference for software developers. For information on how to get there and recommended hotels, please take a look here: https://dddsouthwest.com/page/venue

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