Summer Break .. just one last thing ..

Summer Break

With Term coming to a close we are finishing off with one final event relating to last weeks newsletter:

Girl Geek Dinners presents Weston College courses

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Weston College have funding to deliver a series of 12weeks skills bootcamps in Cloud services and Cloud Data Engineering which is free to independent learners. Running 2 sets from September and January and hopefully with the guaranteed interview.
They also have loads of engineering and tech courses available which they will present (part of the WEIoT) and are presenting and discussing what the option are on the final GGD events of the year this coming Thursday

Sign up on the Bristol GGD #86 Weston College courses or Bath BGGD Reloaded #16 Weston College courses

Introducing the Data Ethics Club (hosted by the Jean Golding institute)

Data Ethics Club is a “journal” club about doing data science ethically. “Journal” because they will also read blog posts, (parts of) books, or watch videos.

The club is open to all and they are lucky to have attendees from around the world and with diverse expertise, from practising lawyers to data analysts in the UK National Health Service, to social scientists, to Research Software Engineers in the USA. Everyone is welcome to come and discuss Data Science and Ethics with us: and they look forward to learning from your perspective.

They send out regular reminders of our meetings to our mailing list, so joining it is the best way to regularly hear about our upcoming meetings.

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Tomorrow’s Engineers & Codehub Mentoring

Mentoring

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers

Our ambition is to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers. We support employers and the wider engineering community to achieve this collective aim and engaged directly with schools via our outreach programmes.

Applying an Impact Framework Date: Monday 28 June Time: 10:30-12:00

At this webinar EngineeringUK’s Head of Research, Steph Neave, and Senior Research and Impact Manager, Mollie Bourne will take you through an impact framework model for engineering outreach. We will also share insights on how the framework has been applied to a current engineering outreach programme. You will then have the opportunity to collaborate with other Signatories and Supporters in facilitated breakout rooms where you will discuss questions and ideas about how the impact framework could be applied to your own programmes. We are looking to record the workshop and share with those who are unable to join us on the day.  Please use this link to sign up.

Virtual Work Experience Date: Thursday 15 July Time: 10:30-12:00

At this webinar we will share with you some key learnings on design and delivery of engineering focused virtual work experience. We will share insights gathered via EngineeringUK’s Virtual Work Experience Working Group and showcase virtual work experience programmes that members of the Code Community are delivering, to share and build understanding about what works. In break-out sessions there will be the opportunity for participants to discuss key challenges, successes and ideas, in relation to delivery of virtual work experience.  Please use this link to sign up.

We hope that you will be able to join us at these two events, please do get in touch with The Code Team if you have any questions.

CodeHub Mentoring

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Codehub have been running a very successful mentoring group for a few seasons now. They are just about to launch this years, so if anyone is interested in being either a mentor or a mentee then please get in touch. They also welcome companies to get involved so contact them on their contact mail if you are interested in having a chat or getting involved info@codehub.org.uk.

South West Business Analysis

‘What goes where – an introduction to my wardrobe and UX architecture’ from Amy Lobé. This is an interactive session where you can learn some useful research skills to help organise your information (or potentially your wardrobe).

Amy is a Product Designer who’s run lots of user research and loves to share her skills. Get up to speed on how a user experience designer uses various research methods to make their decisions.

In this session you will:

  • discover a few methods of research to help create structure or architecture.
  • understand the pros, cons and uses for each of them.
  • get to grips on the details of a Card Sort
  • practice a basic Card Sort in teams.

13.00-13.45 June 29th. Sign up here.

Business Development Toolkit from SWCTN

In the course of our work across new ideas in immersion, automation and data we have developed the components of our Protopying the Business Programme, and we have made some new tools to help companies think about their offering, their way of working, and how they communicate that to others. Find it here.

This set of tools are designed to help you to dig into some essential aspects of your creative business, for example: 

  • understanding and creating a closer conversation with your audiences; 
  • knowing your market and how you can get to it
  • considering the different business forms possible and selecting the one that fits for you and your values
  • establishing the right business model for you and your idea,
  • aligning with your visions, values and culture to make the business that works for you.

The Computer Vision Festival: June 22-24.

Here’s a snapshot of the experts speaking:

  • Vice President, Image Data Scientists – AstraZeneca
  • Director of Computer Vision – Nike
  • European AI Hub Lead – Rolls Royce
  • Lead Machine Learning Scientist – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Product Owner Industrial Computer Vision – Volkswagen Group

We appreciate your timezone and your calendar may mean you can’t tune in live.
So, we’re giving you replay access to every presentation on the house.  Grab your pass.

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Data Week Online & CogX Festival

Conferences

Jean Golding Institute’s Data Week June the 14th – 18th

The Jean Golding Institute is excited to announce Data Week Online 2021, a jam-packed week of complimentary workshops, renowned speakers and interactive events showcasing the latest in Data Science and AI. 

Here’s some of the subject matter:

Beginners and intermediate R, Data Science, Python, Data Automation, Digital Twins, Robot trading, Visual Analytics, AI, Data Ethics, Big Data, Tableau, Cybercriminal careers, Command Line Interface, Business and Social perspectives, research in explainability, App building, SPHERE, COVID 19, Translational funding and plenty more.

Feel free (literally) to sign up here.

CogX festival June the 14th – 18th

Cogx

A Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Transformational Technology addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?”

There’s lots to get your teeth into at this one:

Global Leadership, CreaTech, Lab to Live, Next Gen Infrastructure & Industry 4.0, Open Web, Research, Start-up to IPO, The Future of Work & HR, The Planet & Smart Cities, GLS Side Events, Cutting Edge, Cyber & Defence, Economy, EdTech & Education, Ethics & Society, FinTech & Future Financial Services & Health & Wellbeing

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Weston Open Week & StemFest

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University Centre Weston

During this week-long event, University Centre Weston will be showcasing all of the degree courses and higher education facilities on offer in Weston-super-Mare.

Join them virtually Monday – Thursday for subject specific online events where you’ll learn more about the degrees within these areas.

Join them in person on Saturday for their first Campus Open Day of the year, and see their facilities for yourself.

This event is open to everyone – whether you are an existing Weston College student or have never studied with us before. You can join as many sessions as you like – just signup for each one you’d like to attend! Check it out here.

South West STEM Fest 7th – 25th of June

On behalf of STEM Ambassador Hubs South West Peninsula and West England we are thrilled to offer you a three week virtual programme of STEM activities designed to educate and inspire young people across our region. We have been blown away by the response from employers, organisations and STEM Ambassadors. There is something here for everyone across all ages and for parents and carers too. The content is broad and varied, some sessions will be practical and require resources to be downloaded, others are presentation style. We also have science shows and careers focused workshops. Most sessions will be delivered live via Zoom or Teams with the option for questions through the chat function.

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Start-up support and free training

Free to learn

Women Tech Founders Bristol Business Support Series

Lets Gets Started

Our next event is about starting a business – it’s for anyone interested in knowing some more about setting up a business and ask questions so feel free to pop in even if you don’t feel ready to take the plunge. Details are on our WTF ~ Bristol page here.

Free and affordable training courses

We’ve been chatting to the local universities and Weston college recently and we were right – there’s lots of money coming through from the government to support re-skilling both with apprenticeships and free training. We’ll let you know more as we understand more but it sounds like they are insisting on 50% women, which is great to hear!

Below is this weeks info from Weston College – the level 3 is the equivalent of 2 A levels but there are a plethora of others up to level 7 coming which are the equivalent of masters. We’ll try and debunk them as we go but keep an eye on us while we explain them. These are of interest for Coding practices and IT skills. Check it out here.

We’ve partnered with UWE Bristol to deliver a range of FREE Level 3 qualifications at UWE Bristol’s easy-to-reach Frenchay Campus.

Weston College

To be eligible you’ll need to be aged 19+ without a Level 3 qualification. The courses start soon – so signup today to secure your place. Our unique partnership with UWE Bristol brings together Weston College’s OFSTED outstanding further education courses with UWE Bristol’s Gold standard higher education facilities on the outskirts of Bristol.

We currently have courses available covering a variety of subjects – and as full Level 3 qualifications, they’re ideal whether you’re looking to retrain, upskill or progress on to university.

Here’s what we can offer:

  • Your course and all associated examination fees, for FREE – providing you’re eligible and live in the South West of England.
  • A mixture of classroom-based lectures in Bristol and online learning.
  • Support available via your own tutor to help you succeed.
  • All the benefits of studying at Weston College and UWE Bristol – including exclusive student discounts.

CogX festival is coming up next week and here’s the free ticket link

A Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Transformational Technology addressing the question “How do we get the next 10 years right?”

Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase 2021

The 2021 Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase is taking place online on the 8th and 9th of June, presenting a host of fantastic Creative Informatics projects, and featuring special guest speakers, panels, interactive performances and meet ups!

Join us to find out more about inspiring data-driven work being done by individuals and organisations in Edinburgh and South East Scotland’s creative industries, as we reveal some of the innovative products, services and experiences that have been developed with funding and support from Creative Informatics.

New FemTech in Town

We spoke to a new FemTech company during the week and they’re hiring and looking for women to join them. Check out their jobs: User Researcher, Quality Manager, Senior Embedded Electronics Engineer (needle in a haystack we believe on that one) and Project Manager.

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