To be fair we are starting to get into our stride and not wearing shoes or getting dressed is interesting, especially still wearing pj bottoms on work calls!
It was great to catch up with some of you this week and we loved the Pyjamas! Currently we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. We are happy to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Dress code ‘Casual’ it appears! Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on
(to be fair we are ‘borrowing them of some slack channels we are on .. so thanks Codehub to name one, we hope you don’t mind!)
For mental health wellbeing: Happify is an online resource that helps with stress and has some neat resources and tools to help with it all – check it out here.
A six part webinar series on AI which you can register for seperately see here
Kickstart – Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).
Pluralsight free April offer: Build in-demand tech skills without leaving your house. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.
CodeWars: Achieve mastery through challenge – Improve your skills by training with others on real code challenges
Free Saas book to download for learning resources : SAASBook
For Mentoring we found this great group and had a chat with them – they are based in New Zealand but are International OneUpOneDown and are absolutely lovely! “We’re a platform for matching women mentors and mentees together. We’re currently focusing women in business and tech.Mentor matches last just 3 months. Matches are made based on the specific areas of professional and/or personal development the mentee is looking for, e.g. biz dev, marketing, leadership, communication, confidence.”
What great weather for a stay at home Easter weekend! We hope you all had a chance to at least glimpse some of it during your exercise breaks!
Obviously, we know that a lot of you are starting to get bored and or maybe looking for work at this time if so then we are opening our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays to zoom catch-ups to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on email@example.com.
Join us online for a free instructor-led, hands-on lab to learn how to accelerate your machine learning with Snowflake and Amazon SageMaker. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of creating an advanced analytics solution.
We’ve opened up our AI library resources to everyone. Access 500 hours of content, from 1500 speakers, ranging from AI in Healthcare to Reinforcement Learning insights, to NLP advancements, from the industry’s brightest minds.
Okay so we think we are starting to get the hang of the social isolation and other than not remembering what day it is (EVER) and never having to make an effort with our appearance (except when work annoyingly sets up video calls!) its not too bad.
The fact that we are scared to brave the shops is new and luckily we have had Bristol stepping up with:
The Lockdown Economy website naming all the local independant businesses and what they are offering currently
A google map with links and details again of local businesses who are still going – here.
Resources for learning or basically anything by the look of it, based around ADHD but seems to have everything for bored kids! Chatterpack
and guess what ? Marshfields are doing home deliery on ice-cream .. yes you heard right!!
Anybody who wondered what the Big Brother house was like to be in? At least you don’t have an audience of people watching and commenting on your every mood swing so that has to be good – right?
There’s obviously not a lot going on and to be fair the phone autocorrected a word to be webinarse – and we can’t say we blame it so are making it the word of the month. Catching up with reading old fashioned books is working well and keeping us away from the screen, which is like a breath of fresh (or rather house) air.
Things to Like!
Some things that we’ve spotted that are now pretty accessible are:
The artificial intelligence festival – there are free tickets to limited talks or only $99 for access to all areas, remote of course! It’s running from June the 8th til the 12th.
Support Folding@home It is a project focused on disease research. The problems they’re solving require so many computer calculations – and need your help to find the cures! Be part of a bigger solution with your time and compute power (you don’t need to be a genius)
You have probably already gotten through all your boxsets and caught up on all your reading/housework/DIY this week so we’ve decided to put some activities together to keep you all busy during this time of self isolation.
Being a glass half full lot we think that if we actually had the time on our hands to do stuff during this time then what better way than to use the time to upskill. For companies closed or struggling with reduced workload its the perfect chance to upskill your staff. For those who are in other industries who are in shutdown currently – take a look at the free or affordable online training options.