Workshop Wednesday lineup on the 12th of August

Workshop Wednesdays

The next online Workshop Wednesday will host three workshops and some catch-up time in between should anyone want to share any initiatives they are working on or seeking help with. For this please send us details beforehand and we will share the info on a slideshare.

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The next online Workshop Wednesday will host three workshops and some catch-up time in between should anyone want to share any initiatives they are working on or seeking help with. Software testing by Donna is taking a break over the summer as are the extra workshops.

The agenda is :

6pm : Zoom starts – info share and quick hi to everyone

6:15pm: 2 workshops running in separate rooms

Workshop #1 Bristol Data Science & Machine Learning : “Self-paced peer-supported study session”
You can join up on their direct meetup here https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Data-Science-and-Machine-Learning-Study-Group/events/272235940/
“We will share some useful tips and tricks for Python, Jupyter notebooks, and Data Science. Plus share info about upcoming events, workshops and interesting meetups related to Data Science and Machine Learning.

6:45pm: (Zoom) Study time – yes! Time to carry on learning! Or talk about difficulties and challenges since last session – we are here to help. We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders v3’ course (https://www.fast.ai/)”

Workshop #2 WebDev101
You can join here or via codehub https://www.meetup.com/CodeHub-Bristol/events/xjhrtrybclbqb/
If anyone wants to go work on a web project then we will open WebDev101 from 6.15 – and Rob will be there to host

7:15pm: Coffee/wine/cocktail/beer break – will stay live for any discussions

7:30pm: workshop
Workshop #2 and #1 are welcome to continue

Workshop #3 Kathryn Armistead running:

Python: Lesson 6 We will continue with the Udacity course and review lesson 6, up to section 16 (https://www.udacity.com/course/introduction-to-python–ud1110). This covers python installation, receiving user input and dealing with errors and exceptions.

8:30pm: Central chat and call out for any projects that people want to support etc. Also time to make suggestions on subjects moving forward .. we are currently putting them together so will show the list and dates moving forward.

9pm: Close

Notes:

  • Please Join up on our meetup page
  • All genders and ages welcome
  • Please abide by the rules of Women’s Tech Hub
  • We will not take photos or put any images of people attending and will ask attendees also to abide by these rules
  • We may *with agreement* record sessions to build up a resources library for members moving forward .. we are currently looking at the best manner/tooling with which to do this
  • We will be screen sharing and therefore do not expect attendees to share their videos
  • Should any members wish to continue a conversation rather than attending the main workshops lease request in the chat and we can open up a breakout room for you – you can share video in the breakout rooms
  • We would ask members not to speak over one another or the speaker – this is difficult so if possible either raise your hand or ask a question on chat so we can respond or put the question to the speaker at an appropriate time

Bristol Data Science and machine Learning are back!

BDSML logo

The group are coming back as part of the Workshop Wednesday bi-weekly event starting this Wednesday the 15th! And they have a great new Logo…

Self-paced peer-supported study session

Details

WE ARE BACK!!!
After a break to re-arrange and adjust to the new situation, we are re-joining Workshop Wednesdays!

This coming meeting will focus on YOU – the learning group, and will also follow a new format.

6pm : (Zoom) Start – as part of Workshop Wednesdays

6:15pm: (Zoom) Community news and cool tools
We will share some useful tips and tricks for Python and Jupyter notebooks, plus talk about upcoming events, workshops and interesting meetups related to Data Science and Machine Learning.

6:45pm: (Zoom) Discussion on your wishes for this study group – format, tools, etc. Bring your ideas and your calendars.

7:15pm: Coffee/wine/cocktail/beer break – as part of Workshop Wednesdays

7:30pm: Study time – yes! Time to carry on learning! This will not be moderated and not on Zoom. Just you and your laptop.
We are currently focusing on the fast.ai ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders v3’ course (https://www.fast.ai/)

8:30pm: Central chat and updates – as part of Workshop Wednesdays

9pm: Close

Note: Everyone is welcome to join. Together with Women’s Tech Hub Bristol, we are here to encourage diversity in STEM.

Join up on their meetup here

Baths’ Week of Women in Science

Week of Women in Science Poster

In the week of 10-14th of February the NWP (Network of Women in Physics) together with the Student Chapter of the Optical Society at the University of Bath will host the Week of Women in Science conference.

– FREE LUNCH Monday 12:15pm, Physics Square
– Lunchtime talks from 5 inspirational women in physics
– Pub Lecture ‘Hunting for Planets with Citizen Science’
– Pub quiz (prizes given!)
– ‘From the Perspective of Women in Physics’ panel discussion
– Networking

More information on the lunchtime lectures can be found on the Bath section of the events below. For the free lunch, you can sign up to the Monday lecture and let us know about your dietary requirements!

Looking forward to seeing you there! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Bristol Girl Geek Dinners Upcoming Event

GGD #80 Data Fuelled Growth: Why and How to implement with your product Thursday the 20th

Candide

Data fuelled Growth
How can you use data to make fast, confident decisions? Pippa will discuss how to use data and experiments to grow your product and how data can align marketing campaigns, engineering and product.

About Pippa Churcher
Pippa is head of Growth at Bristol-based Candide, the app for plant-loving humans founded in 2018. She manages experiments to optimise acquisition and retention, but her career initially started by studying Anthropology at university. She then worked at the National Trust, connecting people with conservation through events and marketing, moving to another technology company before finding Candide, where she helps create a digital space for plant and nature lovers.

She also climbs a lot of mountains – the relevance of which will be divulged during her talk!

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Boosting Diversity in Tech: Make the Levy Work for Your Organisation

Data Science keyboard

Our friends at Cambridge Spark are hosting a webinar to help support companies looking to use the apprenticeship Levy to upskill. We are hopefully going to get Cambridge Spark into the city, so if you are interested please let us know on info@wthub.org.

This webinar will use the National Apprenticeship Week theme of “Look Beyond” to share factual information about how apprenticeships can be used to increase diversity and bring business benefits to your organisation.  Anyone with hiring, training or management responsibility for organisations of any size is welcome to attend. The focus will be on the diversity of subjects available and the range of people who can become apprentices. We will look at different training options, including degree apprenticeships and programmes delivered on-site.

At the end of the webinar, attendees should have an understanding of how they can look beyond the myths and stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships in order to make the most of these training programmes within their modern workplace. If you are building a data science team, please join us on 6th February to be part of the conversation.

Careers in Tech Week

The Careers Service from Bristol University are running a Careers in Tech Week for students from 2 – 6 March and a couple of events within the week may be of interest to your members. If either are of interest then please feel free to contact them directly on employer-services@bristol.ac.uk.

Monday 2 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Working in tech from a non-tech background panel event. We are looking for Bristol Alumni who work in tech but don’t have a technical background to sit on a panel. 

Wednesday 4 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Women in tech panel event. The aim of the event is to celebrate women in the tech industry and to inspire our female students and highlight the opportunities of a career in tech.

Thursday 5 March, 5:30 – 7 pm – Tech start-up panel event. Have you started a tech company or work in one? Come and share your experience and inspire our students.

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Digital Cities Bristol 2020 & Plant Swaps

Plant Swap

Digital Cities Bristol 2020

BBC Digital Cities will be returning to Bristol in 2020 with a week-long series of events for the creative industries. Starting on Saturday 25 January, there will be a full and varied schedule across the week, offering insights and free digital skills training.

Amongst the partners delivering events are BBC Academy with our Digital Skills Day, which includes the chance to find out about podcasting, TikTok, Instagram and filming on your smartphone, BBC Young ReporterBBC Stem and digital arts and creative conference, Hello Culture Remixwill be making its debut in the city. 

Boomsatsuma will once again be opening up their doors for an Ask Me Anything event and Bristol Media‘s How to Get Your Dream Job event will be taking place at the BBC Bristol.

Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio will be hosting a special lunchtime session on the Friday with the BBC’s Makerbox and We The Curious are running their awe-inspiring Planetarium Nights.

There will also be a day of events on Thursday 30 January at Watershed. Called Screen Futures, it will feature Bristol UNESCO City of FilmInto Film, ScreenSkills, Cables & Cameras, TEDxBristolBBC WritersroomBFI NETWORK, Calling the Shots and BBC Upload and many more fantastic organisations, and will give you the chance to find out what schemes and opportunities they can offer.

Also, recent arrivals to the city – Channel 4 – will be talking about their latest apprenticips and trainee schemes and not to be missed out, tech and digital creators will be able to attend UWE’s Global Game Jam.

Get Involved with a Plant Swap

Candide are setting up a Plant swap to encourage employee wellness at work. Details wise, we’re looking to hold the plant swap on an evening or during the day, whatever suits! For people to join in the plant swap, employees can either come along and buy a plant or they can bring one along to swap with someone else’s or one of theirs 🙂 If they just want to browse that’s also fine! If you know any companies who would be keen or would like to get involved please mail directly to Zoe.

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