Happy New Year (and what a year!)

A Big Happy New Year to you all and a round-up of all the great things we’ve been up to this year!

Tech³Shed Careers Fairs

We ran two super-inclusive careers fairs and would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for their support with our Tech³Shed incentive. These were all about having a truly engaged and inclusive place for companies to come and meet not only women looking for work but those wanting to know more about a career in Tech. Thanks to our sponsors:

  • Altran
  • BUD systems
  • Cookpad
  • Deloitte Digital
  • Desklodge
  • Esoterix
  • Graphcore
  • Jump Trading
  • KETL
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Newicon
  • Quadrotech
  • Scott Logic
  • Sparkol
  • Tech Talent Academy
  • The Growth Hub
  • Tumelo
  • UltraSoc
  • Women in Cyber Academy
  • Xavier Analytics

Careers Support

Free Three Fridays

Women: we moved our Free Free Fridays to be much more Career support based, helping, as much as we could support those members of ours who were looking to move, return or change careers. Through this, we have managed to see many of our members get great new jobs and/or careers.

To extend this we now include a Jobsboard and also a candidate page so we can offer up our members to companies looking for diverse candidates.

Workshops

Workshop Wednesdays

We Started our Workshop Wednesdays to host Workshops and peer to peer-supported learning and added an option to sponsor them and engage /run workshops. We have also partnered with our great Pals at Codehub bristol which mixes it up a bit – We’d like to say a massive thanks to both Desklodge and our supportive members for running the workshops. Our sponsors to date:

  • Desklodge
  • Toumetis

We will announce this years sponsors as they come – if you want to support these then please see our Workshops Page here.

Girl Geek Dinners events

Thanks to all of the Bristol Girl Geek Dinner sponsors

Highlights of the year:

  • GGD #72 GirlGeekDinners @Graphcore
  • GGD #73 Helen LLoyd from Xavier is speaking!
  • GGD #74 GirlGeekDinners & Support at the ACCU sponsored by Bloomberg
  • GGD #75 Smart usability testing on a budget and upskilling with JustEat
  • GGD #76 Digital Exclusion and Double Diamonds with BJSS
  • GGD #77 Data Management and Security – a partnership with Lloyds Bank
  • GGD #78 CAV and Safety hosted by Scott Logic
  • GGD #79 User Experience in AR by Viki Johnson – sponsored by Cookpad

We’d also like to say a big thanks to Fran for taking over Bath Girl Geek Dinners and thanks to their sponsors.

Their Years summary:

  • BGGD Reloaded #5 – Ideas and Ideals: Project management meets Start Up Reality
  • BGGD Reloaded #6 – Success and Failures
  • BGGD Reloaded #7 – Mayden Academy Special
  • BGGD Reloaded #8 – Let’s talk about AI
  • BGGD Reloaded #9 – Let’s talk about Bias
  • BGGD Reloaded #10 – Anthropology + Technology AND Networking
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Merry Christmas – See you all on the other side

Merry Christmas Tree

We would like to wish all of you a Wonderful Christmas and a BIG thank-you for all your support this year, both Companies and Members.

We have plenty planned for next year and there are also a couple of offerings with early deadlines that we have been approached about so we are just giving you a heads up on them. Think of it as an early christmas present!

Simpleweb Founders Academy Scholarship

Simpleweb are offering to help ambitious founders who wouldn’t normally have access or the means to pay for the Founders Academy programme. They’re offering one fully-funded scholarship position for the programme starting in late January 2020. For details of the Founders Academy please see their website here. The Acadamy is worth £5000 and the deadline for entries is on the 6th of January so get your skates on! They are looking at Tech related startups.

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Planning and drinks!

Christmas relaxed drinks

It’s getting quieter (or busier for parties it seems) on the runup to Christmas but we are getting news in on some exciting plans for the new year which we will be announcing shortly:

We will be having a few drinks in lieu of the fact that Workshop Wednesdays is closed for Christmas sign up here SOCIAL: Xmas drinks

Girlgeek dinners Bristol have a few placemarkers currently for next year:

The ACCU Conference looks like it is running in March this year so we have put a placemaker in for our yearly update. We normally publicise the local meetups and groups to have a chance to engage and meet people. Any meetups wanting to present feel free to let us know on info@wthub.org and we will try and accommodate you if you are looking to improve diversity in the tech industry (our core purpose).

Kinneir Dufort are a new and very welcome member and are looking to host on the 16th of April

XMOS ran a brilliant event for us last time and are up for hosting another event on the 21st of May.

WE are looking for anyone wanting to sponsor a February event on the 20th of February or later in the year, please contact us on info@wthub.org if you are interested.

Similarly, Bath Girlgeek dinners are also keen to find sponsors in the Bath region.

We will be announcing Workshop Wednesday workshops as we sort them out – there is an option to engage through sponsorship and training workshops to engage and recruit visit our networking page for details.

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Introducing the new ……

BSML

Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group

As part of our collaborations with Women’s Tech Hub in the new year, we would like to announce this new group managed by our members. We meet every fortnight Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Level 3, Desklodge House, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NL. To see scheduled events, please visit Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group. All members will be waitlisted to ensure that we have a diverse membership and ensure we have no more than 50% none diverse members at the events.

The vision of this community group is to help empower every single person in Bristol and surrounding areas to achieve quality Machine Learning and Data Science knowledge so that they can go on and do great things that benefit the quality of life of fellow earth citizens.

Christmas Plans

We are taking a break during christmas to catch up with ourselves and put some info together about some of the great things coming in the new year and some great new collaborations with other lovely groups that work with us. We’ll send out some info as we put them together so watch this space! We’ll also be out and about at parties looking at our calender, plus will announce a social, so hopefully see you out there!

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Starting to get a little bit Brrrrrrr

Woman Winter

It’s getting cold so here’s hoping you are all dressed up warm in some lovely new jumpers for the season! On the subject of new, we have some great new products and exciting things in the planning to help ensure that we can be here still for our members in the long term.

Candidates

We have set up a new candidates page so companies looking for new diverse candidates can search the skill set of our members who are currently looking for jobs. Whilst we do charge for any placements we believe that it’s a fair charge to enable us to support the women through our free weekly drop-in Free Three Fridays (F3F) Sessions. We do hope that you will support us in getting our women into great careers with supportive companies and on fair wages.

Jobs Board

We have now opened up our Jobsboard to all companies looking for Diverse candidates, our existing members already have access, but moving forward we have opened the board up to tech companies in the South West to also use.

Workshop Wednesdays sponsorships

The Workshop Wednesdays are going from Strength to Strength and thanks to our great members, we have lots of brilliant things coming your way in the new year!

Also a big thanks to our individual sponsors – it’s great to know we have support from both our members and companies in the city. It makes us feel all warm and cosy and definitely all worth it!!

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