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

Tableau & Data visualisation @ Workshop Wednesday

Tableau Dashboard

Just some more details on the Tableau talk with Gabs#1 tonight (Join up here)

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users

Gabriela Morales

This workshop is meant for those interested in learning more about Tableau and Data Analysis & Visualisations. It will introduce the software by making comparisons with the widely-known Excel. However, no previous knowledge of either software is required. 

The workshop will cover the following sections: – How can Tableau & Data Visualisations advance your career – The top 10 features you’ll love from Tableau if you’re an Excel user – Example / Exercise in Tableau – Where to start if you want to learn Tableau – Q&A session

The full agenda:

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

6:15pm: 2 workshops running in separate rooms

Workshop #1 Donna Grimmer presenting:

Join us for a chat and presentations relevant to Software testing and how it plays an integral part of software development.

Learn the basic concept of testing and how it is implemented right from the start of a project.

You can join the group here or pop in from this join up

*this is a women in software testing group but members of wthub and Codehub are welcome to attend if they are signed up to Workshop Wednesday

Workshop #2 Gabriela Morales presenting:

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users (TBC)
WebDev101 Breakout room

We will open up a breakout room for the WebDev101 should any members wish to work on web development together. Currently, we do not have a host so this will be on request and we can leave the room open for the full meeting

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

7:30pm: 2 workshops

Workshop#3 James presenting his ‘intro to’ series:

An intro to SQL. This was run previously at our live event at Desklodge House and proved extremely popular.

He’ll be presenting some slides on SQL, relational databases and how to use them to store information. Then there will be at least one database server to play with, so please have a laptop available and you can try a few things.

We’ll look at how we create a database, query a database and, if we have time, structure it to optimise for different tasks.

Workshop #2 Kathryn Armistead running:

There will also be a Python beginners course at 7:30pm with Kathryn. It is following an online Python Course (https://www.udacity.com/course/introduction-to-python–ud1110), with fortnightly workshops to go over the course material with the opportunity to ask questions, share coursework etc. For the next workshop we will cover lesson 3: there is quite a lot of substance here and all things that you will use over and over again, so if you have time any extra practice will stand you in good stead.

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

Testing Testing … 123 (Software Testing that is)

There’s a new meetup in town which is joining us on our Workshop Wednesdays:

Software Testing Online

Women who want to learn the concept of Software Testing

Looking for a career in Technology but unsure of what path to take, want a insight to testing and how it plays an important part in software development.

Women who are either returning back to work, looking for a career change or just want to learn something new.

We will go through the basic concept of testing, types of testing, identifying defects and usability issues and how they can impact your business.

Workshop Wednesdays

We announced the next sessions on our post here but as a quick reminder for you all the next one will be on the 3rd of June – we made it to June already! The sessions will be:

  • Donna Grimmer presenting basic concepts of Software testing from her new meetup group mentioned above
  • Amy Lobe presenting psychological principles in user experience and marketing
  • Sara Price The 2nd of her Business Analyst workshops
  • Kathryn running Python Beginners
  • We’ll have a webdev 101 room for anyone wanting to talk web development

We are happy to host other rooms if you want to discuss projects etc

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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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