Bath GirlGeekDinners back for 2020

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A big thanks to everyone for supporting our Workshop Wednesdays, now that we are structuring it with dedicated channels of learning we have a great turnout and feedback, so a BIG THANKS! See below an overview of everything we are currently planning to run at the next one!

Bath Girl Geek Dinners

The Copernican Calendar has transitioned to the year 2020 – so let’s get started with the amazing world of podcasting, one of Fran’s personal passions (listening that is, not yet making). However, if you have wondered, how these things get done, join us and our guest will tell us all about how she created her podcast and what is involved

Women in Innovation: Building Success – South West by The Knowledge Transfer Network

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As part of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme, KTN will be hosting the sixth Building Success event on the 21st January in Bristol.

Take the opportunity to network with like-minded women, learn from experts and hear from successful female business owners at this exciting South West event. There will be a variety of practical workshops delivered by experts to accelerate your knowledge and an Innovation Canvas* session that will help identify your particular innovation challenges and prioritise what actions you should take next. You will also have the chance to learn about, and interact with, national and regional support organizations that can help take your business to the next level.

Female founders and women working within innovation from all industries are encouraged to attend.

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Workshop Wednesday kicks off its new term

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Our members and our collaboration with CodeHub has had loads going on behind the scenes with some very great free training options being offered up. So if you are interested in getting into tech, pop along and try it out for free before deciding or committing on your future options in a friendly and helpful pain-free way.

Women’s Tech Hub products

We have a new Candidates page and will advertise the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies). Please speak to us if you are interested in any of them – and if you are looking for a job in the area then please let us know and we can try and help you – mail us on info@wthub.org

We have a Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here. If you are interested in one of the roles then please contact us and we can help you consider if its a job that will suit you and make an introduction.

If you want to engage with our members, advertise your companies and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the workshop wednesdays – details here.

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Workshop Wednesdays: “INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON WORKSHOPS”

Python Training

We are really pleased to announce the return of the Python workshops from our very wonderful volunteers Kathryn and Alex (BIG THANKS!!). They have done some analysis of the feedback based on feedback from the attendees last year and have spent their time and energy putting together something more structured for you all. For those wanting to understand Python this is the perfect free intro with support from some great volunteers looking to support our members wanting to improve their skillsets and to get coding. Join up here.

Audience

This workshop is for those interested to learn Python and is aimed at both beginners and those with a little Python experience. The topics and examples are chosen such that you can directly use Python for a Data Science project afterwards. Someone who comes to all the sessions (and does some practising at home) will have covered the pre-requisites for a typical Data Science bootcamp by the end of the workshop.

Note that it is not necessary to come to all the sessions – you can pick the ones of interest to you if there are only some topics you want to cover. 

While it is not mandatory to bring your own laptop, it is highly recommended to bring one if you want to practise with us.

Format of the sessions

Each session will stretch for a duration of max. 2 hours and will be divided into two parts: a theory part and a practice part.

During the first hour of each session, we will present the topic and show a few examples on how to apply the theory. We will be using a combination of PowerPoint slides and Jupyter notebooks for this.

During the second hour, you can practise what you learned – either on your own or in small groups, as you prefer. A range of examples and mini-projects will be provided so that you can select an appropriate level according to your experience and ambition. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss any unclarities on previous weeks’ topics.

Discussions can continue during/after pizza, according to demand.

All material will be available online afterwards and we welcome questions anytime both during the sessions and afterwards.

Proposed Syllabus

Session Date Topic area Covering:
1 15 Jan ‘20 Setting up the Python environment Overview of workshops; Python installation; Anaconda; Jupyter notebooks; PyCharm IDE for debugging Packages and environments
2 29 Jan ‘20 Data Structures Data Types (strings, integers, floats); Lists; Dictionaries; Arrays (Numpy package)
3 12 Feb ‘20 Programming fundamentals Conditionals: For/while loops; Try/except statements
4 26 Feb ‘20 Programming fundamentals Functions; Debugging in PyCharm
5 11 March ‘20 Working with data Introduction to Pandas; Loading/saving/manipulating data with Pandas
6 25 March ‘20 Visualizations Introduction to Matplotlib
7 8 April ‘20 Testing Testing in Python OR Code Quality (Pep8) OR something else? (TBD)

We’re on a Steve Jobs style retreat this week

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In Falmouth

Okay not exactly a retreat more of a bit of a breakdown, re-energize and feedback on the year coupled with a bit of fresh air, shopping, exercise and we suspect some drinking (apparently Jacobs Ladder is the place to be). We’ve listened to the great TEDxBristol folk and will re:BOOT!

We have a lot of interest from companies wishing to engage and sponsor the Workshop Wednesdays which is great news. We will be putting together some packages to better support companies and enable us to feed ourselves (and pay for Falmouth! [just joshing as that’s out of our own pockets])

Whilst we are away though our lovely friends and members are stepping in for us to host our

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Python Training (free!)

Python Training

Workshop Wednesdays in collaboration with CodeHub presents ….

“Do you want to learn Python – if so, come along to our pilot Python Workshop on Wednesday, 20th November.  We are starting a series of beginner workshops in the new year and, in the meantime, will be running a pilot workshop to trial our ideas and material.  Please come along to get some practical experience as well as having an opportunity to provide input to how we shape the course next year.”

Kindly hosted By the great Desklodge sign up here
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