Ever felt like we’re living in a 70’s sitcom?

Women who Tech report

Women Who Tech Report

Women Who Tech retained polling firm Lincoln Park Strategies to anonymously survey 1,003 tech employees, founders, and investors globally on their experiences in the tech sector.

Their goal with the 2020 survey was to identify what barriers and challenges people face in the tech sector, and track whether the systemic sexism and racism that respondents’ experiences have shifted since our 2017 survey. 

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Some highlights (downlights?) from it:

When asked what kind of sexual harassment, 65%of women founders said they were propositioned for sex. This was up 9%from 2017. In addition: 

  • 59%of women experienced unwanted physical contact (-3%).
  • 56%of women had sexual slurs directed at them (+17%).
  • 32% of women were groped (+7%).
  • 24%of women were sent graphic photos (+14%).

It really is like some retro 70’s sitcom – think Benny Hill and on the buses and it would fit perfectly – take this one as an example:

Of the women founders who experienced harassment by an investor, 59% were explicitly propositioned for sex in exchange for investment funding and introductions.

You really couldn’t make it up could you? It is an american publication so hears hoping that the UK industry is a bit more 21st century.

On a more positive note, we took a look at a free boot camp this week (the link is now on our training page). We had a look through the reviews and they are pretty positive and while they don’t claim to be a one-stop-shop, it is definitively a good place to go get started without any expensive outlay. If you are interested in coding but don’t know what to do then we are always here to make a suggestion on where to start, simply mail us on info@wthub.org to get started. If you about to go back into furlough but without the kids this time then its a pretty timely start for you.

It’s called the freecodecamp and covers:

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Javascript Algorithms and Data structures
  • Front End Libraries
  • Data Visualization
  • APIs and microservices
  • Quality Assurance
  • Scientific computing with Python
  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Information Security and
  • Machine Learning with Python
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Bath Digital Festival 2020

Bath Digital Festival

The same great festival, just a little bit different

Bath Digital Festival is happening! Get yourself ready for the biggest celebration of digital and tech in the South West. Make sure to block out your diary and join us on 20th – 24th October 2020 for the virtual event of the year.

You might not be able to soak up the sights and smells of our historical and innovative city but, we promise a fun-packed online programme for the entire family to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 

This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you. 

Learn to code, join an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, discuss the modern ethics, join a masterclass in social media marketing or check out the latest tech. Our online programme will  offer plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.

Get your Pass here

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Workshop Wednesday lineup on the 23rd of September

Workshop Wednesdays

Workshop Wednesday lineup

We have heard from our workshop partners and the final look for this Wednesday is

The agenda is :

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

6:15pm: workshops running in separate rooms *TBC

Workshop #1 WebDev101 ..

WebDev101 Logo

coming back at the next one so no WebDev101 at this one unless anyone wants to pop into a room and share problems/discuss their websites

Workshop #2 PyLAB

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Practising is cool


Python Learning for Advanced Beginners (‘PyLAB’)
Details here: https://www.wthub.org/python-learning-for-advanced-beginners-pylab/

Workshop #3 Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning
Community news, tips and tools
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.

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

7:30pm: Workshop #3 continues (BDSML)

BDSML logo


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 call out for any projects that people want to support etc.

We do have a lot of workshops that we are currently lining up for the following meetups and we are happy to discuss with people what you would like to see presented moving forward

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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.

Join on meetup

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