Let’s take a raincheck

Rain Check

Data Science MSc Event

We know we said that Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day, but we’ve changed our minds. As excited as we were about having a date we didn’t feel it was the best as dates go so thought we would hold out for a one we fancied a bit more. WE think we would like something a bit bigger and a bit more fun and closer to the start date of the MsC course and thought it might be an idea to see if anyone might fancy coming along to chaperone us.

A couple of local tech festivals coming up for your delectation

Bath Digital Festival is back on the 19th until the 22nd of October

Bath Digital Festival

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.

Festival passes are available to buy already and a great deal so we suggest you get them while there are some left.

Bristol Tech fest from the 10th until the 15th of October

Bristol Tech Fest

This year Bristol Tech Festival is partnering with Digilocal to support young people into coding! (we love Digilocal – well worth everyone’s support!)

Bristol Technology Festival is an annual showcase created to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore the technology developed in our region.

BAME Business bursary

SETsquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs to grow their tech business with our bespoke business incubation programme.  Our programme can help you get your product ready for market or grow your existing business, whilst retaining your existing company culture. 

There is plenty out there for ALL members though so feel free to contact us for other options if this doesn’t suit you such as YTKO for women in business if this doesn’t fit.

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Let’s take a peek at Intersectionality


The Bristol Women in business charter

The Bristol women in business charter have just released their great new website and have an event coming up that anyone interested in understanding more about intersectionality and how to best support everyone in the industry.

Looking at EDI through an intersectional lens

We all deserve to have our voices heard; our faces and experiences reflected in the culture and media and our unique needs addressed through relevant policies. However, when we fail to incorporate intersectionality into our everyday practices and policies we leave parts of our communities behind.

Intersectionality describes how different elements of a person’s identity can be discriminated against, with negative outcomes. If you know of anyone working in D & I and with experience of intersectionality then they welcome any speakers to join them.

Data Science MSc Event

Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day. There’ll be a limited number for the live event but we will run it as a hybrid event for those unable to make it. We’re still finalising a place and speakers but anyone interested in being involved feel free to contact us on info@wthub.org, we’d really love to have some speakers talking about how great data science is when its used for good in industry.

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We have a Date (not the romantic type!)

Tech Dating

Data Science MSc Event

As we’ve been mentioning, we are running an event in October to showcase the UWE Data Science Masters. We’ve opted for Saturday October 16, 2021 so put the date in your diaries. There’ll be a limited number for the live event (we’re just finalising the where) but we will run it as a hybrid event for those unable to make it.


A brief overview of the MSc:

Bringing together skills in data management, analytics and artificial intelligence, data scientists work with organisations to draw competitive or efficiency-related insights from their data. It’s a field that’s expected to soon make up at least a quarter of all digital jobs and has been highlighted as a major skills gap in the government’s recent industrial strategy.


We’ll be putting some information together about why this may be an option for you even if you haven’t considered it as an option previously, so keep an eye out as we put this together. Also if you would like to discuss it with us then please contact us at info@wthub.org and we can provide more details and consider the affordability both time and money cost-wise.

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Data, Data everywhere but not enough data scientists

Data Scientist

The World Economic Forum predicted that data scientists and analysts will become the No. 1 emerging role in the world by 2022. A quick trawl of the interweb soon shows why, as Big Data analytics and science-based skills such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become such a big skillset demand.

The pandemic has ensured that many more businesses have moved towards digital businesses to remain competitive during the crisis and they are also now realising the power and need to remain competitive in a post-pandemic world.

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