WTH project and Women Tech Founders updates

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Women Tech Founders

Kissy Kissy by Pretty Digital

Supporting women founders: It’s hard to work stuff out when you are right in the middle of things. This month we are introducing a regular 20-minute slot called “Its not about the nail” to work talk through your ideas, projects and business conundrums.

1. Intros and catch ups
2. Agreeing the rules
3. Its not about the nail – with Constance Fleuriot and Pretty Digital
4. Planning for the year – sessions ideas

Watch this video for some background on what we mean by “its not about the nail

The aim is to give one person each month some space talk about their business, bring their whole selves and to be listened to. WTF’s agree to listen appreciatively to each other and give one person a safe space to share and think through their problem. This can only work if we listen attentively and don’t rush to fix things.

Women’s Tech Hub project

Bristol Tech Fair

As part of the workshop wednesdays we are repurposing our websites and asking members who are upskilling to take them over. As part of this our member Marija is being mentored by Rob from Codehub to work on the Bristol tech fair website and turn it ito a resource site. Its a great protfolio piece and anyone wanting to get involved please take a look below

Hello Everyone!!! Excited news! I am contributing to the design of one of the WOMEN’S TECH HUB LIMITED project and I need your’s and your kids (if you have:) help.
“The project is to turn Bristol Tech Fair website into a kids tech resource so that we can outreach to all kids .. apparently the private schools are doing better with this than the state so its about being inclusive to all – and it should be for the future for kids that aren’t engaged in the school system.”
We are at the very beginning stage of the project and now I am looking for candidates to participate in a short survey about an upcoming website of Bristol Tech Fair. I would be very grateful if you could fill out this short Google survey form and especially ask your under 18s to do the same:) Here is a link: https://lnkd.in/dmJ5WcN

Thank you for your contribution and please share around!

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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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We could get a bit too used to this!

WFH

To be fair we are starting to get into our stride and not wearing shoes or getting dressed is interesting, especially still wearing pj bottoms on work calls!

It was great to catch up with some of you this week and we loved the Pyjamas! Currently we are available for support online in place of our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays for zoom catch-ups. We are happy to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Dress code ‘Casual’ it appears! Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org for details.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on

(to be fair we are ‘borrowing them of some slack channels we are on .. so thanks Codehub to name one, we hope you don’t mind!)

For mental health wellbeing: Happify is an online resource that helps with stress and has some neat resources and tools to help with it all – check it out here.

A six part webinar series on AI which you can register for seperately see here

Kickstart – Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).

Pluralsight free April offer: Build in-demand tech skills without leaving your house. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.

CodeWars: Achieve mastery through challenge – Improve your skills by training with others on real code challenges

Free Saas book to download for learning resources : SAASBook

50% Discount on training from DataCamp

Re.work links to their 5 top AI presentation videos

Some free online learning resources from Edinburgh University on Science and engineering

For Mentoring we found this great group and had a chat with them – they are based in New Zealand but are International OneUpOneDown and are absolutely lovely! “We’re a platform for matching women mentors and mentees together. We’re currently focusing women in business and tech.Mentor matches last just 3 months. Matches are made based on the specific areas of professional and/or personal development the mentee is looking for, e.g. biz dev, marketing, leadership, communication, confidence.”

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter COVID

What great weather for a stay at home Easter weekend! We hope you all had a chance to at least glimpse some of it during your exercise breaks!

Obviously, we know that a lot of you are starting to get bored and or maybe looking for work at this time if so then we are opening our Free Three Fridays (f3F) & Workshop Wednesdays to zoom catch-ups to discuss what members are looking for support wise and also just to catch up while we look into our future workshop options. Sign up on our meetup here or mail us on info@wthub.org.

What we’ve spotted this week

Artificial Intelligence Festival

The world’s first and only online festival dedicated to next generation of machine intelligence: June 8th -12th, 2020

Accelerate Your Machine Learning Initiatives with Snowflake and Amazon SageMaker

Join us online for a free instructor-led, hands-on lab to learn how to accelerate your machine learning with Snowflake and Amazon SageMaker. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of creating an advanced analytics solution.

From We.Work

We’ve opened up our AI library resources to everyone. Access 500 hours of content, from 1500 speakers, ranging from AI in Healthcare to Reinforcement Learning insights, to NLP advancements, from the industry’s brightest minds.  

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Workshop Wednesday

Is getting its own post as it has so much going on! Last Wednesday was brilliant so a big shout out to all that came and all the brilliant Volunteers – we’ll update with more info on whats going on as we get it!

The upcoming one on the 25th is kindly sponsored for Pizzas by Toumetis – Big Thanks!!

This is a shared area to support beginners, returners and people wanting to learn more about tech or looking to return or upskill, with multiple areas and workshops. We are looking for sponsor companies to support us with pizzas and drinks in return for an opportunity to present and communicate either as an engagement or a recruitment piece. Women’s Tech Hub runs a no recruiter and a strict social media policy that you can find in our Code of Conduct.

Workshop Wednesday 25th September 2019 will house:

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