Cheeky bit of promotion for an awesome woman …

Beth French

A bit cheeky as its not techy but as Beth is such an awesome person, friend, and inspiration we are unashamedly selling this film about her epic swimming Against the tides film screening in Bristol on the 12th May. The screening only goes ahead if they sell all the seats hence the plug … AGAINST THE TIDES follows marathon swimmer, Beth French, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world. For extreme swimmers, it’s the ultimate test; the equivalent to the seven peaks in mountaineering. Only a handful of people have ever completed it, but Beth aims to become the first person ever to swim all seven in one year. “

AGAINST THE TIDES_TRAILER from Against the Tides on Vimeo.

Back to normal service!

Bristol GirlGeekDinners will be at the ACCU on April 11th and sponsored by Bloomberg. We will be announcing and giving details of some of the local groups helping promote women into tech so The Women in Cyber’ academy – a collaboration between our sister Women’s Tech Hub and QA will be there to provide an overview and answer questions, KWMC (Knowle West Media Centre) will be there to announce their ‘Making It’ funded program ” Through practical sessions, you’ll learn a range of skills including how to use digital design software and follow a design process, operate machinery including laser cutters and 3D printers, and design for materials such as wood, fabric, acrylic and card. Open to women aged 16+ from the Bristol county area, and people of any gender aged 16+ from South Bristol “

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ADLIB and Women’s Tech Jobs get started

get started

This week we’ll be starting working with our new partner on Women’s Tech Jobs ADLIB on getting our great members into great jobs. Adlib has published a couple of great pages on what jobs are in tech as well as giving information on what you should get paid to help you negotiate your wages. You can check out salary guides here and knowledge on tech jobs, which they ensure they will be keeping updated monthly.

ADLIB has taken on a new diversity and engagement recruiter especially to work with us so please come to us and we will work with them to get you the best possible role and ensure you don’t get lost in the recruitment process. It also helps to make us sustainable of course so we can keep on supporting you all!

We’ll also be gathering feedback from the Tech Careers Fair with some questionnaires – the mails we have had directly have been great, so it appears that we acheived our aim of making it engaging and open.

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Tech3Shed is over- but we’re still standing

our data bristol logo

BIG THANKS to everyone who came along to our Tech3Shed Careers Fair, we loved it and hope that everyone who came did too. The companies were amazing with their willingness to engage with the attendees and not only discuss their job openings but also offering careers advice in many cases. We thought you were wonderful and want to say a big thank you for taking the risk in a new venture and supporting it. The feedback we had from the attendees was really positive so let’s hope that this results in filling some of the job roles on show at the event. We will be doing a write up of the companies on the Careers website and the sponsoring companies will also have a years membership so expect to hear more from us about them in the coming weeks.

Also – not to be forgotten, Big thanks to the builders and staff at desklodge for getting the floor ready (they were laying carpet as we set up!) and to our volunteers who were brilliant for supporting us!

OpenData is spending the weekend Jamming!

Bristol Open Data Jam / Hackathon

Come along to our two-day data jam and help make a bit of magic for Bristol.

Join us for a weekend of constructive fun. Together we will develop projects that unite great ideas, awesome digital and creative skills with open data (powered by the Bristol Open Data Platform, Bristol API, …).

You’ll be helping Bristol create ways of developing our local creativity and culture, and a fair and inclusive economy. In exchange, we will provide technical support, interesting speakers, free food and drinks as well as the opportunity to a prize.

Open to techies and non-techies :).

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Tech3Shed is here!

Tech3shed poster

We’ll be announcing the workshops all week but let’s give you an overview of who’s coming and what we know so far!

Check out the main website for updates and further info Tech3Shed and Sign up on eventbrite

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It’s the 15th and 16th of Match 2019 – so thats this coming Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday daytime. We want to ensure that this is best ever careers fair you have EVER been to. Failing that we want to ensure that it’s engaging, welcoming and helpful so we have some volunteers who will be there to help as ‘buddies’ and ensure you get chance to engage and speak to the people that are of interest. Any persons wanting to come can sign up as a volunteer on our meetup page – any humans welcome to help!

We request no unsolicited social media – you are welcome to take selfies but please ask if you want someone else in the picture and if they say ‘no’ that’s it – a complete sentence, no reasoning needed and no badgering them! The same with there being no recruiters, this is a sponsored event by the companies in attendance and not an opportunity for recruiters so let us know if you spot any and we will kindly ask them to leave.

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Two weeks to go: Tech3Shed

Grrrl Games meetup

… and we have barely anytime for anything else

To be fair we did take a night off to go to the Massive attack gig as it would have seemed rude not to see them while they are back home!

We’re still working hard on our Tech Careers Fair Tech3Shed in Bristol in conjunction with the HBB and Desklodge House on the 15th and 16th March. Sign up on eventbrite – we’ll be leafletting this week too, so anyone wanting posters for their office mail us on and we’ll mail you one to print out or can drop in a printed copy locally. We have some volunteers from UWE coming to help us which is great news, but with so many of our wonderful members asking to help then we have also set up volunteering pages if you want to lend a hand. We are currently fixing the workshop schedule and will be announcing them as we get the full details.

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