So – what’s (not) on?

Coronavirus Closed

Looks like we are taking an enforced break for the foreseeable future while we watch the city and country react to the Coronavirus impact. There’s some great datasets in the MIT update here for those bored data people out there to play with, for the rest of you we suspect we will bump into you in B & Q / Ikea /garden centre or in the supermarket queues when you realise you forgot to stock up on chocolate oranges!

Update on our Events

Workshop Wednesdays

So for Women’s Tech Hub & CodeHub’s Workshop Wednesdays – we have to announce cancellations as Desklodge have very sensibly cancelled external events, they’ve suggested it’s just for March – however, we will keep the events for April open but are playing those by ear so we really don’t know 🤷‍♀️! Keep an eye on the codehub slack as they may run some remote sessions…

Bristol GirlGeekDinners

For the Bristol GirlGeekDinners at the ACCU – there is no longer an ACCU conference 😢 they were very good and happy to support until the very end with sponsorship from Bloomberg even though they were not coming! So big thanks to the ACCU conference and Bloomberg and sorry that you have to cancel! We’ll try and put together an alternative dissemination event later in the year if we can and look forward to ACCU 2021!

Free Three Fridays (f3F)

Currently, we are continuing with these as they are limited in numbers and Desklodge is still open for co-working. If these do get cancelled we will be happy to meet with members in other public spaces to continue with our support for you. Please keep an eye out for the updates and if you would like to meet up individually during this period (all members) please email us on info@wthub.org and we will try and arrange a meeting.

While we are still running the fridays then please follow:

  • If you think you may have flu, please do not come in
  • Please frequently wash/sanitise your hands
  • If coughing or sneezing, ensure it’s into your elbow or a tissue and avoid touching your face (we know its the start of hayfever season)
  • Avoid being tactile i.e. handshaking, kissing, hugging etc (this is just us generally, can we keep this longterm please?)
  • If you have come back off holiday in the last 14 days (from anywhere really) please do not attend … we also have holiday envy!
  • We don’t have pizzas on fridays but if we did: we would cut the pizzas cleanly so you can pick up slices and not ‘tear and share’

Most importantly – support the people that made need help are they in isolation? do they need provisions? And most of all stay well out there 😷

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British Science Week: Come learn about tech!

Women Scientists

With our ……. Workshop Wednesdays

What better manner to celebrate British Science Week than coming along to a super friendly meeting where there’s plenty to learn, either through coding or just chatting to people who are really keen to tell you about Tech and how/what you might want to do. We offer up a speaker’s corner for those wanting to practice their tech talks on a friendly audience and welcome suggestions on topics that you want to group together for. We also offer super companies the change to come, support, pitch their jobs and offer workshops should they wish to – see details here. This week it’s SG Digital, who have just dipped their toes into Bristol and are recruiting!!

SG Digital

SG Digital are sponsoring this week’s workshop Wednesday on the 11th of March – check out our Jobs Board to see what they are recruiting for and check out their new offices in the Quorum. They will be running a 10-minute presentation at 8 pm just before the pizzas!

Everyone is welcome – you don’t have a to know a thing, there’s no testing you or judging your knowledge, just come along for some free learning about tech. This week we shall have the following:

  • Just popping along for some co-working with Women’s Tech Hub – all welcome, tech-curious, questions or support or anything really. We are considering setting up a group to discuss UX so pop along if you are interested in getting something started on that.
  • Python beginners – this is a managed set of workshop sessions moving towards a good foundation for data analytics/science etc and also just to learn some python – this week is about working with data (quelle surprise!). Introduction to Pandas & Loading/saving/manipulating data with Pandas
  • Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group – this is a supported group helping people learn and self-study in fast.ai
  • CodeHub’s WebDev101 – for anyone doing any web development or simply interested in setting up a website and with questions to ask
  • CodeHub’s Python code dojo – this is for all levels of python coders and runs with us monthly
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It’s Bristol Technology Festival

Bristol Tech Fest

Obviously, the Main event is:

Heart Glow

Bristol Tech Fair 2019 November the 9th

All the other stuff you can find on their events page here

So come along and chat – most of them are recruiting or supporting diverse teams into Tech. If not now then they are happy to discuss future jobs , training or support and advise you on the skills you will need to get you onto a great career path in Tech.

Tech³Shed Super-Inclusive Careers Fair

Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org – this event is now SOLD OUT

WISE mini-conference

Check out the program for the WISE conference here – this event is now SOLD OUT

Technotopia

Check out the latest details for Technotopia here – this event is now SOLD OUT

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Tech³Shed Super Inclusive Careers Fair

career robot

Tech³Shed Careers Fair

We’d like to say a big WELCOME and thank-you to all of our Sponsors – we are still talking to a couple but we have most onboard now so we would love to introduce them to you all. These are the companies that support Women’s Tech Hub to be sustainable and carry on our offerings that we work hard on, so a big thanks from us!

  • Deloitte Digital –
    • Have a new Tech Hub in Bristol and also run training academys to retrain
  • Desklodge
    • Long term sponsors of Womens Tech Hub and have the most welcoming inclusive coworking spaces in Bristol in our opinion)
  • Fusion Processing
    • Cutting edge CAV company – come see what they are working on
  • Graphcore
    • Cutting edge IPU AI silicon design
  • Growth Hub
    • Funded free business support
  • KETL
    • Data specialist with a new cutting edge CLEKT offering
  • Lloyds Banking Group
    • Run returner programmes as well as great jobs and apprenticeships
  • Newicon
    • Cutting edge software firm, looking for diverse teams and sponsor visas
  • Scott Logic
    • Software agency with cutting edge cyber solutions
  • Tech Talent Academy
    • A new heavily subsidised Full stack bootcamp in the city with careers support
  • Tumelo
    • Transparency and ethical financial investment software
  • UltraSoc
    • Chip design with Safety at its heart
  • Xavier Analytics
    • Great startup for accountants managing multiple Xero accounts

So come along and chat – most of them are recruiting or supporting diverse teams into Tech. If not now then they are happy to discuss future jobs , training or support and advise you on the skills you will need to get you onto a great career path in Tech.

Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org

WISE mini-conference

Check out the program for the WISE conference here – this event is now SOLD OUT

Technotopia

Check out the latest details for Technotopia here – this event is now SOLD OUT

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Bristol Tech Fair presents ..

Child playing with robot

Technotopia

As the excitement is growing, we want to share the activities our fantastic exhibitors are preparing, including a creative workshop and 5G Demos with the University of Bristol, A Virtual Reality launchpad with our friends at Rocketmakers, Consequential robotics and Miro-E, a programable Robot Dog, Eco-Bot II a robot powered by dead flies developed by the Bristol BioEnergy Centre, Lego Mindstorm with The Institute of Physics, Thymio robots and Virtual Reality experiences with the University of West of England team and a Cybersecurity workshop with Cybersecurity Associates. More surprises to come!

WISE mini-conference

1100-1200 Session 1: Schools: My Skills App and Role Models by Women in Science and Engineering + The Flying Challenge – Ablaze and Airbus

1200-1300 Session 2: Universities and Colleges: What it means to be BAME in STEM and what it means to be an Ally – University of Bristol Lara Lalemi and Fred

1330-1430 Session 3: Industry and entry: Women Like Me and mentoring Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers, Senior Lecturer – Science Communication Unit and Engineering Design and Mathematics 

 + Frank Water – safe water charity – From networks in UK to Engineers without Borders + RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Institution An historical network of volunteers + designing and engineering lifeboats 

1430-1530 Session 4: Senior Management and Boardrooms: The Women’s Tech Hub Networks and Stories – a community and connector – Helen Farmer/ Serrie Chapman + UWE – Women’s Networks in STEM Dr. Vanda Papafilippou’s Research + Reflection Session Helen Farmer

Tech3Shed Careers Fair

We are almost full now and will start announcing some of the jobs that the companies are looking to fill and a little more on what the sponsors do if you are considering a career in Tech – so keep an eye out for the posts! Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org

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