We are being hosted by one of Bristol’s most exciting robotics companies this month. We have three speakers who will each give a walkthrough of how they got to work in tech and what bought them to Reach Robotics. There will also be an overview of Reach Robotics and what it does and we will get to meet mekamon!
Our third meetup will be hosted by Seccl Technology in their new office space. So come in and enjoy the start-up environment – some chairs will be provided.
Our speakers for today are:
Kerry the co-founder of tinygiant.io
who will explore both the light and dark side of A.I. Find out how artificial intelligence is shaping the creative industries, uncover the challenges of gender bias in algorithms – and discover why it’s so important for women to participate in the conversation.
Catherine Hodges, a local business owner of two successful hair salons
who is going to talk to us about the challenges of running your own business. Discover if there is such thing as work-life-balance and what Cat has figured out on her journey.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
You can sign up for the event here
Our second meetup will also be hosted by Edit in their lovely Editorium. And here are the exciting topics we will discuss tonight…
1. Introducing: Amy Barrett and I’m a Scientist..
Gallomanor is a very local company here in Bath that provides creative audience-led communication solutions and events. They have a strong, but not exclusive focus on education and reaching school students, particularly in science, engineering, and e-democracy. https://imascientist.org.uk/
2. Featuring: Jane Ginnever on flexible working and addressing conflict situations at work
Jane Ginnever is a Founding Director of SHIFT, a company who helps their clients to clearly define their culture, and create a way of working within their business that is unique to their team and their values and will sustainably deliver the results they’re trying to achieve. She is going to talk to us about flexible working and how these topics as well as other issues can be addressed in any work place situation. She has recently written articles on LinkedIn addressing these challenges:
Those are worth a read, not just in preparation for our session on Wednesday 🙂
Edit will kindly provide some snacks and drinks and we will be able to have lively conversations while enjoying the great view from their office. Please arrive around 5.45pm, since a receptionist needs to let you in and we are aiming to start at 6pm.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
You can sign up for the event here
Here’s a chance to find out more.
It’s midweek. The weekend feels a long way away. So come and get your geek on with XMOS.
We’ll take you (quickly) through the science of voice and explain how our technology is able to capture voice and strip out background noise – even from across the room and when you’re speaking softly. We’ll also demonstrate our voice-capture development kits and give you a sneak preview into the new areas we’re working on.
We don’t have a talking toaster – but we do have a lamp with attitude, an LED array you won’t forget and a look at what’s possible when you merge voice with radar technology. And if that doesn’t convince you, then we’ve got plenty of anecdotes about questions that are best left unasked of your voice assistant!
The talk will be led by our XMOS girl geeks
We are going to relaunch BGGD in Bath and since it is September, it is the perfect time to start something new. Sharpen your pencils and join us for a night of insightful and interesting talks and conversations:
Natalie Betts (Relish Agency) – Image Match Technology
Natalie will give us an idea of what is currently out there and how it is used within Marketing. She will introduce us to some of the search and find algorithms and we can have a discussion on how useful this could be for us.
Lucia Velasco (Seccl Technology) – Mayden Academy and alternative routes to Tech
Lucia will tell us a bit about her route to Tech and the alternatives that are out there. We will also have a bit of a conversation about how those could be more inclusive and what the challenges are.
Edit will kindly provide some snacks and drinks and we will be able to have lively conversations while enjoying the great view from their office.
Come and join us!
(Sign up via our meetup page)
Emily is OggaDoon’s Creative Content Manager, specialising in creative copy, branding, and process.
With almost a decade of writing experience, she has a History and English degree along with a Masters from the University of York. Her passions are authentic stories which demand to be told, influencing through the written and spoken word, and engaging directly through social media.
Talk: I’ll chat about the need for communications in any industry, why technology is naturally bad at it, why women in technology are often overlooked, and quick easy communication wins that we can all engage with as individuals and companies. I’ll also be sharing some examples from within the industry which should hopefully make things clear
Weston Super Mare GGD New Chapter
We are setting up a Girl Geek Dinners group in Weston Super Mare. While we try it out for size we are going to use the Bristol GGD site to host as we are also aware that we have some members who work in Bristol but reside by the beach (lucky you!) and would like something closer to home to network.
We would like to announce that finally we believe we may have spotted enough women either in tech or interested in the subject to justify setting up a GirlGeekDinners WSM chapter!
The Stable will be hosting the first one on the 4th October. If you don’t know the place then it’s certainly time you paid a visit – it’s a great coworking space. The Heritage cafe next door is run by businesswoman and powerhouse performer Sarah Evans (the UK’s number one Adele tribute act, no less). It’s also round the corner from the beach and from vegetarian cafe. Loves, run by Anna Southwell, a woman with her finger in many artistic, musical and cultural pies. They also sell halloumi chips. What’s not to love about The Stable and surrounds!
We haven’t had any events running in London for some time and after asking on the Facebook group people would still like these events to run, so we are putting a call out for people interested in running the events. If that sounds like something you would like to do then give us a shout.
We will fill you in with everything you need to know about running events, promoting them and much more. You will learn loads! There is a time commitment required for volunteering for this role as events do take time to put together. Ideally there would be 2 -3 organisers who split the load between them working on the various aspects of the events.
To say yes to doing this drop sarah at girlgeekdinners dot com an email.
Dr Katie Russell, Analytics, OVO Energy
Smart meters means masses more energy data will be available to utilities, enabling a better customer experience and no more estimates. Katie will draw comparison with data revolutions in other industries and explore the opportunities, analytics and learnings so far.
Katie Russell is Head of Data & Analytics at OVO Energy, leading a team focused on deriving insights to inform and inspire action – for customers and for OVO as a business. As part of a technology led business, leveraging data using artificial intelligence keeps OVO truly innovative and delivering the best possible service for our customers.
Katie joined OVO in October 2017 having spent 5 years at ONZO – an energy analytics start up – as Head of Data Science. During that time she was chuffed to be awarded Big Data Hero by techUK in June 2016 and helped ONZO win multiple awards for their innovative solutions for utilities. Prior to that Katie worked for another analytics start up in the water industry, got a PhD in Mathematical Physics and holds a BA and M.Math from the University of Cambridge.
Thursday 20th June 2018 – 6.30/7 – 9pm
Doors open at 18:30 talks start around 7pm
This meetup is kindly sponsored once again by OVO who are strong supporters of Bristol Girl Geek Dinners.
1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6ED
As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Bristol Girl Geek Dinners
Bath Girl Geek Dinners is back and we are enticing our members in for an informal pizza and meetup before BathCamp (which we’re sneaking into after 6.30) on the 10th May.
We will introduce ourselves, explain the aim of the group and give you all an overview of the support networks in the region for women in Bath working in the Tech Field.
Marianne Wise and Franziska Zuch have brilliantly agreed to take on the task of getting the Bath GGD on its feet which is great.
As we are only booked for the first hour we will concentrate on who’s doing what in the Bath area around the women in Tech
Marianne Wise is one of the new Bath Girl Geek Dinner organisors, she will introduce herself, what she does and her interest in women in tech
Fran Zuch is the other new Bath Girl Geek Dinners organisor and runs a meetup called Meet&Speak also for women who want to be more confident about speaking in public, in the workplace, at conferences, or at local meet ups.
Serrie Chapman to give an overview of the Womens Tech Hub, IT Girls Collaborative (run by Rosie Bennett above left) and Tech for Good (run by Annie Legge above right), which are all actively supporting women in tech in the area.
Paul Leader from BathCamp will hopefully pop his head around to introduce BathCamp to you, they have been very actively working to encourage female attendance to their meetups!
After that it will be a case of networking, pizza eating, wine drinking and finding out what our members would like us to find speakers for, subjects, suggestions, support (all the S’s it seems!)
Thursday 10th May 2018 5.30pm – 6.30pm
BathCamp starts at 6.30pm for those wishing to join BathCamp
This meetup is kindly being hosted by the The Guild Hub co-working space in Bath
As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Bath Girl Geek Dinners