To all the brilliant sponsors, volunteers and attendees!
We had a fantastic time and loved every second of the actual day. It was amazing to have so many of our great members come along to volunteer … we really do love you all. It was great to hear so many of your success stories that we played a part in, the hard part was all yours so big congrats! Please stay in touch as we feel like proud parents when we hear how well you are doing. To the newer members who came along to support and be part of the event – massive thanks for coming out of your comfort zone on a wet day! We will support you!
The Sponsors were amazing – so engaged and supportive and brilliantly open to talking to not just job-ready, but to advise and guide the returners or tech-curious, we salute you!
To all the attendees – Good Luck and come to us if you need support – check out our Women’s Tech Hub page for details on our support and networking. We are just joining with Codehub for free training support on our Workshop Wednesdays so come along and be part of it all.
As you can see from the image, we are back on it and raring to go. Actually we are having a week in Falmouth to discuss how we take this forward to be the BEST recruitment event for tech diversity in the World! (yes we are tired and hopeful .. but it’s all possible right?)
We are delighted that Newicon will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are we have long know just how inclusive and welcoming they are to support a diverse talent pool, they even sponsor Visas!
Newicon do Web & Software Development: Business Software, IoT, Mobile Apps, Websites, Ecommerce
Their approach to software design and development focuses on the things that matter – the insights, the interactions, the integrations and innovations that make extraordinary things happen for brands, businesses and their customers.
They are also fellow partners with our great friends at TEDx Bristol, including managing their website!
We are delighted that Tumelo will be at our Careers Fair on the 9thNovember 2019.
We know that, as being part of this careers fair Tumelo are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.
Tumelo enables people to see exactly which companies they own through their pension and personal investments, empowering them to influence positive change as shareholders. They are a welcoming, ambitious and growing financial technology start-up in central Bristol, with big dreams of building an investment ecosystem that serves people & planet.
We are delighted that Xavier Analytics will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are looking to recruit.
We know that, as being part of this careers fair Xavier are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s Tech Hub member.
Xavier Analytics are a small startup team from Bristol, who have developed an app that connects with accounting software to detect errors in accounting data. Using machine learning and data analytics techniques, Xavier aims to help small businesses with more accurate reporting and a greater understanding of their data. Founded in 2018, Xavier is now used by hundreds of accountants across the UK, saving time, money and helping thousands of small businesses thrive.
Xavier are currently hiring for a software engineer, and hope to be expanding the team further in the next few months. You can view their vacancies at xavier-analytics.com/careers
We are super excited that KETL will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 to support us – they were also our very first sponsor in Women’s Tech Hub and a brilliant team hence the “super excited” mention! (its a bit like having your close friends around when you are running a posh dinner party with work colleagues and need a bit of a confidence boost !)
We know that KETL is completely behind our social values and aims as they have been behind us since day one, including recruiting and training up our careers transferrers/returners. They are also absolutely mad about Data and about to launch a new platform – so go speak to them about it.
“Your business never stops generating data. The ability to pull apart, focus and analyse this flow of information is the answer to making better decisions about your supply chain, your product, and your customers.
We help you design and implement your data strategy, ensuring all your data is in one place so you can get reports out quickly and accurately to the teams that need them, to start generating actionable insight. “
We are KETL and we love data.
Further information on KETL can be found via Twitter @KETL_BI and on LinkedIn – seriously, go check them out!
If anyone would like a personal intro to KETL at any stage including the event then please mail us on email@example.com (they’ll chat anyway without an intro!)
We are delighted that Scott Logic
will be at our Careers Fair on 9th November 2019 and are looking to
We know that, being part of this
careers fair demonstrates that Scott Logic are dedicated to ensuring they
recruit from a diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board
as a Women’s Tech Hub member.
At Scott Logic their 60+ team of Bristol-based consultants
are located centrally within Bristol’s technology hub. They offer their clients
a wide variety of capabilities including front end, back end and full stack
development, Project Management, Testing and Data Engineering.
Scott Logic are currently looking
for a broad and diverse range of candidates to fill their live vacancies. More
information can be found here https://www.scottlogic.com/careers/
As a centrally based consultancy,
Scott Logic are fully engaged with the local tech community, they run their
very own monthly Techie Brekkie (Meetup), and if you’re interested in joining
Techie Brekkie then follow this link https://www.meetup.com/Techie-Brekkie/
Sooooooooooooo … yes we are about to announce our next plans, we are ready and almost raring to go, so the question is: are you?
The Date ?
It will be on November the 9th in the Colston Hall and we have all four floors to use plus its a Saturday! This hopefully means that many of our members and the poor sad people who have yet to be enticed into the fun world of tech, may also have the day free to change their lives for the better!!
We know that we have plenty of people with Children attached as we spotted some flitting through the door at our last event – next time why not just bring kittens or puppies for a similar effect? It appears that people actually like these young humanoids so we decided this year to partner with Technotopia, who are all about getting the younger generations engaged with tech and are very cool! So why not treat your next careers fair as a family day out? Want to volunteer? .. contact us !!
We also loved our panel driven conference back in 2017 so want to bring back that part of the conference/event by inviting in the WISE campaign. This is a national campaign and we know they have been investigating the effectiveness of Diversity and Inclusion groups within larger organisations. We’re going to discuss the incentives out there to support both larger and smaller companies to help improve culture and improve diversity and discuss the issues also. We’ll announce panels and workshops/discussions as we put his together.
For all companies wanting a stand at the fair – it will be recruitment free, so no charges for any recruits you get. We will have our Women’s Tech Hub partners ADLIB (who are lovely and very well behaved) there in an engagement capacity, but other than that as before, recruiters please don’t come along and try and sell your wares to the companies or badger our members – its really just not welcome and definitely not cool!
Based on our feedback from the last event from the companies involved, there was a suggestion to have a Jobs page advertising the jobs going So this time, as part of our sponsorship deal*, we will do that to ensure we are reaching out to people that you want to engage with. This will be over the tech3shed website, the wthub and bristoltechfair website .. we’ll let you know when its set up! As with the last event we do want the companies to engage, so we’ll have chaperones at the event as before to make introductions and help you networ!
So keep an eye out for us and get involved…. more coming soon …
Apologies for our lack of updates on the site, we have been busy gathering feedback from attendees and sponsors and all in all we are feeling quite pleased with ourselves! It seems that many of our aims about inclusivity and engagement were worth the forethought and gave a lot of people some nice warm feelings. We will put together a post summarising it all and also will keep you all updated with any further plans we have. We are still standing though, which is always a good thing !!
We loved today at the event, the engagement was brilliant and the attendees couldn’t believe that the companies so wanted to talk to them. We know there is a breakage in the recruitment process around people who aren’t ‘BOB’ .. or simply fitting the normal view of what is expected, which is why we are running this. The feedback was exactly what we wanted, the attendees can talk directly to the main teams and management so there’s no recruitment process, HR or other blockers to squeeze through. We loved everything really including the Bocabar pizzas!
We hope to see you all tomorrow when the companies are talking some more – we have some more great companies and TEDx Bristol speaking .. feel free to pop in and out if you like but please come and engage. Running order for tomorrow are:
We are delighted that Esoterix
will be at our Careers Fair on the 15th & 16th March
2019 and are looking to recruit/support.
We know that, as being part of
this careers fair Esoterix are dedicated to ensuring they recruit from a
diverse network and we are really pleased to have them on board as a Women’s
Tech Hub member.
Esoterix are creating the
software solutions that will revolutionise the transport industry, based on
data science, behaviour science and machine learning. They have a reputation
for bravery and excellence, leading by example to develop new technology and
business solutions to, perhaps, society’s greatest problem: how to provide
effortless mobility, to everyone, sustainably.
Esoterix are looking to grow their technical team and this is an exciting time to be joining them. The global intelligent mobility market is growing 20% year-on-year and will be worth £900bn in 2025. Esoterix will be at the forefront of that transport revolution.
Adam Orchard, head of development will be running a workshop on Saturday 16th starting at 11am.
Esoterix are changing the face of public transport, using data analytics to understand behaviour and design new services. They’ll run through the journey taken to design, deliver and operate a new micro-transit trial in Bristol last year.