BJSS speakers

GGD #76 Digital Exclusion and Double Diamonds with BJSS

Svetlana Tarnagurskaja

Svetlana is a Capability Lead for Product Management and Analysis at BJSS.
Svetlana’s experience spans across various facets of technology delivery and product management. Over the course of the last decade she was involved in leading delivery teams for some of the biggest transformation programmes in the UK, advised a number of start-ups in fashion, insurance and property sectors combined with being a busy mum of two girls.
Svetlana is a passionate advocate of design thinking and agile and loves nothing more than being a part of a team of talented technologists and designers building a great product together.

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BGGD Reloaded #7 – Mayden Academy Special

Hello there fellow earthling –

On the 14th of May we will meet at Mayden Academy and hear from current cohort about their experiences and what they have learned so far.

More details regarding speakers will be announced later.

Looking forward to seeing you all there (sign up on meetup here)

JustEat speakers

GGD #75 Smart usability testing on a budget and upskilling with JustEat

Speaker announcement ..


Swetha sethu-jones
Swetha is a Senior UX Researcher at Just Eat with experience of over 10 years’ experience and wide range of projects spanning mobile, web and connected TV platforms. She enjoys employing a variety of methodologies to further understanding of how people use technology, and how it meets their needs.

Swetha’s also an avid board-gamer, Organiser of Things and a proud feminist! She loves traveling to cool places and eating tasty food (preferably at the same time). She also co-organises a series of research meetups called The Research Thing, which you should come to, as there is free wine, beer and nibbles…

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GGD #74 GirlGeekDinners & Support at the ACCU sponsored by Bloomberg

We are kindly being hosted by the ACCU again this year at their conference and sponsored by Bloomberg.
Normally they run a separate delegates event on the same night but this time they have asked if they can allow the delegates along also soo .. we thought we would use the stage to advertise all the great things that we and our partners are doing in the area!
We’ve set up an eventbrite to allow people to sign up outside of the group https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/girlgeekdinners-support-at-the-accu-sponsored-by-bloomberg-tickets-59358016425
TEDx will be there and KWMC and there’s some interesting training options coming through that we can tell you all about!!

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BGGD Reloaded #6 – Success and Failures

***Please note: The venue is Rocketmakers, so please arrive before 6pm otherwise you will not be able to get into the building***

Hello there fellow earthling –

Tuesday the 19th March we will meet at the Rocketmakers offices in Bath where Hannah (Rocketmakers) will talk to us about what she learned from working with different startups. How are some doing better than others? Why might one fail while another succeeds? Are there commonalities and if so, what are they?
This will be a great interactive session where we can share our experiences and learn from one another.

LinkedIn for Hannah
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-sweet/

Sign up on meetup – runs from 6pm – 8pm

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Rocketmakers offices are located close to the train station, within the 20 Manvers Street Building (1st floor). As mentioned, please ensure you arrive prior to 6pm. Please contact me, if you are running late.

Helen LLoyd

GGD #73 Helen LLoyd from Xavier is speaking!

We are being hosted by the Engine Shed and sponsored by SET Squared Bristol.

Helen Lloyd is co-founder of the Bristol fintech startup Xavier Analytics. Previously Front-End Director at web development agency Hatch Apps, Helen has had over 7 years’ experience as a freelance artist and designer (alongside other, more random, jobs), and transferred her skills into front-end web development 5 years ago. She has a background in Psychology with a masters degree in Neuroscience, and continues to apply her love of data and understanding of human behaviour to product design and UX. Much to her surprise, she was recently named among one of the Rising Stars in the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist 2018.

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GGD #72 GirlGeekDinners @Graphcore

We are being hosted by what must be Bristols biggest Unicorn this month. They’ve stepped in when our earlier sponsor had to step down due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather than let you down for a second month we did a callout to see if any other comapnies could save the date for us and Voila!! Graphcore stepped in. Think AI, electronics, Robotics and … well anything really!

Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for machine intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors, whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or autonomous car manufacturer.

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BGGD Reloaded #5 – Ideas and Ideals: Project management meets Start Up Reality

Today, 12th February, we will meet at the Seccl offices in Bath where Hannah (Seccl) will talk to us about what she learned from working with a team of developers these past 18 months and what is required to create a good product. Georgia Stewart (Co-Founder Tumelo) will then talk about her experience of co-founding and running a start-up company.

LinkedIn for Hannah Sweet
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-sweet/

And for Georgia Stewart
https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgia-stewart-861697107/

As the Manvers Street office building is only staffed until 6pm, please arrive from 5.45pm as you cannot enter the building after. I will provide my mobile number on the date, so please message me if you are running late.

Sign up on meetup & Looking forward to seeing you all there

BGGD Reloaded #4 – Projects and Business Support 11th December

Hello there fellow earthling –

During our fourth meetup we will hear form Karolina about the project she is currently working on and Gabriella will talk us through business support that is available (but no one knows about)

We’ll also be having this as our Xmas social and we are going to try and Coerce Fran into showing us her Comedy routine that she tested out recently!!

It’s on the 11th December from 6pm at the Guild coworking hub.  We welcome men to come along by invite so if you are interested mail us and let us know on  bathgirlgeek@gmail.com

You can sign up for the event here