EVENT: Sign Up for our FREE Mentoring event on Tuesday 7 November 2017- Critical Skills for Leadership

News about our next event on Tuesday 7 November 2017:

Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Critical Skills for Leadership

Did you know that mentors routinely give men and women very different advice? While men are told to fill specific gaps in experience, and build much needed skill-sets, women are told to improve confidence. The subconscious bias in this advice is responsible for holding a lot of women back from Leadership roles. In this workshop we will explore what skills and experience are needed to get into a Leadership role, and what special qualities are desired at the highest levels.

Girl Geek Scotland (GGS) has been developing world-class educational and networking experiences for women in Digital Technologies since 2008. We see the engagement of women in technology as being critical to the competitiveness of this sector, and to the development of our economy.

 

Pre-register on Eventbrite                                               

Please pre-register for the event as there are limited spaces and fire regulations mean that only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted.

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Upcoming Events From Our Friends at Asia Scot

On the 2nd of October Dr. Shashi Tharoor will be coming to Edinburgh to talk about his book ‘Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India’. There are four tickets left so I would encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. You are able to register for this breakfast event by clicking here.

Our next event in Glasgow is with Jörg Wuttke at the Strathclyde Business School on the 4th of October. Jörg will be talking about China’s politics ahead of the party congress in October and anticipated changes, China’s economy (including the vast regional discrepancies), and major challenges (including constraints on the flow of capital out of China). You are able to register by clicking here.

Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys, will be presenting India’s $42 Billion-Dollar Business to Members & Partners of the Asia Scotland Institute on the 11th of October. There are only 25 tickets left so make sure you register as soon as possible. Murthy was listed among the ‘12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time’, by the Fortune magazine in 2012. Find more information and the option to register here.

On the 25th of October Sir Danny Alexander will be talking about the Asian infrastructure opportunity. Sir Danny Alexander currently is the Vice-President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the UK’s most senior representative at the Beijing Head Office. We are deligthed to host this breakfast event with our partners at ACCA Global. To register please click here.

RBS: Female Festival, 12 December 2017 – REGISTER NOW

RBS are opening the doors to their Edinburgh HQ. You’re invited to meet their most influential female leaders. Come along and network with their best and brightest and get first hand experience of their diverse, inclusive culture.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to take part in:

  • A series of talks from female leaders both internal and external to RBS
  • Development workshops to build your entrepreneurial mindset – hosted by their expert partners from E-Spark
  • The chance to network with different areas of their business and connect with our top female talent
  • A look at the exciting work that women across RBS are driving and delivering
  • See what a career with RBS could mean for you!

 

To find out more and register your place please visit the RBS website here.

 

RBS: Insight Day, 27 November 2017 – REGISTER NOW

RBS are opening the doors to their RBS Edinburgh HQ and showing you what both Change and Business Solutions & Technology Solutions are all about! RBS have graduate and intern opportunities for both.

Don’t miss this chance to:

  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills with expert training from their Entrepreneurial
    Development Managers
  • Join a panel session with Edinburgh alumni and find out why they love their graduate
    pathways
  • Network with senior managers, graduates and recruiters
  • Get first hand experience of their collaborative & customer centric culture
  • See how graduates from any degree discipline can use their skills and achieve success
  • Find out about their programmes and how RBS develops graduate talent

 

To find out more and register your place please visit the RBS website here.

 

RBS: Dine & Discover, various dates and locations – REGISTER NOW

RBS are hosting an invitation only dining experience, exclusively for students to find out more about their programmes.

They have graduate and intern opportunities across their business. You’ll spend an evening dining with some of the brightest minds at RBS. You’ll get to talk with their best graduates and their most experienced managers. You’ll find out about their opportunities, get a great insight into their culture and discover what a career at RBS will mean for you. This is a great chance to network, speak with and learn from the best.

  • Evening networking sessions from representatives across RBS business
  • University specific events plus a regional event open to any student living in and around Edinburgh (inc Napier and HW)
  • Some are bank wide and some are Technology specific
  • Students can apply via the website using the link below

 

Locations and dates in Scotland are:

Strathclyde Business School Foyer, 17 October 2017, 6:30-9:30pm

The University of St Andrews, 18 October 2017, 6:30-9:30pm

The University of Edinburgh (venue TBC), 24 October 2017, 6:30-9:30pm

The University of Glasgow (venue TBC), 25 October 2017, 6:30-9:30pm

 

To find out more and register your place please visit the RBS website here and filter on ‘Dine & Discover’.

 

Girl Geek Scotland’s Autumn Social: Meet The Volunteers (casual meetup, 21 September)

Well THAT was a wild summer! Lots of sun, lots of rain, lots and lots of work to do and just a flurry of Out Of Office replies. Exhausted, and ready for the gentle exhale of beautiful Autumntime.

Time for another seasonal social meetup for GGS. This is a casual and informal event, an opportunity for the volunteering team to relax and catch up with each other, and to welcome other likeminded folks to meet them, meet each other, network, and have a relaxing Autumnal drink at the delightful Le Monde Hotel bar.

Le Monde is a favourite venue for GGS social meetups. Do come along, meet the volunteers, and chat with other Girl Geek Scotland network and community members.

EVENTS: Scotland’s first Blockchain Hack + two courses!

Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17 are holding #HackChain17 this Autumn. This will be the first Blockchain Hackathon in Scotland! Individual and team tickets are available. Ahead of the Hack in early October we are offering two free optional training sessions to help participants prep for the hack. More info below and at the links!

 

Note: If you are signing up for the preparatory training sessions, don’t forget to sign up for #HackChain17 first!

 

HackChain17 is coming! Sign up fast!

  • Friday 6-8 October 2017 at 6pm (Friday) – 10pm (Sunday)
  • Take part in the first Blockchain Hackathon in Scotland
  • Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17
  • Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, G1 1XQ
  • Read more here…

 

#HackChain17 – Introduction to Blockchain

  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 6pm – 9pm
  • Training session for participants in #HackChain17 to help them get to grips with Blockchain technology and come up with awesome ideas for the hackathon
  • Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17
  • Curated House, Gordon Chambers, Glasgow, G1 3NQ
  • Read more here…

#HackChain17 – Blockchain Coding Workshop

  • Saturday 23 September 2017 at 9:30am – 5pm
  • Training session for participants in #HackChain17 to help them get to grips with Blockchain technology and come up with awesome ideas for the hackathon
  • Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotCHAIN17
  • Curated House, Gordon Chambers, Glasgow, G1 3NQ
  • Read more here…

EVENT: Passwords for Getting Past Angel Finance Gatekeepers at our next Panel Event in Edinburgh

We’re excited about our next panel event Getting Past the Gatekeepers – Passwords for Angel Finance taking place on the evening of Thursday 14 September 2017 in Edinburgh.

What do you do? Why should I care? Why would I invest in YOU? These are the three questions that should be foremost in your mind when you plan your pitch to Angel investors. Around 80% of pitches that get past the gatekeepers will get investment. In this panel event we invite gatekeepers of Angel Finance to tell you directly what they are looking for when they review a business application so that you can make it to the next level.

Speakers are Jackie Waring from Investing Women and AccelerateHerLaura Peachey from MBM CommercialVicky Brock from Clear Returns, and Lynzi Leroy from E-VR‘s VR Incubator.

Refreshments of wine/soft drinks and nibbles are provided, and the event is FREE to attend. Entry is by pre-registration on Eventbrite only so please make sure you register.

EVENT: Sign Up for our FREE Mentoring event on Tuesday 5 September 2017- Crossing The Great Divide

News about our next event on Tuesday 5 September 2017:

Over half of female graduates in the digital technology sector come from non-tech backgrounds such as creative arts, business studies and natural/ social sciences. (Tackling The Technology Gender Gap Together).

This event uses a range of case studies from industry, showcasing initiatives designed to help you make that sideways move and develop the skills you need for a digital technology career. Whether you plan on professional training, going back to work, or enrolling on a graduate scheme our workshops can help you identify, plan for, and fill your skills gap to make that move. Please come along to meet likeminded people and engage in lively discussion and action planning!

Girl Geek Scotland (GGS) has been developing world-class educational and networking experiences for women in Digital Technologies since 2008. We see the engagement of women in technology as being critical to the competitiveness of this sector, and to the development of our economy.

 

The workshops are as follows:

Professional Training Schemes: Transitioning to a career in digital tech

Back to Work: Inclusivity and Diversity at Sky Technology

Graduate Schemes: DXC’s initiative to get students’ into tech

 

Pre-register on Eventbrite                                               

Please pre-register for the event as there are limited spaces and fire regulations mean that only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted.

VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO REGISTER

 

News! PreWired Summer Hack

News from our chums at PreWired…

The PreWired Summer Hack will take place daily August 7th–11th 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Details of the schedule are shown below. The event will take place at Codebase Events Space, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9SJ

We still have a limited number of places, so if you want to be involved, click on the link below and sign up now!

What is involved? You will be working in a small team, working together on a small project.

Will there be prizes? Yes. At the end of the week, each team will give a demo of their project, and prizes will be awarded in various categories.
Do you need to bring a laptop? Not necessarily — we can provide one.
What about food? We will provide snacks but you will need to bring your own lunch.

http://www.prewired.org/summerhack2017/

Thanks to Ewan Klein at The University of Edinburgh for drawing our attention to this event.

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