Last few tickets available for Critical Skills for Leadership workshop!

We’re excited about our next event Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Critical Skills for Leadership on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at Whitespace in Edinburgh.

Last few tickets available!

 

Have you been looked over for a Leadership position? In this set of workshops Girl Geek Scotland will tell you what you need to know, and what you may not want to hear.

Workshops

1. Essential Skills for the Board in a Digital Age.

2. Do You Have The XFactor?

3. Finding Your Purpose.

Pre-register on Eventbrite

Register and find out more here:

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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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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’.

 

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

 

We Are The Future and Datalab collaborate on Fireside Chat event 

We Are The Future are working with The Data Lab to put together a Fireside Chat with Chris Neumann, Venture Partner at 500 Startups at our office in Leith, Edinburgh on 7th July.

500 Startups in one of Silicon Valley’s most successful accelerator programmes, founded by Super Angel Dave McClure.

Chris is a big data veteran who cofounded DataHero (acquired by Cloudability), and was the first employee at Aster Data (acquired by Teradata).

Following the hugely successful DataFest earlier this year, Chris heard about the activity happening in Edinburgh and Scotland so is coming over for a few days.

We would love for you to join us at our office for a casual fireside chat with Chris and The Data Lab team. There is very limited space available unfortunately and only have 30 tickets available – if you’d like to join us can you please sign up here on Eventbrite.

EVENT: Sign Up for our FREE Mentoring event on Tuesday 23 May 2017- Breaking the Glass Ceiling

This event will provide valuable insights to those of us that have experienced ‘the glass ceiling’ effect in our workplace as well as to employers who would like to maximize the potential of their employees.

We have a fantastic range of speakers and workshops planned to tell you more about the initiatives that are operating across a number of companies and how as individuals we can empower ourselves to challenge this issue within our own work environment.

Free Event SIGN UP ON EVENTBRITE HERE

For security please ensure you register for access to the building.

Event Details

Location
Anderson Strathern Solicitors, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh, EH3 8EY

Speakers
(Host) Anderson Strathern Solicitors
Talat Yaqoob – Director, Equate Scotland
Ceri Shaw – Engineering Manager, FreeAgent

Agenda
6.30 pm – 7pm Registration and networking
7pm Welcome and introductions
7.10pm – 7.30pm Presentations
7.30pm – 8pm Networking
8pm – 9pm Workshops led by speakers
9pm – 9.45pm Wrap up and networking

Refreshments
Wine/soft drinks and nibbles provided

EVENT: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs – Blockchain, SMART Contracts, & Cyber Security

Join us for our FREE event at Spring Technology, 12 – 13 St Andrews Square in Edinburgh.

Blockchain and associated technologies, are of growing interest, not just in Fintech, but also in the legal sector and security. GGS will invite three panel experts to explore technologies, trends and opportunities for financial support in Scotland. This is your compass for the hottest areas for business development.

This event gives some great background material for those intending on entering our Hackathon.

  • Learn about the opportunities for entrepreneurs in these fast growing sectors
  • Ask our speakers any burning questions you have in the Q+A
  • Develop your business network

As usual Girl Geek Scotland will provide plenty of time for networking, wine and nibbles.

Speakers

(Host) Samantha Leeman – Senior Consultant – Girl Geek Scotland/Spring Technology

Greig Paul – Strathclyde University – Smart Contracts

Katie Lyne – Scottish Government – Civ Tech Update

Andy Cobley – University of Dundee – Blockchain

Expert in Cybersecurity TBC

Agenda

6.00 – 6.20pm Registration & Networking

6.20 – 6.30pm Introduction

6.30 – 7.30pm Presentations

7.30 – 8.00pm Audience Q&A

8.00 –  8.30pm Networking & Wrap up.

FREE Registration on Eventbrite

We have limited space, and fire regulations mean that only people who register on Eventbrite can be admitted to the event.

Refreshments

Wine/soft drinks and canapes. (Not a full dinner event)

VISIT OUR EVENT POST TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT HERE

Girl Geek Scotland

At Girl Geek Scotland our aim is to grow a community of professionals and entrepreneurs who are able to support each other at entry-level and throughout their careers in computing, creativity, and enterprise. A big part of this is ensuring that there are role models for everyone to learn from and aspire to.

Girl Geek Scotland welcomes people from all gender identities, physical abilities, neurotypical and atypical people, religions and ethnicities. We ask everyone attending to show respect for others at all times.

GGS Event Policies

Please refer to our Anti-Harassment Policy and Event Photography / Videography Policy as set out on our website. Your acceptance of which is assumed should you register to attend one of our events.

With thanks

With enormous thanks to our partners and sponsors who help us make this happen. They are:

Core Funding & Major Sponsor 2017

LINC Scotland is our Core Funder for 2017. LINC is the umbrella organisation for Angel Finance in Scotland and offers Entrepreneurs startup finance to get their businesses off the ground. They have extensive expertise in investment and can offer support to new investors in Scotland.

EdinburghNapierUniversity

Now home to over 18,000 students from over 100 countries, we first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. However our story goes back to the time of John Napier, the brilliant sixteenth century mathematician and philosopher from whom we take our name. When you come to Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll study at one of our six specialist schools. Each of our schools is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links.

BRT working logo

Bright Red Triangle (BRT) offers a comprehensive set of professional/personal development activities for students and graduates in partnership with key stakeholders within and beyond Edinburgh Napier. Our focus is on improving the enterprise skills and employability of our students and graduates while instilling them with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer business incubation services, paid consultancy experience as well as design thinking and design your future courses to our current and past students.

EVENT: All Around The Blockchain – Applications NOW OPEN!

Applications are NOW OPEN for:

 

All Around The Blockchain

 

Apply Now! 

We are running a short course for women, to learn the basics of working with Blockchain technologies in a friendly and supportive setting.

All Around The Blockchain

You do not need previous experience of working with Blockchain to apply for these workshops.

This course is an introduction to Blockchain technology and is aimed at learners with some experience of programming.

Who is this course for?

We will be concentrating on two main areas of back-end functionality, and front end UX design and user experience. We are looking for learners who are interested in developing their knowledge of one or both of those areas. Learners will be organised into small teams in a collaborative learning environment and have the support of an expert programmer in their team.

  • Applicants to do back end development should have some recent experience of programming, and knowledge of at least one common  general use language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Java, Javascript).
  • Applicants to do UX design and development should have some recent experience in this area.

We encourage learners to do a bit of their own coding in between the two sessions, during which time the volunteer coaches will be available for online advice and support.

IMPORTANT: We are unable to supply laptops for this event, so all applicants must bring a laptop, and may be asked to do some setup/installation of required software in advance.

How to apply

 

IMPORTANT: Registering for a ticket does not guarantee a place on our workshops.

 

Each applicant will primarily be assessed based on their motivations for participating in the course. When you register you will answer a few questions about yourself including:

  1. Why you wish to attend this course
  2. How this course will help you work towards your career goals
  3. What your experience is in programming and with UX design and development tools

We will also be balancing applications against one another, to ensure that we develop the ideal teams for our learning environment, with mixed skills and abilities. If there are no tickets shown as available, please sign up for the waitlist.  We will contact you by email if you are successful in gaining a place on our course.

From First App to Creative Hacks!

This is a feeder event for our Hackathon for Entrepreneurs, taking place in March and April, and will help you develop the skills to build an awesome Blockchain app. The course gives you the opportunity to familiarise yourselves with tools to create prototypes of innovative Blockchain-based apps at the event. The hack events are also structured so that participants can work on their project flexibly over a month, to encourage participation from people who are put off by the usual hackathon format of a long sleep-deprived weekend!

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a secure distributed ledger technology, probably best known for its use as the basis for the Bitcoin virtual currency.  It has many more applications in finance and beyond, and an increasing number of organisations in Scotland are using it – not just startups, but large multinational companies and the public sector.  This makes experience with Blockchain a great thing to have on your CV!

Important Dates

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Sunday 12th February midnight

COURSE DATES:

Sunday February 19th, 2-5pm Sunday March 5th, 2-5pm

HACK DATES:

Sunday March 26th, 2-5pm Sunday April 23rd, 2-5pm

 

Register your application on Eventbrite

**If there are no tickets shown as available, please sign up for the waitlist.  We will contact you by email if you are successful in gaining a place on our course.**

 

Girl Geek Scotland

At Girl Geek Scotland our aim is to grow a community of professionals and entrepreneurs who are able to support each other at entry-level and throughout their careers in computing, creativity, and enterprise. A big part of this is ensuring that there are role models for everyone to learn from and aspire to. Girl Geek Scotland welcomes people from all gender identities, physical abilities, neurotypical and atypical people, religions and ethnicities. We ask everyone attending to show respect for others at all times.

GGS Event Policies

Please refer to our Anti-Harassment Policy and Event Photography / Videography Policy as set out on our website. Your acceptance of which is assumed should you register to attend one of our events.

With thanks

With enormous thanks to our partners, sponsors and suppliers who help us make this happen. They are:

 

NCR Edinburgh has grown from a successful software startup to an integral part of a global, multi-billion dollar organisation. Every day, NCR powers more than 500 million self service transactions with solutions for customers in the financial, retail, hospitality, travel and telecoms sectors.

 

EdinburghNapierUniversity

Now home to over 18,000 students from over 100 countries, we first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. However our story goes back to the time of John Napier, the brilliant sixteenth century mathematician and philosopher from whom we take our name. When you come to Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll study at one of our six specialist schools. Each of our schools is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links.

 

BRT working logo

Bright Red Triangle (BRT) offers a comprehensive set of professional/personal development activities for students and graduates in partnership with key stakeholders within and beyond Edinburgh Napier. Our focus is on improving the enterprise skills and employability of our students and graduates while instilling them with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer business incubation services, paid consultancy experience as well as design thinking and design your future courses to our current and past students.

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