EVENT: Cyber Angels: Closing The Talent Gap

Join us for our FREE Cybersecurity speaker event, on the 16th of February at Codebase in Edinburgh. Learn more about the sector, network with some great people, and learn about ways that you can become a “Cyber Angel”.

Cyber Angels Closing The Talent Gap

We welcome newbies considering entering into this career, people currently working in Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurs and anyone who is interested in learning more about how they can transfer their skills in to this sector.

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

VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE TO REGISTER

 

Speakers

(Host) Samantha Leeman – Senior Consultant – Girl Geek Scotland/Bright Purple Resourcing

Alison McAlroy – Information Security Manager – Committee Member – ISACA

Katie Lyne – Civ Tech Manager- Scottish Government

Jamie Graves – CEO – ZoneFox

Claire Reid – Partner, Assurance Business Unit Leader  – PWC

 

Agenda

6.00 – 6.30pm Registration & Networking

6.30 – 6.40pm Introduction

6.40 – 7.45pm Presentations

7.45 – 8.30pm Audience Q&A

8.30 –  9.00pm Networking & Wrap up.

 

Refreshments

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

 

About this event

Keen to address the talent gap and lack of women who work in Cybersecurity, Samantha Leeman from Bright Purple Resourcing, also one of our Event Managers at Girl Geek Scotland, is running this event.

The skills shortage in Cybersecurity is something that is and continues to be well documented; by 2018 there will be a global shortage of 4.2 million people who work in the sector. And according to (ISC)2’s latest study, only 6% of those working in the sector are women, a drop of 4% after the figure remained unchanged for 2 years at 10%.

So if you are considering a career change, or starting your own business in Cybersecurity, want to learn from others who have and be introduced to networks who can support you, come along to the event!

 

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:

ISACA

The ISACA® Scottish chapter was formed in March 2002 to provide ISACA® members living or working in Scotland with the opportunity to network with fellow professionals. We also provide training and professional development opportunities in Scotland.

 

Zonefox

ZoneFox makes it simple to align your security needs with your business needs by giving you crucial visibility around data movement across your organization, exposing existing security gaps and ensuring you’re compliant.

 

Codebase

Codebase is the largest technology incubator in the uk and one of the fastest growing in europe.

 

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: Mentoring: Sticky Floors – Registration Now Live

 

Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community: Sticky Floors

Is your mind honed for opportunity? Do you project confidence? … or… Is your subconscious holding you back? Nice girls don’t get the corner office!  At least that is what we hear – but it is all too easy to lay blame on the Glass Ceiling. So, what can you do to improve your mind-set AND your opportunities? In this workshop we will have a range of speakers who work as personal coaches, and can help you think differently to overcome the subconscious blocks that are holding you back in your career.

Event Details

This event is taking place at Waverley Gate in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 7 February 2017. We will have some great speakers and breakout sessions – along with the usual time for drinks and networking. Bring those business cards!

Date: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Time: 6:30-10pm

Location: Amazon Development Centre Scotland, 2-4 Waverley Gate, Ground Floor Meeting Suite, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

Cost to attend: FREE

Refreshments available: small snacks, drinks

What you need to bring: This is a networking event so don’t forget your business cards!

What we need from you: For entry to the building YOU MUST REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE.

 

“Creating Compelling Outcomes” – Maria Hamilton will discuss NLP approaches to ‘Sticky Floors’ – overcoming our internal barriers to achieving things. To create and manage compelling outcomes this presentation will cover the 4 levels to success; managing your thinking, language, emotions and behaviour.

Girl Geek Scotland’s Mentoring Community

We are working to build a fantastic community and make it as easy as we can for interested people to find mentors in their area. If you are looking for advice or guidance from those working in your industry, in similar situations, on how to get into the industry, how to handle difficult situations, or almost anything we will find you a mentor to work with you. You may also have skills, knowledge or experience that another member of the community is interested in, so be prepared to share! The Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community is running its first live networking event for anybody who wants to be part of the mentorship community. The event and the mentoring community is open to people of all genders, over 18-years-old.

Why not sign up to find a Mentor or Mentee?

If you’re looking for a mentor in the technology or related sectors why not join our mentoring community. When you sign up you should also think about how you could mentor others, everyone has something to offer. Graduates can mentor university students, people moving into technology for the first time may have great skills in communication and leadership. Being a mentor can give you the opportunity to grow your skillset and help others! It will only take 5 minutes to sign up for the community, any information you share with us will be private, but we will use it to find you the best mentee / mentor. Sign up to the mentoring community here.

What happens once I register?

We aim to pair you up with the perfect person for you whether a mentee or mentor and make those initial introductions. Many people worry about the time commitment – don’t. Most mentee/mentor relationships are only 1 hour per month!

Sign up for our Online Community

Register for the GGS online community and be the first to find out about new events, the latest new or strike up a conversation with others: http://www.girlgeekscotland.com/join

REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT FOR FREE HERE ON EVENTBRITE

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:


Amazon Development Centre Scotland in Edinburgh is responsible for devising and growing innovations for Amazon around the world. Small teams of developers, designers and leaders run major parts of Amazon’s business, technology and operations. From interactive UI design to large-scale distributed systems and machine learning, we do whatever it takes to deliver great products and experiences for our customers.

This is a place where you can make a real difference to customers by inventing, enhancing and building world-class software and delivering amazing results. We offer exceptional opportunities to grow your technical and non-technical skills by working on exciting and challenging projects.

Enigma People Solutions are a multi award winning recruitment consultancy, specialising in contract and permanent vacancies across: Digital Media, Software Development, Electronics, Technology Sales & Marketing, Technology Support, We offer a professional, flexible, and honest consultancy service to businesses across Scotland, The UK, and internationally.

Cathcart Associates was founded by a team of the country’s most successful recruiters, with a desire to show that good recruitment consultancy should provide a service which is simple, professional and effective. Their approach demonstrates that recruiting technical talent can be simple, seamless and enjoyable, and provides a service which adds value at every stage of the recruitment process. They are an agile and independent organisation with no parent group and are able to offer a more cost-effective solution, allowing investment more freely into their database and advertising reach.

Spring

Spring Personnel specialise in all aspects of office based and industrial recruitment. Their expertise lies in the provision of flexible staffing programmes, developed to ensure that clients receive a comprehensive staffing service. Their consultative approach is designed to ensure that each client experiences a service that is relevant to their recruitment strategy and organisation. From one-off assignments to totally managed recruitment programmes Spring Personnel has the expertise and resources to deliver a full range of recruitment services, addressing the entire recruitment cycle.

Administrate are a dedicated team that are passionate about making lives better through software. They spend most of their day talking to, developing for, and thinking about training providers (their customers) and their students. Their software helps training companies and training departments manage their entire business. Their integrated online system includes three products that focus on making training administration easier, helping deliver outstanding e-learning, and assisting in keeping websites up-to-date.

Informatics

Informatics Ventures supports globally ambitious technology companies headquartered in Scotland. Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, they prepare and equip Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up internationally. Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), their flagship technology investor showcase, connects Scotland’s most exciting and innovative young companies with investors from all over the world and prepares them for the process of securing investment. There is no bigger platform for Scottish businesses than EIE.

SISCA

SICSA The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a Scottish Funding Council Research Pool, comprising 14 of Scotland’s Universities. Our goal is to develop Scotland’s research excellence in Informatics and Computing Science (ICS) by supporting and facilitating collaboration among our members.

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.

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

ARTICLE: Introducing – Cyber Angels

By Samantha Leeman, Bright Purple Resourcing. Original article available here.

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.

The skills shortage in Cybersecurity is something that is and continues to be well documented; by 2018 there will be a global shortage of 4.2 million people who work in the sector. And according to (ISC)2’s latest study, only 6% of those working in the sector are women, a drop of 4% after the figure remained unchanged for 2 years at 10%.

Keen to address the lack of role models for women in Cybersecurity, Samantha Leeman from Bright Purple Resourcing, also one of our Event Managers at Girl Geek Scotland, is running an event in Edinburgh on the 22nd September at Codebase on Castle Terrace, 6pm, until 9pm.

We would encourage anyone reading this to join us on the 22nd; if you are currently working in, or interested in learning more about Cybersecurity. The event is FREE and a great opportunity for you to network, learn more about the sector, and of course meet some role models!

Speakers at the event include Alison McAlroy – Information Security Manager – Tesco Bank, Chelsea Sievewright – Information, Risk and Security Consultant – Prudential, Jamie Graves – CEO – ZoneFox, and Laura Johnston – Associate Consultant – PwC.

The world of Cybersecurity has moved from how the media depicts a Cybersecurity expert; typically; a nerdy male sat alone on his laptop in-front of a black screen with green coding.

One of the key skills that employers are looking for is “communication”. Some of the biggest challenges people working in the sector currently face are; communicating with multiple stakeholders; and delivering business objectives whilst ensuring risk management continues to be prioritised.

Studies over the last 30 years have consistently indicated that women are better communicators than men; and these skills are important than ever, as the Cybersecurity sector continues to adapt to changing technologies.

Chelsea Sievewright – Information Risk and Security Consultant at Prudential said, “I’m delighted to be speaking at Girl Geek Scotland’s even on the 22nd of September, it’s great to have the opportunity to pass on my knowledge in a supportive and relaxed environment. Samantha is doing a brilliant job organising this event in Edinburgh, and I’m really looking forward to it. It is a wonderful opportunity to network with other women working in Information Security and also showcase the great talent we have in Scotland. It’s no secret that women are severely underrepresented in the sector and I’m always looking for ways to help promote it to younger women.

Events like these provide a channel for collaborations and new ideas on how we can help bridge the skills gap in the future.”

So come and join Girl Geek Scotland for FREE on the 22nd September at Codebase 6pm – 9pm, you are all welcome. Event link here. (This is event is sold out as of 1 September, but there is an active waiting list so do put your name down and you will be notified if tickets become available).

EVENT: Girl Geek Scotland Speaker Event: Cybersecurity – Cyber Angels

Join us for our FREE Cybersecurity speaker event, on the 22nd of September from 6 – 9pm at Codebase in Edinburgh. 


Learn more about the sector, network with some geeky people, and of course meet some role models!


We welcome newbies considering entering into this career, people currently working in Cybersecurity, and anyone who is interested in learning more about how Cybersecurity will affect us all.

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


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Register to attend this event on Eventbrite here


Speakers

  • Alison McAlroy – Information Security Manager – Tesco Bank
  • Chelsea Sievewright – Information, Risk and Security Consultant – Prudential
  • Jamie Graves – CEO – ZoneFox
  • Laura Johnston – Associate Consultant – PWC

Agenda

6.00 – 7.00pm Registration & Networking
7.00 – 8.15pm  Presentations & Q&A
8.15 –  9.00pm Networking & Wrap up.


Refreshments

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


About this event

Keen to address the lack of role models for women in Cybersecurity, Samantha Leeman from Bright Purple Resourcing, also one of our Event Managers at Girl Geek Scotland, is running this event.

The skills shortage in Cybersecurity is something that is and continues to be well documented; by 2018 there will be a global shortage of 4.2 million people who work in the sector. And according to (ISC)2’s latest study, only 6% of those working in the sector are women, a drop of 4% after the figure remained unchanged for 2 years at 10%.

There is a massive opportunity for anyone considering this career path!


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:

Zonefox

ZoneFox makes it simple to align your security needs with your business needs by giving you crucial visibility around data movement across your organization, exposing existing security gaps and ensuring you’re compliant.

Codebase

Codebase is the largest technology incubator in the uk and one of the fastest growing in europe.

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: GGS Mentoring Community: Find Your Mentor!

Looking for a mentor / mentee in the technology industry?

This event is for you!

Girl Geek Scotland’s Mentoring Community

We are working to build a fantastic community and make it easy as we can for interested people to find mentors in their area. If you are looking for advice or guidance from those working in your industry, in similar situations, on how to get into the industry, how to handle difficult situations, or almost anything we will find you a mentor to work with you.

The Girl Geek Scotland Mentoring Community is running its first live networking event for anybody who wants to be part of the mentorship community. The event and the mentoring community is open to people of all genders, over 18-years-old.

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Mentor / Mentee Networking Event, August 2016

This event is taking place at Waverley Gate in Edinburgh in August. We will start off with a brief presentation on why mentoring can be particularly useful for both sides of the relationship. Following up will be quick fire ice breakers in small groups but the majority of the session will be around small group discussions about what you are looking from a mentoring relationship and setting a first meeting up with a potential mentor.

  • Cost to attend: FREE.
  • Refreshments available: small snacks, drinks.
  • What you need to bring: This is a networking event so don’t forget your business cards!
  • What we need from you: For entry to the building we will need some basic information about you in advance. We will contact you about this before the event.

 

Register to attend our networking event on Eventbrite here

 

Also, why not sign up for our Mentoring Community online

Register to be a Mentee and / or Mentor.

If you’re looking for a mentor in the technology or related sectors why not join our mentoring community. Similarly if you are looking for the opportunity to grow your skillset and help others then signing up to be one of our mentors could be exactly what you are looking for.

It will only take 5 minutes to sign up for the community, any information you share with us will be private, but we will use it to find you the best mentee / mentor. Sign up to the mentoring community here.

What happens once I register?

We aim to pair you up with the perfect person for you whether a mentee or mentor and make those initial introductions.

 

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:

 

Amazon Development Centre Scotland in Edinburgh is responsible for devising and growing innovations for Amazon around the world. Small teams of developers, designers and leaders run major parts of Amazon’s business, technology and operations. From interactive UI design to large-scale distributed systems and machine learning, we do whatever it takes to deliver great products and experiences for our customers.

This is a place where you can make a real difference to customers by inventing, enhancing and building world-class software and delivering amazing results. We offer exceptional opportunities to grow your technical and non-technical skills by working on exciting and challenging projects.

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Enigma People Solutions Logo - Copy

Enigma People Solutions are a multi award winning recruitment consultancy, specialising in contract and permanent vacancies across: Digital Media, Software Development, Electronics, Technology Sales & Marketing, Technology Support, We offer a professional, flexible, and honest consultancy service to businesses across Scotland, The UK, and internationally.

CathcartAssociates

Cathcart Associates was founded by a team of the country’s most successful recruiters, with a desire to show that good recruitment consultancy should provide a service which is simple, professional and effective. Their approach demonstrates that recruiting technical talent can be simple, seamless and enjoyable, and provides a service which adds value at every stage of the recruitment process. They are an agile and independent organisation with no parent group and are able to offer a more cost-effective solution, allowing investment more freely into their database and advertising reach.

SpringPersonnel

Spring Personnel specialise in all aspects of office based and industrial recruitment. Their expertise lies in the provision of flexible staffing programmes, developed to ensure that clients receive a comprehensive staffing service. Their consultative approach is designed to ensure that each client experiences a service that is relevant to their recruitment strategy and organisation. From one-off assignments to totally managed recruitment programmes Spring Personnel has the expertise and resources to deliver a full range of recruitment services, addressing the entire recruitment cycle.

Administrate

Administrate are a dedicated team that are passionate about making lives better through software. They spend most of their day talking to, developing for, and thinking about training providers (their customers) and their students. Their software helps training companies and training departments manage their entire business. Their integrated online system includes three products that focus on making training administration easier, helping deliver outstanding e-learning, and assisting in keeping websites up-to-date.

InformaticsVentures

Informatics Ventures supports globally ambitious technology companies headquartered in Scotland. Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, they prepare and equip Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up internationally. Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), their flagship technology investor showcase, connects Scotland’s most exciting and innovative young companies with investors from all over the world and prepares them for the process of securing investment. There is no bigger platform for Scottish businesses than EIE.

sicsa-logo

SICSA The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a Scottish Funding Council Research Pool, comprising 14 of Scotland’s Universities. Our goal is to develop Scotland’s research excellence in Informatics and Computing Science (ICS) by supporting and facilitating collaboration among our members.

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: Event Announcement: “Making The Most Of Mentoring Workshop”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Belinda Love

Tel: +44(0)7850 565 819

Email: hello@girlgeekscotland.com

 

GIRL GEEK SCOTLAND

Event Announcement: “Making The Most Of Mentoring Workshop”

 

Girl Geek Scotland together with partner organisations Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Triangle, along with event partners ScotlandJS, Enigma People Solutions, Cathcart Associates, Spring Personnel, Inclusiq Institute, and Administrate, offer a unique workshop on making the most of a mentor, free to access in Edinburgh on Saturday 4th June 2016.

 

Our FREE Making The Most of Mentoring Workshop is suitable for people at every stage of their career in the technology sector.

So, whether you are a student seeking your first job, in a junior position, or at mid-level thinking about your next career move, this workshop will help you flourish.

There are a wide range of jobs in the technology sector, and this workshop is designed to be role agnostic. It is open to anyone who works in, or wants to work in the technology sector provided they are 18 years old or above.

This event will explore unconscious bias, and practical strategies for making the most of a mentor – whether you have one yet or not.

Thanks to the support of some of the best recruitment agencies in Scoltand, we are able to offer a matching service to put you in touch with someone in your line of work, who can help you plan for the road ahead. If you don’t yet have a mentor, come along and join our mentoring programme.

The Workshop is open to participants of any gender, and you do not need to be a member of Girl Geek Scotland to attend. This Workshop is open to anyone who would like to attend. You will be working in groups of 3-4 people.

Girl Geek Scotland, together with our parent organisations Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Triangle, are working with a number of high profile companies to develop the mentoring scheme further.

 

Event: Making the Most of Mentoring Workshop
Date: Saturday 4 June 2016
Time: 10:30 – 12:30 (30mins set-up time, 1.5hrs workshop)
Venue: University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, 10 Crichton street, Room: G07 (TBC)
Cost: FREE to register
Who: Open to participants of any gender who are 18 years or over, who work in or wants to work in the technology sector

SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-most-of-mentoring-workshop-tickets-25037020402

 

Requirements:

  • Participants must be 18 years or older
  • Laptops required – please bring your own equipment with you

 

The workshop is part of the ScotlandJS International Conference.

 

Code of Conduct:

As part of the ScotlandJS International Conference we ask all delegates to abide by the Code Of Conduct: http://scotlandjs.com/codeofconduct/ScotlandJS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

 

Girl Geek Scotland:

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Girl Geek Scotland (GGS) is a network for women working with Creativity, Computing and Enterprise in Scotland. GGS aims to develop a network of women, who are able to support each other at entry-level and throughout their careers, working at the intersection between these areas.

 

Partners, Sponsors & Suppliers:

ScotlandJS

ScotlandJS is the beating heart of the JavaScript community within Scotland and is now in its fifth year. Events attract both local and international speakers and attendees with a very unique, welcoming and diverse feel.

Enigma People Solutions Logo - Copy

Enigma People Solutions are a multi award winning recruitment consultancy, specialising in contract and permanent vacancies across: Digital Media, Software Development, Electronics, Technology Sales & Marketing, Technology Support, We offer a professional, flexible, and honest consultancy service to businesses across Scotland, The UK, and internationally.

CathcartAssociates

Cathcart Associates was founded by a team of the country’s most successful recruiters, with a desire to show that good recruitment consultancy should provide a service which is simple, professional and effective. Their approach demonstrates that recruiting technical talent can be simple, seamless and enjoyable, and provides a service which adds value at every stage of the recruitment process. They are an agile and independent organisation with no parent group and are able to offer a more cost-effective solution, allowing investment more freely into their database and advertising reach.

SpringPersonnel

Spring Personnel specialise in all aspects of office based and industrial recruitment. Their expertise lies in the provision of flexible staffing programmes, developed to ensure that clients receive a comprehensive staffing service. Their consultative approach is designed to ensure that each client experiences a service that is relevant to their recruitment strategy and organisation. From one-off assignments to totally managed recruitment programmes Spring Personnel has the expertise and resources to deliver a full range of recruitment services, addressing the entire recruitment cycle.

inclusiq institute

The InclusIQ Institute develops serious educational games on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership, which have been popular with clients such as the Law Society of Scotland, Equate Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Administrate

Administrate are a dedicated team that are passionate about making lives better through software. They spend most of their day talking to, developing for, and thinking about training providers (their customers) and their students. Their software helps training companies and training departments manage their entire business. Their integrated online system includes three products that focus on making training administration easier, helping deliver outstanding e-learning, and assisting in keeping websites up-to-date.

InformaticsVentures

Informatics Ventures supports globally ambitious technology companies headquartered in Scotland. Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and community networking, they prepare and equip Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up internationally. Engage Invest Exploit (EIE), their flagship technology investor showcase, connects Scotland’s most exciting and innovative young companies with investors from all over the world and prepares them for the process of securing investment. There is no bigger platform for Scottish businesses than EIE.

sicsa-logo

SICSA The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a Scottish Funding Council Research Pool, comprising 14 of Scotland’s Universities. Our goal is to develop Scotland’s research excellence in Informatics and Computing Science (ICS) by supporting and facilitating collaboration among our members.

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.

 

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

  1. Girl Geek Scotland is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation founded by Morna Simpson, aimed at providing a community for women and girls interested in computing, creativity and enterprise, and has been in operation for since 2009. http://www.girlgeekscotland.com
  2. GGS Parent Organisations: Edinburgh Napier University http://www.napier.ac.uk and Bright Red Triangle https://brightredtriangle.wordpress.com
  3. Event Partners: ScotlandJS http://scotlandjs.com, Enigma People Solutions http://www.enigmapeople.com,  Cathcart Associates http://www.cathcartassociates.com,  Spring Personnel http://www.springpersonnel.com, Inclusiq Institute http://inclusiq.com, Administrate http://www.getadministrate.com
  4. Venue sponsor: Informatics Ventures http://www.informatics-ventures.com
  5. Girl Geek Dinners Worldwide has around 90 established groups, is active in 32 countries, and has an estimated Membership of 37,000. http://www.girlgeekdinners.com

 

EVENT: Free tickets to ScotlandJS and ScotlandCSS for underrepresented groups

Free tickets to ScotlandJS and ScotlandCSS for underrepresented groups*

News from our friends at Scotland JS:

ScotlandJS have created a diversity support fund to allow individuals from underrepresented groups to attend the
Scottish JavaScript and Scottish CSS conferences free of charge. The conferences are running from June 1st-3rd at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

If you are from an underrepresented group, or know someone that could benefit then please apply here: http://scotlandjs.com/diversitysupport

ScotlandJS have been working for years to improve the diversity of our conferences. This year, across the two conferences, there are 15 female or non-binary speakers. We organised support groups to support potential first-time speakers and encourage them to give their first talk. This led to an increase in the number of proposals from underrepresented groups from 8 in 2015, to 32 this year. We are also providing complimentary childcare over the three days, with children welcome at all of the evenings’ events.

This fund would not have been made possible without the support of our partners: FanDuel, Amazon, Cultivate, JP Morgan, Cucumber, Travis, Scott Logic, CodeClan, ScotlandIS, Girl Geek Scotland, Zendesk and Future Learn.

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