Nov 09

GGD#56 Be the CEO of your own career by Rula Arbash

Our November Girl Geek Dinner is hosted by Blu Wireless

Wednesday November 16th 

Bio

Rula Arbash, originally from Jordan, lived in the Middle East, Madrid and London.

MSc graduate in Mobile and Personal Communications from King’s College London, and BEng Hons degree in Communication Networks Engineering from Brunel University. I have a strong passion and commitment to Engineering and Technology. Currently I am a Junior Front-End Design Engineer, working on Blu Wireless, System on Chip (SoC) HYDRA multi-gigabit wireless baseband IP; 60GHz WiFi mm-Wave technology for consumer and telecom backhaul applications. My role involves coding at both RTL and System-C level from specification, building test-bench models and performing block level RTL synthesis.

In my free time, I love to go play football and tennis, along with Zumba and Salsa.

 

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I will be speaking about

  • Where I’ve been, my inspiration, education and  personal accomplishments

  • Be the CEO of your career, most of us begin our technology career through some combination of education, opportunity, and experience. When we are young, we just need a job. At some point though we want to take some control and direct our career

  • Technology options

  • Key questions to ask yourself, What Do I Enjoy / Not Enjoy – i.e. what do I find engaging? What are my VIPS, (values, interests, personality and skills) and how does these translate into my work

  • Work and Lifestyle

  • Compensation

  • Employee and Employer relationship

After the presentation and any questions we will open the floor up for a discussion,  if anyone feels like they would like to bring along any ppt’s or links that they want to share for discussion then please bring it along on a USB or mail the team with info and we can share this during the discussion period. Don’t forget – you don’t have to work in the industry or be a geek, this is a group for anyone with an interest in the subject! 

Do come along for pre-presentation mingling as we will be there from 6.30pm. 

Where

The food and hosting is kindly sponsored by Blu Wireless who are based at desklodge in Bristol on the corner of old market

DESKLODGE
5TH FLOOR, 1 TEMPLE WAY
BRISTOL
BS2 0BY

Directions to desklodge

When

Wednesday 16th  November 6.30/7  – 9pm

Sign Up

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup) here Girlgeekdinners Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Girl-Geek-Dinners/

Nov 09

Social Media Week Bristol

Hi Bristol Girl Geek Dinners, 
I wanted to let you know that Social Media Week Bristol is all go next week.  Here’s the link to the schedule. http://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/socialmediaweek
Over 45 events – from £5 to £35 – from 14th to 18th November geared to help, inspire & support organisations & individuals looking to learn & be inspired.
Hear from social media royalty at keynote lectures, attend knowledge building master classes & develop know-how at practical skill-up sessions.
Twitter, Buzzfeed, Facebook &  GlassDoor will be paying Bristol a visit. Sessions will be dedicated to YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Instagram. Aardman, Yogscast, Yahoo and Arthritis Research UK will share transformational case studies.
Hot topics as broad as analytics, gaming, metrics, measurement, data science, strategy, storytelling, law, compliance, personal brand building and information security will be covered. And, after all that learning, don’t forget to come and let your hair down at our closing party!
Popular sessions that I thought your network would find interesting:
– How to build or transform a business through YouTube, Facebook Live & Twitch – with the Yogscast crew, Aardman, Yahoo, Torchbox
– The only rule is that there are no rules! Media disruptors BuzzFeed & Bristol24/7 discuss the future of cross platform global & local news & entertainment
– Planning For Success – how your brand can unlock the full value of social with Head of Planning, Twitter UK, Head of Planning, Facebook Northern Europe, Director of Content & Publishing Strategies, H+K London &  Head of Strategy, Poke London
Interested? Get involved on Twitter @Bristol_Media. #SMWiBristol.
Lis

 

Oct 09

GGD#55 ‘ Catching the Hackathon bug’ by Charlotte Bella and UX with Rachel Eardley

Charlotte has been working in IT for eight years and made the transition from IT trainer to Digital Project Manager in 2012 after taking on an internal web project for a former employer – going in blind and coming out with a sense of career direction. Since then she has worked at several London agencies and is now working for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent here in Bristol.
At the start of this year Charlotte took a keen interest in hackathons and attended a course run by the NHS Innovations team. This enabled her to create materials, organise, run and facilitate a hackathon with CLIC Sargent’s service users and staff – with just three weeks notice – as part of the NHS Transformathon series of events.
Having caught the hackathon bug she then went on to assist a group of women in Bristol who wanted to run their own hackathon for finding ways to assist refugees in Bristol using technology, and helped to create, organise and run the first ever Bristol Refugee Hackday which ran as part of the Refugee Week series of national events.

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Catching the hackathon bug

 Having once been a high intensity event attended over 24-48 hours, by pizza and Red Bull fuelled coders, hackathons have now become an alternative and accessible way to approach workshop style sessions to collaboratively find solutions to problems across an organisation, industry or theme.

Hackathons are incredible events that can be held cheaply, or for free, and can be a great way to manage collaboration between service users, customers, designers, developers and key stakeholders to co-create solutions to a problem in the digital and physical worlds.

In this talk Charlotte will be discussing the benefits of holding your own hackathon and what she has learnt from past experiences in both attending and organising hacks.

UX with Rachel Eardley

Rachel Eardley is a user experience designer who has spent time on various research projects with Hewlett-Packard Research laboratories, Microsoft Research in Cambridge and Brunel University. She has also worked in industry for just over 10yrs, working for Skype, Friends Life and start-ups such as HouseTrip, Ticket.com and MovieGlu. She currently works within the technology agency Somo 4 days a week and spends 1 day a week on research for her PhD. 

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After the presentation and any questions we will open the floor up for a discussion,  if anyone feels like they would like to bring along any ppt’s or links that they want to share for discussion then please bring it along on a USB or mail the team with info and we can share this during the discussion period. Don’t forget – you don’t have to work in the industry or be a geek, this is a group for anyone with an interest in the subject!

Please sign up on our meetup page here MEETUP

Do come along for pre-presentation mingling as we will be there from 6.30pm. As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on the meetup).

Where

The food and hosting is kindly sponsored by Somo Global who are based at desklodge in Bristol on the corner of old market

DESKLODGE
5TH FLOOR, 1 TEMPLE WAY
BRISTOL
BS2 0BY

Directions to desklodge

When

Thursday 20th  October 6.30/7  – 9pm

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