GGD #71 GirlGeekDinners meets Mekamon

We are being hosted by one of Bristol’s most exciting robotics companies this month. We have three speakers who will each give a walkthrough of how they got to work in tech and what bought them to Reach Robotics. There will also be an overview of Reach Robotics and what it does and we will get to meet mekamon!

Rachel Denton

I currently work as a Computer Graphics Artist at Reach Robotics, which entails a lot of the visual design work behind game assets such as special effects, scenery, and illustrations. I’ve also been involved with designing physical components for the robot, as well as the 2D animation within the app.

Before working at Reach I worked with a creative marketing Agency called gm-design, specialising in health and beauty brands. Gaming has always been a passion and interest of mine, and combined with cutting edge technology makes Reach Robotics an incredibly exciting place to work!

Megan King

I started out in gaming and technology PR, specialising in mobile gaming and being named one of Mobile Entertainment’s 30 under 30. I moved to Bristol in 2014 where I spent four years at an agency working on a more general list of clients, including Continental Tyres.

In August, I joined Reach Robotics as part of an expanded Marketing team, taking on the PR Manager role. It’s been great returning to tech, especially in-house for such a unique product.

Pin-Ju Chiang

My role is the special operation project manager, taking care of R&D project and business operation related project.
I have previous experience in development new products, new business development, quality and purchasing. Before I joined Reach Robotics I was a product manager from the Bosch automotive division.

When

Thursday November 22nd networking from 6.30pm.
Talk starts at 7pm to finish by 8pm
Then feel free to enjoy food, drinks and networking from 8-9pm

Where

Kindly sponsored by Reach Robotics  at their offices on the top floor Great Western Court, 3110, Hunts Ground Rd Stoke Gifford · Bristol

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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 Bristol Girl Geek Dinners

GGD #70 Interested in voice-enabled technology?

Here’s a chance to find out more.

It’s midweek. The weekend feels a long way away. So come and get your geek on with XMOS.

We’ll take you (quickly) through the science of voice and explain how our technology is able to capture voice and strip out background noise – even from across the room and when you’re speaking softly. We’ll also demonstrate our voice-capture development kits and give you a sneak preview into the new areas we’re working on.

We don’t have a talking toaster – but we do have a lamp with attitude, an LED array you won’t forget and a look at what’s possible when you merge voice with radar technology. And if that doesn’t convince you, then we’ve got plenty of anecdotes about questions that are best left unasked of your voice assistant!

The talk will be led by our XMOS girl geeks

Gwen Edwards

About Gwen

As a trained materials technologist who’s transitioned into marketing, Gwen has a special set of skills! Gwen leads Product Marketing and Partner Management at XMOS and plays a key role in our ‘Go to market’ team, looking after product marketing activity. She’s also responsible for our strategic partner relationships. Prior to XMOS, Gwen held senior roles across global brands in the secure identity and telecoms sectors.

 

 

 

Alex Craciun

About Alexandra

Alexandra is an algorithm engineer in our Technology team. Her current focus is to develop efficient, low-complexity algorithms for speech analysis. Prior to joining XMOS in 2017, Alexandra worked as a researcher at Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits and International Audio Laboratories in Erlangen, Germany. Previous projects include audio watermarking, spatial sound, sound scene segmentation and speech modelling.

 

 

 

When

October 24th From 6.30pm.
Talk starts at 7pm and finishes around 7.45pm with a quick Q&A
Then enjoy food, drinks and networking from 8-9pm

Where

Kindly sponsored by XMOS. 2nd Floor, Queen’s Quay, 33-35, Queen Square, Bristol

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 Bristol Girl Geek Dinners

GGD #69 Technology needs talking

Emily Perkins

Emily is OggaDoon’s Creative Content Manager, specialising in creative copy, branding, and process.​

With almost a decade of writing experience, she has a History and English degree along with a Masters from the University of York. Her passions are authentic stories which demand to be told, influencing through the written and spoken word, and engaging directly through social media.

Talk: I’ll chat about the need for communications in any industry, why technology is naturally bad at it, why women in technology are often overlooked, and quick easy communication wins that we can all engage with as individuals and companies. I’ll also be sharing some examples from within the industry which should hopefully make things clear

When

Thursday 20th September 2018 – 6.30/7  – 9pm

Doors open at 18:30 talks start around 7pm

Where

This meetup is kindly sponsored  by Gresham Computing who are promising us friska food 🙂

They are based on the 2nd Floor, The Brew House Jacob Street · Bristol (its the opposite side of the road to Desklodge and next to pip n’jays church)

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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 Bristol Girl Geek Dinners

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