What we're about

Bristol Tech Volunteers is a group of local people who want to share their skills and knowledge to folks and groups in Bristol.

There is such amazing talent in Bristol and talent that should be shared. We are going to be working with the local tech community, local schools, university, community groups, local initiatives to make technology and coding more accessible.

As a volunteer you will donate your time to help those who may have faced unfair barriers into the tech world, those who want to explore new technology or a new skill, they may be learning something new in their spare time and looking for a mentor to give them that additional bit of support and guidance.

Our first meet-up will take place in November, where we will be discussing what we have in store for 2019! We will then meet every quarter to discuss and share the volunteering opportunities available.

You don’t have to come from a tech background to succeed in tech. There are a lot of other skills that can be transferred over to a successful tech career and we are here to help.

Hosted in Runway East welcoming EVERYONE to create an equal and diverse tech community in Bristol.

Please join the group, share with your friends and colleagues for more info and news on meet-ups which will be announced soon.

Bristol Tech Volunteers is organised by:

Jaycee Cheong, a software developer, who has a passion on building great products and teams. Outside of her day job, she enjoys sketching, painting and cooking. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayceecheong/

Alicia Teagle, the co-founder of Socially Responsible Recruitment, with 5 years experience recruiting in the software development market in the South West, an experience volunteer and STEM ambassador. Also the Founder of Women Rock, with a mission to make Bristol the most diverse city in tech in the UK by 2025! Outside of work she loves yoga, eating at wapping wharf, paddle boarding and trying to get her Labrador Boris to stay on the paddle board! https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-teagle-93b04692/

and

Nathaniel Smith, one other Co-Founder of SR2 – he’s super passionate about helping organisations in the South-West grow and achieve their goals through attracting and retaining top developer talent.

His baby is PHP. He acknowledges that there are lots of new and shiny technologies emerging and PHP has been around for a while but he still sees huge potential in the PHP market. He’s also part of the PHP community – through SR2 he sponsors PHPSW (one of the most longstanding and successful tech meetups in the South-West) and all being well he will be delivering his first talk at PHPSW in October!

Outside of work Nath can be found in a Yoga Studio or gym. He’s a big believer of mindfulness being key to a healthy life and also he insists it helps him stay focused. He enjoys a box-set as much as the next person and reads like his life depends on it #powerreading

https://www.linkedin.com/in/opensourcer/

Please follow us on twitter: @BristolTechnol1

Code of Conduct:

Our events are dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free learning and networking experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of our members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our events, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, emails and any other online media. Members violating these rules may be asked to leave the event and / or expelled any future events at the discretion of the organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. We expect any participants asked to stop any harassing behavior to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/ uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes warning the offender or expulsion.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers immediately.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all Bristol Tech Volunteering events.

If you have any questions or concerns about this code of conduct, please contact us.

Upcoming events (1)

Bristol Technology Volunteers #2

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I know this is a little while away but we wanted to get something in the diary and give you enough notice. We'll be discussing what has been achieved since we kicked things off in November last year. There has been some amazing things happening and some really cool stories to share which proves what a group of brilliant people can do for the local community! We will also be offering volunteering opportunities for new groups and charities across Bristol. You'll be fed and watered and expect a load of Bristol love! See you soon Alicia, Jaycee and Nath

Past events (1)

Bristol Technology Volunteers #1

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