February was a busy month for Tramshed Tech with loads of exciting events, meet ups and special guests gracing our space. Have a read of some of our highlights:
The Tramshed Tech Trio – Thursday 7th February
We love a challenge at Tramshed Tech so on 7th Feb we didn’t have just one meet up, we had three! We’re immensely proud to host all three as regular meet ups for our community.
A.I Wales is one of our most popular monthly community meet ups held regularly at Tramshed Tech. It’s aimed at people who want to learn about Artificial Intelligence from scratch, regardless of whether they’re technical or not. This friendly, welcoming bunch covers different topics each month and this session’s topics included Natural Language Processing, and the new Masters in Artificial Intelligence beginning at Cardiff University this September.
Bitcoin Wales were back in the building giving those interested in Bitcoin, general cryptocurrency and blockchain a platform to discuss this revolutionary technology and expand their knowledge.
Programming wizards Cardiff Go also settled down with a slice of pizza and a beer to get stuck in to GO (GoLang) Programming Language, famously developed by Google. They’ll be back on March 7th for a Hackathon!
Prostate Cymru Charity Bake Sale – Tuesday 12th February
We have chosen Prostate Cymru as our Charity of the Year for 2019. A great way to begin our support was, of course, a bake sale! Our community really came together to bake some delicious sweet treats, a popcorn eclair was spotted at one point, and to donate generously for such a worthwhile cause. We look forward to continuously supporting this charity which is close to our hearts with events scheduled for later in the year but £100 is a great start!
PyData Wales – Wednesday 13th February
PyData provides a forum for the international community of users and developers of data analysis tools to share ideas and learn from each other. The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualisation. PyData communities approach data science using many languages, including (but not limited to) Python, Julia, and R.
This session included Rhys Green, a PhD student from Cardiff University, who gave a practical introduction to the topic of probabilistic programming in Python using Bayesian Machine Learning techniques. Gatis Seja, a London-based data engineer, proposed a number of principles that can be used to build robust, easily manageable data pipelines and data products. Examples were shown using Python on AWS.
Valentines Day – Thursday 14th February
Love was in the air for our members as we celebrated Valentines Day, our sweetheart, Head of Community Gwenno putting on a delicious sweet station for them with pick ‘n’ mix, fresh raspberry iced tea and rose and raspberry prosecco!
Big Ideas Wales Bootcamp – Saturday 16th February
On Saturday 16th February we welcomed 20 bright young entrepreneurs from across South Wales to Tramshed Tech for Big Ideas Wales’ Bootcamp to Business. We’ve put together this blog post to highlight some of our favourite takeaways — and hopefully inspire you (or someone you know) to take part in the future!
Read the full blog post here: [Click Me]
Microsoft C.E.O Cindy Rose visit – Thursday 21st February (afternoon)
We were honoured to be visited by the C.E.O of Microsoft UK, Cindy Rose. Her visit included a tour of the space, meeting a selection of our tenants and a roundtable discussion on inclusivity and accessibility within Tech.
Read the all about her visit here: [Click Me]
Prince’s Trust Eco ‘Green Team’ Jumble Sale Launch – Thursday 21st February (evening)
The newly established Green Team at The Prince’s Trust Cymru hosted a jumble sale providing our colleagues, stakeholders, family and friends a fun and cheap way to purchase pre-loved items for an absolute bargain. The Green Team was recently set up to help make our workplaces more ‘eco-friendly’. They have been passing on tips about how to be more ‘green’, suggesting relevant and interesting documentaries and putting on events and workshops to encourage people to make small but positive and powerful changes to the environment.
Six Nations Rugby Wales v England, Scotland v France — Saturday 23rd February
“The relationship between the Welsh and the English is based on trust and understanding. They don’t trust us and we don’t understand them.” Dudley Wood – English RFU secretary on Anglo-Welsh relations, 1986.
Though entirely good natured, there is no denying the fierce rivalry which exists between the two rugby loving nations. England being on excellent form, having demolished France 44-8 the previous weekend, and Wales only scraping though what should have been a comfortable win against Italy left many a Welshman feeling rather nervous for the upcoming clash. We thought it’d be silly not to host a viewing party for this exciting Six Nations Round 3. We had a bar stocked with enough Glamorgan Brewery alcohol to make any Welshman proud, craft spirits and, of course, Guinness (for any lone Irish supporters) and delicious food provided by Bara Menyn, our cracking audience settled down to watch the first game of the day, Scotland v France. France emerged victorious from the bout, comfortably beating the Scots 27-10. Once we’d all composed ourselves and ceased blubbering post Welsh National Anthem, everyone settled in to watch the one we’d all been waiting for, Wales v England, just 500m or so from the 74,000 packed in to Principality Stadium. (Millennium!)
Needless to say Wales’ second half comeback to win 21-13 went down an absolute storm with the majority of our guests, particularly Josh Adam’s sublime 78′ try to seal the deal. Commiserations to our English fans! We’ll be hosting Super Saturday on March 16th for the Six Nations – Final Round. Get your tickets now!