Coder Girl Hack Day is a tech event that gives young girls a chance to take part in really cool tech hacks. In 2015, the hacks varied from programming music, game development with the Fungus, and TOG Dublin and Intel celebrated all things electrical. Parents too get an opportunity to learn, with Coding Grace running Python Workshops through out the day.

The aim of Coder Girl Hack Day is to encourage more young girls into tech. The event is a collaboration  Coding GraceCoder Dojo Girls, Teen-Turn and TOG.

The team

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Jeffrey Roe

Jeffrey is an electronic engineer, working for Parkbytext. His current work has him leading a development team for a mobile parking payments system in Ireland, UK and US. He uses his spare time to make interesting projects and run events. Over the last 7 years he has co-founded Ireland’s first Hackerspace, TOG. TOG is a community run and funded group shared space where members can work on projects in a creative environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies. He has also worked with the grass roots communities to launch Dublin Maker, a one day event to showcase what Ireland’s makers are creating.

niambhNiambh Scullion

Niambh Scullion is a product owner in Waston Health in IBM. She looks after the Social Program Management Platform which enables organizations to develop and configure social program applications. Niambh is a mentor in CoderDojo@DCU and is the co-founder of CoderDojoGirls in DCU. Niambh is passionate about encouraging young girls in to tech. Simply because it’s the coolest career path ever.

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 21.16.33Vicky Lee

Vicky Twomey-Lee is a coder, nowadays can be found organising and running tech events and workshops with a focus on diversity. She has interests in all things geeky and her cats wishes she doesn’t give them so many hugs.

sunset-field-poppy-sun-prirodaJoanne Dolan

Joanne Dolan is a Start-Up Consultant and the Co-Founder of Teen-Turn, a programme that introduces girls to technology careers through summer work placements. She also created the Girls Hack Ireland initiative  when she was Site General Manager at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Promoting education as a vehicle to career and income opportunities for women, be it through third level coursework or community development and training programmes, is a strategy to which Joanne is deeply committed. For over 20 years, Joanne has successfully fundraised, organised and managed events and programmes for women. This is her second year contributing to Coder Girl Hack Day.

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 21.17.38Clodagh Connell

Clodagh is the founder of startup Hello Bezlo, an empowering childrenswear brand for young girls.

Determined to be more than just fashion, Hello Bezlo is on a mission to encourage girls to be more involved in STEM subjects, and offers fun and educational clothing designs based on technology, science and maths.

Clodagh wants to inspire girls and open their minds to all the amazing opportunities that exist in the merging of fashion and technology. She is keen to see more women pursue a career in STEM, and believes that girls need to be encouraged to do this from an early age. She is a dedicated Coderdojo mentor and loves teaching and learning about the world of code!

nora-o-murchuNora O’ Murchú

Nora is a curator & designer, whose research examines the intersections between the fields of art, design, software studies, and politics. Her research aims to help people understand how complex socio-technical systems are imagined, built & used. She has held positions as research associate for the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, & the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, and CRUMB at the University of Sunderland. She has curated exhibitions, & events for institutions including the Science Gallery, Rua Red, Resonate Festival in Belgrade, & White Box Gallery in New York. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Limerick in Ireland, where she is course director for the undergraduate programme in Digital Media Design.


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