🎄Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!🎄
By Vicky Twomey-Lee in Dublin Dec. 20, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
❤️ It's that wonderful time of the year! And it's not just a song, or the season, but reflecting on how much we have done in 2018 and how wonderful everyone has been supporting and working with us.
🔥 Here's latest newsletter if you haven't read it yet: http://eepurl.com/dOZbfv
You can also find the archive of all our past newsletters here: https://us7.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=8612b25618972d14df5c6a1fb&id=78108add1f
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📜 A rundown of what we have been up to in 2018
- Mar: Leading "Designing Inclusive Events Workshop" @ Dogpatch Labs
- Partnered with ReFig:NiP's Diversity in Games workshops in Galway. Proceeds leftover from ticket sales were donated to COPE Galway - €262.50 (Board Game Design, Writing for Interactivity, Introduction to Unity)
- Attended first Picademy programme in Dublin, and I am now a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator
- Jun: Spoke at EventProfs Meetup about why diversity is an important ingredient for meetups.
- Met The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their Royal Visit arranged by Dogpatch Labs and Kensington Palace and we had a diversity in tech roundtable.
- Symantec Ireland sponsors 3 x Pi-Tops (incl Pis)
- Aug: Partnered for Dublin First Raspberry Pi Jam @ Science Gallery
- Mentored female Django Workshop in Sligo
- Diversity in Data Workshop hosted by Talent Garden partnering with Ireland Girl Geek Dinners, Her+Data, kx Community, PyLadies Dublin, R Ladies Dublin, Women Who Code Dublin, Women in Tech Africa. Proceeds leftover from ticket sales were donated to Dublin Simon Community - €281.00.
- All The Tech Things Sponsors a Pi-Tops (incl Pi)
- Dec: Partnered with local Dublin User Groups for the annual Techie Table Quiz hosted by Workday. Money raised from the evening for Dublin Simon Community and L'Arche Ireland - €463 plus GB£10.00
A couple of things that might be of interest to you
- And a special announcement for those interested in about AI through fast.ai self-learning course-work, skellig.ai are running 8-week tutorials hosted by Talent Garden starting Tue Jan 15. Book your place via this link.
- For those who want to commit a bit more to Django, The Django Software Foundation are looking for a Django Fellow. See the following link for more information: https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2018/dec/21/django-fellow-applicants (Deadline is January 11, 2019.)
🤜🤛 I'm going to kick-start Coding Grace workshops with intro to Python again in January. Details and venue to be confirmed, so watch @CodingGrace for updates.
Any enquiries, drop me an email at email@example.com.
✊ We are always looking for volunteers to help in areas of mentoring, help with social media, writing blog posts, taking pictures (and maybe even videos), organising events and workshops, and other areas I might have missed out. Submit your interest via this form.