#weAREhere Careers in Tech

Overview: #weAREhere Careers in Tech

Let's demystify jobs in tech. We invited the following guests to tell you about their experiences in getting hired for a tech job as well as tips and advice when they are interviewing candidates for a tech role in their company. We will open the floor to questions after the panel. Afterwards, if you are still want to discuss about this, we can head over across the road to O'Neill's Pub on Pearse Street.

Organiser
weAREhere
Level
All Levels
Pre-requisites
👇 See FAQ for additional info
Price
Free
Location
Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 Dublin, Ireland
When
Tue Mar 21, 2017 (18:00) - Tue Mar 21, 2017 (20:00)

More info #weAREhere Careers in Tech

Let's demystify jobs in tech. We invited the following guests to tell you about their experiences in getting hired for a tech job as well as tips and advice when they are interviewing candidates for a tech role in their company. We will open the floor to questions after the panel. Afterwards, if you are still want to discuss about this, we can head over across the road to O'Neill's Pub on Pearse Street.

Let's demystify jobs in tech. We invited the following guests to tell you about their experiences in getting hired for a tech job as well as tips and advice when they are interviewing candidates for a tech role in their company.

We will open the floor to questions after the panel. Afterwards, if you are still want to discuss about this, we can head over across the road to O'Neill's Pub on Pearse Street.

Our Panelists:

  • Christina Lynch (Moderator)
  • Elizabeth Murphy (Assoc CIPD)
  • Sorcha Bowler (Software engineer, Betbright)
  • Sarah Doran (Software Development Manager, Travelport Digital)
  • Ingrid Epure (Software engineer, Intercom)

Running Order

  • 18:00 - 18:45 -- Food & Drinks reception before the panel
  • 18:45 - 19:15 -- Panel
  • 19:15 - 20:00 -- Q&A (45 minutes)
  • 20:00 -- Onwards O'Neill's Pub (Pearse St) afterwards for a drink and and continue with your conversation from the event.
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Frequently asked questions

Additional info for this workshop

About our Speakers

Christina Lynch / @xtinalynch

Christina currently works as a Technical Support Engineer in Microsoft Ireland. Christina is the organiser of Ireland Girl Geek Dinners. Girl Geek Dinners is an informal organization that promotes the presence of women in the Information technology industry.

Elizabeth Murphy

I spot potential and build great teams. I’m an experienced technical recruiter and HR professional. I’ve scaled teams in companies including Mobile Travel Technologies, Version 1, Ernst & Young etc.

I’ve hired people in Java, .Net, iOS, Android, PHP, DevOps, Test, Product & Project Management, and every function in between. (even did Symbian way back in the day!)

I really LOVE technology. More importantly I take the time to really understand what technical stack or I’m hiring for.

With me, every single CV gets a response (it’s the least you deserve). You’re kept in the loop every step of the way, and if you ask me for feedback, you get it. (No such thing as “do not reply”e-mails with me).

In my spare time, I’m interested in VR, CyberPsychology, and supporting Women in Tech.

Sorcha Bowler / @saoili

Sorcha wrote her first program in BASIC around the age of eight. Her father and all three of her older siblings are coders, so it made sense to her to do the same. She wrote a little Logo in school, but otherwise didn't get to do much more coding before she studied computer science in college, writing C++ and Java mostly. After college she got a QA job where she was told she'd be able to move into a programming job, but that never happened. She left after a year and spent nearly a decade in a service and support role. In her last couple of years there she was doing a job that involved suggesting improvements to customer code. Thus realising that she missed writing code, and on her excellent brother in law's advice, she taught herself Python. She fell in love with its simplicity and grace and lost the ability to write pysdo-code, as it now just comes out as Python when she tries. She got involved in Coding Grace, mentoring beginner programmers. After she interviewed in several different companies, learning something each time, the good people at Betbright gave her a chance and hired her. She's been working there as a developer for over three years now and is still delighted with herself.

Sarah Doran / @sarahd0ran

Software Development Manager at Travelport Digital with 12 years experience. Ask me about Java, Web and Mobile development, Tech lead and Development manager roles. Outside of work you'll find me organising Coderdojo Coolest Projects and helping with CoderDojoGirls events.

Fun fact: I once jumped out of a helicopter at 12,000ft

Ingrid Epure / @ingridepure

Ingrid is an engineer currently working for Intercom in Dublin, Ireland. She has been coding for more than 12 years and discovered her passion for distributed systems and infrastructure 3 years ago. She is a conference speaker, an active member in the Python community and loves mentoring and helping with community-driven events.

About weAREhere

weAREhere are a collective of diversity-friendly groups that gather for events every year.

For this event, the following groups are involved:

If your diversity in tech group wishes be involved, drop us an email at wearehere@eventgeek.ie.

Here's some info about our awesome mentor(s).
🌈 Christina Lynch

Organiser of Girl Geek Dinners Ireland.

🌈 Sorcha Bowler
🌈 Sarah Doran
🌈 Ingrid Epure
Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?
YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at contact@codinggrace.com.
Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

More info about our supporters
Science Gallery
The Science Gallery is a world first. A new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide.
More about the organiser
weAREhere
What: Collaborative events within the space of tech, digital, science and entrepreneurship. Why: Because we ARE here. Come meet us, learn what we do and how we can work together to better the spaces of tech, digital, science and entrepreneurship. ### A little about the organisers Ireland Geek Girl Dinners: is a community for women working, studying or interested in STEM subjects. We have bimonthly events where we have get together with interesting talks on a wide variety of topics from personal experiences, new technologies to learning new skills. Christina Lynch is the organiser of Girl Geek Dinners. http://www.meetup.com/Ireland-Girl-Geek-Dinners/ Women in Technology and Science (WITS): is an active forum for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Now in its 22nd year, WITS has a proven track record in delivering initiatives that improve the recruitment and retention of women in STEM roles. WITS is also a strong advocate for celebrating the past and current successes of women in STEM. WITS is proud to have Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland as Patron. The Chair is Marion Palmer. http://witsireland.com/ AskATon.com: female friendly knowledge sharing event series particularly focused on tech and digital. Format: One theme every month (tech/business/social). One or two speakers. Questions from the audience. The concept was framed around asking questions, sharing knowledge and finding answers and possibly solutions before you walk out the door. Events held in the Science Gallery. Andreea Wade is the founder and main organiser of AskATon. http://askaton.com/ DigiWomen: is about making women leaders. We are a newly founded company that focuses on women, technology and entrepreneurship. Our core purpose is to increase the connection and collaboration amongst women working in or using technology for their business. DigiWomen is led by Pauline Sargent. http://digi-women.com/ Coding Grace: are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland, Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, and more. We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors. Vicky Lee is the co-founder and main organiser of Coding Grace workshops. http://codinggrace.com/ PyLadies Dublin: is the first Irish chapter of PyLadies, we are a group of women developers who love the Python programming language. We write code by day or night. Some of us hack on Python projects on the side, while others work full-time on Python development. But it doesn’t matter. We all just like writing Python code, and that’s what brings us together. Vicky Lee is the founder and organiser of PyLadiesDublin. http://dublin.pyladies.com/ CoderDojoGirls: is a free weekly girl friendly CoderDojo hosted at CoderDojoDCU since April 2013. They teach girls aged 8-18 how to create fun games and websites while tailoring the content to girls’ interests. The sessions are organised by Sarah Doran & Niambh Scullionand mentored by a fantastic team of volunteers. Tickets are available weekly from http://coderdojogirls.eventbrite.com/
You can contact the organiser at: wearehere@eventgeek.ie
If you have any other general questions:
Email: contact@codinggrace.com
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