#weAREhere Careers in Tech

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Dublin
Tue, 21st Mar 2017 18:00 till 20:00

Workshop details All Levels


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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Thank you

Science Gallery for Hosting

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.


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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.

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.

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.

If you have any other questions

You can contact weAREhere by emailing wearehere@eventgeek.ie.


Christina Lynch http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/christina-lynch/1b/ab2/b68

Organiser of Girl Geek Dinners Ireland.

Ingrid Epure

Sarah Doran https://twitter.com/sarahd0ran

Sorcha Bowler https://twitter.com/saoili


weAREhere || wearehere@eventgeek.ie

About Coding Grace

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 Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.