Talking about the Coding Community at The Liquor Rooms Salon Series
By Vicky Twomey-Lee in Dublin Aug. 4, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
That was an experience and a lot of fun (aside from the mic-wrestling) having talks alongside Michael and Irina as part of The Liquor Rooms Salon Series. Topic was about "Coding". I talked about my involvement with the community with an audience who is mostly not in tech, which is a nice change.
Irina told us a story on how she went through various PR jobs whilst avoiding to become a journalist, the meeting of a the wierd Scottish guy who created Kanban and ended up being her boss to promote Kanban to her being the Editor of the Dublin Globe. She also runs the Dublin Lean Coffee Meetup.
Mick talked about how he likes tinkering with wee computers like the Raspberry Pi, and how he ran around trying to get people to listen to two black holes colliding (I remember that game jam day clearly, and it was cool, check out LIGO for more info), briefly taking us on a journey of when he got into coding and move from Python to Elm promgramming language, and showing his MicroBit to the audience. The remote wasn't working too well during the presentations, so he didn't do a demo.
It was followed by a panel discussion which was fun, ranging from Irina giving her short explanation of what Kanban is to advice to novice beginners of coding to advice about a venue for people to hangout that is not a bar.
A huge thanks to Chandrika for inviting me to give a talk about what I do, and extending the message to people outside of the tech circle, I would highly recommend checking out the rest of their Salon Series via http://www.theliquorrooms.com/calendar/. I'm looking forward to the Comics Lab next Tuesday (9th). 😬
For those interested, here are my slides from last night, I've updated them to include upcoming tech events at the end.