CoderDojo NYC has been talking to Coder Dojo mentors from across the globe, about the idea of starting an initiative to get more women and girls involved in CoderDojo.
A Google Hangout has been arranged for 4pm GMT on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013. Interested parties can join the Google Group Mailing List. A link to the Google Hangout will be posted there as well as a link to the recording.
Topics that will be discussed will include how to attract more female mentors; identifying what teen girls like about CoderDojo and how can it be improved; and going beyond traditional tech gender stereotypes.
CoderDojo NYC has achieved a 50:50 gender ratio with both mentors and attendees and will share insights in to the success they’ve had with their first Girls Hack Day.
Salaries in Ireland are rising fastest in the professional, scientific and technical sectors, according to new data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
While the average weekly salary in Ireland in the third quarter of 2013 was €694.96 – just 1.1% more than the same period in 2011 – the CSO figures show that salaries for science and technology jobs rose by 8.4%, to €804.65 a week.
Some sectors recorded falling salaries: those in the arts, entertainment and recreation sectors decreased by 3.1% during the period.
Ever heard of YouTube, Skype, 4chan, Cut the Rope or Moshi Monsters? On 17 and 18 October the founders and chief executives of these companies and 200 other exciting tech companies will arrive in Ireland for the Web Summit.
The Web Summit organisers are sending 10 of these tech giants to 10 schools in Dublin to meet and talk with students about their work in technology, science, maths and more. Find out how to apply for a visit to your school
IBM’s Dublin Software Lab is running a week-long programme for female transition year students from schools in the Dublin area. The programme will run from 12 – 16 November 2012, 10.30am to 3.30pm daily. Continue reading
Online chat relevant for secondary students, teachers, parents and guidance counsellors
The Smart Futures online tech careers fair launches next Monday 23 January at 6pm. That’s when students, teachers, parents and guidance counsellors are welcome to log on to www.SmartFutures.ie/chat to talk directly to people working in various areas of technology and put any career-related questions to them. Continue reading