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Coding Grace's March Newsletter is out

whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her)
Volunteer: Coder, tech event organiser, mentor, advocates diversity in tech | Working as Community Lead (Resident Tech Mystic πŸ¦„) @ Yard
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It's March, and it's International Women's Day where the month is jam-packed of events, initiatives. Even here on DEV, if you haven't seen it already, you can submit your experience to their annual #SheCoded. I submitted mine so it's your turn if you haven't, plus this year's IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge.

The newsletter this month is slightly changed, I am focussing more on Diversity in Tech events and other announcements. The general tech listings will now be linked to (as the curated listings will be up-to-date)

Of course, we welcome general Irish tech announcements, opportunities, etc., and I will still have a section to do a shoutout in the newsletter.

πŸ“° Here's the newsletter:

Some announcements of interest since the newsletter was published

If you have anything else to contribute, add them in the comments below, thanks in advance.

πŸ“’ Dogpatch Labs Launch of NDRC Accelerator

It is now open for applications.

DEADLINE: May 2nd, 2021 @ 23:59 GMT


πŸ“’ Smart Dublin Competition: Dublin Region Open Data Active Travel Challenge 2021

The Dublin Region Open Data Active Travel Challenge seeks innovative ideas and applications that use open data to encourage and support active travel.

  • First Prize is €1,200
  • Second Prize is €600
  • Third Prize is €300
DEADLINE: March 30th, 2021 @ 12 Noon (Irish Time)


I also want to shout out again about the DCU's Hack4Change call for judges, mentors, volunteers.


Again, if you have anything to share with us for our upcoming newsletter, collab on something, or even if you want to share a post with us, drop us a note down the comments below, or email us at

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whykay πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (she/her) Author • Edited

Call for Volunteers - GenerationTech (Ireland & N. Ireland)

Got this via Code For Ireland, a call to action looking for volunteers for

They need help if you have one or more of the following expertise:

  1. Azure API or
  2. have PHP expertise or
  3. are an Auth0 expert or
  4. are a good to great Zendesk sme
  5. Powershell player

About GenerationTech

GenerationTech provides a consistent, quality service to the older people of Ireland (defined as those 65 years of age and older) that assists them, on demand, with their technology issues using phone line & digital channels. The scope of this service includes, but is not limited to,help with laptops, smart televisions,WiFi, software, mobile phones and telecommunications.
All services are free of charge and the helpline is currently open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For Saturday and Sunday please leave a message and we will get in touch with you within 24-48 hours).
These opening hours may change to reflect volunteer numbers and demand for the service. Volunteers personal endpoints i.e. PCs, laptops, tablets and mobiles are used to manage these queries.
The Covid-19 Pandemic brought us a new awareness of others, their proximity and their condition. However, there are those that we believe need more support, and more consideration, given their special vulnerability.

There are currently just over 0.75M older people (65+) on the island of Ireland. Whilst a lot believe β€œthe worst is over”, there is still a high degree of risk for our older people, especially those who are not in their fullness of health.

This has led to an increase in the use of modern technologies by older people, as they are very quickly up-skilling themselves with new devices and software. However, like many others, they may hear about, but not have access to, communications software, social media services and more importantly education about how to install and use such devices and software.

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Smart Balbriggan's The Changing Face Of Balbriggan HACKATHON!

This two day event brings teams from the Balbriggan area to analyse issues and create solutions that impact their everyday lives.

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Learning how to code is more than education β€” It’s economic opportunity. Our community, like many underrepresented groups, are turning to coding schools because they are more accessible than four-year, computer science degrees.
We named our scholarship after LGBTQ and technology legend, Edie Windsor, to recognize her heroic victory over the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and to celebrate her technical leadership as a computer programming pioneer at IBM. In love and work, Edie Windsor is one of our community’s greatest role models. We want to be a part of telling her story and helping inspire future generations of LGBTQ, technical women and non-binary individuals.

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Patch Programme is now open for applications
"Patch is a 6 week long summer accelerator for 16 – 21 year olds "