Thanks to Symantec and All the Tech Things
for sponsoring Pi-Tops v2. We now have 4 in total for our upcoming events and collaborations. ❤️❤️❤️
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Egg-cited to be full in Spring

Easter has come and gone. And last month was quite a busy month, and this month will be no exception.

We are still working on the following that we mentioned in last month's Coding Grace newsletter:- 
  • WIP: Tackle interviews (especially technical ones) process by companies by giving support to both interviewers and those who are applying for jobs. There must be a better way! 💡
  • Ongoing: Continue to make events and content inclusive and diverse by encouraging others to participate and support them on this journey. 🤝
We are experimenting making video content on our Youtube Channel and in our first episode, we are introducing the recently released Raspberry Pi Pico. The next video will be using a slightly different approach, so hit that subscribe button to get notified of our next video. 
Thomas Shaw (ShipItCon) launched Rural Ireland Tech Advocates where "[e]ach county would have their own team of advocates who would share their experiences of living and working in rural Ireland, help grow rural tech communities and be the voice of tech within their towns and counties". This is great, especially as more people decide to move outside of Dublin and other big cities, and finding a local tech community in your area is so important.
SheCoded 2021 badgeRemember I participated in DEV's #SheCoded annual celebration with the theme, "Nevertheless, she coded" last month. Besides getting a nifty badge, my entry got picked in its roundup post for International Women's Day. And you can read more stories on
And I'm also excited to be part of Dublin Maker team who just announced their very first virtual Maker festival which will take place on Sat Jun 19 & Sun Jun 20, and their open call for projects is now live!
"We want to give coding superpowers 🦸‍♀️ to girls around the world so that they can grow up to be inventors, entrepreneurs, and change-makers thriving in our digital society - using technology to shape the future and solve problems that they are passionate about."

❤️Shout out to our friends at imagiLabs and thanks for the discount to Coding Grace members and friends for their online store. Enjoy!
🛠Are you working on a project? Share it with us, I'm happy to have you as a guest blog. Drop me an email at
🤔We are still interested in finding out what you are interesting in learning, especially now that we are indoors and would be a great opportunity to learn new skills.
What do you want us to run?
Last year, we wanted to try and make Coding Grace sustainable, our largest expense is our accountant each year. We are happy to continue using Open Collective and we are open to donations from individuals and corporates. We are not-for-profit and it's wholly volunteer-based running it. 
Support us on Open Collective
🆕 Did you know that we have set up a page on Github Sponsors? 
You can read about it if you are curious on how this platform supports the open source community (projects, organisations like ours, etc) via
Support us on Github Sponsors
❤️Huge thanks to our supporters who contributed to our Open Collective fund to date. Every little counts as we really appreciate it. Each month we want to thank all those who donated, see screenshot below of our supporters via
📍Where have I've been (remotely) last month?
📍Where am I this month?
If you have something to share in our reading, podcast or video list, drop me an email.
Coding Grace's DEV ProfileWe are also on, it's a platform for devs to post what they are up to, and we are cross-posting to it ourselves. We are open to folks share articles with us, and if you are also on the platform, please follow us. If you want to contribute, I will send you the key to join us.
Any enquiries (incl. CFPs, announcements, etc), you can drop me an email at


/// Vicky
🛠 If you want me to run workshops, drop me an email at
Why R? Dublin - Call for Participation & Expressions of Interest
Planning Why R? events around Ireland, looking for volunteers.
I'm interested
EuroPython are looking for volunteers for this year's online conference. The conference will take place on Jul 26 - Aug 1. For more information, click on the button below.
I'm interested
Science Gallery Dublin Open Call: BIAS
Scholarships offering 28 professional opportunities for women across business, STEM, healthcare and public policy
Deadline: Wed Apr 14
More info
30% Club executive education scholarships for women
Scholarships offering 28 professional opportunities for women across business, STEM, healthcare and public policy
More info
vGHC EMEA Student Scholarship's first-ever Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration (vGHC) in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region and are offereing Student Scholarships.
Deadline: April 19 at 11:59 a.m. PT 
More info
📢Any organisers who want to announce their CFPs or looking for speakers, drop us an email and we will include in the next newsletter.
PyLadies Dublin are looking for lightning talk speakers/demos for our upcoming monthly meetups.
I'm interested
💪 I've been keeping a live list of virtual tech events with focus on Irish-hosted events. It's been very, very time consuming, and that also includes 100s of link checking per newsletter each month. 😓
💡 Therefore I've finally made a site that curates these events, and you can find all of April's events at this site. The site is an 11ty site (Nunjucks and TailwindCSS) and deployed via netlify. There's nothing fancy about it, it lists tech events and diversity in tech events around Ireland and Northern Ireland. 
🌈 If you want to add an event, you can submit a PR or or an issue on github, Or you can email me at
🙃 I'm going to try something different this month and not list the events here as I keep missing events that are announced after the newsletter. 
👇I will however keep the list of diversity in tech events.
🗓Take me to April Events
🗓Take me to Upcoming Conferences
The following are Diversity in Tech events are hosted by Irish & Northern Irish hosts as of when this newsletter is publish. You can find the live list of diversity in tech events by clicking on the button below.
WITS Female Leadership Series 2021- Session 6 Tech
When: Wed Apr 14 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)
BlockW Ireland: Anyone for a Blockchain Beer ? Blockchain: Creating trust through transparency
When: Wed Apr 14 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)
WWCode Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online ☕️💻
When: Thu Apr 15, 08:00 - 09:00
PyLadies Dublin April Meetup
When: Tue Apr 20 2021, 18:30 - 19:30
- Bias in NLP:Using linguistics and computer science to improve AI/ML fairness by Alina Zhiltsova
- Automating social media content with Python & Mako by Lais Carvalho
How She Did It - Women Tech Entrepreneurs Series
When: Tue Apr 20 2021, 19:00 - 20:00
WITS Female Leadership Series 2021- Session 7 Future of Work
When: Wed Apr 21 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)
Women Who Code Belfast: Technology CV Clinic with Hayward Hawk
When: Thu Apr 22 2021 (13:00 - 14:00 GMT+1)
14th Cork.Net Meetup - #WomenInTech: Head in the Cloud, Heart in the Community
When: Tue Apr 27 2021 (18:00 - 19:30 GMT+1)
WITS Female Leadership Series 2021-Session 8 Closing Event
When: Wed Apr 28 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)
WWCode Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online ☕️💻
When: Thu Apr 29, 08:00 - 09:00
WITS Reads - Discover Together (Book Club)
When: Tue May 11, 20:00
Women Who Code Remote Events
When: Various Dates
Women Who Cowork Dublin Coffee Mornings
When: Every Mon @ 09:30
Women Who Cowork Dublin Virtual Cocktail Party
When: Every Fri @ 17:00
🗓Take me to April's Diversity in Tech Events
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