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-- Grace Hopper in Management and the Computer of the Future (1962)
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October will be a quiet month for Coding Grace, so this is actually a Oct-Nov-in-one newsletter. I will still send an updated newsletter in November as there might be more events to be announced.

We ran our first Javascript workshop at as well as Data Analysis with Python. There is a follow-up to the data analysis workshop kindly hosted by Insight Centre for Data Analytics (DCU) on Sat 1st Nov.

CultureTECH in Derry was welcoming as always and we ran a successful beginners Python workshop, you can read our write-up as well as other news here.

We are open to people hosting local chapters in their area, so do get in touch if you are interested.

If you have questions/suggestions or want me to mention something in the next newsletter, feel free to email me at


/// Vicky Twomey-Lee (co-Founder)
Upcoming Workshops

Data Analytics with Python Workshop Follow-up

Sat 1st November (11:00 - 16:00)
Venue: DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Level: Intermediate

This is a follow-up to our previous Data Analysis with Python (30th Aug) to use some of the Python libraries introduced in the initial session to explore real-world datasets.

We will have three mentors: Kevin O'Brien (instructor/mentor from last workshop) will be there as well as Mick Twomey and Suzanne Little (Insight).

Bring your own laptop, some setup required, see events page.

Price: FREE

An evening learning AngularJS

Mon 10th November (18:30 - 21:00)
Venue: (4th Floor), 19 / 22 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Level: Intermediate

Serena Fritsch will be our AngularJS mentor.

You will need to bring your own laptop and download AngularJS.

You must have knowledge of Javascript to attend this workshop.

Price: EUR10.00


To be confirmed

Updates will be posted to twitter, Facebook page and our google mailing list.
Intermediate JS with JQuery
Autumn 2014

Functional Programming Series
Autumn 2014

Basics in LaTeX
November 2014

More Python-related workshops
Autumn/Winter 2014

Intermediate R
Winter 2014

Interactive Storytelling with Twine
Winter 2014

Interactive Storytelling with Fungus (Unity3D)
Winter 2014

Winter 2014 / Sprint 2015

Other events of interest

If there's other events of interest you want listed here for other Coding Gracers, you can email
Morning Newbie Coding Huddle
Tue Oct 7th
InSomnia Cafe (Downstairs), 1-3 Chatham Row, Dublin.

Tue Oct 7th / Nov 4th
Where: Wayra, 28-29 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

DataKind Dublin
Tue Oct 7th
Where: Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, D2
"(re)Launch night: projects, charities and social"

Python Ireland - Pre-PyCon meetup
Wed Oct 8th
Where: The Black Sheep, 61 Capel St , D1 

Limerick Open Source Meetup
Wed Oct 8th / Nov 12th
Where: Absolut Hotel, Sir Harrys Mall, Limerick

Limerick Game Designers (Informal Game Dev meetup)
Thu Oct 9th / Nov 13th
Where: Limerick Savoy Hotel

Advanced Python Workshop by Python Academy
Thu Oct 9th - Fri 10th
Where: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
EUR715 (+ VAT) for the 2-day intensive workshop

Media Skills Workshop
Sat Oct 11th
Where: Jury's Inn, Custom House Quay, D1
EUR60 (Members) | EUR100 (Non-Members)

Matilda Knowles Plaque Unveiling
Sun Oct 12th
Where: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

PyCon Ireland (Conference)
Sat Oct 11th - Sun 12th Oct
Where: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4
Student: EUR40 | Normal: EUR70 | Corporate: EUR200

PyCon Ireland (Sprints)
Mon Oct 13th - Tue 14th Oct
Where: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4
FREE -- All levels welcome, just bring a laptop

MMUG Dublin
Tue Oct 14th
Where: New Horizons Ireland, 22 – 24 Strand Street Great, Dublin 1
"Introduction to Swift"

UXSketch Club
Tue Oct 14th
Where: Each & Other, Clarendon House, 34-37 Clarendon St, D2

Launching a Kickstarter campaign for beginners
Thu Oct 16th
Where: Maia, 47 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Belfast GameCraft
Sat Oct 18th
Where: Farset Labs, Weavers Court, Linfield Road, Belfast, UK

Functional Kats
Tue Oct 21st
Where: Engine Yard, 35 Barrow St., D4

PyLadies Dublin @ AOL
Tue Oct 21st
Where: The Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, D8

DataKind Dublin - DataJam
Tue Oct 21st
Where: TBC

Hackers/Founders in Dublin
Thu Oct 9th/16th /23rd/30th 
Where: The Long Stone Pub, D2

GaelCon GameCraft UnPlugged
Sat 25th Oct
Where: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

Limerick Game Designers (Design Sessions)
Sat Oct 25th / Nov 22nd
Where: Stables Club, University of Limerick

API Dublin
Tue Oct 28th
Where: Wayra, 28-29 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin
"The Wonderful World of API's - Take 2"

Graphic Design Dublin
Wed Nov 5th
Where: The Beerhouse, 84 Capel St, Dublin

Dublin R
Thu Nov 6th
Where: Anseo, 
18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2 
"GLM Regression Modelling with R - Continuation"

DataKind Dublin
Tue Nov 11th
Where: DataJam - Projects & Data Prep Session
Wayra, 28-29 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Python Ireland Meetup
Wed Nov 12th
Where: TBC

PyLadies Dublin November Meetup
Tue Nov 18th
Where: TBC

Designers and Makers Meetup
Wed Nov 19th
Where: The Stag's Head, 1 Dame Court, (off Dame Street near S. Great George's Street)

Cork GameCraft
Sat Nov 22nd
Where: St John's Central College, Sawmill Road, Cork
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