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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🍦Still summer-time, things are looking up 
We have reached July, and as the country is carefully opening back up again, we can now enjoy the outdoors more, and let's all remember to remain safe as not everyone has received their vaccinations yet (none or waiting for 2nd jab). It's still quite exciting to see that events calendars all round are quite busy. And bonus that it's still bright out when an event ends, yay for summer time! 🙌

/// Vicky
Recently a really cool conference called ShortStack Conference giving people who are new to speaking a platform to give short talks, great to see a few faces from the Irish Tech Community.
Speaking about moving away, it's sad to hear that TOG Hackerspace is moving away from their current space (due to circumstances out of their control), and they are clearing out the space, and giving away some good stuff on Sat Jul 10 "from kitchen paraphernalia, craft supplies, electronics, and office furniture".
❤️ Oooh, I can give them there free stuff a home ❤️
Stepping into the unknown brings us to Virtual Grace Hoppers Celebration's theme... *drum roll, it's #DareTo, watch their awesome video announcing this year's theme.
Nominations are still open but deadline is Fri July 9th.
The Diversity in Tech Awards, taking place virtually on September 2nd 2021, will shine the spotlight on the achievements of organisations creating a more diverse workplace while striving to narrow the gender gap in the technology sector.
💖I want to nominate someone! 💖
In other Irish tech community news, GDG Galway and GDG Dublin are moving from meetup and moving to GDG platform, find them at:-
Now with Maker Advocate role behind me, it has been a delight seeing the Maker community come together at Dublin Maker's first ever virtual festival which took place in Gather Town last month.
Besides live-streaming newsroom-style, a documentary about the Makers was premiered on the same day. 
I've still a few crafty projects to complete so this really helps give me a little push to finish the rest of my Maker projects, and I hope it will inspire you to make or finish that project, be it crafting, coding, soldering. 😀
👉 Don't forget that EuroPython tickets are on sale, and EuroPython are providing Financial Aid this year.
"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!
After the covid-related break, the React Advanced team is coming back with something special! Their 2nd edition happening on October 22-23, 2021, will offer a hybrid format, and you're invited to attend either in-person or remotely.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets is now available, and they're on sale for £325 incl. VAT until sold out.
Register here -
🛠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.
What do you want us to run?
We want 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.
GoingFar Mentor Application 2021
Currently accepting applications for those who are interested in being a mentor at the Going Far Mentorship Program 2021. You will be sharing your story and tips on how to find employment, start your own business or to develop a leadership career. 
I'm interested
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
30% Club executive education scholarships for women
Scholarships offering 28 professional opportunities for women across business, STEM, healthcare and public policy
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
🛠 If you want me to run workshops, drop me an email at
💪 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 July'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
🗓Take me to July 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.
GoingFar Webinar - An Introduction to Embodied Leadership
When: Thu Jul 15, 18:00 - 19:30
PyLadies Dublin July Meetup: FastAPI, Lambdas, PyTest and other cool things
When: Tue Jul 20 2021, 18:30 - 19:30
WITS Reads - Discover Together (Book Club)
When: Tue Aug 10, 20:00
PyLadies Dublin Aug Meetup: HuggingFace Transformers || PySparks 101
When: Tue Aug 17 2021, 18:30 - 19:30
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 July's Diversity in Tech Events
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