October was a very busy month for The Ada Lovelace Initiative. Our first month of A.L.I. saw school visits taking place in seven areas in Dublin, reaching over 400 female pupils! Pupils in Donnybrook, Cabra, Coolock, Dalkey and the City Centre took part in the initiative for our first round of visits. With the schools returning from their midterm break this morning, our role models are due to resume school visits across the country, with 8 new areas, (including new counties) due to welcome their role model in November.
Pupils and teachers across Ireland are returning to school this morning after their Midterm break. With secondary school classes resuming nationally, the role models of The Ada Lovelace Initiative are busy preparing for their school visits in November.
The A.L.I. role models taking part are female technology professionals from a variety of roles across the country & first up after the midterm will be Marie Keays and Amanda Hall who have kindly volunteered to visit pupils to tell their story this term.
Our first role model making their visit this week will be Amanda Hall. Amanda is a Senior Software Engineering Manager with CR2 and she will be telling the Transition Year pupils of Caritas College her story. Caritas College is based in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.
Our next role model this week will kickstart our school visits in Munster, with Marie Keays visiting Crescent College in Dooradoyle, County Limerick. Marie is currently a Biomedical Instrumentation PhD researcher in the University of Limerick and this visit will actually involve her returning to her old school!
Stay tuned for more news after our school visits this week. If you would like to learn more about The Ada Lovelace Initiative, please visit our A.L.I page. We are looking for role models from every county, if you would like more information about visiting a school on our waiting list, please fill out our form here and we will be in touch shortly. On Twitter? Follow @VerifyCommunity for more community updates and tag us with #alimystory