HPE WiS group (Women in Security) Webinar

This webinar is organised by the CodePlus project. This project is organised by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Dublin City University (DCU) and the University of Limerick (UL) with the following goals:

  • Offer purposefully designed coding workshops (20 hours in duration) to cohorts of female students. The workshops used a collaborative approach to teaching & learning which has proved effective in helping learners engage with CS and more general 21st-century skills. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both face-to-face and online modes of delivery were available.
  • Collaborate with tech companies to organise interactive webinars for students to engage with female IT professionals.
  • Work with tech companies to organise visits, for students, to company offices for tours and talks with female IT professionals (subject to COVID restrictions).

On December 9, 2021, there was a Webinar presented by the Women in Security (WiS) group at HPE for secondary school girls. Gabriela Aumayr (HPE/SAPPAN) talked about her professional paths toward Computer Science careers, including her involvement with the SAPPAN project.

The event saw attendance from about 200 secondary school girls from the west coast of Ireland. The talks were very well received, and the organisers suggested there might be a similar event with new schools next year (2022).

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