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    Our Awesome Implementation Team

Sandra Maguire

Founder CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire

Sandra was inspired to set up CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire after hearing James Whelton talk about it in 2012. The 400+ kids who have attended since have helped her learn Scratch and a lot of other cool stuff. CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire is hosting DojoCon 2016 with Sandra leading the organising team. With qualifications in New Business…

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Rosa Langhammer

Reporting Lead @ CoderDojo Foundation

Rosa is in charge of all things reporting within the CoderDojo Foundation. She holds a BA in Business & Economics and is currently studying chartered accountancy (ACCA). Prior to joining CoderDojo, Rosa ran a software start-up which participated in the TCD incubator, Launchbox. Aside from mentoring at the Docklands Dojo, Rosa enjoys travel, playing netball…

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Giustina Mizzoni

Coderdojo Foundation & Docklands Dojo

Giustina works with partners and funders of the CoderDojo Foundation in her role as Development Lead. She holds an Msc in Management (Innovation Social Enterprise ) from DCU and an MA in International Politics and Human Rights from City University , London. An avid technology fan, before joining the Foundation on its incorporation, she managed…

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Marcy Delgado

CoderDojo Silicon Valley

Marcy Delgado has worked in the tech industry for 20+ years as a Human Factors and User Interface engineer. She has been champion of CoderDojo Silicon Valley, since August 2012. Marcy also got involved in CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards in 2013 and created the first International Coolest Projects Awards at Silicon Valley in 2013.

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Ken Whelan

CoderDojo DCU

Ken Whelan has been involved with CoderDojo DCU since he started bringing his son Ethan in January 2013 and has been part of the Coolest Projects team since then. Ken’s daughter Ciara was inspired by the Coolest Projects awards and joined CoderDojo Girls in September 2013. Ken’s interests are music, technology and figuring out how…

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Sarah Doran

CoderDojo Girls & CoderDojo DCU

Sarah has mentored at CoderDojoDCU since late 2012. She mentors and organises CoderDojoGirls with Niambh Scullion. She is an experienced software engineer who loves JavaScript and mobile development and is passionate about encouraging diversity in Engineering. Sarah has been involved in organising Coolest Projects since 2013.

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Pauline Gallagher

HEAD OF LEGAL AT BARCLAYS BANK IRELAND PLC

Pauline is Company Secretary and Head of Legal at Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in July 2013. Pauline joined Barclays in 2009 from a top-tier Dublin law firm and acts as Head of Legal & Data Privacy Officer for the bank. She is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales (non-practising). She is also…

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Anna Maria Barry

CoderDojo D4 & Corporate Communications General Manager Virgin Media Ireland

Anna Maria Barry is Corporate Communications General Manager at Virgin Media Ireland, responsible for communications and public outreach initiatives including Virgin Media’s corporate and social responsibility programmes. Much of her work provides support to the CEO and senior management team across all aspects of public relations including reputation management, stakeholder communications, financial PR, issues management and media…

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Dr Mark Roantree

DCU

Dr. Mark Roantree is a Senior Lecturer with 30 years experience in both academic and private sectors, working in the area of software engineering and data management. Based at Dublin City University since 1994, Mark is a Funded Investigator with the INSIGHT Centre for Big Data Analytics and has raised almost €2.7 million in research…

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Niambh Scullion

CoderDojo Girls & CoderDojo DCU

Niambh is a mother of two, who’s mission in life is to inspire! Niambh has been a mentor in DCU since May 2012 and is co-founder of CoderDojoGirls. Niambh has been involved with CoderDojo Coolest Projects since 2012, the creativity of Coderdojo Youth at the event never ceases to amaze her. She works as a…

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Alan Donnelly

CoderDojo DCU

Alan is passionate about figuring out how things work and sharing what he learns with anyone who will listen. Computer hardware introduced him to CoderDojo through DCU’s ‘hack the computer’ event. There he happily helped members tear apart some old computers and understand how the parts in their hands allow them to play Minecraft and…

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Tim White

CoderDojo DCU

Tim has been involved with CoderDojo since early 2012 when he brought his kids to their first CoderDojo. He found that helping the kids learn software was fun and rewarding. He now leads one of the CoderDojo DCU sessions exploring JavaScript objects through development of simple HTML games. During the week he develops enterprise software…

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Peter O’Shea

CoderDojo Foundation

Pete has a background in marketing, technology, teaching and music. He previously worked as a digital marketing strategist and social media manager for a Dublin based music tech start-up. Inspired by teaching and fuelled by an interest in technology, he has moved his focus to supporting the CoderDojo movement with the CoderDojo Foundation. In his…

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Eugene McDonough

CoderDojo DCU

An industrial design graduate, Eugene has worked for several years in the web development & IT Sector. Having been a scout leader for some time now, Eugene is no stranger to organising groups of rowdy teens so it is not surprising that Eugene was a co-founder in 2011 of CoderDojo Limerick, the third Dojo in…

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Noel King

CoderDojo DCU

Noel is VP for Engineering at VSWare an Irish Software company which provides a Cloud based administration system to the education sector.  He has led and developed software solutions across multiple sectors and is focused on driving excellence through team orientated development utilising the best industry standards. He spends his free time volunteering with CoderDojo, mentoring the technology innovators…

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Paul Phelan

Operations Manager Global Public Affairs @ Intel

Paul Phelan is Operations Manager Global Public Affairs @ Intel. In this role he ensures the business operates effectively and efficiently delivering strategic and cost objectives through regular operational reviews and rigorous budget and financial management. He represents Intel with government and education representatives, in the local community, and develops and communicates Intel messages with…

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Ben Chapman

CoderDojo DCU & CoderDojo Dublin

Ben has been involved with CoderDojo since the early days. Having opened the first Dojo in Dublin in August 2011, he has continued to be part of the community and now mentors at CoderDojo DCU most weeks. He also co-founded CoderDojo Coolest Projects, to bring together kids, parents and mentors from Dojos around the world and help…

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