Are you interested in computing and technology? Are you female? Well Insight’s RailsGirls event could be for you. RailsGirls is a worldwide movement aimed at encouraging young women to code. Ruby on Rails is a web app framework for the Ruby programming language. Insight@NUI Galway has run annual RailsGirls events since 2010. The event is free and open to girls from all over Ireland and further afield.
There is a serious shortage of female IT developers in the country and across the world as well as in the professions of science, technology, engineering and maths professions generally. Events such as RailsGirls directly address this issue and empower girls to take the first step in learning these skills.
Further information and application forms are available at www.railsgirls.com/galway.