Irish programmers tackle the IT gender divide

A worldwide movement in paring away the gender divide in IT programming is coming to Dublin, thanks to one female coder and her colleagues.

20th January, 2013
Emily Castles of Redhills, left, with Fiona Hyland and Sarah O'Farrell of NDRC. Photo: Tony O'Shea

A worldwide movement in paring away the gender divide in IT programming is coming to Dublin, thanks to one female coder and her colleagues.

Emily Castles has set up the Irish chapter of Rails Girls, the international movement that teaches women how to code using Ruby On Rails, a web-based programming language. The Dublin-based class, which takes place in February and is free of charge, has 40 places.

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