Eddie has been programming for over a decade and has consulted for organisations in the financial, governmental and private sectors. Outside of his consultancy role Eddie enjoys attending and contributing to hackathons and conferences around the world which deal with a variety of technical and social issues. His first foray into the realm of Women's issues was EmpowerHack's "Empowering women and girl refugees" hackathon. Since then Eddie has contributed to EmpowerHack's Open Source projects from a technical perspective and has also brought his expertise and infectious enthusiasm to actively support the growth of women in tech at WHFNP and AcornAspirations. He has been likened to Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory" with marginally more social skills.
The Open Source tech community (or “family” as I often refer to them as) are great! Not are they only very welcoming, willing to learn and teach each other, but here are more reasons why I believe this and why it can happen any where.
2-day hackathon to encourage entrepreneurship - where teenage girls will be inspired to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology, as well as attend masterclass workshops from digital marketing to APIs. The aim of this event is to give young women the basic tools that will enable them to make a more informed decisions.
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