ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: Bean Feasa

ATU Donegal, Letterkenny, November 23th, 2023

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ACM-W Hibernia Professional Chapter, Ruth Lennon: Vice Chair, Paula Roberts, Chair, Rosemary Monahan ATU ACM-W Chapter 2022-2023 SIGCSE Ireland
ACM-W Hibernia Professional Chapter, Vice Chair Ruth Lennon, Chair Paula Roberts, Treasurer, Rosemary Monahan ATU ACM-W Chapter 2022-2023, Chair Janani Jagadeeswaran back row SIGCSE Ireland Logo

ATU ACM-W Student Chapter – Welcome

The ATU ACM-W student chapter are the core committee organising the Celebration of Women in Computing. The chair of the ATU ACM-W Student Chapter took up her role in 2022 with the goal of improving networking for women in computing.
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ACM-W Hibernia Professional Chapter – Welcome

The ACM-W Professional chapter are proud to support the ATU ACM-W student chapter in this event. The event brings together women in computing and related fields from across Ireland.

ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: Bean Feasa

The ATU strive to continue their ongoing work to promote career pathways for women in computing. The wise woman (bean feasa) can choose a path in computing, engineering and related fields with the support of the university. This event will include guest speakers and a panel on career pathways. The 1st celebration occurred in 2017 with  Dr Toni Collis as our keynote speaking about high performance computing. In 2018 we were delighted to have a number of workshops from industry with representatives from Microsoft, Pramerica and Klarna. This year our focus is on career pathways.

Join us for the Keynote speakers, panel and workshops.

Description Fee
Delegate regular rate €30
Delegate (discounted rate): for members of ACM-W, itag, IEEE or Cyber Ireland €20
Student (regular rate sponsored by the ACM-W) registration is essential for catering reasons. Tickets are limited. No charge
Delegate (no meal voucher) registration is required No charge
Accompanied Secondary-Level Student (no meal voucher) registration is required No charge


Please note that photographers will be working throughout the event. If you are not happy to have your photograph taken you should contact us to discuss the matter. It may not be possible to exclude individuals from crowd photographs.


Our Speakers

Keynote: Dr. Virginia Grande

Time: 11:30 – 12:30

RM: 1407 & Online via Zoom


Keynote: Role Models


Tammie Bolling


Speaker: Dr. Tammie Bolling

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

RM: 1407 & Online via Zoom

Dr. Tammie Bolling is a tenured professor and holds the Computer Information Technology Chair position at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC) in Knoxville Tennessee (USA). She is a 2022 Fulbright recipient to Atlantic Technological University in Ireland, where she will be guest lecturing in Digital Healthcare, Master of Research True Research, Big Data Analytics, BSc (Hons) Healthcare Innovations and Technology programs, consulting with various organizations, conducting research, and guest speaking at other universities in Ireland.

Talk title:

1, Teaching Opportunities in Pellissippi State

2, Fulbright

Lunch & Networking


Speaker: Ruth Lennon

Time: 14:30 – 15:15

RM: 2268A & Online via Zoom

Ruth Lennon is an author of standards, consultant, guest speaker, author, and lecturer. Ruth has divided her time equally between promoting DevOps and supporting women in Computing.  As the current Global Chair of the ACM-W Ruth advocates, supports and celebrates women in computing across the many career opportunities out there.

The ACM is the Association of Computing Machinery, a professional body, providing networking opportunities, facilitating collaboration and promotion of the work of their members. The ACM-W focuses on supporting women who are underrepresented in computing.  To find out more about what the ACM-W can do for you join me for my talk.

Workshop title:

Exploring how the ACM-W can help you to achieve your career goals.


Ruth Lennon

Speaker: Veronica Rogers

Time: 15:15 – 16:00

RM: 2268A & Online via Zoom

Veronica Rogers is a lecturer in the Atlantic Technological University in Sligo. Veronica’s research focus surrounds cyber-security having long been involved in OWASP and Cyber-Ireland.

Talk title:

From Academia to Industry and Back


Speaker: Evelyn McGlynn

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

RM: 2268A & Online via Zoom

Evelyn Mc Glynn is an entrepreneur, author, trainer and  business coach. She is passionate about empowering women in business, networking and encouraging giving both in business and community.

The owner of , she celebrates her 10th year in business in 2023, helping and supporting businesses to grow. She   has built extensive networks both here at home and throughout Europe.

Evelyn is also the face behind the Donegal Mammy and Donegal Giving  brands.


Workshop title:

Standing Out in a Digital Crowd: The Power of Personal Branding

Evelyn McGlynn, McMarketing

Pizza Party & Networking

Reserved Section of Canteen



Day 2


Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Research papers, networking, awards and collaboration opportunities.


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