Wearehere closes Science Gallery Fail Better exhibition with unFAIL unconference
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Wearehere closes Science Gallery Fail Better exhibition with unFAIL unconference

24 Apr 2014

Wearehere, a single entity representing seven outreach organisations for women in STEM, will host an ‘unconference’ in the Science Gallery in Dublin this weekend to explore learning through failure and recognise this is part of the journey to success.

The unFAIL event will close out the Science Gallery’s Fail Better exhibition on Saturday, 26 April. In true unconference style, the speakers and sessions will be decided on the day and sessions will range from formal to informal.

The event has been organised by Ireland’s Girl Geek Dinner chapter, Women in Technology and Science (WITS), AskATon, DigiWomen, Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin and CoderDojoGirls under the umbrella group Wearehere, which held its first event in November last year.

Visitors to unFAIL can expect peer-to-peer learning, discussions on personal experiences of failure, collaboration and creativity. The event is expected to attract both male and female entrepreneurs, tech developers and digital marketers.

Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland. You can nominate inspiring women in the fields of STEM via email to womeninvent@siliconrepublic.com or on Twitter to @siliconrepublic.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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