Our third episode of the WHY-NI? Leadership series is live!
We are joined by one of NI’s leading champions for diversity in tech …Claire Burn.
Claire is a local Senior Director of Women Who Code Belfast, Founder & Conference Co-ordinator of Women Techmakers Belfast, a Cybersecurity enthusiast and currently a Security Data Engineer at Elastic.
Claire has worked in technology for around 8 years and has led some of the most impressive and innovative diversity in tech initiatives in Northern Ireland.
Claire’s passion for tech surpasses her own career. Not only has Claire led multiple volunteer groups, but she has also spoken at various events, including Women Techmakers Dublin, and is currently an online instructor for LinkedIn Learning (Python Coding).
In this episode, we catch up with Claire to learn about her career in IT and her passion for technology, her journey with WWCode Belfast, the plans the WWcode team have coming up this post-pandemic.
We deep dive into Claire’s passion for diversity in tech, why it’s important to teach, lead, and pass on your knowledge to others in order to enable a sense of community and of course, why Northern Ireland is the perfect place for a career in tech!
“Northern Ireland is known for being a hidden gem, in terms of top tech minds, we really do have some of the best Engineers! Companies come for the connections, but they stay for the talent!”.
So, join us in the next episode of WHY-NI? as we continue to uncover the answer to that all-important question…Why NI?