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Vault Studios
Tower Street, Belfast, BT5 4FH
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Shouting out to all women! Women Who Code and Womenfolk are throwing open the Vault doors for an evening of community gathering, career insights and story telling (and so much more!), and we want you to be there. Join us as we bring together software engineers, designers and fine artists to talk about journeys from conception to execution, the continuously male dominated world of work, and celebrate women who are pushing the boundaries of change and making a difference in their industry! 

# S P E A K E R 1 # Aislinn McBride Digital Services Deputy CTO

Aislinn is an engineer at heart, after 15+ years she's still as passionate about her role in the software industry as she was on day one. Aislinn has led scaled technical teams to deliver software solving real world problems for citizens today. Her current role involves both leadership of continuous improvement for technologists and supporting the Digital Services delivery teams in achieving success. Aislinn is also a keen advocate of the NI IT community and contributes to various events including curating the Engineering stream for Belfast's biggest IT conference; BelTech.

Random fact: Aislinn’s first real job was working in a greasy spoon, fuelling Belfast bus drivers with sausage butties! Don't miss out, grab your ticket now!

# S P E A K E R 2 # Kezie Todd UX Designer

  I’m Kezie Todd, but you can call me Kez. I’m an all-round geek who went from a self-taught designer to studying interaction design full time. Education in six different countries helps me bring a new perspective to any project and motivates me to design to delight the globe. You can find me UXing things on placement at Puppet when I’m not dying on the five-a-side pitch or as @sayskez around the web. Random Fact: I never studied art or design before university, instead little me was too busy preserving bugs in the freezer and dreaming of becoming an entomologist.

 # S P E A K E R 3 # Claire Wilgar Software Engineer

 Claire is a frontend developer with a passion for accessibility, currently working for Bazaarvoice Belfast. She is an avid speaker at conferences & meetups, and organises local events and groups such as Women Techmakers Belfast, Women in Tech Lean In Belfast, Global Game Jam and BelfastJS."

Her favourite hobby/thing to relax is painting my nails and doing nail art.

 # S P E A K E R 4 # Sinead O'Neill Artist (among other things)

Sinead is currently doing MFA Fine Art at Ulster University and working as an artist/curator within Vault Artist Studios. Her art practice involves creating installation using video, sculpture and audio, as well as performance art. She is particularly interested in creating art through the use of technology and computer coding.

Her random fact involves the Apocalypse, but you'll have to ask her on the night about it if you want to know! ;)

 # S P E A K E R 5 # Carrie Hanna Cloud Engineer

Carrie's career path has been a curvy one through 3 countries and several industries. She is a former Chemistry graduate and scientist in nuclear safety engineering. About 6 years ago, Carrie moved home to NI and did quite a few roles in lots of different areas of STEM education. She joined the 4IRC programme at Catalyst in 2016 and met a lot of brilliant people in the Belfast tech ecosystem. Last September Carrie got a place at the Deloitte Cloud Academy and is now working in cloud architecture and platforms.

To keep the balance, Carries likes to do yoga, meditation, sing, dance and partakes in energy healing therapies.

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