Alma Tarfa is a Nigerian-Irish Software Engineer passionate about empowering people of all ages to navigate the world of Technology.
With previous experience as a Software Engineer for multinational organisations such as; Workhuman and Ericsson contributing to frontend and backend codebases, while undertaking training programs such as “How to lead in a virtual team” and “Aspiring leaders” to develop her leadership skills.
Alma has a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin and an MSc in Software Design and Development from the National University of Ireland Galway. During her academic career, she was consistently elected as a representative in Student staff committees, participated in an exchange program with Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and was elected as a co-production manager in the 87th session of UCD’s Drama society.
As Master’s student, she submitted a poster which depicted her work on the Evaluation of User Control in Recommender systems to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) WomEncourage Conference in Barcelona in 2017, which was accepted and presented to the attendees.
Alma has always been passionate about working with young people, creating and fostering a safe environment for children and teenagers to thrive, develop and ultimately grow. She has worked as a mentor in Black Girls Tech, as well as in Phase Innovate, advising and supporting girls between the ages of 8 – 18 in coding exercises using programming languages and web development techniques such as Python, HTML and React to help prepare them for the Technovation Girls challenge. The Technovation Girls challenge is about young girls using technology to solve social issues facing their community. Alma acts as a guide for young girls in their endeavour to transition into tech roles.
Alma is based in Dublin, Ireland and continuously seeks ways to grow and develop while supporting others on their journey. When she is not binge-watching a police drama, you can find her planning her next holiday or making sure her house plants stay alive.
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