Niamh Scanlon


Niamh Scanlon, aged 14, from Dublin, Ireland, is EU Digital Girl of the Year 2015. She started coding at CoderDojo in Dublin City University when she was 9 and since the age of 10 she has been a mentor there. Niamh is developing an app to help the drivers of electric cars find public charge points in real time and and app to help journalists and interviewees to communicate using audio and video when they cannot talk in real time. Niamh’s work has won awards at Coolest Projects and Eir Junior Spiders and she has spoken at numerous conferences in Ireland and internationally, including Inspirefest, Accenture’s International Women’s Day event, Web Summit, GE Minds and Machines and the Word Economic Forum in Davos. Niamh is keen to encourage young people - and especially girls - to learn to code and increase their problem-solving abilities while using their imaginations to create. She is a member of the Digital Youth Council of Ireland and has written for several publications including The Irish Independent, The Huffington Post and Silicon Republic.