About Us

Founded by software professionals in 2014, the Academy of Code exists to provide a missing link in the education of primary and secondary school children in Ireland. Currently based in Dublin, and providing classes in multiple locations and to over 900 students every week across the county and commuter belt, we have only just begun our mission to transform IT education across the country!

Our Key Staff

Diarmuid Ó Muirgheasa - Managing DIrector

Diarmuid has a background in IT consultancy and software development. Before taking up a full time role as Managing Director at the Academy of Code he worked as a team lead for the Irish software consultancy Version 1 in their engagement with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering. He also has also taught courses in Information Systems and Information Technology in Dublin Institute of Technology. In addition to his work in IT he has spent a lot of time working in the Irish language media, having worked with nós* magazine, the newspaper Gaelscéal, and radio stations including RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidió na Life in Dublin.

Tom Maher - Director of Business Development

Tom joined the company in May 2017, taking on the role as business development manager. Tom's career prior to joining the Academy of Code includes a variety of technical and business roles, including significant business experience with PFE International, Snap Printing, Sarl Pindoco and as proprietor of MC Source.

He is a graduate of UCD (BBS in Business Studies) and holds C&G Certification in Microcomputer Technology.

If you are interested in helping us expand to new venues, or partnering with us in any other way, Tom is the man to talk to! Contact him directly on 087-901-9062.

Robert Boylan

Having worked for the Academy of Code throughout his time studying computer and electronic engineering in Trinity College, Dublin, Robert took a short “tour of duty” in industry, working as a software test developer on sleep sensor devices with ResMed Sensor Technologies.

Back with the Academy of Code full time since January 2018, Robert takes charge of tutoring our most technically advanced students, and was responsible for developing a large portion of the new advanced curriculum (grades 7-9). This work has included introducing topics including Python, Computer Vision, source control and more.

Eoin McDonnell

Eoin joined the Academy of Code in June 2018, having previously been Leinster Schools Programme Co-ordinator for Whizzkids. Eoin’s experience also encompasses 3D design and printing and significant research and development on programs of STEAM education for young people.

Eoin has hit the ground running, and not only contributed significantly to the on-going re-design of our curriculum but also taken the first steps on many exciting new initiatives which will be making landfall in 2019!

Damien Fegan

Our most recent full time hire, Damien joined the team as a part-timer in September 2017. With his wealth of experience from a decade as a primary school teacher, Damien’s perspective has already significantly shaped many elements of the Academy of Code.

Damien also has a flair for music and design, and has brought both to bear in his short time with us t-date, rolling out the first of many music technology lessons and completely re-designing our class handouts.

 

The Academy of Code Ltd is registered with the Companies Registration Office Ireland, company number 544001.

Registered office address: 12 Dargle Valley, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, D16DH77.

Operational headquarters: The Digital Hub, 10-13 Thomas St, Dublin 8, D08 PX8H.