At the end of last month, a selection of Transition Year girls became the first school cohort to visit the Facebook Data Centre in Clonee. The initiative is designed to encourage more girls to study STEM subjects such as Physics, Engineering and Technology.
The girls were introduced to employees in Facebook, and given a guided tour of one of the server blocks. They also participated in hands-on activities such as building a server and fibre-optic splicing.
At the end of the day, and to encourage them to continue with the lessons they had learned, the girls were presented with a Facebook goodie-bag and a Raspberry Pi desktop kit .
Thank you very much to all at Facebook Clonee Data Centre for their time and hospitality. The day will not be forgotten by those who took part. #cloneedatacenter #facebookdatacenter