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This 9-year-old Dubliner has been named the EU's Digital Girl of the Year

What were you doing when you were nine?

A 9-YEAR-OLD FROM Dublin has been named the EU’s Digital Girl of the Year.

Lauren Boyle is the founder of Cool Kids Studio, an initiative with three websites that she has built.

She mentors people through coding initiative CoderDojo, where she teaches Scratch, HTML and CSS.

The Dubliner is also part of a group called Code for Ireland that develop apps for community challenges and problems to assist government.

Despite all her accomplishments, Lauren seemed surprised with the news:

Lauren received the award at the European Ada Awards ceremony in Rome today as part of the e-Skills Making a Career with Digital Technologies event.

Cool Kids Studio teaches children about life skills, dealing with bullies and advice on healthy eating, among other issues.

Lauren also recently won a Next Generation Award for Excellence at the Irish Internet Association’s Dot IE Net Visionary Awards.

We’re not feeling inadequate at all…

Seriously though, massive congratulations Lauren!

Read: Ten more CoderDojo clubs are to be set up over next twelve months

Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement

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