Iqaluit says goodbye to passionate, well-liked coding instructor
Outdoor memorials for Danielle Moore taking place across the country on March 14
Iqaluit friends of Danielle Moore will mourn her loss at an outdoor memorial tonight.
The coding instructor, who visited Iqaluit occasionally to work for Pinnguaq, died in last weekend’s Ethiopian Airlines crash.
Moore was an employee of Canada Learning Code. She also worked with Pinnguaq’s Makerspace in Iqaluit; she had been in the community giving coding workshops just a week before her death.
Earlier this month, Moore was selected to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. Her flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.
“Danielle’s passion for her work, and for the youth of Iqaluit, was felt by everyone who met her,” Pinnguaq said in a statement this week.
“The kids knew her, affectionately, as ‘the girl with the robots.’ It’s impossible to overstate how much we will miss what she offered not just Nunavut but the world.”
Friends, family and colleagues of Moore’s are hosting a series of community memorials in cities around the country this evening, March 14.
In Iqaluit, friends will meet at sundown, at about 6:30 p.m., in the parking lot of Sylvia Grinnell park, from where the group will walk up to the lookout together.
Contact Jesslene Jawanda for more information at 867-222-5585 or check the Remembering Danielle Moore Facebook page.