Iqaluit says goodbye to passionate, well-liked coding instructor

Outdoor memorials for Danielle Moore taking place across the country on March 14

Danielle Moore was working in Iqaluit earlier this month, teaching children how to code at Pinnguaq’s Makerspace. She died in a plane crash en route to Nairobi on Sunday, March 10. Iqalungmiut will remember her at an outdoor ceremony on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Sylvia Grinnell park. (Photo courtesy of Pinnguaq)

By Sarah Rogers

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.

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by Eskimo on

    Not to be impolite, but it’s kind of weird that this lady, whom I’ve never met and have nothing bad to say about, gets a memorial and a Nunatsiaq News story after having been here once or twice.

    Meanwhile, I’ve got relatives who have lived here their whole lives dropping like flies. I doubt anyone at Nunatsiaq News knows their names.

    • Posted by Grieving Person on

      Apparently you did not read the article.

      This is part of a global event with like 30 or more memorials for Danielle held at the same time across Canada and in other countries. The tragic loss of Danielle has been in the news all over on television and on our local CBC radio.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuGwEZJTkoQ

      Thank you to Nunatsiaq News for acknowledging this wonderful young woman whose tragic loss has affected so many people.

    • Posted by Come on dude on

      “Not to be impolite,” said the person right before they were very impolite.

    • Posted by Marie Delen on

      Maybe, now that you’ve mentioned about your relatives, CBC news will also print your relatives’ accomplishments and contributions and plans and dreams to make this world a better place especially helping and teaching those kids in your place, eh… Am also not trying to be impolite .

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