Talking Geeky

Passionate about Information Technology and how it can be used to enhanced and assist the way human beings live their lives. My passion and experience in the Information Technology Industry has lead me to talking to High School and University students, technologists, developers, business managers, government, CEO’s, designers, entertainers, educators, lawyers, or as I like to say “all walks of life”… I believe in giving back and supporting the Industry and Open Source Community through Advocacy and Education.

Public Speaking Engagements

Joomla Day 2017 Sydney – Presented talk Accessibility, SEO and Joomla

Dev World 2016 Melbourne – Presented talk Accessibility in the Land of Mac [The Good, The Bad, The Voice Over]

Ignite at O’Riley Velocity Conference 2015 – Presented talk Terrible Code or Cyber Terrorism: Which Will Kill You Faster?

Linux Con Europe – Dublin – Waving the Open Source Flag in Government – October 2015

Dev World 2015 Melbourne – Presented talk Diversity through iOS development

Linux Con America – Seattle – Waving the Open Source Flag in Government – August 2015

Linux Australia Conference, Auckland, New Zealand – Presented talk on the Architecture Design of FirefoxOS – January 2015

Joomla Day, Sydney, Australia – Presented talk on how to achieve Accessibility on a Budget with Joomla – October 2014

Linux Conference, Chicago America – Presented talk on the Architecture Design of FirefoxOS – August 2014

OSCON, Portland, America – Ran an Introduction To Python Children’s Workshop for Kids Day – July 2014

Open Source Developers Conference – Presented a beginners talk and discussion on “What is BitCoin and Digital Currencies – December 2012

Open Source Developers Conference – Chaired Panel on “Open Source Licensing” – December 2012

EMFCamp – Presented a talk on “UK Communications Bill and what it means to you” – Septembre 2012

London Geek Girls Annual Dinner – Presented a comical talk on “The World of Internet Trolls” – August 2012

Geek Girls Sydney Dinner – Presented talk on “Your online brand and why you should care” – February 2012

Drupal DownUnder Conference – Presented talk on “Drupal 7 Themeing inheritance” – January 2012 – January 2012

Developer, Developer, Developer – Participated in an open panel discussion hosted by Nick Hodge “Open Source & Microsoft Ecosystem” – July 2011

Microsoft School of PHP – Introduction video for online PHP education course launched by Microsoft “School of PHP” – March 2011

PHP Sydney User Group – Presented talk on “mod_php and FastCGI a look at the history and architecture” – March 2011

OSDC 2010 PHP Day – Presented talk on “mod_php and FastCGI: Differences and Trade-offs with Apache and IIS” – October 2010

Geek Girl Dinners Scotland – Presented talk on “One Laptop Per Child Australia – making a difference” – September 2010

Edinburgh Tech meet-up Presented talk on “Xo technology stack Talk” – August 11 2010

PyCon Australia Conference Presented lighting talk on “Sugar and Python”June 26 2010

Microsoft Digi Girlz Event – Girls High School Day – Day Event with years 9 to 11, participated in round table discussion on Life as an Information Technology Graduate – 24 March 2010

Australian Computer Society – Talks to International Students about ACS program and gaining employment in IT – various dates 2009

Australian Computer Society – Young IT, Peer discussion evening – One on one discussions with students about Open Source and being a Woman in IT – various dates 2009

Southern Cross University – WIT – IT Girls High School Program – IT study/employment discussion with Coffs Harbour High School, Woolgoolga High School – various dates 2009

Southern Cross University – WIT – IT Girls Day – Workshop day with Woolgoolga High School – various dates 2009

Open Education Conference – Presented ALTC Exchange discussion around Open Source frameworks and Creative Commons initiative used on site – November 21 2008

Australian Computer Society – Transition from Student to Employee – May 23rd 2003

Events Organised

PHP Australia 2015, Code of Conduct Liason, Room Mentor

DrupalCon Sydney 2012, Local Social Media Lead maintaining @DrupalCon twitter account and facebook campaigns

Open Source Developers Conference 2012, Lead Organiser

BitCoin Conference London, Co-Organiser for BitCoin Conference 2012 London

PHP MiniConf, held as part of the Open Source Developer Conference Mini Conf Days 2011

Learning Drupal Sydney, Drupal Workshop Meet-ups