Talking Geeky

Passionate about Information Technology and how it can be used to enhance peoples life, I believe in giving back and supporting the Industry and Open Source Community through Advocacy and Education.

Public Speaking Engagements

Code MelbournePresented talk JavaScript Frameworks and Accessibility 101 – August 2017

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

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

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

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

Dev World 2015 Melbourne – Presented talk Diversity through iOS development  – August 2015

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