I’m In … SheEO

Over my career, I’ve tried to engage, share and help the community. Originally, it was more in the technical community or the upcoming technical community. More recently I’ve tried to broaden that as I’ve been involved with wildlife care and Boomerang Bags etc. Coming from a male-dominated, technical industry it has really struck me a…

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Coaching students–what I learnt

Last year I tried something a bit different and was the “Agile Coach” for the 3rd year university students for their industry project. Throughout the year, I coached (I prefer mentored as coach makes me think of PE at school which I hated) around 70 different teams of students. It was very intense was I…

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DDD Brisbane 2018–Wrapup

Saturday 1st December we kicked off our 8th DDD Brisbane. We arrived bright and early for the 3rd year at the beautiful University Campus in the Advanced Engineering Building. The coffee team arrived early to caffeinate our volunteers and early attendees.   Registration opened at 8am and our attendees were orderly, patient and understanding as…

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Young ICT Explorers–Judging wrapup

Yesterday I took part in judging the year 7-8 students for the Brisbane entrants of Young ICT Explorers. I’ve been involved in this event for quite a few years now and it always brings a smile to my face what the students come up with. It’s now a nation-wide competition with students from primary all…

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Ignite Australia 2017 Wrap-up

Last week I had the pleasure to present at Ignite Australia. I’ve missed the last few as it’s coincided with overseas trips so moving to February worked out well. I presented Lessons from Hollywood: Building the interactions of tomorrow today. It was a big different to the techy talks I normally do as it was…

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DDD 2016 Wrap-up

DDD Brisbane is done and dusted for another year. After 5 years at QUT this year we grew yet again and took on a new venue. The lovely Advanced Engineering Building at UQ. At 6:30 this crew started arriving to help setup. We had over 400 bags, lanyards, agendas, many tables, lecterns etc. to get…

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Imagine Cup–Australian Finals

Another event near and dear to my heart – Imagine Cup. I’ve been involved with the competition since 2010 and I can truly say it never ceases to put a smile on my face. This year I was one of the judges for the Australian finals in Sydney. A great set of teams with equally…

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Crisis Mapping with the TechGirls

I can’t believe it’s already a year since the launch of the Tech Girls are Superheroes book! To mark the anniversary and International Womens’ Day I headed off to QUT with Jewella and Cybele with a bunch of Year 11 girls and their parents. We helped the girls change the world by crisis mapping from…

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CS4HS Day at QUT

Today I had the privilege of working with a bunch of high school IT teachers around the state for the day. The goal of the day was to show them some Java Script to get them inspired. We started with some JavaScript basics which included using the various browser consoles for debugging and help finding/changing…

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DDDBrisbane 2014 wrapup

Saturday the 6th of December we held our 4th DDDBrisbane event. Each year we have grown the number of attendees and this year we had to step up to bigger rooms. The morning started early getting everything in place, ready for the eager attendees to check in. The crowd were placated with the offer of…

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