Tech / Law / Social Justice
Hi there. I’m a recent Masters of Computer Science grad and an aspiring hacker, currently fiddling mostly in Java, Python and C. I’m fascinated by the ways we can make people’s lives easier, safer and more fun using technology in new and clever ways.
I’m a strong advocate for increasing the participation of women in technical degrees and careers. This passion led me to co-found RMIT SWITCH (Society for Women in Information TeCHnology) in early 2014. I was fortunate to been selected as one of only 6 recipients of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship later that same year. I’ve been interviewed by The Age and The Project on issues facing women in technology and am an active member of Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne and Vic ICT for Women.
In a former life I was a lawyer. After graduating from a combined degree in Information Technology and Law back in 2009 I notched up 3 years working in legal policy and lobbying, 2 years in legal publishing and 1 year in the legal assistance sector. In these roles I was a bit of a multi-disciplinarian. A few of the things I worked on include project co-ordination and management, writing and editing for a variety of media and audiences, content management, stakeholder liaison, requirements gathering and analysis, user acceptance testing, database administration and technical training to name a few.
As well as my paid work experience, I’ve volunteered for variety of organisations and causes including in the legal program of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, as a graveyard radio presenter on 3RRR and with the Digital Inclusion team at Infoxchange.