About me

I’ve been a Software Engineer for over a decade, and I’m currently working at Amazon. I love learning new things 🙂

The most recent project I’ve worked on and presented on is a media transcoding system for the ABC written in Javascript, Golang and built on AWS.

My current home is Seattle, but I have previously lived in Sydney and London. Here’s a little more about me:

Public speaking & events

Tutorials and study groups

  • Organiser for over a dozen workshops for Women Who Code Sydney. I also ran a few of my own:
    • Running a ‘Women Who Code’ Workshop (January 2016)
    • Technical Interviews (Decemeber 2015)
    • Tutorial on the Web Audio API (July 2014)
  • Organiser of Data Structures & Algorithms, a 6 week study group to cover algorithm fundamentals (January – March 2015)
  • Participant at Code Sydney, a 17 week study group learning JavaScript (July – October 2014)

Community involvement

  • I was an organiser for Women Who Code Sydney (2014 – 2016), a monthly user group for technical women, with hands-on coding sessions in different languages and technologies such as Arduino, Javascript, Golang, d3, Rx and AWS technologies. We also ran professional development events such as interview practice, presentation skills, and negotiation. I wrote a post about running the user group.
  • I like attending various tech groups and events, too 🙂

Hackathons / Startup Weekends involvement

In 2014 I tried a startup project, and learned a bunch of things

Random projects I’ve done include:

I love travelling, and have spent 18 months in various parts of Europe, Asia, North and South America, as well as living in London for 6 years.

My baking endeavours have included Australia’s Biggest Cherry Ripe and other treats. There is always time for cake.

I am on Twitter and Github if you’d like to say hello.

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