I am an active member of the Sydney tech community community and a passionate advocate for diversity in technology. I was part of the first Australian Rails Girls Summer of Code team, which involved contributing to Spree Commerce. I was also a Co-Organiser of Women Who Code Sydney. Since then I have volunteered at a number of different events including Rails Girls and Women Who Code to encourage and inform women of the options available in the technology sector. I also assisted in the organisation and running of Node Bots 2016 and have spoken at multiple technology meetups, conferences and on national radio. In my spare time I build applications focused on gathering data about the Australian technology community.
As a passionate developer I am always learning I enjoy tinkering with new languages on Code School and checking out the latest books from Safari. When I get the chance I also enjoy attending a variety of technical and non technical conferences and camps. I also have a keen interest in wearable technology and enjoy tinkering with Sphero, Arduinos and Raspberry Pi.
I am currently undertaking this course in the evenings to further develop my understanding of User Interfaces and frond end development. I am learning how to conduct and analyse research as well as how to create persuasive designs and conduct usability testing sessions.
I am currently undertaking this online course to gain a better understanding of project management and the product life cycle. I am learning how to manage stakeholder’s expectations, estimate timelines, budget and allocate resources.
Through out this course I learnt how to design and build databases and integrate them into websites. We worked alongside real world client to establish their needs, recommend and implement technical solutions to solve business problems.
This course gave me my foundational skills in programming using PHP, SQL, jQuery, HTML and CSS. I also gained an understanding of project management and basic industry business practices.
To better understand the business decisions behind development work I took an online Marketing course during which I learnt about communicating the value of products, market segmentation and consumer behaviour. This adds value to my development work as I have a better understanding of the businesses, service and products that I work on.
During this course I improved upon my technical skills in Photoshop and Illustrator whilst adding skills in video editing, photography, 3D modelling, animation and interface design. My Final project 'A Disney Nightmare' incorporated 3D modelling, animation, videography and soundscapes and won me the High Achiever Award. It was also featured at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum.
As a Transformational Engineer at the DTA I have helped rapidly prototype complex applications based on user needs. After validating our prototype I have also assisted in creating usable semantic and accessible front end interfaces whilst work in cross functional agile teams. I ran regular knowledge sharing workshops on basic coding techniques, security and commonly used products such as GitHub to improve collaboration between technical and non technical team members. I assisted in implementing a design guide approach to Government services. I helped found the DTA's technology guild which brings our entire technology team together fortnightly to share knowledge and address the technology issues in government.
As a short term contractor at Airtasker I assisted with the rebranding of their website in 2015. This project involved working on an existing React.js application to restructure the layout and write new style sheets. Working alongside the creative director and Design team I quickly interpreted and implemented modular and responsive deigns.
As Operations Manager I am responsible for the day-to-day and strategic operations of the business. This includes defining staff KPI's, performance measures and management as well as managing commercial arrangements with 3rd party vendors for infrastructure and tooling. I assisted with providing the product team with consumer-based insights into evolving requirements to help guide the development process. In this role I have gained experience in selecting, setting up, defining, documenting and communicating supporting toolsets in line with defined support processes. I have worked independently and under tight deadlines, to define priorities, analyse data and respond quickly when faced with new and complex tasks.
As an Engineer for Fame & Partners I was responsible for working alongside Design and UX in the implementation of a website redesign. I successfully managed tight deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver a responsive e-commerce platform that allows the end user to choose customise and purchase their dream special event dress. My dedication and passion for the business and the people involved saw me promoted to Operations Manager in May 2015.
As a Web Developer at Maxwell Forest I worked closely with our design team and senior Engineers to develop beautiful, functional and responsive web interfaces that promoted our brand and products. During this time I gained valuable skills in responsive web development, expanded my experience with jQuery, CoffeeScript, SASS, Ruby and Rails and learnt about product development.
As a Project Manager at Agency Box I liaised with clients to establish their needs and exceed their expectations. I worked alongside our team of developers and designers to skin our products and meet fast turn around times.
Over the course of my career so far I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people on exciting and challenging projects. I have a wide variety of foundational skills from project management to development that would benefit any team. I always bring a lot of passion for what I do to any project that I take on.
I am looking to take the next step in my career to become a cross functional UX/developer. I am also interested in roles where I can promote technologies and share my passion for diversity in our community. I enjoy public speaking and facilitating events to promote an understanding of technology.
Built with a Ruby on Rails back end and a Node.js/React.js front end along with D3.js for data visulisationSee more
Built using Bootstrap and Jekyll to rapidly prototype what joining up government services might look like. This prototype was presented to Cabinet in December 2015.See more
An e-commerce using Spree Commerce I assisted with the redesign and rebranding of the Fame & Partners website, along with the addition of new responsive features and pages.See more
A simple one page web application built in Middleman to showcase the Onefill product.See more