current activities

While I no longer do astronomy research, I often give astronomy data and tech talks. A selection of recent and upcoming invited talks are shown below. I also attend as many conferences, workshops and networking events as possible. Regular events include Software Art Thou? (Zendesk Talks) Convergence Science Network, Melbourne Data Science Meet–up, General Assembly events, Startup Vic events, Girl Geek Dinners, Fuck Up Nights: Stories of Failure, Carlton Connect Initiative, and Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) events. I'm also on the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) – Melbourne Organising Committee. RHoK matches organisations that have a social impact with skilled technologists that are keen to tackle challenges facing society. We facilitate workshops, hackathons, and ongoing open-source development. I serve as a RHoK buddy and tech mentor, and liaise between change makers and technologists.

 
 

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Web Technologies for Data–Driven Astronomy & Big-data Science   .Astronomy9 ("dot astro") Conference, Cape Town – South Africa

Useful Tools for Research & for Transitioning into Tech Careers  – ADACS Data Intensive Astronomy Workshop, Melbourne – Australia

Building a Community of Tech Savvy Astronomers  – Astrophysics Colloquium, University of Melbourne, Melbourne – Australia

Data-Driven Discovery and the Most Ambitious Telescopes Ever Built  – Future Assembly, Melbourne – Australia

Building a Community of Tech Savvy Astronomers in the Era of "Data Science" – Astronomical Data & Software Systems XXVI, Trieste – Italy