current activities

Melbourne has a thriving tech culture and there is no shortage of interesting and inspiring panel discussions and talks. I regularly attend Zendesk's Software Art Thou?  talk series,  Convergence Science Network, talks, Melbourne Data Science meet-up events,  General Assembly's monthly design talks, Startup Vic events, Girl Geek Dinners, Fuck Up Nights: Stories of Failure, and Carlton Connect Initiative and Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) events. I'm always looking for new ways to expand my horizons and recently joined the PyLadies, Machine Learning & AI Meetup, UX Gatherings, and Design Thinking & Business Innovation meet-up groups. 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. 


recent talks

While I no longer work in astronomy research, I do still give the odd astronomy data/tech talk at workshops, conferences and festivals. 

November 2017

August 2017

July 2017

December 2016

October 2016


Web Technologies for Data–Intensive Astronomy &
Getting the Most Out of Hack Day: Lessons Learned from Hacking for Humanity  .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