I believe that travel expands the heart and broadens the mind, I grew up in a bi-lingual family and enjoyed exposure to many cultures as a child and as an adult I chose to expand upon this exposure with travel.
I travel the world regularly to attend Technology and Education conferences where I have been privileged to meet some of the brightest minds in the Wider Technology and Open Source community. If I am not speaking or helping to organise an event I try to volunteer my time in anyway possible from room monitoring, to after conference cleanup, and social media advocacy.
My travels have taken me throughout Oceania, Asia, Europe and North America and I have lived on three continents and hold dual Citizenship between Australia and Malta.
2014 saw me travel across North America attending Open Source Bridge and OSCON where I ran a children's coding workshop. Whilst living in Seattle I helped run the Seattle Girls App Camp week and then over to Chicago for LinuxCon America to present about FirefoxOS.
I made sure I did not miss Joomla Day Australia where I presented on Joomla and accessibility and headed over to Auckland NZ at the start of 2015 for LinuxConf to present on FireFoxOS. During this time I assisted PHP Australia Conference as their Code of Conduct Liaison.
Where was I?
I was recently living in Portland and Seattle in America in 2014 where I did some work for Mozilla on their FireFoxOS Team. I am now currently living back in the Hawkesbury just outside of Sydney, Australia. During 2015 I have helped out the NSW State Library as the Solutions Architect for their Web Online Systems Integration Project.
Where am I now?
Currently working on a Research Project for University of Adelaide performing IT Entrepreneurship with Youth on the Autism Spectrum. I am also looking for my next challenge where I seek to grow my Software Engineering and Architecture Skills.
Where do I see my Career progress heading?
I would like to continue to focus in the area of Web Software Engineering, Technology Advocacy in the web space an Code Mentoring. I am currently looking for my next challenge which will see me grow my advocacy and leadership skills.
From an education perspective I have enrolled in a Masters in Innovation Law with Edinburgh University where I will be studying the course part-time through distance education. Who knows where the future will take us and what it is holding, sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.
My plans for Conferences in 2015 will see me attend: PHP Australia (Organiser), WordCamp Brisbane, GovHack Australia, OSCON Portland/Amsterdam, LinuxCon America (Speaker), LinuxCon Europe (Speaker), Community Leadership Summit Portland/Amsterdam, Fedora Flock America, Dev Nation Melbourne (Speaker). As well as the multitudes of technology meet-ups which you will find me visiting.