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 to hold 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.
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?
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 was helping out the NSW State Library as the Solutions Architect for their Web Online Systems Integration Project.
Where am I now?
I am currently helping Marcel International Sydney office providing engineering oversight for web and mobile development projects in the capacity of Solution Design and Lead Software Engineer.
Where am I headed?
I would like to continue to focus in the area of Accessibility Engineering in the Web and Mobile application development space.
Who knows where the future will take us and what it is holding, sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.
Conferences in 2015: PHP Australia (Organiser), WordCamp Brisbane, GovHack Australia, OSCON Portland/Amsterdam, LinuxCon Seattle (Speaker), LinuxCon Dublin (Speaker), Community Leadership Summit Portland, Fedora Flock America, Dev Nation Melbourne (Speaker), OSCON Amsterdam, Velocity Conf Amsterdam (Ignite Speaker).
Conferences in 2016: OSCON Austin, LinuxCon Berlin, Community Leadership Summit Austin, Dev Nation Melbourne (Speaker)
SeaGl Seattle LinuxConf Hobart, Scale, CSUN, OSCON Austin, LinuxCon Prague