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DDD Speaker workshop

Attended a speaker workshop to prepare for my upcoming conference talk at DDD Melbourne

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Rails installfest

Skyped into a Rails Installfest in Panama to speak about how I got into Ruby on rails and what it’s like to work remote.

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reinteractive Toolbox Talk

Hosted a toolbox through reinteractive on DIY Grids giving some guidelines on how to write your own grid layout rather then relying on a framework using CSS Grid and Flexbox.

Blog post

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CSS Conference 2018

Attended a conference on CSS, including leaning about CSS grid, font optimisation and animations.

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Ruby Conference 2018

Attended a two day Ruby conference learning about machine learning, technical writing and how weird timezones are.

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Ruby Conference 2017

Attended a two day conference on Ruby learning about the future of Ruby. This included some introduction on how you can incorporate functional programming into a Ruby project and some alternative platforms to Rails.

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CSS and JS Conference 2016

Attended a two day conference learning about the latest in CSS and JS technology and best practices. Including accessibility, virtual reality, mobile optimisation and security.

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Rails for Zombies

Completed a Rails tutorial series focusing on the Modal View Controller method and Rails databases.

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GovHack

Attended a weekend hack-a-thon, our team built a project called Going Out Today?. It gathered data on local parks, the idea was to eventually get them displayed on a map with weather and amenities.

Code on Github

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Rails Girls Next

Weekend full of tutorials on Test Driven Development in Ruby, Agile development and pair programming. With talks from Rails girls alumni.

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Google Analytics Course

Online course on Google Analytics Academy. Including marketing strategies, what to report and why. I then implemented this onto a company website which provide important data to the key stakeholders.

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Web Directions Code

Was selected to speak at Web Directions code conference, my talk was Pop Up accessibility. A practical demonstration on how to make a web component accessible for people with disabilities, focussing on screen readers.

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YOW Workshop

I won a workshop through YOW on how to present at a conference run by Damien Conway. This day long intensive workshop went through many tech presentation techniques and critiques.

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Web Directions Workshop

I won a workshop on how to present at a conference run by John Allsopp from Web Directions. Including specifics on how to display your information and present effectively. I was then asked to speak at a What do you know night, then later at a conference.

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YOW Conference

Attended YOW a 2 day technology conference. Saw talks on topics such as HTTP2, agile development and machine learning.

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Ruby on Rails Meet Up

Volunteered to speak at Ruby or Rails Newbie night, I gave a lightning talk on how I got into programming.

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Sitepoint Article

I had an article published by SitePoint, a platform for professional web developers to share their knowledge. The article was on colour accessibility and how common Bootstrap falls short.

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Certificate of Achievement HTTP Fundamentals

Completed an online course with distinction average results through Plural Sight. It covered the fundamentals of HTTP including the client server model, headers, connections and cookies.

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GovHack

Participated in and won awards with a weekend hackathon where we built a project called Eventable. Combining data from Vic events, City of Melbourne and adding in a crowd sourcing factor to add accessibility information to events happening.

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Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility

Completed a course on web accessibility through the University of South Australia with a distinction average. Centered around how to audit a site for accessibility problems and how to fix them.

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Rails Camp

Spent a weekend away hacking on things, playing games and going for nature walks at Rails camp in Brisbane. I worked on my Mouseguard site which I built after the role playing game with maps where you can add pin points and descriptions.

Code on Github

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Ruby on Rails Meet Up

Gave a presentation at a Ruby meetup with an introduction to Web Accessibility. With examples of how I learnt from and survived my first accessibility audit.

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SheHacks

A weekend as a hacker at the first ever women only hack-a-thon in Melbourne. Our team built Coffeehouse mentor, a platform for prospective mentors and mentees to meet.

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Introduction to Perl

Week long course through Perl Australia learning the fundamentals of the Perl programming language and others in general. Going through and extending many programming examples and helping others with theirs.

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Ruby on Rails Meet Up

After going to a couple of tech meet ups it became apparent that even if someone knew the technology that didn’t mean they knew how to present it. So in the interest of learning more I put my education degree to use and gave a talk on How to present a Tech Topic.

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Rails Girls

Weekend long tutorial through Rails girls about the fundamentals of the Ruby programming language and on how to then launch a Ruby on Rails application.

Code on Github

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Rails Camp

Shortly after a Rails Installfest I attended a weekend away in Rails Camp Sydney. I adapted the tutorial material given from a blog into a single page To Do application.

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Rails installfest

Completed a Rails installfest hosted by reinteractive where I installed Ruby and Rails and made a blog app like through heroku.

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Computing for Data Analysis

Completed a statistics and R programming language course through Coursera and Johns Hopkins University.

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AWS Conference

Went to a full day conference on Amazon Web Services, learning about servers, load balancing and buckets. Later I logged on to an account and did some practice exercises setting up EC2 instances and granting permissions.

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Treehouse Front End Course

Self directed course of front end programming fundamentals through Treehouse. Going through HTML, CSS and Javascript, as well as the command line and design theory.

Code on Github

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GovHack

Attended my first weekend hack-a-thon, our team built a project called Hansard Hack which ended up winning a prize. It analysed Hansard data and showed them in neat graphics using the D3 library.