bio

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50 words

Kathy Reid works at the intersection of open source, emerging technologies and technical communities. She has held several technical leadership positions, including roles in web and apps development, video conferencing and digital signage. She is currently Director of Developer Relations at Mycroft.AI and President of Linux Australia.

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Kathy Reid works at the intersection of open source, emerging technologies and technical communities.

Over the last 20 years, she has held several technical leadership positions, including roles in web and apps development, video conferencing and digital signage at Deakin University in Geelong, and more recently has run her own micro-business in technical consulting.

She is currently Director of Developer Relations at Mycroft.AI and President of Linux Australia.

Kathy holds Arts and Science undergraduate degrees and an MBA (Computing).

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Kathy Reid works at the intersection of open source, emerging technologies and technical communities.

Over the last 20 years, she has held several technical leadership positions, including roles as Digital Platforms and Operations Manager at Deakin University, managing platforms such as WordPress, Squiz Matrix and Atlassian Confluence, technical lead on projects involving digital signage and videoconferencing, and has worked as a web and application developer.

More recently, she has run her own technical consulting micro-business, and been engaged on a variety of projects involving data visualisation and emerging technologies workshops.

She is currently Director of Developer Relations at Mycroft.AI, and open source voice assistant startup, and President of Linux Australia, Inc, a not for profit organisation which advocates for the use of open source technologies and runs technical events such as Linux Conference Australia. She brought GovHack – the open data hackathon – to Geelong in 2015 and 2016 and in 2011 ran Geelong’s first unconference – BarCampGeelong.

Kathy holds Arts and Science undergraduate degrees from Deakin University and an MBA (Computing) from Charles Sturt University, as well as several ITIL qualifications.

Headshots

Photography credit should be Donna Squire / Deakin University

Previous speaking engagements