10 Aug 2021

Industry Panel Q&A

We’ve brought together some brilliant female and non-binary minds from UX, game development and programming to libraries and Linux!

Join us for an online Q&A at 6pm. Our guests will talk about their careers, advice for those looking to enter tech and digital work, and answers to our burning questions!

Please remember that attendees at online events are bound by the Deakin Code of Conduct.


The Panel

Sae Ra (Sarah) Germaine (She/her)

Sae Ra studied the Bachelor of Computing (Hons) from Uni of Ballarat (now Federation University) along with a Diploma of Training and Assessment (eLearning). She now lives in the world of GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) where she gets to play with some amazing tech and work to make technology useful for libraries users to find information that they are after.

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Cherie Davidson (She/her)

Cherie “Games Midwife” Davidson studied BA (Digital Art) and BInfoTech (Games & Graphic Programming)) and is now a programmer and producer who has worked on multiple award winning indie and AAA games (Untitled Goose Game, Paperbark, Necrobarista, Dreams, Tearaway Unfolded).

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Hero Macdonald (They/them)

Hero has a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (UQ), a Master of Information Management (QUT) and a Graduate Certificate in University Management (UoM). In 2021, Hero joined Deakin as the University Librarian where they have responsibility for leading the strategic transformation of the Library’s spaces, services, collections and digital infrastructure.

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Bianca "Bee" Gibson (She/they)

Bianca completed a Bachelor of Computer Science at Monash in 2013 and worked as a software developer at realestate.com.au. After a couple years she became more interested in working in organisations making a positive impact and went on to work at the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Council of Trade Unions with different languages, frameworks, libraries and tools.

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Salma Abdul Hussein

Originally from a communications background (completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2014), Salma made the switch to UX in 2017 and now works as a UX Designer within the Aged & Disability team at Telstra Health helping to build clinical software used in aged care homes throughout the country.