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Donna B. | Elance
 
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Donna B.

   Australia
  |   Melbourne, Victoria

Overview

Donna is a passionate advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions for government, small business, and education. In particular, the use of web applications on the Drupal platform, open source graphics tools such as Inkscape and GIMP, and the Moodle and Sugar learning platforms.

Donna has taken on a range of leadership roles in the Australian Open Source community, sitting on boards and committees and organising events. She currently sits on the board of a US non-profit, The Drupal Association, and is Director of Community...

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Tested
Open Source
Web Development
Event Management
PHP
Public Speaking
Training
Mentoring
Facilitation
Inkscape
Drupal

Employment

PreviousNext
Director of Community Engagement
2014 - Present
PreviousNext is Australia's leading Drupal strategy, design and development firm. My role is focussed on ensuring the PreviousNext team's involvement in the community is well coordinated and...
Drupal Association
Board Member
2012 - Present
2012 was about finding my feet. Biggest activity and contribution as board member this year was running the DA community elections, and putting my hand up to sit on the board for another 3 years.
Creative Contingencies
Executive Director
1997 - Present
As Executive Director of a micro-business, Donna's role at Creative Contingencies is multi-faceted. She is largely responsible for client liaison, business administration, consulting, training,...
ICT in Education Victoria Inc.
Treasurer
2011 - 2013
After stepping in as acting treasurer last year, Donna accepted the nomination as treasurer and was elected unopposed at the AGM on 21 May.
Digitise The Dawn
Campaign Director
2011 - 2013
Concept and implementation of short-term campaign to raise funds for the National Library of Australia's newspaper digitisation program - with intent to have Louisa Lawson's 19th century newspaper...
The Ada Initiative
Advisor
2011 - 2012
Sat on the advisory council for the Ada Initiative - promoting women in open technology in culture.
Taniwha Solutions
Web Project Facilitator
2010 - 2012
Working with the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences to update and maintain their Drupal websites, and improve staff skill and knowledge base of the Drupal...
Linux Users of Victoria
President
2008 - 2010
Australia's largest, oldest Linux Users Group.
linux.conf.au 2008
Conference Director
2006 - 2008
Linux.conf.au is one of three technical linux conferences held each year. Securing the right to host LCA in Melbourne in 2008, Donna will continue to lead the team who prepared the bid to organise...
Open Source Industry Australia
Director
2006 - 2008
Australia's Industry Association for companies engaged in developing, selling, implementing or supporting Open Source Software Solutions.
Victorian IT Teachers Association
Conference Co-ordinator
2007 - 2007
Responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of the VITTA annual conference. From Marketing to Program Design, Sponsor Liaison, and Venue Logistics. Whilst VITTA exists to enhance professional...
Freelance
Theatre Director
1991 - 2006
Theatre Director: 1997 - 2006 Stand-up comedy shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, including two Moosehead Award Recipients, Adam Richard and Kim Hope. 1995 - Six - Club Moo - CBD...
2121 Global Futures Summit
Youth Representatives Co-ordinator
1996 - 1996
The 2121 Futures Summit was held at the Mount Eliza Business College in 1996. Convened by The Horizons Network the summit encouraged participants to think long term and gaze forward 125 years into...
Student Union, La Trobe University
Founding Editor of The Player Newsletter
1992 - 1993
The Player was a newsletter for the La Trobe University Student Theatre and Performance network

Education

RMIT University
Grad Dip
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La Trobe University
BA hons, Grad Dip Hum
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Princes Hill Secondary College
VCE
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