Louise is a Service Designer passionate about using her design experience to create positive change in government. She is passionate about using co-design to create innovative and impactful solutions to tackle complex challenges.
Before working for Code for Australia, Louise was a Landscape Architect where she used her design skills to facilitate collaboration between stakeholders and multidisciplinary teams, helping to deliver large scale infrastructure projects with government partners.
After many years managing and supporting technology projects within Utilities, Superannuation and Non for Profit Industries, Sam took the leap and learned to code. Sam recently graduated from the Full Stack Web Development Immersive Course at General Assembly, and is excited about combining her project management and web development skills as a Fellow.
Sam is passionate about digital technology and creating useful applications for humans. When not coding, Sam is geeking out on comics, reading and watching science fiction, and spending way too much money on holidays.
Kerrie originally studied as a manufacturing systems engineer and built a career in manufacturing in Europe and Australia, with a specific focus on change management and process re-engineering. She loves working with people putting lean methodologies into practise. She specialised in using and teaching techniques for continuous improvement — to change production environments to become more agile, and the team members more involved and motivated. She has recently completed a web development course, enjoying especially front end development.
Kerrie is a creative and collaborative problem solver and experienced project manager. Her latest personal project is learning to ride a motorbike!
Kristen is a user experience designer/researcher. She’s worked in digital for over 10 years in a range of sectors including higher education, publishing, government and enterprise. Most recently she worked at an early stage education startup where she learnt more maths in 6 months than she did for her entire high school education.
Kristen is keen on working on complex problems, taking ideas from their initial stages through to delivery (and beyond) and believes some user research at the start of a project is a very good idea.
Georgia is an informatics and mathematical physics graduate from the University of Melbourne. Her passions include web development, database modelling, quantum cryptography, and all things figures and numbers. Georgia’s past callings have ranged from a false start in electrical engineering to superannuation to dressing up as a fairy at kids’ birthday parties.
She is excited about tackling big challenges, and working on projects with the potential to make a positive difference in people’s lives. In her spare time, she is excited about cooking, knitting, and powerlifting. And hanging out with her cats.
Samara Dionne is a full stack web developer and has been a part of the constantly evolving field for the past 9 years. She is passionate about learning new technologies, and prides herself on her problem solving abilities.
Distance is no factor; Samara travelled across the ocean from Canada to settle in Melbourne. She went on a one year exchange at Swinburne University of Technology and completed her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Concordia University.
If she isn’t hacking together a website, she is playing board games or reading fantasy/science fiction novels.
Rachelle has been coding for four years now, after running away from the advertising world. One of the courses she completed with an outstanding score was a Computer Science course at Harvard Extension School.
Outside being a web developer, Rachelle is a wife, a drummer, a backyard gardener, easy going, and someone who’s interested in photography and learning a few different things.
Having volunteered in a few other not for profit organisations like Australian Marriage Equality and Enable Development, Rachelle is motivated to use her knowledge and expertise for a better purpose. You can find her at tech related meet ups and gaming events.
Tatiana loves sharing skills and knowledge and is always open to learning new ideas, methodologies and creative processes.
In the course of her career, Tatiana has worked in the enterprise space, federal (and now) state governments. She looks forward to making a contribution in the area of civic tech with Code for Australia in 2017.
Teresa is a designer with a keen interest in good work with good people.
After studying Visual Communication at Monash, she also went onto AWARD school and more recently the Code for Australia Academy program. She has worked as a designer within government, corporate and advertising, design and startup companies in Australia and the UK. She’s excited about design and tech and how we can make meaningful changes.
She she also has a keen interest in travel, venturing in different food and culture.