As someone who has worked in software and web development most of her career, it is no surprise that, in her keynote presentation, Sarah Brown will encourage us to think about the ethics, vision of the internet and ways we use information and technology. Her keynote promises to inspire us to consider what data-driven decisions actually mean and how libraries join people with technology and the skills to use it.
Sarah Brown is a web design and software development professional who works at the intersection of IT and marketing. She works with Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding. Here Sarah facilities the Adult Education Program and Youth Code Camps for Adelaide and is passionate about teaching technical skills to diverse groups to ensure the growing tech workforce is an accurate reflection of the world we live in.
Sarah has a keen interest in the advances in human/technology interfaces; web and mobile, AR and VR, AI and machine learning and the internet of things. She has travelled Australia and Europe, working out of co-working spaces in various cities and living the ‘digital nomad’ life.
From a career that started as musician studying Bachelor of music, playing in local bands and teaching music to school kids, Sarah is now a Board Member for Women in Innovation in South Australia and is an event junkie – producing TEDx Adelaide, the Social Capital Conference and various local Adelaide Fringe shows.
Along with the software skills in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, WordPress, web software experience design and software communication, Sarah enjoys PC Gaming, Pokemon Go, Hiking and Craft Beer.
Sarah tweets at @SarahEsbie