Public Service Announcement: You need a visa to visit Australia.
You will almost certainly need a visa if you are overseas and planning to travel to Australia to come to one of these awesome geeky events:
14 December 2012 - Drupal Global Training Day
The Alexandra Show
Three weeks ago I headed off to The Alexandra Show. It was an absolutely gorgeous day.
The Royal Melbourne Show just ain't what it was so I stopped going. But something in me missed the annual ritual, so I resolved to seek out and attend country shows instead.
I've got family in Alex, and grew up holidaying in Eildon, so bumping into an uncle is likely.
Belinda Pearson, Kay Thorne and CSIRAC
Kay Thorne worked with Australia's first computer, CSIRAC. She wrote a short article for the Museum of Victoria CSIRAC collection and said this about women in computing:
Vote Drupal 2013
I've been organising the community elections for the Drupal Association. I put out a call for nominations, ran sessions to Meet the Candidates, and have just announced that....
Voting is Open!
Voting is open until 23:59UTC 7 Oct 2012 at https://association.drupal.org/vote2013
Nominate. Question. Vote. Use your voice.
I've just got home after my 3rd overseas trip for the year. There's no place like home. But being out and about in the world is a huge amount of fun.
DrupalCon Munich was fantastic. It gave me a variety of experiences. I volunteered! I spoke! I attended meetings and schmoozed with cool people. I saw sessions!
Leading the Drupal Association into the future...
The open source universe is wide and wonderful. It's filled with people passionate about solving problems together. Communities, projects, foundations and associations. The Drupal Association is one organisation in this universe. It's an important part of the Drupalverse. It recently turned 6 years old, and it's about to lose its first tooth.
On the road to Munich
This year I've been to Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Next week I'm heading off to Munich, Bavaria to speak at DrupalCon Munich. Later in the year I'll be heading to San Francisco for the final face to face board meeting of the Drupal Association for the year.
That's me, Donna Benjamin, Drupal Association director at Large, international woman of mystery! Ok, perhaps not that mysterious. Perhaps I should explain?