Tech For Good

March 15, 2023 @

Date: Wednesday,15 March 2023
Time: 5:15PM – 7:30PM AWST
Venue: The Globe, 495/497 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000

Technology is a tool that we use in all factors of life. Join us for a panel discussion on some WA initiatives, some insight on the creators, and what makes them tick. We will explore why Tech for Good often requires people to sometimes go the extra mile, push the envelope and discuss how you can get involved.

Bita Borazjani – PhD Student Working on Assistive Technology – Curtin University

Bita is an academic staff member in the School of Electrical Engineering, computing, and mathematical sciences, and also a Ph.D. student. Her research focus is developing a technology that could educate vision-impaired people on how to use a white cane or guide dog remotely.

Donna Buckley – Nurturing curiosity, creating champions – John Curtin College of the Arts

Donna Buckley is a level three teacher, Assistant Director of Mathematics and VET Cybersecurity teacher at John Curtin College of the Arts. She coordinates Maths Talent Quest for the Mathematical Association of WA , an activity that encourages students to apply mathematical and statistical thinking processes to solve problems. Passionate about connecting industry needs to students, she advocates for the teaching of data science, programming and cybersecurity in schools. With over 20 years experience in education, she has presented on mathematics, cybersecurity, data science, programming and cryptography in STEM Conferences across Australia. A volunteer for the Perth Girls Programming Network she also enjoys spending time off grid at her beach shack, cooking for her family and reading.

Ashleigh Small – Founder/CEO – Hello Initiative

Ashleigh Small is the co-founder and CEO at Hello Initiative, a not-for-profit start-up that seeks to improve the social and judicial outcomes for young people involved in the WA criminal justice system. Hello Initiative is driving innovative interventions in the youth justice sector to improve outcomes for young people, their families and the WA community. Ashleigh has been recognised locally and nationally for her work in youth innovation and social justice and was a finalist in the 2021 Young Australian of the Year WA Awards. In addition to her volunteer role at Hello Initiative, Ashleigh works in Emergency Access Reform at East Metropolitan Health Service.

Moderated by Imogen Bartlett


5:15-5:30 Guests arrive

5:30-6:00 Registration and networking

6:00-6:45 Panel discussion

6:45-7:00 Q&A

7:00-7:30 Networking

7:30 Event Close

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