Big Day In – Brisbane


My final Big Day In event for 2016 was in Brisbane at The University of Queensland on Wednesday 8th June.

About 500 QLD students from a wide range of schools listened to representatives from a wide range of IT companies. I particularly enjoyed hearing from Anna Emmerson, Site Reliability Engineer at Google. A local girl, studying at St Peter’s in Brisbane and UQ, Anna was able to encourage the students (especially the girls) to work hard so that they too can potentially work at a company like Google.



It was great having Richard Turner-Jones with me for this event. His demos were very popular.


Adobe on the Gold Coast – QLD


Richard Turner-Jones (Adobe Solution Consultant based in Brisbane) and I had the pleasure of running a series of workshops for students and teachers at Marymount College on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast.

Richard focused on Adobe animation solutions, including the new Character Animator product which came with the 2015 version of After Effects. This software became world famous a few weeks ago when the makers of The Simpsons used it to go live to air in the US at the end of an episode. Click here to find out more.

I showed the students a mix of the Adobe Spark tools, Photoshop & Premiere Pro.

In the afternoon, after school, a number of teachers from the Gold Coast region as well as teachers from Marymount College came together to meet with Richard & myself for a professional learning session on Adobe tools in the classroom.


It was great catching up with Rose Duggan (AEL) and two of her colleagues from Merrimac State High School.

Special thank you to Katrina Nicholson from Marymount College for organising this great day of Adobe in Education activities.