Alvaro is an entrepreneur with a passion for public issues, technology and social change. In 2013 he launched his first venture, Creative Suburbs, an online platform to help more people make a difference in their cities. He then co-founded Code for Australia in late 2014 which led to launching Code for Aotearoa.
Alvaro's background is in international development, philosophy and urban planning, none of which he has really practised. On his spare time he works on fun projects like this one and is also cooking plans to go sailing around the world.
Chief Operations Officer
Lina is a facilitator and collaboration designer and makes sure all the Code for Australia programs (Fellowship, Academy, Tech for Non-Tech) are humming beautifully.
She spends most of her time with people and teams in the Code for Australia community who know where they are headed; who aren't sure how to get there; and are open to iteration.
People frikkin love her workshops and meetings.
Head of Marketing
Grace is a digital native, a tech aficionado and lover of all things coffee. After cutting her teeth in start-up land, Grace spent a year travelling the world, seeing the power of technology in all shapes, sizes, and efficiencies.
Grace loves telling meaningful stories and connecting people in authentic ways. In her spare time you might find her attempting to make edible things or learning how to swim.
Tech for Non-Tech Lead
Alec Sloman is an educator, facilitator, and software developer with 15 years of experience in IT.
Most recently, he worked as a Lead Instructor at General Assembly and as a Technical Recruiter at Lookahead Search where he gave career advice to hundreds of candidates and worked with many of the most prominent tech companies in Melbourne.
Alec is passionate about driving reform and improving lives with technology, oh and also dancing to R&B and hip hop.
Lauren has worked in a range of digital roles across startup, corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations over her 17 year career.
Her career highlights include directing online communications strategy for RSPCA Australia and developing digital government and open data policy in the ACT Government. Her professional interests include web accessibility, open government, and non-profit technology.
Lauren is excited to work for Code for Australia, where she can continue "geeking for good", supporting and mentoring Queensland Academy teams and Fellows to create great digital products and services.
When not at work, you'll find her painting watercolours, whipping up batches of paella, or learning more about design thinking.
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