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Technology Without Borders

Tasks: Design, Development, Copywriting
Technology Without Borders is a Swinburne University volunteer group of which I was President. The groups goals were to increase access and understanding for disadvantaged members of the community.

As Web Developer in 2015, I developed a quick Wordpress website for the group and built a theme that provided a number of sections the group needed.

As President from 2015 to 2017, I managed projects and liaised with external contacts and mentors at Swinburne University. During my presidency I revamped management of resources, meeting documentation, and project resources. It was also my responsibility to assess the groups ongoing feasibility and eventually make the decision for it to come to a close.

You can view the site at twb.org.au

The Members Resources page was designed to simplify each aspect greatly. The Code of Conduct and FAQ's are each broken into easy to scan chunks and the Other Resources section provides members an easy index of tools to help them get involved.

During my time as President, one of my highlights was facilitating the group becoming a registered Microsoft Refurbisher and supporting the Community Computers project team in it's collection, storage, and refurbishment of second hand computers. These were then donated on to low socioeconomic members of the community. This project extended beyond the closure of TWB in 2016 and came to a halt in late 2017 after it's successful completion.

Above are examples of email newsletters I organised and wrote. This involved organising active members to write articles for the website that could be promoted in the newsetters. The newsletters took two forms, one regular newsletter for members and one for the public.

I was also heavily involved in the production of a Without Borders Social Impact Forum that brought students together with guest speakers from industry for a breakfast and dinner event. The Without Borders Social Impact Forum was a joint volunteer group event initiated by Business Without Borders at Swinburne University.

My involvement included designing and developing the website, liaising with guest speakers and affiliated charities to confirm photos, logos, bios, and attendance details, assisting with marketing material design, and personally initiating and managing the involvement of the CEO of Seek Volunteer, and representatives from Marching Elephants, and Thoughtworx.

Technology Without Borders has now been ceased, however the website is still available to view.