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  • Sae Ra Germaine

    Sae Ra Germaine

    Sae Ra is a strong advocate for IT and Open Source in the Library industry. She is currently serving as Acting President on the board of VALA and Ordinary Council Member for Linux Australia and is also on several advisory groups driving change towards Open Source. Sae Ra advocates for all things technological in the world of libraries. She is surrounded by books (literally) in a world that desperately needs move into the digital space. Libraries have a huge role to play in IT, and Sae Ra is determined to help them make the most of it. Also just to add to things, her day job is Deputy CEO of CAVAL LTD a for-benefit library services organisation where she gets to look after cool stuff like old dentist chairs! Sae Ra has also been on the core team for LCA2021, LCA2022, Ballarat LCA 2012, Geelong LCA 2016 and was a core organiser of the OpenGLAM miniconf in 2018 and 2020

  • Joel Addison

    Joel Addison

    Joel is a software engineer who by day works as an architect on the TechnologyOne enterprise software platform. Outside of work, he is currently the President of Linux Australia, having been on the LA Council since 2020. He is passionate about promoting open source and bringing together members of the open technologies communities from Australia and around the world. Joel has been volunteering at Linux Australia conferences since 2015 in many roles, including being Conference Director for 2020 and 2021. He is a member of the organising team for Everything Open 2023.