Women's groups and eventsEdit
Mary is the founder of the LinuxChix and Haecksen miniconferences and of both AussieChix, the Australia-wide LinuxChix chapter, and OWOOT, the expansion of AussieChix+NZChix into general open technology.
Mary has given many user group and conference talks. Major talks include:
- keynote presentation at Wikimania 2012, "Fostering diversity: not a boring chore, a critical opportunity"
- presentation with Valerie Aurora at linux.conf.au, January 2012 (video)
- keynote presentation at PyCon AU, August 2011 (video)
- invited speaker presentation at Girl Geek Dinner Sydney, June 2011 (video)
Open source communityEdit
Mary has been involved in Open Source community, particularly in Australia, for many years, including:
- committee member of Linux Australia in the first half of 2011
- (co) chair of the linux.conf.au program, 2008–2010 and 2013
- reviewer for linux.conf.au and PyCon US
- former lead documentation author for the Twisted project
Her contribution to the Australian open source community was recognised in 2012 with the Rusty Wrench Award.