David Beitey - Round 1, 2016 Champion

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David Beitey

Advocating for free open source software

David Beitey is Online Technologies Manager within the eResearch Centre at James Cook University. He is enthusiastic about developing the ICT community within Townsville. David was a key organiser of Townsville Startup Weekend 2015 and co-organiser of the Startup Townsville community meetup, a network for sharing digital technology ideas. He has also started a volunteer partnership with St Margaret Mary’s college to attract more young people and students, particularly females, into technology.

In his day job he works closely with researchers and other groups, developing software, looking after systems and IT security and delivering innovative digital solutions to research problems. He also acts as an ICT mentor.

David is passionate about free and open source software and all aspects of IT security.

In his spare time as well as actively pursuing his own technology startup ideas and business concepts, he organises, promotes, and encourages people from all walks of life to participate in networking events and opportunities to learn about digital technologies.

David’s other activities and roles include:

  • ICT professionals in schools participant

  • Townsville Codeathon assistant and participant

  • Young ICT Explorers judge and advocate

  • North Queensland ICT conference speaker.

David is nominated by: James Cook University

David Beitey

Advocating for free open source software

David Beitey is Online Technologies Manager within the eResearch Centre at James Cook University. He is enthusiastic about developing the ICT community within Townsville. David was a key organiser of Townsville Startup Weekend 2015 and co-organiser of the Startup Townsville community meetup, a network for sharing digital technology ideas. He has also started a volunteer partnership with St Margaret Mary’s college to attract more young people and students, particularly females, into technology.

In his day job he works closely with researchers and other groups, developing software, looking after systems and IT security and delivering innovative digital solutions to research problems. He also acts as an ICT mentor.

David is passionate about free and open source software and all aspects of IT security.

In his spare time as well as actively pursuing his own technology startup ideas and business concepts, he organises, promotes, and encourages people from all walks of life to participate in networking events and opportunities to learn about digital technologies.

David’s other activities and roles include:

  • ICT professionals in schools participant

  • Townsville Codeathon assistant and participant

  • Young ICT Explorers judge and advocate

  • North Queensland ICT conference speaker.

David is nominated by: James Cook University