Inkscape: My Cheerleading Adventures

<5 minutes - lightning talk
Mon, 2010-01-18 17:25 - 17:30

I've been out and about in the world spreading the word about Inkscape - and am in the process of building an inkscape training program based on Australia's graphic and printing course.

Inkscape is a very user friendly tool and lots of people can use Inkscape without necessarily being artistic or having graphic design skills.

Donna Benjamin

Donna Benjamin is the Executive Director of Creative Contingencies, an Australian company specialising in customised web services, research and event management. In addition to this Donna is currently President of Linux Users of Victoria and an active member of LinuxChix, Open Source Victoria and Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA). Donna was a board member of OSIA and served as director for 2006-2008 and currently organises the Melbourne OSIA gatherings. She was the lead organiser for Australia’s largest free and open source conference, in Melbourne in 2008. Donna is a passionate advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions for small business and education and is currently writing a book about Inkscape, an open source vector graphic drawing application. She is also developing a Matrix that matches the Victorian Essential learning standards with Free and Open Source Software. In 2008 she delivered a keynote address at the K12 Open Minds conference in Indianapolis, USA and the Sakai conference in Melbourne and delivered an Inkscape tutorial at 2009 in Hobart, Australia. Donna was profiled by Jacinta Richardson and Roland Gesthuizen for the inaugural Ada Lovelace day celebrating women in technology. Read my business blog - Read my personal blog -