"Leah is coordinating matters to do with events and venues in
Hobart; the conference has another co-organiser Ben Powell, who is
based in Melbourne.
"As secretary of the Tasmanian Linux User Group for the last
three years and someone who has been involved in local IT for some
time, it is probably some kind of natural fit for her.
""Being based down here (Hobart) it is much easier to meet
people face to face and develop personal relationships with those
you're doing business with," she says.
""It's one of the cornerstones of business in Hobart; I ran an
IT consultancy here until earlier this year and it's all about the
relationships you develop and word-of-mouth support and assistance
you get from those you deal with."