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Computing Education Specialist, University of Sydney

Nicky Ringland is a Computing Education Specialist at the Australian Computing Academy, University of Sydney. She has a PhD in Computer Science (Computational Linguistics) from the University of Sydney, and a background in languages and linguistics. While completing her PhD she became active in Computer Science outreach, helping run the National Computer Science School, the Girls' Programming Network, and various teacher training workshops. She was named a Superstar of STEM by Science and Technology Australia, is recipient of the Google Women Techmakers Scholarship, the International Society of Technology Educators 'Making IT Happen' award, the Tempe Mann Travelling Scholarship and winner of the Warren Centre 30 under 30 competition.


  • 2013–present
    Cofounder, Grok Learning
  • 2017–present
    Computing Education Specialist, Australian Computing Academy, University of Sydney


  • 2016 
    University of Sydney, PhD (Computer Science)
  • 2009 
    University of Sydney, Grad. Dip Computing