Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Event host

EAIT Student Employability team

26 August 2021 6:00pm


Room 200
Advanced Engineering Building (49)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia


This is a Covid Safe event and numbers will be capped appropriately.

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Join us for a night of authenticity, inspiration and unfiltered conversations from engineers and computing specialists.

Five speakers, five unique journeys and five completely different careers paths. The common theme – they overcame roadblocks to success.

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. This event will focus on resilience, lessons learnt and how to bounce back when Plan A, B and even C don’t work!

If you are an engineering student, you might be able to claim Type B hours (under Category 8) for attending this event. See the activity table for full details.


Alex AfflickAlex Afflick

Alex Afflick is an exceedingly motivated and results-oriented electrical and software engineer. Before co-founding Audeara, Alex spent eight years designing, developing and managing software projects. Combining technical knowledge with business, analytical and project management skills, Alex has led the development and defined the technical roadmap of Audeara since its foundation. This experience has furthered his passion for driving innovative products and ideas from inception to release into the market.


Jeromy Moore

Jeromy Moore
Technical Director
Tripleeight Race Engineering Australia

Jeromy Moore is the Technical Director at Tripleeight Race Engineering Australia, Red Bull Ampol Racing, which compete in the Supercar series in Australasia. He began working in the motorsport industry in 2001. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from UQ in 2000 and worked immediately there after as Data and Design Engineer for Larkham motorsport, then Briggs Motorsport, which later became Tripleeight Race Engineering Australia. Becoming Race Engineer in 2008 and later Chief Designer, Jeromy helped achieve many race victories, series championships and Bathurst 1000 wins as well as a Bathurst 12 hour victory.

He left Australia to work in Porsche Motorsport in Germany on their Le Mans 24 hour LMP1 race team from the 2015 season firstly as Performance Engineer in 2015 then to Race Engineer 2016 onward, resulting in three straight Le Mans 24 wins, and three drivers and constructors championships before the program was stopped end of 2017.

In 2018 Jeromy worked on the factory Porsche GTE program being the Technical Project Leader for the 911 RSR race car with further victories in Le Mans GT class, and in the USA in the IMSA championship. Jeromy returned to Australia at the end of 2019 to become the Technical Director of Tripleeight Race Engineering Australia, in charge of the engineering design and race team, developing the current race cars, and currently working on the next generation race car for the category.


Tara O'KaneTara O’Kane
Associate Cloud Architect​
Amazon Web Services

Tara graduated from UQ in 2020 with a dual degree in Engineering (Software) and Commerce (Accounting). While Tara had plans to work in London, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a different pathway. Tara used her spare time during the pandemic to found Shopping Angels AUS, a free no-contact grocery delivery service helping those in isolation due to COVID-19. Tara now works at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an Associate Cloud Architect. In her spare time, Tara enjoys playing hockey and going for walks with her friends.


Ryan Buckley

Ryan Buckley
SEE Civil

Ryan Buckley is an award winning Civil Engineer with over 12 years in the Infrastructure and Resourcing Industry. 

Before his journey into management with SEE Civil, he had worked for a number of organisations including Lendlease, Thiess, and Baulderstone. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from UQ – Ryan has also completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Technology) at the University of Southern Queensland. To date he has worked on some of Queensland’s and Australia’s largest scale projects from the Gold Coast Light Rail, seven Pacific Highway Upgrade projects, GCLNG Upstream Gas Facilities, and Gold Coast Airport upgrades. Whatever project Ryan works on, his passion for building meaningful relationships, safety requirements, and driving long term strategies always shines through.


Isabele OliveiraIsabele Oliveira 
Norton Rose Fullbright

Isabele has over 10 years of experience within IT after graduating in Computer Science in Brazil. She later completed a Bachelor of Information Technology at UQ. Specialising in telecommunications and network planning, Isabele has just started her new journey working for global organisation Norton Rose Fullbright after working at Youi Insurance.  


EAIT Student Employability Team