I am passionate about all things tech, especially increasing the diversity to make NZ Tech a better place to be. I am available for speaking engagements or can write for your publication.
To contact me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or of course, you can find me on LinkedIn
Digital Boost Deep Dive
September 22, 2022
I talk to the Digital Boost team at MBIE all our our tech stack at work
Closing the digital Divide
September 13, 2022
I was a guest on the Not Your Token Minority podcast, talking about digital divide and play-doh
Power through Movement
January 11, 2022
I was a guest on the Guilty Feminist podcast, talking about my mahi with Kia Haumaru
11 No Bullshit Mother’s Day Celebration Stories
July 16, 2021
StoryO interviews me and 10 other people for Mother’s Day
Introducing – Vivian Chandra
July 08, 2021
I’m the inaugural interview on the SheSharp newsletter
In New Zealand, ‘Hello’ has become ‘kia ora’.
January 08, 2021
Can New Zealanders save the endangered Māori language? Article from Time.com
On the Rag: We made our own safety video for women
December 05, 2019
It was a bunch of fun hanging out with Michèle A’Court, Leonie Hayden and Alex Casey talking self-defence, confidence and how to turn your fear into righteous anger
Being A CTO, Everyday Sexism and Kicking Ass (Literally)
September 05, 2019
I’m interviewed by the amazing Elina of StoryO
Women’s Self Defense
May 01, 2019
Interviewed by 95bFM on an upcoming self-defence session for refugee and migrant women
New Minecraft tutorial entirely in te reo Māori
December 07, 2018
Māori Television’s online news featured a clip about Hour of Code and OMGTech!
Learning to code in te reo Māori!
December 06, 2018
OMGTech! was sponsored by Microsoft NZ to translate the Minecraft activity on Hour of Code for 2018. Here, I talk about how awesome it is on Māori TV’s Kawekōrero programme
Hackathon with a mission: Tamariki and tech
November 30, 2018
A call for ICT organisations to help build a platform that will connect volunteers to teach the new digital curriculum
Mentoring in the digital era
May 01, 2018
How technology and digital leaders are reaching underrepresented groups in ICT through formal – and informal – mentoring
Dealing with the digital divide
February 20, 2018
As the world turns digital, a vanguard of IT professionals are championing their profession to the millennials.
‘You don’t really know tech, until you’ve explained it to a kid who’s never played with it before’
October 25, 2017
How and why OMGTech! is bringing digital education to underserved Kiwi communities
Leaning in: How to break stereotypes and beat imposter syndrome
May 23, 2017
A panel discussion at NZTech week provided an insider view of women in technology.
Eight simple rules for destroying boring stereotypes in the tech industry
May 13, 2017
Alex Casey reports back from the Techweek’17 ‘Breaking Stereotypes’ panel with a bevy of useful life advice.
Women, Youth and the Net
July 12, 2014
I was interviewed by Kim Hill on Radio NZ about InternetNZ’s Nethui Conference.
Random follow #161 – @vivster81
June 27, 2013
I was showcased on a “random kiwi tweeter” blog project
Getting my geek on
March 27, 2013
Write-up of first Girl Geek Dinners in 2013
You can’t be an expert at everything
February 01, 2013
What is the best leadership advice you have received? CIO Magazine interviews me for their Talking Points article
Amnesty International puts your Facebook Timeline on trial
October 31, 2012
Write-up of Net2Akl meetup featuring TrialbyTimeline
Sentenced on Facebook
October 27, 2012
Amnesty International is launching a Facebook application that will illustrate to users of the social media site how their posts could see them tortured, imprisoned or even killed in other countries.
Underage Facebook users prove vulnerable
April 22, 2012
Up to half of children aged 10 to 12 are using Facebook, even though the social networking site is supposedly restricted to those 13 and older.
NZ Charities urged to do more for less using technology
March 03, 2012
Lack of investment in technology means NGOs are not reaching full potential, conference is told.
Virtual volunteering Just a Click Away
November 21, 2011
Websites have proved pretty good at matching romantic partners and now they are doing the same for volunteers and charities that need their help
Help out in cyberspace
September 28, 2011
Interview in the Eastern Bay Couriers about a new virtual volunteering organisation I was involved in
The IT Activist
September 1, 2010
Amnesty International New Zealand ICT manager Vivian Chandra represents a new breed of IT leaders.
Striking a blow for freedom
September 1, 2010
A short article about Amnesty’s website in NetGuide
The art of giving
December 6, 2008
These ICT professionals hold down demanding jobs, but volunteer work is very much a part of their lives. What drives them to take on these multifaceted roles?
Fashion for freedom
August 02, 2005
Professional models from Nova Models, Actors and Talent strutted in the name of freedom in front of an audience including TV3’s Carol Hirschfeld and Kelly Swanson Roe.
Making a ‘fashion statement’ on human rights
August 02, 2005
Peace and oppression are making it to Auckland for a wearable art fashion show for Amnesty International
A Change Of Habits To Elude Spam’s Pall
October 23, 2003
With In boxes deluged, e-mail users try evasive action. Or sometimes just pick up a phone.