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Michelle Mannering is Melbourne’s “Hackathon Queen” and an accomplished MC, speaker, facilitator and journalist. With a background in science, communications, events and marketing, Michelle works to create and run hackathons, implement social media strategies and coordinate marketing campaigns for her clients.

Michelle is at the forefront of Melbourne’s science, tech and startup scenes, where she helps to drive the city’s entrepreneurial culture. She was the founder of tech and AI development company Black, led sales and marketing at BajaBoard and acted as an ambassador for the ZEN Esports Network. Michelle has a Masters of Media and Communication and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Melbourne.