A little bit about us

Elyse Maberley and Sam Hemphill sitting on a bench seat.

Our mission

At Meeum, we believe that technology is for everyone. Our mission is getting you started in coding in the best possible way.

The way that makes you go “Yes! I’ve got it, I understand, I can do this”. We know we are making this happen because you tell us so.

Our values

  • Authentic
  • Credible
  • Meaningful
  • Approachable
  • Fun

Every business has values.

They are the words or pictures that help us make the right decision and do the right thing by our customers.

I’ve always wanted to give coding a go but it seemed really hard.
This workshop has shown me that ANYONE can code!

Alyssa (Brisbane)

We believe you should know our values because this helps you make the call to come and learn with us. You’ll know if we’re the right crowd for you by whether you like our values.

Our founders

We are coders, teachers, musicians, parents, business owners, entrepreneurs, social justice veterans and former corporate leaders.

We have worked with big businesses and small, we have grown businesses and toured rock stars. We have studied and we have toiled. We have travelled and we have nurtured families and communities.

You get it, we’re just like you.

Elyse Maberley

Founder Initiator Curator Booker

Elyse Maberley

Over two decades, Elyse has navigated a path from community to corporate and from culture change to code.

Prior to Meeum, Elyse founded a culture change consultancy and played a leading role in growing a small UX business to acquisition status.

Elyse has a unique set of skills and capabilities, including sociology and creative industries degrees, as well as previously holding several senior executive roles.

Elyse is an ardent advocate for the inclusion of women and girls in tech roles and committed in her responsibility to drive for more diversity in the tech world.

You can connect with Elyse on LinkedIn or email.

Sam Hemphill

Founder Teacher Coder Speaker

Sam HemphillSam’s coding career began over 10 years ago when he made the leap from musician and tour manager to full time code guy.

Since this time, he has worked with some of the biggest names in Australia, including Qantas, Coles, News Limited, ANZ, EPA & Accenture.

More than creating great code for some seriously big (and fantastic little) companies, Sam has fought the good fight for years when it comes to making the complex easily understood and promoting harmony across technical and design teams.

Sam’s is a passionate voice in the subject of teaching code and this shows in the lovely words our students have to say about us.

Sam holds postgraduate qualifications in IT as well as qualifications in teaching, music business and sound engineering.

Feel free to connect with Sam on LinkedIn or email him if you have any questions about the workshops, or just feel like saying hi.