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Alex Walker is the editor of Kotaku Australia and is also known for his work across ABC Technology & Games, games.on.net, PC Powerplay, Techly and others.
Alex broke into the industry as a specialist esports reporter and was a finalist in 2014 and 2015 in the Best Gaming Journalist and Best Technical Journalist categories in the Australian IT Journalism Awards.
He also spent over a decade chasing the esports dream, playing in competitive tournaments and leagues for Counter-Strike, Starcraft, Quake 3 and Call of Duty player. Read Alex’s articles here.
Chris has held numerous roles in journalism over a long career both in Australia and overseas. He is the former opinion editor of HuffPost Australia, where he was a founding member of the start-up team. Prior to that he worked for News Corp Australia as a real estate editor and columnist. He also has experience in PR.
Beyond journalism Chris is the international bestselling author of two books and winner of a Victorian Premier's Literary Award. He is also a private pilot.
Logan has been blissfully embroiled in tech and games media since the dawn of the universe -- give or take a few billion years. At points along this timeline, Logan has held the editor job at Kotaku Australia and influential Aussie tech magazine, Atomic -- which won Best Gaming Title and Best Production team under his stewardship.
Logan is also co-director of Screwfly Studios, an independent games developer responsible for three cult titles since its founding in 2011. He is an experienced programmer and games designer, having held writing, PR and creative roles at Australian gaming studios Firemint and Tantalus. Read his articles here.
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Hayley is an aspiring Strong Female Character™ who writes across Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku Australia.
Named “Highly Commended” Best New Journalist at the 2015 Australian IT Journalism Awards, she has previously also contributed articles to Indie Games Magazine and spent six months dabbling in game design with Sydney indie developer Epiphany Games.
Despite the lack of a tragic backstory, Hayley still likes to moonlight as a well-dressed supervillain under the unconvincing cosplay pseudonym of Hayley Elise. Read her articles here.
Amanda is a former human rights lawyer, current author, and pop culture enthusiast.
Her writing has been published and performed in Stories of Sydney (SWEATSHOP & Seizure), Westside (Westside Publications), The Last Word (Sydney Festival 2015), and The Voices Project (Australian Theatre for Young People).
In her spare time Amanda does stuff like play Dota and pretend to be cool on the internet. Once Gail Simone called her a superhero. That’s been a highlight of her life so far, along with the time she negotiated her way to 90% off the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set. Read Amanda's stories here.