about me

Donna Benjamin

Donna Benjamin aka kattekrab - photo by Stewart Smith on FlickrKatteKrab is my online handle, or nick. It means Catscratch in Dutch. What's a handle or nick?

I wear a lot of hats. Currently, I'm often wearing a red one. I'm working as an Engagement Lead in Red Hat's Open Innovation Labs team, and the maintainer and product owner of the Open Practice Library.

I'm also Executive Director of a boutique micro-business called Creative Contingencies and maintain a brief bio page on the cc.com.au website. But it's kind of on the back burner for now.

This blog is a mish mash of things. It's not a daily diary. It contains things I'm working on, things I'm thinking about, things that bother me, things that excite me. If I'm compelled to write, it will probably go here.

I've written a few articles in various places at various times, and have copied some of those to this site, when their previous online homes vanished.

I've run a few unconferences, and community summits, suchs as clsXlca, and at drupalcon

You'll also find me on linked.in, and tentatively stepping into Mastodon at aus.social and also in the drupal.community

Core interests

  • Open Source Software, particularly Inkscape, Drupal, Moodle and Sugar.
  • Travel, culture and food.
  • Early infotech: Paper, Printing & Type
  • Politics. Sometimes. History and economics.
  • Feminism.

Press clippings

Speaking history



Donna Benjamin is a passionate advocate of Free Open Source Software and has been instrumental in facilitating all sorts of people, projects and organisations succeed at delivering their desired outcomes. Donna served on the board of the Drupal Association for almost 7 years and was a recipient of Linux Australia’s Rusty Wrench Award in recognition of her varied open source community contributions. She is now the maintainer and product owner of the Open Practice Library, and works in Red Hat's Open Innovation Labs.