Jess Dodson


MVP Categories

2016 - present Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP2017 - present Windows Insider MVP


Active Directory, Windows Server, Group Policy




With over 12 years experience in the support, management & administration of Windows platforms within education and government, a passion for making organisational improvements and a stubbornness to see projects through to the end, Jess wears the title of System Administrator proudly! (new paragraph) -Jess's passion lie in cleaning up Active Directory environments, improving security of systems where-ever possible, streamlining technical processes to make them easier for everyone and ensuring systems are being properly looked after! (new paragraph) Jess's website hosts her blog, filled with technical posts and posts on system administration in general. She's also active in the Reddit sysadmin community and can be found in numerous technical IRC and Slack channels. Chances are if you've run into "girlgerms" online, you've spoken to Jess. Having spoken at Ignite Australia in 2015, she was bitten by the public-speaking bug and has put forward talks to both Ignite New Zealand and Ignite Australia for 2016 & 2017. (new paragraph) - In her downtime, Jess spends far too many hours playing video games, playing with Lego (it's not just for kids!) and re-watching Marvel films. Jess is based in Brisbane, Australia with her husband (a *nix admin), new baby girl (lovingly known as lil' miss), two cats, 6 chickens and a hive of bees.

Technical Certifications

MCSA - Windows Server 2012