About Me

About Me

Practical Idealist

A simple person wants to make the world a slightly better place and enables more people to enjoy technology, which brought me so much fun.

I studied programming since Year 2, but was told girls shouldn’t study IT. I changed my career to IT from a business background at mature age. I shared my career change experience online and received over 80,000 views on a single post.

I am running an ICT engineering company, AltairX, in Canberra, Australia, aiming to help people change career to IT, females with passion in IT and enjoy IT with my colleagues.


I lived in several different countries, studied in several different areas and experienced several different careers.

Master Degree:

  • Human Resource Management (UK)
  • Education (Australia)
  • Information Systems (Australia, Japan)


  • Routing & Switching
  • Data Centre
  • Service Provider

Other Certificates:

  • CCIE Security (written), CCNP, CCNA
  • Aruba Certified Wireless Professional (ACWP)
  • AWS Solution Architect – Associate
  • Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate – WAN Optimisation
  • Juniper JNCIS-Security, JNCIA-Junos
  • Microsoft MCTS – Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Development
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst CFA Lv1
  • Registered Education Agent


  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • English


Email: mengmeng.zhao@altairx.com