Presented by

  • Anna Phan

    Anna Phan

    Dr Anna Phan is a researcher with a passion for multidisciplinary science, education and outreach. At IBM Quantum, Anna’s mission is to drive quantum education and quantum machine learning for clients and grow the Qiskit community in Australia. Prior to joining IBM, as part of a postdoc and PhD in experimental particle physics, Anna worked as part of the LHCb and ATLAS collaborations at CERN, creating algorithms and models to measure particle properties and discover new physics.


Qiskit [kiss-kit] is an open-source software development kit for working with quantum computers at the level of pulses, circuits and algorithms. Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computations. This may sound like science fiction, but small quantum computers are available now and publicly accessible over the cloud. To help quantum-curious developers learn how to use these devices, the qiskit community team has developed an online interactive textbook, as well as hosted and supported numerous online local and global events. In this presentation, I will introduce quantum computing using qiskit and describe the fantastic global community we have built around in.