Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Thu
22

CHCH.JS: Introduction to React Native

Josh Smith and Tim Ackroyd will give an introduction to React Native, Expo and subsequent learnings from their recent foray into app development for the Xero #XDHAX competition.

They'll be discussing how to set up React Native projects using Expo, some of the challenges they faced, and deployment to app stores. There will also be some live coding of a basic react native app and a peek under the hood of their competition entry.

As always there are delicious beers and snacks available downstairs, and this may be your last chance to score yourselves a 1-year subscription to FrontendMasters.com! See you then.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
November 22 2018 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Fri
23

Christchurch Azure Evening Meetup: Code Camp 2018

Code Camp Christchurch is back for 2018!
What: Software Development, SharePoint, PowerApps, Business Intelligence, SQL, Azure and more

When: Saturday 24th November 2018

Where: Ara Institute of Canterbury in the new DLECT and K Block (looks out to Moorhouse Ave)

CODE CAMP CHRISTCHURCH IS FREE!
We are putting together a fantastic line up of presenters for a full day of shared learning.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-camp-christchurch-2018-tickets-51371573760

The Office 365 stream will include our first PowerApp Hackathon and the launch of a new PowerApps User Group.

We will be making more agenda announcements over the next few days.

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Join us for a full day of learning, sharing and networking.

Code Camp Christchurch Team

Where
ARA, Institute of Canterbury, Studio D219, 130 Madras St, Christchurch, nz
When
November 23 2018 at 7:30pm to November 24 2018 at 4:00am
Tue
27

Coffee & Jam

Coffee & Jam is a place to share your ideas, provide feedback, learn stuff, meet some like minded folk and be inspired. Whether you're a hardened entrepreneur, an office-jockey, postman or whoever, if you're interested in finding out about what cool ideas, projects and businesses people are working on, as well as information and tips about a range of business topics, Coffee & Jam is for you. [http://www.ministryofawesome.com](http://www.ministryofawesome.com)
Where
EPIC, BNZ Lounge, Crnr Manchester & Tuam St, Christchurch
When
November 27 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
28

Christchurch Product Management & Product Marketing Group: Product Management Meetup Hosted by Jade Software

Hi,

We are very fortunate to be able to invite you to our next meetup hosted and sponsored by Jade Software - an iconic New Zealand company that was born in Christchurch 40 years ago and now has offices in New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

Where: Jade Software, 5 Sir Gil Simpson Drive, Christchurch

When: 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 28 November 2018

What: We will be able to hear from and talk to three great speakers:

Charlotte Walshe will give us an overview of Jade and then share her view and experiences of product management from the shoes of a CEO. Prior to becoming the Jade CEO, Charlotte led global businesses in Health Technology, and Packaging & Print. She is an experienced company director, including current roles on the Board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Dodd Wall Centre for Quantum and Photonic Technologies. Outside of work Charlotte has three children and is an avid fan of new tech.

John Ascroft will talk to his experiences of product management and what it can bring to mature technology organisations such as Jade. As the Chief Innovation Officer, John oversees Jade's Innovation and Collaboration programmes. He's at the sharp end of product development, and client and partner engagements. John - a futurist - has held a variety of technical and management roles during his time at Jade. He is a budding aviator, rides fast motorcycles, and is a history buff.

Tim Trewinnard will talk to the concept of Offering Management, its alignment to product management and how they are starting to use it within Jade. Tim is part of the product management team at Jade. He has many years of experience in senior management and marketing positions in both large companies and startups. Prior to joining Jade, Tim worked as General Manager Product and Technology at Dynamic Controls and as General Manager of DesignA Electronics, a small Christchurch based company exporting aerospace electronics into the USA. Tim is also on the board at Aspire Canterbury - a not for profit organisation supporting the disabled community in Christchurch.

We look forward to an exciting evening and to seeing you there!

Cheers

Where
Jade, 5 Sir Gil Simpson Dr, Burnside, Christchurch, nz
When
November 28 2018 at 4:30am to 6:30am
Thu
29

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Lean Change Management

Luke will describe Lean Change Management, and teach how to apply it - including some hands-on problem solving.

If you've got a real-world change or transformation you'd like help with, bring it along and get a head start with it.

Luke Johnstone :: Double-O Consultants
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When you’ve been doing something well for a long time they say you wrote the book. Luke did. He co-created the Lean Business Analysis Manifesto. Focused and direct, he is an unstoppable force in change leadership and management; a veritable lean mean fighting machine. "Stop starting, start finishing," is his war cry. He’s in his happy place when there’s a problem to untangle, a goal to achieve, working folk to rescue, and the reward of a chocolate self-saucing pudding to be had. Busy is good, so he extends his talent for teaching to coaching kids’ surf life saving in his spare time. Despite his superhuman powers he maintains he is still learning. The adage, "When you think you’re winning, you’re probably not," keeps him humble. But it’s not one he shares with the children.

Where
Allied Telesis Labs, 27 Nazareth Avenue, Christchurch, nz
When
November 29 2018 at 4:30am to 6:30am
Tue
04

Coffee & Jam

Coffee & Jam is a place to share your ideas, provide feedback, learn stuff, meet some like minded folk and be inspired. Whether you're a hardened entrepreneur, an office-jockey, postman or whoever, if you're interested in finding out about what cool ideas, projects and businesses people are working on, as well as information and tips about a range of business topics, Coffee & Jam is for you. [http://www.ministryofawesome.com](http://www.ministryofawesome.com)
Where
EPIC, BNZ Lounge, Crnr Manchester & Tuam St, Christchurch
When
December 4 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
04

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

Our meetups are always first Tuesday of a month at the Catalyst IT office above Pomeroys Pub.

We usually have a talk about anything that relates to Python programming language. Some months we run team coding challenges (aka "dojos"). These will be announced beforehand.

If you have a question about Python on or are stuck with some Python project, feel free to bring it up at the meetup. There will be people around who will be happy to help.

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6pm.

At the start and end of the meetup, an informal conversation takes place, usually over a pint of beer.

Do not hesitate to pass this information around to whomever you think may be interested to hear and discuss all things Python.

PS: NZPUG's Code of Conduct applies for our local meetups and the online meetup.com group. Please read it up in case you haven't yet https://nzpug.org/code-of-conduct/

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
December 4 2018 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Wed
05

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Christchurch SilverStripe Meetup – December

Hi Everyone,

For the final meetup of 2018 we have two speakers on diverse SilverStripe related topics.

Rob Ingram will provide an introduction to GraphQL, what it is an why you might want to adopt it, and walk through adding a GraphQL API to a simple SilverStripe application.

Jacob Carrington will give us a practical guide to developing front end design systems. A collection of methods and principles for building UIs that are robust, approachable, reusable and scalable.

Once again nibbles will be provided from Pomeroy's downstairs.

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Rob & Jessica

Where
Catalyst Office (Chch), 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
December 5 2018 at 6:00am to 8:00am
Wed
05

Christchurch Amateur Radio Club

Monthly meeting is where radio enthusiasts get together to share ideas and meet with fellow hams. Amateur Radio offers something for everybody, talking to the world or your mate down the road, even helping in an emergency. Using any communications means available this includes radio, satellite, smart phones and computers, all from the comfort of your home, your car, or walking the dog via a handheld radio. We offer advanced radio training where you get a world recognised qualification (An Amateur radio licence). Once you have this you can become a part of our Amateur Radio Emergency Communications team. This will have you out on a jetboat, or in a prime spot for rally car action. You may even help save a life working with the Police Search And Rescue teams in the communications area. If this sounds like you come along and meet us. [http://www.chchhamradio.org.nz/](http://www.chchhamradio.org.nz/)
Where
5 Idris Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
When
December 5 2018 at 7:30pm to December 6 2018 at 12:00am
Tue
11

Coffee & Jam

Coffee & Jam is a place to share your ideas, provide feedback, learn stuff, meet some like minded folk and be inspired. Whether you're a hardened entrepreneur, an office-jockey, postman or whoever, if you're interested in finding out about what cool ideas, projects and businesses people are working on, as well as information and tips about a range of business topics, Coffee & Jam is for you. [http://www.ministryofawesome.com](http://www.ministryofawesome.com)
Where
EPIC, BNZ Lounge, Crnr Manchester & Tuam St, Christchurch
When
December 11 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mon
17

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
December 17 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
18

Coffee & Jam

Coffee & Jam is a place to share your ideas, provide feedback, learn stuff, meet some like minded folk and be inspired. Whether you're a hardened entrepreneur, an office-jockey, postman or whoever, if you're interested in finding out about what cool ideas, projects and businesses people are working on, as well as information and tips about a range of business topics, Coffee & Jam is for you. [http://www.ministryofawesome.com](http://www.ministryofawesome.com)
Where
EPIC, BNZ Lounge, Crnr Manchester & Tuam St, Christchurch
When
December 18 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
18

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
December 18 2018 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Tue
18

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
December 18 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu
20

Christchurch Ruby Group: Monthly Meetup

TBA. We'll update these details closer to the time. :)

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
December 20 2018 at 6:00am to 9:00am