Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

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
February 27 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
27

Design Thinking Group: New/Rescheduled Event: Designing Solutions with Dorenda Britten

This is the rescheduled meetup notice, we had to shift the original event from 21/2 due to the weather, the new date is Tues 27/2/18, 3:45pm for a 4pm start. This event sold out last time so please rsvp promptly, If you had rsvp'd last time please do it again as its a new day/date.

NOTE also new venue, D401 Ara Institute, 120 Madras Street.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn from the knowledge and experience of one of New Zealand’s most experienced design strategists.

Dorenda has been a leading exponent of design thinking in the New Zealand context for over ten years and she has a wealth of experience to share on the role and importance of this approach to add value to our businesses and institutions. Her talk will focus on the role of design to create authentic value in the products and services you offer.

More recently she has established the Britten Institute to support the use and adoption of these methods in solving the challenges facing our society and organisations.

She will share her unique perspective and a simple framework for you to take back to your organisation and use to evaluate your current products and services.

This event has a limited number of free tickets available to the genuine members of the Design Thinking Meetup Group so please act quickly to secure a seat by RSVP'ing and emailing Dorenda directly on dorenda@britten.org.nz

Where
Room D401, Ara Institute, 120 Madras Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 27 2018 at 3:00am to 5:30am
Wed
28

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: February Event - Hacking Lab

After last month's event, we feel it's appropriate to run another Hacking Lab. This time we'll have working wireless network gear, a proper switch, and some power on the tables. We also have the room booked upstairs.

We'll have some vulnerable-on-purpose machines available on a local network (wireless & wired) for you to have a poke at. We'll walk you through one of these on the big screen, and be around to give help/pointers as needed throughout the evening.

Bring along a laptop with either WiFi, or an Ethernet socket & cable to plug into the network. A lot of the time you won't need any special tools, but you may like to download a copy of Kali Linux from kali.org (https://www.kali.org/downloads/) to live boot, or a virtual machine from offensive-security.com (https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/). This comes with a large number of tools which may come in handy for some challenges.

We'll also have a lock picking station for those interested in or who would like to try out some lock sport. We have picks, locks, and people to give help / guidance / teach you how to use the tools properly.

This is an open-format educational session. There are no requirements for prior "elite hacker skills". Come along, learn a few tricks, and have some fun.

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
February 28 2018 at 6:30am to 9:00am
Tue
06

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
March 6 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
06

Canterbury Software Cluster Event

At Canterbury Software one of our activities is to hold a monthly evening event where industry experts and speakers come along and share their knowledge of particular topics. Drinks and nibbles are provided - these meetings provide excellent networking opportunities. The event is free for members, $20 on the door for non-members. Register at [http://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/canterbury-software-cluster-3708115373](http://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/canterbury-software-cluster-3708115373)
Where
EPIC, Christchurch
When
March 6 2018 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Tue
06

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
March 6 2018 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Wed
07

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
March 7 2018 at 7:30pm to March 8 2018 at 12:00am
Tue
13

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
March 13 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thu
15

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
March 15 2018 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
19

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
March 19 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
20

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
March 20 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
20

Functional Programming User Group

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

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 20 2018 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Thu
22

CHCH.JS: Something Exciting!

Look forward to it!

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