Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Mon
04

Women in Tech - Christchurch: Transforming Tech: How Empowering Women is Supercharging the Future

Canterbury Development Corporation, in association with Jade Software and Project Connect, is thrilled to present an interactive evening with CEO and Founder of Girls in Tech, Adriana Gascoigne. 

Join us from 5:30pm for drinks, canapés and networking.

This is all about getting more diversity in our tech workplaces so BRING A GUY! 
  Tickets cost: $25 (+GST) - Please purchase here! 

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/transforming-tech-how-empowering-women-is-supercharging-the-future-tickets-25984086101  (Feel free to RSVP on MeetUp so you can see who else is coming but an RSVP will NOT reserve you a ticket!)

"The benefits to having more women in high-tech   corporations and startups is that technology will improve. To develop   comprehensive, innovative and exhaustive products, teams need to focus on   diversity. A diverse team incorporates unique perspectives, skills, talents   and experiences which influences the devices we use, the infrastructure   that’s all around us, the mobile apps we download to our smartphones. We are missing a representation and a voice of 50% of the world’s population."   - Adriana Gascoigne

The data around women in tech is compel­ling: With women’s choices impacting up to 85 percent of purchasing decisions, they are the single greatest economic force, world­wide. On the production side, women­-operated, venture-backed high tech companies average 12 percent higher annual revenues, and use on average
one-third less capital than male counterparts' startups. Gender diverse R&D teams lead to greater creativity and better decisions and companies with the most gender bal­anced leadership have better financial returns, better recruitment and retention of talented workers, stronger custom­er relations and make better decisions. 

Despite the research, and more women than ever in education, the number of women pursuing STEM subjects is declining. As founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a global organization dedicated to empowering and enabling women in technology careers and STEM fields, Adriana Gascoigne is intimately familiar with the lack of gender balance in tech. In fact, it was her first-hand experience with it that led her to form Girls in Tech in 2007. 

In this presentation, Adriana will share key numbers that highlight these diversity challenges, taking a facts-based approach to inequality. She’ll also cover the theories and research about the root causes of these issues, ncluding workplace culture and isolation. Finally, she’ll highlight the enormous benefits that companies experience when they create more diverse work environments, including major financial gains. And she’ll explain how Girls in Tech’s proprietary programs, like entrepreneur boot camps, pitch events and renowned conferences, are lifting and empowering women around the world.

Adriana Gascoigne
Adriana is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to empowering, educating and mentoring women in the tech industry across over 60 chapters internationally. She is also a partner at Founders Den in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district where Girls in Tech's offices are located. 

No stranger to growing brands and building amazing companies, Adriana has also served in executive roles at RxMatch and QwikCart, Ogilvy & Mather and SecondMarket, the largest secondary trading platform, where she was responsible for branding strategy, event production and digital media efforts. 

In addition to working with technology start-ups like Indiegogo, SGN, Algentis, Democracy.com, Swyft, ImpulseFlyer and GUBA, Adriana has served as a strategic advisor for companies like NexTravel, StartupStockExchange, Numiyo Technologies, Palindrome Advisors, CharityBlossom, DooChoo, and Change.org. She is also on the advisory boards for Nailbot, Cocoon Cam and Roost. 

Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Economics from the University of California at Davis, received a certification from El Tecnologico de Monterrey in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and participated in Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh in 1997. Adriana is also fluent in Spanish.

Join us from 5.30pm for drinks, canapes and networking.

Where
Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield street, Christchurch, nz
When
July 4 2016 at 5:30am to 7:30am
Tue
05

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
July 5 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
05

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
July 5 2016 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Wed
06

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
July 6 2016 at 7:30pm to July 7 2016 at 12:00am
Thu
07

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

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

This month we're going to have a Python Code Dojo! See this poster for details. Submit your ideas for challenges in the comments, or bring them along for a brainstorm on the night.

We'll begin the meetup with an opportunity for you to share any interesting Python projects or code snippets you've been working on lately. 

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

Before and after the talk, an informal conversation, usually over a pint of beer, takes place.

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

I'll see you on Thursday!

Yours,

Marek Kuziel

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
July 7 2016 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Tue
12

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
July 12 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thu
14

The Valley in Christchurch: Monthly Dinner

The best thing about Silicon Valley is the people and the casual conversations that lead to bigger things. These often happen in restaurants. Christchurch (New Zealand) has restaurants and techy people, so why not bring the two together?

Food, conversation, and a convivial atmosphere. Anyone interested welcome!

Where
TBD, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
July 14 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
18

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
July 18 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
19

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
July 19 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
19

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
July 19 2016 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
19

Functional Christchurch: Lets talk - Starting new projects

In 2016, every second month we're having a "lets talk" session. The theme for July is [Insert functional programming topic here], if you have any ideas please send them through.


Bring your laptops and adapters. We will have a projector if you have got something you want to share.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 19 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
21

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
July 21 2016 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Mon
25

WikiHouse NZ open community: WikiHouse NZ Breakfast

Keen to find out more about the WikiHouse project? Come join our early morning WikiHouse discussion, sharing, brainstorming over coffee and breakfast at C1 and be part of the action.

Where
C1 Espresso, 150 High Street, Christchurch, nz
When
July 25 2016 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Tue
26

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
July 26 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
27

Atlassian User Group, Christchurch: JIRA UI and more Atlassian products

Where
Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield street, Christchurch, nz
When
July 27 2016 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Thu
28

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Project Phi - Iteration 2

Project Phi - Iteration 2

More Detail to follow

When
July 28 2016 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Thu
28

CHCH.JS: Something Exciting!

Look forward to it!

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 28 2016 at 7:00am to 10:00am