Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Sun
29

The Foundation: Sunday Session

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Finish your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 29 2015 at 12:00am to 5:00am
Mon
30

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
March 30 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
31

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 31 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
31

Christchurch .Net User Group: Angular; Karma and Protractor a test-ability holy trinity.

Like many organisations McKesson are busy converting an existing product into something more cloud friendly. Proving validity means testing comes first. Join Roy to hear how the Team learned that 'Test First' translates to 'Model First' and how it all slots into place with Angular, Karma and Protractor.

Roy Jacob is an Architect at McKesson, he's old enough to have forgotten what a 'wndproc' is but
young enough to know that analogue synths are back baby! He likes Motorcycles, being outside and pubs with gardens (not car parks).

Where
EPIC Innovation Center, 78-100 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 31 2015 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Wed
01

Christchurch Bitcoin Meetup: Chat bitcoin and other crypto topics

Where
Bealey's Speight's Ale House, 263 Bealey Ave, Christchurch, nz
When
April 1 2015 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Wed
01

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
April 1 2015 at 7:30pm to April 2 2015 at 12:00am
Thu
02

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.

Every meetup we have one of us presenting a talk about anything that relates to Python programming language.

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

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 2 2015 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Sun
05

The Foundation: Sunday Session

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Finish your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 5 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
06

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
April 6 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Tue
07

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
April 7 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
07

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
April 7 2015 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Thu
09

Think Open Data: Meet - Discuss - Make Stuff Happen

This is an open forum. A place for citizens, industry and government to meet and discuss topics of open data. The forum is action orientated and transparent. Chaired by Tim HG from LINZ SDI Programme, each week a particular opportunity/problem in the OpenData space will be highlighted and open discussion is encouraged.

Where
EPIC Centre, BNZ Space, 96-106 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 9 2015 at 12:30am to 3:30am
Thu
09

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
April 9 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Sun
12

The Foundation: Sunday Session

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Finish your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 12 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
13

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
April 13 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Tue
14

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
April 14 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
14

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Our journey through Continuous Integration - The good, the bad & the ugly

$5 entry at the door for nibbles and drinks.

Martin McTighe and Henry Martyn will give their personal experience with continuous integration and continued development at Tait Communications. They will introduce and discuss the following.


Pre-Continuous Integration
• Continuous Integration @ Tait
o Feature Teams
o BDD/TDD
o Continuous Integration System
• Challenges of implementing a Continuous Integration system
• Pitfalls
• Challenges going forward
• What has Continuous Integration enabled?

Martin McTighe is a Team Leader at Tait Communications working on the Base station product line. Martin has 15 years’ experience within Software Engineering, along with working in Defence, Aerospace & Critical Communications sectors.

Henry Martyn is a Senior Test Analyst at Tait Communications working on the terminals product line. Henry has 3 years’ experience working with Continuous Integration on terminals.

So come along to Tait communications new fabulous building, have a drink and experience the way things are done at Tait.

See you all there.
Katrina McNicholl

Where
Tait Communications, 245 Wooldridge Road, Harewood, Christchurch, 8053, Christchurch, nz
When
April 14 2015 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Tue
14

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: My journey through CI - the good, the bad & the ugly

A presentation of my experiences with CI's introduction and continued development at Tait.
• Pre-CI
• CI @ Tait
o Feature Teams
o BDD/TDD
o Continuous Integration System
• Challenges of implementing a CI system
• Pitfalls
• Challenges going forward
• What has CI enabled?

Bio - Martin McTighe Team Leader at Tait Communications working on the Base station product line.
15 years experience within Software Engineering.
5 years as a Team Leader.
Working in Defence, Aerospace & Critical Communications sectors.

Bio - Henry Martyn Senior Test Analyst at Tait Communications working on the terminals product line.
3 years experience working with CI on terminals

Where
The Tait building , 245 Wooldridge Road, Harewood, Christchurch, nz
When
April 14 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
16

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
April 16 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Sun
19

The Foundation: Sunday Session

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Finish your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 19 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
20

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
April 20 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon
20

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
April 20 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Tue
21

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
April 21 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
21

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
April 21 2015 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
21

Functional Christchurch: Functional Christchurch - #1

Hello all,

This will be our first meetup.

I (Brendon) am going to Clojure/West in Portland so am gutted I wont be in Christchurch for this. Robert Collins will be taking the lead.


On the agenda:
- An introductory talk on functional programming (no presenter yet - pending a volunteer!)
- Beer and pizza? Yeah, lets dev things up.

When
April 21 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
23

Think Open Data: Meet - Discuss - Make Stuff Happen

This is an open forum. A place for citizens, industry and government to meet and discuss topics of open data. The forum is action orientated and transparent. Chaired by Tim HG from LINZ SDI Programme, each week a particular opportunity/problem in the OpenData space will be highlighted and open discussion is encouraged.

Where
EPIC Centre, BNZ Space, 96-106 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 23 2015 at 12:30am to 3:30am
Thu
23

CHC.JS: JavaScript Meetup - Angular JS

Details TBA

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 23 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Sun
26

The Foundation: Sunday Session

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Finish your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
April 26 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am