Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Thu
17

Christchurch Ruby Group: What Could Go Wrong? The Subtle Science Of Coding for Failure

This will be the alpha version of my RubyConf AU 2019 talk.

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Software development is the anticipation of a thousand dangers: regressions, edge-cases, exceptions, attacks, downtime, the list is endless. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, we’ll build a simple model for quantifying danger, explore why the human brain is so bad at it, and examine some practical applications for our development processes. There will be at least one science.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
January 17 2019 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
21

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
January 21 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
22

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
January 22 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thu
24

CHCH.JS: Chat with MeteorJS

Tom Soukup will take us through a demo of making a chat app using MeteorJS, and hopefully give us a peek at some more sophisticated use-cases.

Meteor is a framework that simplifies keeping multiple clients in sync. It's great for quick prototyping but can be used in production as a full stack solution with user auth and all! It's often used with the common front-end libraries like react/angular/vue, and can utilise graphql for the database.

Join us with a beer from Pom's downstairs, and kick-start your year with some interesting technologies and healthy discussions.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
January 24 2019 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Tue
29

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
January 29 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
29

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: ISIG January 2019 Social night

It has been a while so we are planning a social get together to sit around and catch up with our local Christchurch infosec friends.

I'll also be looking for topics for future meetings, so bring along your ideas.

Chances are this will be held in a central city location. I will update this closer to the night.

When
January 29 2019 at 6:00am to 8:00am
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
February 5 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
05

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
February 5 2019 at 4:30am to 7:30am
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
February 6 2019 at 7:30pm to February 7 2019 at 12:00am
Thu
07

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Ecosystems of software development & how Cacophony is saving NZ's bird ecosystem

An introduction to the ecosystems of software development, and where testing fits into this model. Also covering how Cacophony undertakes testing activities on the Cacophony project — saving NZ's bird ecosystem.

BIO: Clare McLennan
Changemaker, currently saving birds at Cacophony on the Cacophony project.

Specialities: Agile development, Automated
testing, Specification by Example, BDD, ATDD, FitNesse, TDD, Process improvement, Facilitation, Fitnesse, Specflow
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-mclennan-048b813/)

When
February 7 2019 at 4:45am to 6:45am
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
February 12 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm