Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Thu
24

CHCH.JS: How do you test?

Apologies for the late notice! Tonight we will be around to discuss testing your frontend & backend in JavaScript.

There will not be a presentation, just some discussion on testing techniques and investigations of test frameworks. Come along to share and learn about what tools are available for testing in JavaScript (and of course grab a drink from Poms).

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
August 24 2017 at 7:00am to 10:00am
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
August 29 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
29

Christchurch .Net User Group: Devops - A Modern Software Development Culture

Every modern business has technology as a key part of its present or future chance of success. Building reliable software is hard. Releasing new versions and updates with confidence is scary. Until we address the cultural aspects within a team and within a business there is always going to be trade offs between what the business needs, when it gets released and the quality of the applications built.

Seth Reid (www.sethreid.co.nz) is going to talk about the latest iteration in modern software development methodologies: DevOps. This process is a combination of technical practices and organizational culture that has emerged from pain experienced in real-world software development. DevOps is not a panacea, but its a step on the road toward more reliable and efficient way to deliver value to businesses and users of software.

Where
Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield street, Christchurch, nz
When
August 29 2017 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Tue
29

Christchurch Bitcoin Meetup: NYA? Nyet...

Look for the bitcoin symbol...

Where
Smash Palace, 172 High St, Christchurch, nz
When
August 29 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Wed
30

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: August Event - NCSC

This month we'll be having a visit from representatives of the National Cyber Security Centre (a division of the GCSB), who's role it is to protect New Zealand's most critical infrastructure from cyber-borne threats. They'll be speaking to us about their operation and what services they offer.

Depending how long their presentation goes for, we'll also open the floor to anyone who would like to deliver a short presentation or demo, and will also have the locksport and CTF gear along for anyone who wants to get stuck into that.

If you're interested in purchasing some locksport gear of your own (e.g. pick sets, training locks) please get in touch with Chris C or check out www.pickpals.com.au

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
August 30 2017 at 7:30am to 10:30am
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
September 5 2017 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
September 5 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Tue
05

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

Note that as of March 2017, the meeting day has changed!

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
September 5 2017 at 5:30am to 8:30am
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
September 6 2017 at 7:30pm to September 7 2017 at 12:00am
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
September 12 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
12

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Cybersecurity - techniques that adversaries used to penetrate IT system

Please Note : The TPN committee will be charging $5 for this meetup to cater for food and drink ,  so please ensure you have some cash on you.

Presenter: Salinda Lekamge

Salinda is the I.T. Security Manager at Tait Electronics, the Christchurch based globally operated critical communications solutions provider. He is looking after I.T. systems security and coordinator of Tait Security Incident Response Team.

Cybersecurity is a concerning issue for businesses around the world in past few years due to expansion of business boundaries physically and logically. There were 4,149 reported data breaches in 2016 with staggering number of 4.2 billion exposed records (Source: Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report 2017).

This talk is mainly focus on techniques that adversaries used to penetrate IT system of the Target Corporation, the 2nd largest retail chain in USA and how this could have mitigated.

Agenda:

·  What is an incident and what is a breach

·  Some of the biggest data breaches in the history

·  Detailed technical analysis of the Target Corporation data breach

·  Aftermath of Target attack

·  Some interesting stats and facts about cybersecurity

When
September 12 2017 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Thu
14

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Silverstripe Christchurch meetup

Details TBC.

Where
Plato Creative, 63 Manchester Street, Christchurch, nz
When
September 14 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
18

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
September 18 2017 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
September 19 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
19

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
September 19 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Tue
19

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
September 19 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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
September 21 2017 at 7:00am to 10:00am