Welcome back to 2017 and our first meetup for the year to be held at BizDojo Christchurch!
We are privileged to hear from Atta Elayyan, CEO of Christchurch-based app development company LWA Solutions.
Atta co-founded the company in 2010 and has certainly had his fair share of adventures as they grew the company to a team of 12, with kiwi customers such as Trade Me, Mediaworks, Silver Fern Farms and Ports of Auckland.
Overseas they’ve also impressed, last year delivering an app for Aramex, the largest logistics and transport company in the Middle East, which turned smartphones into scanners facilitating a BYOD solution that completely transformed how Aramex do business.
Growing a development company is tremendously difficult with big competitors and crowded marketplaces, but Atta and the team used some sharp strategies from early on to get exposure and stand out from the crowd.
Nominated as a Rising Star in 2015 and a Finalist in 2015 and 2016 at the Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards, the growth of LWA Solutions is a story you won’t want to miss.
Pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with (in)formalities starting at 6pm.
Join us for free drinks and pizza afterwards =)
Christchurch Startups Meetup
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Bring your own weapons.
This month we are running a hacking lab. There will be a number of vulnerable-on-purpose machines available for you to explore/exploit/hack. We'll do a live walk-through on one of the machines, which you'll be able to follow along with.
These machines will be available: https://www.vulnhub.com/entry/dc416-2016,168/
To participate, you'll need a laptop with wireless networking. There will also be a limited number of cabled network points available, so bring a cable if you need to make use of those. We recommend Kali Linux, which can be run as a virtual machine or from a bootable USB drive. Kali has all the tools you'll need to explore these machines.
We'll be around to answer questions and help you get set up & start hacking.
This month we are going to get practical with a Nodeschool night. See https://nodeschool.io/ for more info, and a list of the great "workshoppers" available.
The aim will be to split up into pairs for this, so bring a computer if you can but don't worry too much if you can't, you'll still be able to pair up with someone.
Make sure you are prepared with a recent version of Node.js and npm installed, and things should go well. We will have a couple of mentors floating around for moral/technical support if you need anything.
Good luck and happy coding!
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/
A big hello from your new Azure Meetup host!
You may have heard about DevOps and wondered whether it is just another buzzword and/or what it can do for you and your organization. In this session, Hamish Watson will demystify the concepts of DevOps and more importantly show it in action in a real life application deployment pipeline. By using a realistic live demonstration and great technologies such as the Azure platform, TFS, SSDT and VSTS, Hamish will show how DevOps can help you automate and deploy reliably and repeatedly to your production applications. You will be able to take what you learned in this session and implement it successfully in your organisation.
Beer and Pizza at 6pm.
We will kick off the discussion there around 6:30pm after everyone has had a chance to eat, meet anyone else you'd like to and have a chat :-)
TBA. We'll update these details closer to the time. :)
Look forward to it!