Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Wed
18

Startup Christchurch: Panel Discussion: New Zealand Startup Accelerator Programmes

Thinking about joining an accelerator and curious to know more? Join Startup Christchurch for our next great Meetup event - Panel Discussion: New Zealand Startup Accelerator Programmes.

This panel will include speakers with a range of experience in NZ accelerator programmes and presents a great opportunity for you to learn more about what they could offer your business.

Featuring Lauren Merritt, Head of Vodafone xone (https://vodafonexone.nz), Sam Bailey from ChristchurchNZ with the UC/ChristchurchNZ Level6 programme (https://www.level6hub.nz), Andy Masters who attended the Kiwibank FinTech (https://nzfintech.kiwi) accelerator in Wellington with HomeScore, and Raphael Noldon who went through the Auckland based Flux Accelerator (http://www.fluxaccelerator.co.nz) with AI based maths tutor Amy.

5:30 - Drinks, nibbles, and networking
6:00 - Panel discussion begins

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to let us know you're coming along and head over to www.startupchristchurch.nz to sign up for our newsletter so you can stay on top of news and updates from the ecosystem.

Where
Vodafone xone, 213/221 Tuam St, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
July 18 2018 at 5:30am to 7:00am
Thu
19

Christchurch Ruby Group: Monthly Meetup: you |> introduction to Elixir

This month is a two part evening, so, please try to arrive on time at 7:30 (or even 7:10 for setup).

First up, for about 45 minutes or so we'll pair up and work through a fun little coding challenge (it's one of the ones from adventofcode.com , but no, we're not telling you which one ;)

Then, Patrick Davey will work through the same programming puzzle that you'll now be familiar with, but, in the programming language Elixir. Elixir is an amazing language built on top of erlang. Erlang itself has been around since forever, and is the main part of the reason the WhatsApp team was only about 50 people serving 900 million users...

See you there :)

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 19 2018 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Tue
24

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 24 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
25

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: Reverse Engineering Malware for Beginners

At this meetup we'll step through a handful of challenges that will start from the very beginnings of x86 assembly and reverse engineering malware. The skills you'll develop can be applied to a number of use cases, such as vulnerability research and debugging application faults.

If you wish to join in on the workshop, please bring along a laptop that is running either:
- VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads - free)
- VMWare Workstation (https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro.html - paid). VMWare Player is not suitable.

You'll be provided a Windows 7 VM to restore which will provide you all the tools and samples required for the workshop. Please ensure that you arrive on-time (or, preferably, early) so that you have time to get the VM set up.

As with all ISIG meets, there'll be good beer on tap at the venue and the locksport table will be set up with a selection of locks and picks.

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
July 25 2018 at 7:00am to 9:00am
Thu
26

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: How to create an agile full-remote and distributed startup?

With 8 members gathered on April ‘17, we have the challenge to create a platform to enable organizations, teams, and individuals, to be more adaptable to change.

We have our vision, now how to create a great remote team?

I will share experiences at Agility Scales; a startup full-remote and full-distributed.
How we run Agile on a team fully distributed around the globe?
How we define our salaries? (Yes, we have transparent compensation)
How do we apply the fun, gamification, and feedback?

About Thomas
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Thomas Kuryura is a Brazilian Agile Coach whose mission is to create amazing organizations full of culture, values and principles by building great teams through coaching, facilitation, mentoring and training in agile methodologies. As a hands-on change agent helping organizations in digital transformation or approach a more horizontal model.

About Agility Scales
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Agility Scales is a platform powered by gamification and behavioral economics, which helps change agents find and use proven, context-rich practices within their teams and organizations.
https://www.agilityscales.com/

Beer and snacks provided.
Location: TBD (check back later)

Where
Allied Telesis Labs, 27 Nazareth Avenue, Christchurch, nz
When
July 26 2018 at 5:30am to 7:00am
Thu
26

CHCH.JS: Show & tell

Learn all sorts of neat insights into how people work, what tools they use, and what sort of projects are going on around Christchurch. Come along expecting to be asked to stand up and give a short description of something industry related, whether it's a demo of a project you're working on, or some npm tooling you've found useful, or an example of some nice jQuery interactions you made. This is a casual meet up to aid discussion about different technologies and the different companies around, all are welcome!

There are delicious beers downstairs, and there'll be another draw for a Frontend Masters subscription - last month's winner announced soon.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 26 2018 at 7:00am to 10:00am
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
July 31 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
01

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Christchurch - SilverStripe Meetup - August

Hi Everyone,

As discussed at the last Meetup, we have organised the next one for Wednesday the 1st August starting at 6:00pm.

This event will take place in the meeting room in front of the Catalyst office above Pomeroy's pub on Kilmore Street. Drinks from the bar can be taken up to the meeting room.

Agenda
1. Greet, mingle, pre-drinks and nibbles.

2. Presentations
tbc

3. Lightning talks. Let us know if you have any short (5 - 10 min.) talks on any SilverStripe related topic, or just turn up on the night and go for it!

Slack Communication
We have a slack channel for members of the Silverstripe Christchurch meetup @ silverstripe-chch.slack.com.

The channel can be used to ask any questions regarding SilverStripe and someone will respond.

Acknowledgements
SilverStripe Ltd provide refreshment, alcoholic beverages and goodies, Catalyst Team for hosting this event.

Where
Catalyst Office (Chch), 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
August 1 2018 at 6:00am 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
August 1 2018 at 7:30pm to August 2 2018 at 12:00am
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
August 7 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
07

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
August 7 2018 at 5:30am to 8:30am
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
August 14 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
15

Christchurch Azure Evening Meetup: Microsoft Azure discovery day in Christchurch

Showcasing the versatility of Microsoft Azure via a range of demonstrations, discussions and practical, applicable workshops, join us to discover how Azure can be implemented immediately and work seamlessly with your existing tools and infrastructure.
Think big, then delve deeper

Azure Discovery Days are designed to educate users with no prior experience on how they can get value from using Azure. It does not matter if you are an IT Pro, Developer, or Project Manager, if you plan to use the cloud then the Discovery Days can help you get the information you need in order to start using Azure immediately.

Where
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
August 15 2018 at 9:00pm to August 16 2018 at 4:00am
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
August 16 2018 at 7:00am to 10:00am