Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Mon
20

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
November 20 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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
November 21 2017 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
November 21 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
21

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
November 21 2017 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Thu
23

CHCH.JS: Nodeschool tutorials & hack night

Join to collaboratively learn something JavaScript related from Nodeschool https://nodeschool.io/, or bring your project to get help or to share, or just join for a beer and a chat.

Open to all skill levels. Bring a laptop or pair up with someone else. Nodeschool has a great variety of workshops on learning JavaScript, node, git, or libraries like expressJS, React etc.

We'll be cancelling December's meet up due to the temporal proximity to Christmas, so come down this month for a final 2017 Pom's beer.

There'll be a Frontend Masters subscription draw too :)
https://frontendmasters.com/

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
November 23 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
23

Design Thinking Group: Design Thinking - Quick Bites & Big Ideas

HEY ! - We think it's important to keep this group alive and energised, so have organised a quick lunchtime event next week to reconnect and reboot this group.

We decided to keep it quick and easy - so are meeting next week for a quick bite of Design Thinking discussion at McDonalds Riccarton - we have booked their special meeting room, for our special meeting, so please come and be special with us and lets get this special group cranking along again.

- Grant, Dorenda & Gray

Where
McDonalds Riccarton - Meeting Facility, Cnr Matipo St and Riccarton Road, Christchurch, nz
When
November 23 2017 at 11:30pm to November 24 2017 at 12:30am
Tue
28

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
November 28 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
29

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: November Event - NZ Infosec conference recap

This month we'll run through an informal recap of both CHCon & BSidesWLG.

If you've managed to make it to either, we can hear your experiences. What talks did you enjoy? Are there any topics we now need to explain at ISIG? How about things happening around the conference (eg "hallway con")?

If you missed out on one (or both) of these, then you can hear the latest happenings & highlights.

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
November 29 2017 at 6:30am to 9:30am
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
December 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
December 5 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Wed
06

Christchurch Startups: Craig Rowland: From Pentagon to Career Entrepreneur

Join us for the last meetup of 2017!

This month we are hearing the entrepreneurial adventures of Craig Rowland, Founder and CEO of Sandfly Security, a tool which offers new and creative security solutions for protecting Linux network infrastructure. Craig is an internet security entrepreneur that has made his career in technology start-ups.

He began his career working with U.S. Air Force Information Warfare Center veterans at Wheelgroup Corporation which was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Later, as founder, president, and CTO of Psionic Technologies, Craig lead the creation of the world's first automated network attack response system, ClearResponse. Craig raised venture capital funding and oversaw product design and development leading to an acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. as well.

He was also an early stage consultant for TippingPoint Technologies which produced the market leading intrusion prevention system (acquired by 3Com).

Craig has three patents in the field of computer security, and is a published author of The Permanent Portfolio - Harry Browne's Long-Term Investment Strategy.

Join us for pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with formalities starting at 6pm.

We’ll wrap up the evening with free drinks and pizza =)

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P.S. To stay in the loop with startup events in Christchurch, join the facebook group here.

Where
Vodafone xone, 213/221 Tuam St, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
December 6 2017 at 4:30am to 6:30am
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
December 6 2017 at 7:30pm to December 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
December 12 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
12

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: December Event - Christmas lunch

It's about that time of year again.

Come and join us for an end-of-year social get-together.

This month the last (practically usable) Wednesday is the 13th December, so we'll have our Christmas lunch then. Please RSVP so that the venue can reserve a suitably large table for us all.

Check out the menu on joes.co.nz if you need any more convincing.

Where
Joe's Garage, 7 Leslie Street, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, nz
When
December 12 2017 at 11:15pm to December 13 2017 at 12:30am
Thu
14

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Summer Social

As we wind down for the summer lets get together for a purely social meetup and chat about how excited we are about the stable release of SilverStripe 4!

Welles St. bar (https://www.wellesstreet.co.nz/) is just around the corner from Plato's offices and is a good size to accommodate a group. They do a range of nice food from nibbles upwards and have decent craft beer and other drinks.

Where
Welles , 44 Welles Street, Christchurch, NZ
When
December 14 2017 at 5:00am to 7:00am
Mon
18

Robotics Group

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

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
December 19 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
19

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
December 19 2017 at 5:00am to 8:00am