Hey Design Thinkers - how might we use design thinking to work on Christchurch's water worries?
At our February Fab Lab event we talked about how to leverage DT principles to work on the big gnarly issues of water in our environment / city / province. The issue of Christchurch city drinking water being chlorinated was raised as a great example of concerning impacts.
Come and join us at the Fab Lab to explore the ideas, explore the process and discover what we can bring to this complex (wicked) problem.
This is limited to 20 places, so please RSVP only if you will actually attend. The last meetup we went to the trouble of shifting venues based on a strong RSVP response only to find it was not necessary for the group size on the night. The evenings focus is on the process of Design Thinking, its applications and principles, so the focus is on the methods not the outcomes. With this in mind please self regulate any strongly positional opinions about water related issues ! Rants about say the semantics of design thinking are in, rants about water politics are out... ;-)
It will be great fun and there will be lots to talk and think about !!
• What to bring
Please raid the stationery cupboard and bring some Post It notes and other thinking tools like large paper, pens, and maybe some snacks to share :-)
• Important to know
This is a small venue so only RSVP if you will attend.
Stacy will lead us through a basic tutorial/demo of Node.js using Express and knex.js. The demo will cover static content serving and simple REST APIs (GET/POST) with SQL database integration.
Afterwards we can have a discussion of similar technologies, and perhaps some more short demos. Please let us know if you're interested in sharing anything yourself!
We will be having two talks. One from Declan (CERT NZ) and another from Craig Rowland (Sandfly Security).
Declan (CERT NZ)
CERT NZ is your first port of call when you need to report a cyber security problem. We support businesses, organisations and individuals affected by cyber security incidents, and provide trusted and authoritative information and advice. Almost one year since CERT NZ became operational,
we will show you a snap shot of the NZ threat landscape, talk about standout incidents/campaigns we saw, the challenges we faced, what we learnt in our first year, and the where to now.
Craig Rowland (Sandfly Security)
Sandfly Security is a startup in Christchurch that is releasing a product to detect compromised Linux systems automatically. During this talk, founder Craig Rowland will talk about what Sandfly is, the techniques it uses to investigate Linux systems for compromise, and discuss general principles and ideas behind Linux forensic investigations to detect intruders. This is an opportunity to see behind the scenes of intrusion detection system development, design considerations, tactics and techniques for automating linux forensics, and any other topics around startups and software development that may come up.
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/
Are you curious about Startup Weekend Christchurch and want to know what it's all about? Or a previous participant who's keen to reunite with your old team? This is the Meetup for you! Startup Weekend is held once a year in the heart of the Christchurch Innovation Precinct and is taking place this year on the weekend of the 4th of May at Greenhouse. This high-energy weekend is filled with aspiring and proven entrepreneurs. It's the place to launch an idea, meet co-founders, and grow your networks within the startup ecosystem!
This Meetup is geared toward new participants of Startup Weekend who are keen to learn more about the event, anyone who's on the fence and wants to find out just exactly what they're getting into, and all the amazing Startup Weekend alumni who are long overdue for a catch up with their old team mates over some pizza and beer.
This Meetup will feature an informal panel discussion with previous Startup Weekend participants hosted by Startup Weekend mentor and organiser, Geoff Brash.
Come along at 5:30 for a drink and a chat before the panel discussion starts at 6pm.
Please be sure to RSVP so we can arrange catering accordingly.
And if you haven't already, book your tickets for Startup Weekend here: http://bit.ly/SWChch2018 Early bird sales for only $75 until the end of March!