Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Tue
30

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
April 30 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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
May 1 2019 at 7:30pm to May 2 2019 at 12:00am
Thu
02

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Business Agility

According to Evan Leybourn, Business Agility is the way in which organizations are able to remain adaptable and Agile in an ambiguous and changing market. It applies to “every company in every industry in the world”.

Agile has finally jumped the fence from being seen as an IT delivery mechanism to becoming an operating model for businesses to address digital disruption. There are many companies in New Zealand incorporating Agile into their DNA. This move has caused a re-think as to what agility means in a business context. How are companies keeping their customers and their people at the heart of what they do while competing in markets that are becoming tighter and more competitive on a daily basis?

In this talk, Cain Duell (Double-O Consultants) and Phil Burton (Agile Coach at Spark) will address different aspects of business agility and some of the ways Spark and other companies are addressing these aspects.

About Phil Burton:

Phil Burton has an extensive background ranging from managing teams in retail stores to building capability through learning and development programmes. Last year Phil was able to consolidate his background with his empathetic yet results-focused approach to become one of Sparks front runner Agile Coaches helping lead the largest all of business Agile Transformations in New Zealand. Phil's out of work exploits includes being a great dad and tennis legend as well as achieving zen-like state with his Francis Barnett motorcycle. Phil will share some of his experiences and what works and doesn't by providing real-world examples.

About Cain Duell:

Agile and Lean specialist Cain has been practicing the fine art of positive change for over a decade. His insights, capabilities and people-person qualities make him an effective trainer, leader, and support for individuals, teams, and organizations facing challenges. An excellent raconteur and average fly-fisherman, Cain’s enthusiasm extend to almost everything. As an innate philosopher, he admits a certain irony in loving a job where everyone’s happier when he leaves than when he arrives. He quotes philosophers in his Agile-related assertions: "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” (Lao Tzu); and, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” (Yoda). Recently Cain has been applying his trade in all of the business transformations both large and small.

Location is Christchurch City Council Building.
After hours entrance is the Worcester boulevard entrance opposite the art gallery.

Where
Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 2 2019 at 5:30am to 7:30am
Thu
02

CHCH.JS: Server-less is more!

Serverless (https://serverless.com/framework/) is a node framework for creating cloud services without managing any containers or servers. The serverless architecture can greatly reduce the cost of operation, and provides 'unlimited' scale. It supports Google, Azure, AWS and Kubernetes as cloud providers.
Ersin will take us through a short demo on how it works with AWS Lambda functions and the API gateway to create a simple API that is linked up with from a React.js App.
Grab a beer from downstairs and join us for a chat before/after.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 2 2019 at 7:00am to 10:00am
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
May 7 2019 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
May 7 2019 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
May 14 2019 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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
May 16 2019 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Mon
20

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
May 20 2019 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
May 21 2019 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
May 21 2019 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
May 21 2019 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
23

CHCH.JS: Something exciting!

More information coming soon...

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 23 2019 at 7:00am to 10:00am