Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Mon
15

Christchurch .Net User Group: Websites and APIs in Azure

Vishesh Oberoi from Microsoft has kindly agreed to do a presentation for us.


Vishesh will walk through some of the newer features in the way that Azure handles and manages Websites and APIs. Some of the topics he will cover:

• Pushing existing Websites in Azure

• How are APIs managed as a service

• Debugging a Cloud Service, Website or API remotely hosted on Azure

• Learn about getting (near-)real-time analytics by using Application Insights

• See what Swagger is all about

Where
EPIC Innovation Center, 78-100 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 15 2016 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Mon
15

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
February 15 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon
15

WikiHouse NZ open community: WikiHouse NZ Breakfast

Keen to find out more about the WikiHouse project? Come join our early morning WikiHouse discussion, sharing, brainstorming over coffee and breakfast at C1 and be part of the action.

Where
C1 Espresso, 150 High Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 15 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
16

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
February 16 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
16

Functional Christchurch: ClashJS - Hacking javascript

Bring your laptop!

We will be hacking on functional languages that compile to javascript.

Brief: build a basic ai for Clashjs http://javier.xyz/clashjs/


Last time we did this we got 2 languages setup and working:

• Clojurescript https://github.com/clojure/clojurescript


• Purescript http://www.purescript.org/

Try out your javascript chops, use one of the existing setups we got working or start putting the js interop of another language to the test.

Goal: By the end of the night we will have multiple ai's that will battle each other

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 16 2016 at 5:00am to 7:30am
Tue
16

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
February 16 2016 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed
17

Women in IT: Managing/Adapting to Change in a Tech enviroment - hosted by Spark Cranford St

Speakers for the Evening:

Paul Deavoll - Head of Spark South Island: Adapting to change - organisational change, the drivers, and also changing the business - rebranding and expansion

Dr Claire Barber - GM Change at Spark: Managing Change via VC

Stacey Hill - Procurement Specialist Spark: Technology and career changes

Helen Shorthouse from CDC will also give us a quick overview of the Christchurch Tech Sector Strategy.

$10 koha on the door.

If you can't do cash, the Canterbury Software Cluster has kindly allowed us to use their bank account until we're more established.  Please pay any koha into their account [masked] and clearly mark your payment WOMEN IN IT MEETUP and make sure your name is obvious, so we can clearly separate it from the Cluster funds.

Where
Spark, L1, 478 Cranford Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 17 2016 at 4:15am to 6:30am
Wed
17

The Foundation: Project Night

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Work on your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 17 2016 at 5:00am to 9:00am
Wed
17

Christchurch Bitcoin Meetup: Gossip bitcoin over a quiet beer

Suggestions for area/venue welcome in the comments...

Where
CBD Bar, 208 Madras Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 17 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Thu
18

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
February 18 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
22

WikiHouse NZ open community: WikiHouse NZ Breakfast

Keen to find out more about the WikiHouse project? Come join our early morning WikiHouse discussion, sharing, brainstorming over coffee and breakfast at C1 and be part of the action.

Where
C1 Espresso, 150 High Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
23

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
February 23 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
24

The Foundation: Project Night

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Work on your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 24 2016 at 5:00am to 9:00am
Thu
25

CHCH.JS: Wellington's Zoltan visits to talk on Ember

Zoltan has recently run a kick-ass series of Beginning Ember 2.0 tutorials in Wellington.

We are lucky enough to have him visit and share his experience with us.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 25 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
29

WikiHouse NZ open community: WikiHouse NZ Breakfast

Keen to find out more about the WikiHouse project? Come join our early morning WikiHouse discussion, sharing, brainstorming over coffee and breakfast at C1 and be part of the action.

Where
C1 Espresso, 150 High Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 29 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
01

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
March 1 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
01

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
March 1 2016 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Wed
02

The Foundation: Project Night

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Work on your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 2 2016 at 5:00am to 9:00am
Wed
02

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
March 2 2016 at 7:30pm to March 3 2016 at 12:00am
Thu
03

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

Our meetups are always first Thursday of a month at the Catalyst IT office above Pomeroys Pub.

Every meetup we have one of us presenting a talk about anything that relates to Python programming language.

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6pm.

Before and after the talk, an informal conversation, usually over a pint of beer, takes place.

Do not hesitate to pass this information around to whomever you think may be interested to hear and discuss all things Python.

I'll see you on Thursday!

Yours,

Marek Kuziel

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
March 3 2016 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Mon
07

WikiHouse NZ open community: WikiHouse NZ Breakfast

Keen to find out more about the WikiHouse project? Come join our early morning WikiHouse discussion, sharing, brainstorming over coffee and breakfast at C1 and be part of the action.

Where
C1 Espresso, 150 High Street, Christchurch, nz
When
March 7 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
08

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
March 8 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
09

The Foundation: Project Night

The Foundation is for hackers and makers – all levels and ages welcome. Get some help, learn some new skills, or just meet new people.

Work on your project

Looking for a focused place to finish your game, smartphone app, or BeagleBone project? The Foundation is for you.

Awesome kit

3D printers, electronics, a solder station, Arduinos, all free to play with. More coming soon.

Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 9 2016 at 5:00am to 9:00am
Thu
10

The Valley in Christchurch: Monthly Dinner

The best thing about Silicon Valley is the people and the casual conversations that lead to bigger things. These often happen in restaurants. Christchurch (New Zealand) has restaurants and techy people, so why not bring the two together?

Food, conversation, and a convivial atmosphere. Anyone interested welcome!

Where
TBD, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
March 10 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am