Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Mon
27

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
April 27 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
April 28 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sun
03

The Foundation: Sunday Session

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

Finish 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
May 3 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
04

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
May 4 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
May 5 2015 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
May 5 2015 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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
May 6 2015 at 7:30pm to May 7 2015 at 12:00am
Thu
07

Think Open Data: Meet - Discuss - Make Stuff Happen

This is an open forum. A place for citizens, industry and government to meet and discuss topics of open data. The forum is action orientated and transparent. Chaired by Tim HG from LINZ SDI Programme, each week a particular opportunity/problem in the OpenData space will be highlighted and open discussion is encouraged.

Where
EPIC Centre, BNZ Space, 96-106 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 7 2015 at 12:30am to 3:30am
Thu
07

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

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 7 2015 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Sun
10

The Foundation: Sunday Session

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

Finish 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
May 10 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
11

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
May 11 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
May 12 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
12

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Debate! - "Why we don't need BA's"

With the evolution of test-first principles, the role of the software tester has changed.  No longer are they seen as the last step in software delivery, but they are now engaged very early in the development cycle.  The tester now plays an integral part in the requirement gathering process and is closer to the customer than ever before.  A key responsibility of a software tester in an agile model is to ensure that the requirements acceptance is agreed with the user up front. This key acceptance drives how we develop software.  The final responsibility of agile testers is to validate the users acceptance.  Requirements gathering and UAT are traditionally performed by business analysts, therefore does an agile development team really need BA’s?

At this month’s TPN 2 teams will debate the statement:

 “Why we don’t need BA’s”.

With the Affirmative team including 3 very well-known testing professional’s (<To be named>, Paul Theyers of Assurity, Sarah Thomas of HP) and the Negative team containing 3 extremely passionate business analysts (Luke Johnstone, Cain Duell and Craig McLintock from Assurity), this should be an entertaining night!

The Debate will use the ‘Karl Popper’ format, whereby Speaker 1 of the Affirmative and Speaker 1 of the Negative will have 6 minutes to present their case.  Speaker 2 from each team when then follow for a maximum of 5 minutes, with a 3 minute cross-examination period – during which the opposing team has a chance to clarify what was stated in the preceding speech.  Speaker 3 from each team will be next with the same time frame and cross-examination period.  The winner of the debate will be decided through adjudicator led audience voting.

Thanks to HP for hosting and providing drinks and nibbles this week.

Where
Hewlett-Packard New Zealand, 51 Princess Street, Christchurch, nz
When
May 12 2015 at 5:30am to 7:00am
Tue
12

WikiHouse NZ open community: WikiHouse in Wellington

The WikiHouse team are back in Wellington this week, and invite you to join us for a morning coffee and a catch up at Caffe L'Affare.

If you're in Welly come join the caffeine-fuelled questions, discussion and ideas around sustainable, community-focused housing solutions and social enterprise.

Where
Caffe L'Affare, 27 College St, Wellington Central, Wellington, nz
When
May 12 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Wed
13

Christchurch Bitcoin Meetup: Chat bitcoin and other crypto topics

Where
Bealey's Speight's Ale House, 263 Bealey Ave, Christchurch, nz
When
May 13 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
14

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
May 14 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Sun
17

The Foundation: Sunday Session

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

Finish 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
May 17 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
18

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
May 18 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon
18

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
May 18 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
May 19 2015 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
May 19 2015 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
19

Functional Christchurch: Stephen Judd presenting on Functional programming Python + chat after.

Stephen will give us an abstract nearer the time :)

Pomeroy's have decent food and drink - you can come by a bit early and grab food before the meetup. Doors open for us at the Catalyst office at 5:30pm.

Brendon will be ringleader at this meetup.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 19 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
21

Think Open Data: Meet - Discuss - Make Stuff Happen

This is an open forum. A place for citizens, industry and government to meet and discuss topics of open data. The forum is action orientated and transparent. Chaired by Tim HG from LINZ SDI Programme, each week a particular opportunity/problem in the OpenData space will be highlighted and open discussion is encouraged.

Where
EPIC Centre, BNZ Space, 96-106 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 21 2015 at 12:30am to 3:30am
Thu
21

Christchurch Ruby Group: Monthly Meetup: Not Ruby Ruby meetup ;)

This meetup we are having lighting talks on *Non Ruby* topics. Ideally non technical talks, but we'll take anything as long as it's not Ruby (or programming specific)


Talks can be anywhere between 5 and 15 mins, and should just be about something you're interested in! So, we should all learn something and certainly it'll be different.

As per usual, 7pm doors open for a 7:30 kick off.

So, come one come all, it's time for something completely different


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGK8IC-bGnU

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 21 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Sun
24

The Foundation: Sunday Session

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

Finish 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
May 24 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
25

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
May 25 2015 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
Tue
26

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 26 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm