Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Wed
22

Christchurch Startups: Atta Elayyan - LWA Solutions: Standing Out From The Crowd

Welcome back to 2017 and our first meetup for the year to be held at BizDojo Christchurch!

We are privileged to hear from Atta Elayyan, CEO of Christchurch-based app development company LWA Solutions.

Atta co-founded the company in 2010 and has certainly had his fair share of adventures as they grew the company to a team of 12, with kiwi customers such as Trade Me, Mediaworks, Silver Fern Farms and Ports of Auckland. 

Overseas they’ve also impressed, last year delivering an app for Aramex, the largest logistics and transport company in the Middle East, which turned smartphones into scanners facilitating a BYOD solution that completely transformed how Aramex do business.

Growing a development company is tremendously difficult with big competitors and crowded marketplaces, but Atta and the team used some sharp strategies from early on to get exposure and stand out from the crowd.


Nominated as a Rising Star in 2015 and a Finalist in 2015 and 2016 at the Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards, the growth of LWA Solutions is a story you won’t want to miss.

Pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with (in)formalities starting at 6pm.

Join us for free drinks and pizza afterwards =)

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Where
BizDojo Christchurch, 4 Ash Street, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2017 at 4:30am to 6:30am
Wed
22

Christchurch Bitcoin Meetup: BU versus Core knife-fight

Bring your own weapons.

Where
Smash Palace, 172 High St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2017 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Wed
22

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: Hacking Lab

This month we are running a hacking lab. There will be a number of vulnerable-on-purpose machines available for you to explore/exploit/hack. We'll do a live walk-through on one of the machines, which you'll be able to follow along with.

These machines will be available: https://www.vulnhub.com/entry/dc416-2016,168/

To participate, you'll need a laptop with wireless networking. There will also be a limited number of cabled network points available, so bring a cable if you need to make use of those. We recommend Kali Linux, which can be run as a virtual machine or from a bootable USB drive. Kali has all the tools you'll need to explore these machines.

We'll be around to answer questions and help you get set up & start hacking.

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2017 at 6:30am to 9:30am
Thu
23

CHCH.JS: Nodeschool!

This month we are going to get practical with a Nodeschool night. See https://nodeschool.io/ for more info, and a list of the great "workshoppers" available.

The aim will be to split up into pairs for this, so bring a computer if you can but don't worry too much if you can't, you'll still be able to pair up with someone.

Make sure you are prepared with a recent version of Node.js and npm installed, and things should go well. We will have a couple of mentors floating around for moral/technical support if you need anything.

Good luck and happy coding!

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 23 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
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
February 28 2017 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
March 1 2017 at 7:30pm to March 2 2017 at 12:00am
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
March 7 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
07

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

Note that as of March 2017, the meeting day has changed!

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
March 7 2017 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Tue
07

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 7 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Thu
09

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Silverstripe Christchurch meetup

Details TBC.

Where
Plato Creative, 63 Manchester Street, Christchurch, nz
When
March 9 2017 at 5:00am to 8:00am
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
March 14 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
14

Christchurch Azure Evening Meetup: How Azure can help you make DevOPs work in the real world!

A big hello from your new Azure Meetup host!

You may have heard about DevOps and wondered whether it is just another buzzword and/or what it can do for you and your organization. In this session, Hamish Watson will demystify the concepts of DevOps and more importantly show it in action in a real life application deployment pipeline. By using a realistic live demonstration and great technologies such as the Azure platform, TFS, SSDT and VSTS, Hamish will show how DevOps can help you automate and deploy reliably and repeatedly to your production applications. You will be able to take what you learned in this session and implement it successfully in your organisation.

Beer and Pizza at 6pm.
We will kick off the discussion there around 6:30pm after everyone has had a chance to eat, meet anyone else you'd like to and have a chat :-)

Where
Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield street, Christchurch, nz
When
March 14 2017 at 5:00am to 8:00am
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
March 16 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
20

Robotics Group

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

Functional Christchurch: Functional meetup

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 21 2017 at 5:00am to 7:00am
Thu
23

CHCH.JS: Something Exciting!

Look forward to it!

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