Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

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
June 1 2016 at 7:30pm to June 2 2016 at 12:00am
Thu
02

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.

THIS MONTH'S PRESENTATION WILL BE HOSTED BY HITLAB AT NZi3 in UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY.

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. We will try to head to Shilling Club this month AFTER the presentation.

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!

CHCH-PUG Team

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
NZi3, 69 Creyke Rd, Ilam, Christchurch, nz
When
June 2 2016 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Mon
06

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
June 6 2016 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
June 7 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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
June 7 2016 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Thu
09

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
Pomeroys, 292 Kilmore Street, Christchurch, nz
When
June 9 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
13

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
June 13 2016 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
June 14 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
14

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Learning integration with specflow

In this meet up one of our members - Nick Ward - will be speaking on his learning with Specflow. Nick joined the TPN as a Japanese language teacher who was looking to make a career change and become a software tester.

Come and hear about Nick's learning and maybe a little bit about his journey...

Where
Assurity, Level 2, 53 Victoria Street, Christchurch, nz
When
June 14 2016 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Wed
15

Women in Tech - Christchurch: Developing through Mentoring - Hosted by Sourced

This is an event for the brilliant women, and men, of the Christchurch Tech Sector!

With this month's event focused on the opportunities that mentoring relationships can bring to us both personally and professionally, we are looking forward to welcoming a panel of inspirational women who have both mentored and been mentored, discuss their experiences, answer questions, and encourage discussion from within the group.

We look forward to introducing: Charlotte Walshe - Charlotte Walshe is Chief Executive Officer, and also a Director, at Dynamic Controls, a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of medical mobility control devices based in Christchurch.

Renea Mackie - Renea is Co-Creator of The Kohknowco Digital Innovation Framework, and Consultant at IT Hothouse/UPT Digital working with students to develop a learning model to support games | web | app development in schools to do our bit to help the IT industry become New Zealand's biggest export industry!

There will be drinks, nibbles and networking to follow. Koha (i.e voluntary) donation of $10 would be greatly appreciated will be collected on the night.

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.

Numbers are strictly limited to 50, so please RSVP here to secure your spot.

Please note we welcome awesome men as well as women, so feel free to register your friends and colleagues or include them in your RSVP.

When
June 15 2016 at 5:15am to 7:30am
Thu
16

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Scrum Mastery: A Force Awakens

Scrum Mastery: The Force Awakens

Are you a 360°Scrum Master, or just a 90°? So what even is a 360° Scrum Master  and why is it a force for good in the agile universe?

Joe Kearns and Cain Duell will share their learnings from their Scrum Master ‘Master Class’ training course, including giving you a view of their new 360° view of the Scrum Master role.

Joe Kearns

Joe's role is to implement Scrum, Kanban and Visual Management into client organisations. He draws on a depth of Agile experience ‘from the trenches’ to deliver our Mentored Learning Programme helping organisations make sense of complex and complicated environments.

Cain Duell
Cain enjoys bringing Agile techniques and practices to complex environments. His flair for opening communication channels is useful in many different circumstances.

Where
Allied Telesis Labs, 27 Nazareth Avenue, Christchurch, nz
When
June 16 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
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
June 16 2016 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Mon
20

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
June 20 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon
20

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
June 20 2016 at 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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
June 21 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
21

Functional Christchurch: FP - topic tbc

For 2016, every second month we are having a brief topic. This is a placeholder so we can see the date.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
June 21 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Tue
21

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
June 21 2016 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu
23

CHCH.JS: Security Regression Testing with ZapAPI and NodeGoat

Kim Carter of BinaryMist will provide a whirlwind tour of a Proof of Concept covered in his new book "Holistic Info-Sec for Web Developers", that he has since implemented for a large international client.

This will demonstrate how you can leverage the abilities of the OWASP Zap API to discover many vulnerabilities in your web application as you are creating it, rather than at the end of the project.

This is essentially like having a full time penetration tester on your development team, continuously security regression testing your product as a CI or nightly build as it's being developed. For a very minimal set-up cost.

github source

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
June 23 2016 at 7:00am to 10:00am
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
June 27 2016 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
June 28 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
29

OWASP New Zealand Chapter - Christchurch: TBA

Who has something interesting to talk about or show?

Where
Dimension Data, 50 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
June 29 2016 at 7:00am to 10:00am