Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Sun
01

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
March 1 2015 at 12:00am to 5:00am
Mon
02

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 2 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
03

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 3 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
03

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 3 2015 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Wed
04

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 4 2015 at 7:30pm to March 5 2015 at 12:00am
Thu
05

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
March 5 2015 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Sun
08

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
March 8 2015 at 12:00am to 5:00am
Mon
09

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 9 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
10

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 10 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
10

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: “The Journey to Build the Right Thing”

Ali Churcher & Amy Wilson will present at Orion Health Christchurch Office “The Journey to Build the Right Thing”

• What to automate
• Maintainability
• BDD with Cucumber
• The gotchas…

This event will be a facilitated, Ali & Amy giving a short 15 to 20 minute presentation on the topic followed by a facilitated discussion (Chris Saunders as facilitator) for about 30 minutes.

This will be a great evening, don't miss it!

See you all there,
Katrina

Where
Orion Health, Ground Floor, 2 Hazeldean Road, Addington, Christchurch, nz
When
March 10 2015 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Wed
11

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
March 11 2015 at 11:30pm to March 12 2015 at 2:30am
Thu
12

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 12 2015 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Sun
15

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
March 15 2015 at 12:00am to 5:00am
Mon
16

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
March 16 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon
16

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 16 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
17

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 17 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thu
19

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 19 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Sun
22

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
March 22 2015 at 12:00am to 5:00am
Mon
23

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 23 2015 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
24

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 24 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
25

OWASP New Zealand Chapter - Christchurch: Reverse Engineering, Cracking, Compromising Software Security & Mitigations

OWASP NZ Christchurch is hosting this event. We're pleased to have Rob Gilmour: Senior Software Engineer, Technical Support at JADE Software Corporation Ltd talking on this topic.

Rob has 30+ Years cracking experience on Zialog Z80, Motorola 68000 & x86 Architectures, along with coding experience in Assembler, C++, C#, JADE, VB.

Presentation Topics


Think like a cracker, not like a developer.

• In order for you to develop stronger protection you need to understand how a cracker willapproach a target.

• What to do and what not to do. Your error messages provide too much information.

Common misconceptions, don’t be naïve, you’re not that good!

• I’m smarter

• Crackers are uncreative, unemployed and undisciplined

My custom crypto algo is better than “xyz”

I’ll only offer a demo version for public download

Why APPLE moving to Intel architecture has greatly assisted the cracker.

• Software compiled for both platforms has made the PC crackers job a lot easier. I will showyou why.

Grind the bastards down.

• A persistent cracker will almost always win. I’ll give you some help on playing the long gameso it will make their job so much more difficult.

RSA is a bad protection strategy.

• I’ll show you why RSA implemented outside a Server/Client relationship is pointless.

How did they do that?

• I’ll show how it’s done:

• - Keygenning

• - Patching

• - Bruteforce

• - Dumping a running target and rebuilding import table and relocation data

• - Serial fishing

• - Using a custom coded debugger for a specific target

• - Man-in-the-middle attacks

• - Dongle emulation, snooping

• - Loaders

• - Decompiling ASM, C++, C#

• - Installer injection

Online registered user benefits obtained by nefarious means.

Tighten up your web security, I can come through the front door too.

What matters to you?

Sell it or give it away.Is my time spent on protection productive or futile?

Big thanks to Dimension Data for providing the venue, network, and internet access. 

BinaryMist Limited will be providing food and drinks.

Where
Dimension Data, 50 Manchester St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 25 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Wed
25

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
March 25 2015 at 11:30pm to March 26 2015 at 2:30am
Thu
26

CHC.JS: Node Night - Topic TBA

Details TBA

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 26 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Sun
29

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
March 29 2015 at 12:00am to 5:00am