Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Sun
05

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
July 5 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
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
July 6 2015 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
July 7 2015 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
July 7 2015 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
TBD, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
July 9 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
09

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Christchurch July meetup

Time to get the ball rolling for our July meetup!

Please note the venue change - Cabbage Tree Creative has kindly offered to host this month as the Catalyst office has another meetup that night.

Matthew Walker from Cabbage Tree will talk about a digital signage solution they built with SilverStripe.

If anyone else has something to share, please get in touch!

Where
Cabbage Tree Creative, Level 2, 76 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch, nz
When
July 9 2015 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
09

CHC.JS: Practical Angular: Directives, What, Why and How

Practical Angular:
Join David Carter and Matt Tester from Stratos Technology Partners as they build a real-world Angular Single Page Application from the ground up in a series of 6 presentations.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 9 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Sun
12

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
July 12 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
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
July 13 2015 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
July 14 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
14

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Accessibility Testing within Orion Health Patient Portal

Test Engineers Thamali Jayasekara & Chris Saunders will present “Accessibility Testing within Orion Health Patient Portal” and facilitate a workshop on accessibility testing on Patient Portal.


Bring a laptop and try Orion Health Patient Portal as a visually impaired person.

Also this is a fully sponsored event!
With QualIT fully sponsoring the food and refreshments.


Orion Health Patient Portal Tribe Background:
Thamali Jayasekara & Chris Saunders are members of the Tribe (Tribe of three Scrum Teams) developing Orion Health Patient Portal. It is developed predominantly with Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), with automation undertaken using cucumber, bamboo, XBDD and progressing towards AWS test environments. To complement using BDD, session based test management (SBTM) is used for exploratory testing user stories.


Product Background:
Orion Health Engage

Datasheet http://go.orionhealth.com/us/data-sheet/engage

Where
House of Travel, 175 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch, nz
When
July 14 2015 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Thu
16

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
July 16 2015 at 12:30am to 3:30am
Thu
16

Christchurch Ruby Group: Introduction to Ruby on Rails (CPIT Students)

At this meetup we will be giving an introduction to the Ruby on Rails web framework.  There will be an opportunity to play with the framework and see how cloud services can be used to deploy your app to the Internet.  There will also be a very gentle introduction to Test Driven Development.

Please note the earlier start time of 6pm.  This is so we can ensure everyone attending has a correct install of Ruby.

Evening Flow:

• Live demonstration of a basic Ruby on Rails install and deploy.


• Students team up with Ruby Developers and make their own app.


• Pizza! There will be pizza sponsored by Resolve Digital,  please RSVP to ensure that we have the correct numbers.


Prerequisites :  We ask that any student attending comes with a laptop with Ruby installed.  For Windows users we suggest installing from http://railsinstaller.org/en  .  For Mac/Linux users we suggests using https://rvm.io/ .


Help is available if you run into problems installing.  Please signup and post questions to either our Google Group at : https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/christchurch-ruby, or you can join our IRC channel #rubynz on freenode.  

One easy way to login to IRC is to go to https://kiwiirc.com/client , fill in '#rubynz' as the channel, choose a nickname, and join (screenshot attached)

Anyone there should be able to help you with your install issues.

Further Information:

If you want to take things a step further on your own you can learn the basics of the language with http://mislav.uniqpath.com/poignant-guide/ (slightly crazy, but fun)

If you're on windows, you can install ansicon http://softkube.com/blog/ansi-command-line-colors-under-windows (note, install to  c:\ansicon .. not anywhere else!)

Ok, that's probably it, please feel free to ask any questions here or on IRC or the google group.  We're really looking forward to giving you a good introduction to Rails, maybe you'll build the next AirBnb / Soundcloud / Twitter with it.. :)

Where
Trineo, 12 Pope Street, Christchurch, nz
When
July 16 2015 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
July 16 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Sun
19

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
July 19 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
Mon
20

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
July 20 2015 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
July 20 2015 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
July 21 2015 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
July 21 2015 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu
23

CHC.JS: Practical Angular: Routing with ui-router

Practical Angular:
Join David Carter and Matt Tester from Stratos Technology Partners as they build a real-world Angular Single Page Application from the ground up in a series of 6 presentations.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 23 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Thu
23

CHC.JS: Angular; Karma and Protractor a test-ability holy trinity

Like many organisations McKesson are busy converting an existing product into something more cloud friendly. Proving validity means testing comes first. Join Roy to hear how the Team learned that 'Test First' translates to 'Model First' and how it all slots into place with Angular, Karma and Protractor.

Roy Jacob is an Architect at McKesson, he's old enough to have forgotten what a 'wndproc' is but
young enough to know that analogue synths are back baby! He likes Motorcycles, being outside and pubs with gardens (not car parks).

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
July 23 2015 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Sun
26

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
July 26 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am
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
July 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
July 28 2015 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thu
30

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
July 30 2015 at 12:30am to 3:30am
Sun
02

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
August 2 2015 at 1:00am to 6:00am