Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Mon
20

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
August 20 2018 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
August 21 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
21

Startup Christchurch: Top 5 Online Marketing Mistakes (That no one tells you.)

Is your startup struggling to gain traction online? Join Startup Christchurch for our next Meetup event - Top 5 Online Marketing Mistakes (That no one tells you.)

Hear from Sam Frost, online marketing expert, about the top mistakes people make with online marketing. Sam will talk about how to identify wasted online advertising spending and proven ways to save money on paid online advertising.

Sam has over ten years’ experience in digital marketing, having started as an affiliate marketer, building, growing and monetising websites while at high school. Since then he has worked with a number of leading agencies and businesses, including as a Digital Marketing Manager for a business division within the Warehouse Group. Sam now helps businesses in a variety of industries to grow through the development and implementation of effective digital marketing strategies.

5:30 - Drinks, nibbles, and networking
6:00 - Speaker session begins

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to let us know you're coming along and head over to www.startupchristchurch.nz to sign up for our newsletter so you can stay on top of news and updates from the ecosystem.

Where
Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield street, Christchurch, nz
When
August 21 2018 at 5:30am to 7:00am
Tue
21

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
August 21 2018 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
August 21 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu
23

CHCH.JS: Lets build a web app!

This month, we'll be running a tutorial aimed at building a fairly simple website using Javascript based technologies.

We'll build a site that can be used at future meetups that will enable attendees to register for the draw for the FrontendMasters subscription that we give away each month. We'll also use it to run the draw at the end so we can see who wins.

The idea is that we'll all work through building it together, so bring your laptop or pair up with someone else.

Technologies we'll learn about are:
- git version control system - https://git-scm.com/
- javascript - Node.js and clientside ES5
- npm (Node.js package manager) - https://www.npmjs.com/
- Express (Node.js web server framework) - https://expressjs.com/
- Handlebars (Templating engine for web pages) - https://handlebarsjs.com/
- Firestore (Google's realtime database offering)

Before undertaking this tutorial you should have:
- git installed: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Installing-Git
- The latest LTS (long term support) version of Node.js installed (currently v8.11.3): https://nodejs.org/en/download/package-manager/
- an editor (Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime Text 3, etc, etc...)
- a Google account (required to set up firestore)

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
August 23 2018 at 7:00am to 10:00am
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
August 28 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
29

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: Update from CERT NZ

CERT NZ is officially one (happy birthday to us!), and being the central point for reporting security incidents: we have seen things. Many, many things. 506 things this past quarter in fact! We share the data for all the incidents we see in our quarterly report. Our latest quarterly report (Q1 2018) is out and Erica is going to come by and talk about some of the interesting stories that the data is telling us, and what we do with it.

Highly recommend giving the report a read (it is a quick read!) so you can come ask some difficult questions and discuss the data with us. BYO birthday hats.

https://www.cert.govt.nz/about/quarterly-report/

Speaker: Erica Anderson
Her twitter bio says “info sec, cat, and ketchup enthusiast” which summarises her quite nicely. Erica works at CERT NZ as a Senior Incident Manager on the Operations team. She also does stuff with Kiwicon, Code Club Aotearoa, and (previously) BSides Wellington.

Like all Meetups, we'll have the locksport gear at hand and some folks to help get you started on it!

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
August 29 2018 at 7:00am to 9:00am
Tue
04

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
September 4 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
04

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

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
September 4 2018 at 5:30am to 8:30am
Wed
05

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
September 5 2018 at 7:30pm to September 6 2018 at 12:00am
Tue
11

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
September 11 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Mon
17

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
September 17 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
18

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
September 18 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm