For this meetup we're at a brand new location! See you at Vodafone xone! (On Google Maps it looks like a pile of rocks.. but don't worry, there is actually a super-impressive building there now! Come and check it out!)
This time we’ll be hearing from Anya Anderson, CEO of RedSeed.
Since 2007, RedSeed have been training thousands of retailers with elegant, video-based learning, driving up the quality of customer service.
Serving household names such as the Hallenstein Glassons Group, The Warehouse, and Foodstuffs, RedSeed have graduated from their loft over Anya’s garage (post-earthquake) and are now a core tenant in EPIC.
After being a finalist in the 2013 and 2014 NZ Hi Tech Awards, RedSeed secured investment funding from the Punakaiki Fund, and are continuing their push into Australia and the US.
Bring your questions, your chat, and your appetite!
Pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with (in)formalities starting at 6pm.
We'll wrap up with pizza, drinks, and if we're nice the Vodafone lads might even give us a sneaky tour around the place!
Christchurch Startups Meetup
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We'd love to hear what you have to say. If you want to, please come with a 8-12 minute conversation starter, share your experience, idea, thoughts on a subject then guide the conversation with the group. You don't have to be an expert, just share an idea and start a conversation.
We'll have a board (of sorts) where you can post your idea upon arrival, and everyone will be able to vote on what they want to hear about. The ideas with the most votes will then be presented and discussed.
So this month's meetup is a "Show and Tell"... so bring your projects that you want to talk about ... if you are wanting to start a project bring your ideas ... nothing gets a group of geeks more giddy than the chance to talk about design!!!
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!
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/
Managing application state with Redux
Redux is a predictable state container that allows you to easily reason about and test the changes throughout your application state. It is not tied to React and is based on three core principals which I will cover in my talk. It also allows a very productive developer workflow with hot-reloading and time-travelling debugging.
Even if you don't use React, learning about Redux may encourage you to architect and think about your applications in a different way.
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!
Although we will not have a formal meeting this month, we welcome you to attend the Canterbury Tech Summit http://techsummit.nz/ and hear the security talk by Craig Davies, who leads the security program supporting all aspects of Atlassian’s business from Product Security, to Cloud operations and the protection of Atlassian itself. His talk is at 5:35PM in the Technical stream, held in the Morrison room at the Airforce Museum.
To attend, you will need to register for the Tech Summit itself. Its well worth it. The event will sell out and there are still tickets available as of this posting.
Craig Davies, Head of Security for Atlassian, will outline how security thrives in his organisation, a culture that is driven by innovation. There’ll be details on the lessons learnt, challenges along the way, and how any security team can become an innovation centre. Security professionals have an opportunity to lead in this space, through developing innovative techniques and methods to grow business. Craig talks about how he uses Threat Models, Intel and their Agile approach to get code shipped and manage the threats.
TBA. We'll update these details closer to the time. :)
"Let's talk" nights are where we pick a theme and bring what we know about it to the table. We normally have many tangents, but this is good and only happens because we're interested in the change in topic.
Last time we were going over how we have been starting new projects, but at points touched on:
• FRP with Reflex
Our default theme is Haskell for "lets talk". Please suggest ideas for a theme in the comments.
Bring your laptops and adapters. You're welcome to share what you've been working on.
MVP Integration and testing
The collaborative power of the OSINTOT
More Detail to follow.
Look forward to it!
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.
At this MeetUp, Chris Campbell - a big fan of cold war history and spy tactics - will dive deep into an application he developed to take care of a small but important task: sharing secrets.
A dead drop is a method of exchanging secrets between two agents, whereby the secret is stored in a safe, predetermined location for collection, thus meaning that the two agents never have to meet and are able to maintain operational security. Where there is concern that a drop may be compromised, an additional key to decrypt the secret may be transferred using a different channel. This method was incredibly popular and effective during the cold war, and served as the inspiration for Chris' application "DeadDrop". In fact, the inspiration for DeadDrop goes beyond the time of the cold war and into the present, realising that there is a decreasing level of trust in service providers - so also offers a "host proof" mode of operation and is open-sourced. Gone are the days of transferring secrets (e.g. credentials) in plaintext emails and texts.
This session will look into a few aspects of DeadDrop:
• A short history lesson: the inspiration for DeadDrop
• The importance of OPSEC in our daily lives
• The theory behind effective secret sharing
• Cryptography 101.
• .NET and JS cryptographic considerations
• Code breaking 101.Chris • Wed, 8:11 PM
DeadDrop Source Code: (https://bitbucket.org/t0x0/deaddrop)
Chris's Blog Post: (https://bytefog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/09/burn-after-reading.html)
This month we're taking a break to support the local OWASP chapter. Details of the meeting are on their page: