Quite a few of us are attending the biggest Atlassian Summit ever in San Jose, CA https://summit.atlassian.com/ Oct 10-13. For those who could not attend, Part 1 of our meeting will be report from the Summit from those who were there.
If you are planning to attend Summit but have not yet bought tickets, do let me (Ian) know, as I have a limited number of discounts for tickets available.
Part 2 is more information on Portfolio. https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/portfolio
There is growing interest in Christchurch about Portfolio and Portfolio has recently undergone a makeover to even better meet the needs of project planners in larger organisations. We invite all users and potential users of Portfolio to come and share their experiences and lessons learned. We also will contribute insights from Summit about Portfolio.
So it will be a busy and highly informative night for us in the Christchurch Atlassian community. Please join us.
This month, we are hosted by Christchurch's BizDojo at 9 Ash Street. http://christchurch.bizdojo.com/
Here's one not to miss!
Paul Bingham, Director & COO of Shuttlerock has a strong background in marketing and management at the highest levels.
Paul won the Institute of Directors Aspiring Directors Award in 2002, and the Pacific Asia Travel Association Young Tourism Award in 2003. He built up Black Cat Cruises to double the fleet size, and was a director at Tourism New Zealand involved in governance through the 100% Pure campaign.
In 2008 he became the youngest director on the board of Air New Zealand, and joined Shuttlerock in 2012 to help take it to the world.
In less than five years, Shuttlerock has grown from a New Zealand start up to raise over 5 million dollars in investment and become a global company with offices in the US, Japan and Australia. Some of the world’s leading brands have used the Shuttlerock platform to crowdsource visual content to tell their story, including Lady Gaga, Walmart, Reebok, Bose, Pepsi, Honda, Ikea, Volkswagen and Subway.
Shuttlerock is a SaaS platform which helps brands collect authentic photos and videos from customers and advocates. The system helps brands drive better results across a company’s website pages, social channels and Facebook ads.
It’s been named by Facebook as a 2016 Global Innovator Award Winner.
Come along for pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with (in)formalities starting at 6pm.
As always we'll also finish up with free pizza and drinks. (Thanks Vodafone xone!)
Christchurch Startups Meetup
P.S. To stay in the loop with startup events in Christchurch, join the facebook group here.
Tentative schedule for next couple of meetups: 23 November and 21 December. Leave any requests in te comments.
You have toys, I have toys.
This month we're having a Show and Tell session, where we all bring along a toy or two to talk about and share with the group. This might be a device (eg, WiFi Pineapple, HackRF, NetHunter phone, Ubertooth, quad-copter), a software package/tool, a set of lock picks, 3D printer, or something else you'd like to share.
Come along to hear about all the fancy gadgets that others have tried, and share your experiences with your own. This will be a semi-structured discussion, similar to our Unconference.
Feel free to bring down your side-projects or experiments to share and show-off.
So if you're just starting out or have a wealth of knowledge to share, come down and hack with us!
Learning in pairs of two will be strongly encouraged :).
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/
One of our committee members (Paul Theyers) is speaking at AgileNZ this year (He really needs the practice) and this is a great chance for him to share some of his insights to Testing.
We don't want to give to much away, be lets just say the simple concept he has created will give you the best lead in questions you will ever get as a tester... oh and you will get to hear him speak without having to go to Auckland!
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!
This is a security conference in Christchurch. More details can be found here: https://chcon.nz/
This is a security conference in Wellington. More details can be found here: https://www.kiwicon.org/
TBA. We'll update these details closer to the time. :)
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.
Look forward to it!