Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

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
October 4 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
04

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
October 4 2016 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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
October 5 2016 at 7:30pm to October 6 2016 at 12:00am
Thu
06

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

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
October 6 2016 at 4:30am to 7:30am
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
October 11 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
11

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: User experience design Vs User Interface Design

While User Experience is a conglomeration of tasks focused on optimization of a product for effective and enjoyable use; User Interface Design is its compliment, the look and feel, the presentation and interactivity of a product. 

We have Briony Bonisch a Digital Designer from NV Interactive coming to chat to us on what we can look out for when testing and give us some tip and ideas testing the UI and the crossover between what we as testers do and what the UX & UI designers do.

Where
Assurity, Level 2, 53 Victoria Street, Christchurch, nz
When
October 11 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Tue
11

Christchurch Azure Evening Meetup: Building Secure Medical Applications in Azure

I'm excited to announce our second Azure Evening Meetup event  on Tuesday 11th October.

Recently the New Zealand Government announced its acceptance of Microsoft's Trusted Public Cloud services for storage of personal health information. Many businesses and agencies will be looking to see how they can leverage Azure to build secure and scalable applications.


Stratos are currently working on a large health project for an Australian organisation which is to be hosted in Azure. Join Matt Tester and David Carter as they talk through the application architecture and demonstrate how to deliver a secure and performant application using Angular.js, SQL Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure.

To read more about Microsoft's work with the leading New Zealand health organisations click here

Meetups will be the second Tuesday of each month from now on.

Where
Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield street, Christchurch, nz
When
October 11 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Thu
13

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Silverstripe Christchurch meetup - October

Hi everyone, we have some great presentations happening at this next meetup and our special guests from Silverstripe: Vinh (Marketing), Rob and Ian (Development Managers) who will be on hand for a bit of Q & A. They're also putting on a few nibbles and some drinks!!!

The presentations are (in no particular order):

1. Hayden from E2 Digital will give a run through Shea Dawson’s SilverStripe Blocks addon - a flexible foundation for defining reusable blocks of content or widgets that can be managed in the CMS.

2. Gorrie from Platocreative will present an early sneak peak of Placeable.  A module loosely based off of Shea Dawson's Silverstripe Blocks module.

3. Rob Ingram "Integrating Silverstripe and Magento"

It would be good to see you all there. Please book in early as we need to make sure we have enough seats.

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
October 13 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Thu
13

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
October 13 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Mon
17

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
October 17 2016 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
October 18 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
18

Functional Christchurch: Video and Discussion

TBC

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
October 18 2016 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Tue
18

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
October 18 2016 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed
19

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Raygun - the error death-ray

•We're holding a joint event with the .NET, SQL and Agile user groups to bring you Jeremy Boyd the CTO and co-founder of Raygun. This promises to be an amazing talk!
"Blast your errors one bug at a time, sounds simple, but turns out there are a lot more errors happening than most developers would dare to believe. Come for some tales of buggy software, dealing with a fire-hose of incoming data and the tech that keeps the Raygun operational"

Where
CPIT, Madras Street, Christchurch, nz
When
October 19 2016 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Wed
19

Christchurch .Net User Group: Raygun - the error death-ray

We're holding a joint event with the SQL and Agile user groups to bring you Jeremy Boyd the CTO and co-founder of Raygun. This promises to be an amazing talk!

"Blast your errors one bug at a time, sounds simple, but turns out there are a lot more errors happening than most developers would dare to believe. Come for some tales of buggy software, dealing with a fire-hose of incoming data and the tech that keeps the Raygun operational"

Where
CPIT, Madras Street, Christchurch, nz
When
October 19 2016 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Thu
20

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
October 20 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
24

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
October 24 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Tue
25

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
October 25 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
26

Atlassian User Group, Christchurch: Hear the latest from the Atlassian Summit in San Jose + the latest on Portfolio

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/

Where
BizDojo, 4 Ash Street, Christchurch, nz
When
October 26 2016 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Thu
27

CHCH.JS: Something Exciting!

Look forward to it!

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
October 27 2016 at 6:00am to 9:00am