Christchurch Tech Events

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Thu
22

Christchurch Bitcoin Meetup: Crypto Summer Sale

• What we'll do
Have a few drinks, talk shop, gossip, discuss the latest scandal, help newbies get started, plan world domination.

Hope you all had a good holiday break and are keen to meet up for a few hours.

For anybody who hasn't been before, we deliberately don't have any formal structure, so just leave when you are ready (or the venue closes).

I'll organize a venue once I see level of interest. There are several "rival" meetups that have started recently so I've tried to set a date out of sync with their schedule as I know there will be a fair bit of overlap in membership. There is still a place in my opinion for a meetup that isn't tainted with the "Bitcoin Cash" label and is independent of any organization. Let's see if the community agrees...

• What to bring

• Important to know

Where
Dux Central , Poplar Lane, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2018 at 5:00am to 9:00am
Thu
22

CHCH.JS: A vue to a kill

Patrick will be giving an introduction to the Vue.js framework. He'll be discussing what he likes about it and then live coding a simple app showing the basics of how the framework hangs together. Patrick asked us to mention that this is the same talk that was given at the Ruby meetup in January.

Come grab a beer and have a chat afterwards. There should be another draw for a FrontendMasters subscription too!

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2018 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Thu
22

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Agile Christchurch 2018


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Conference

The Conference will be held in Christchurch 2018.

It is part of the Agile Alliance New Zealand initiative to expose IT centers outside Auckland and Wellington to Agile.

The first was held in Tauranga on 29 September 2017

Please go to the website for more information.

https://agilechristchurch.co.nz/

Schedule

08:30 Doors Open  :

08:50 Welcome:  Joe Kearns

08:55 And a word from our sponsors.

09:15 The Foundations of Business Agility:  Shane Hastie

10:00 Tea Break

10:15 How the Olympics Can Make You a Better Person:  Sandy Mamoli

11:00 Lean UX and the Language of Change:  Ant Boobier

11:45  "Agile, is it now the problem?" :  Richard Scott-Will-Harknette 

12:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-16:00 Openspace Event

16:00 Close 

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Where
HAGLEY OVAL PAVILION, Hagley Oval is located in South Hagley Park – 63 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch, nz
When
February 22 2018 at 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Tue
27

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
February 27 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
28

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: February Event - Hacking Lab

After last month's event, we feel it's appropriate to run another Hacking Lab. This time we'll have working wireless network gear, a proper switch, and some power on the tables. We also have the room booked upstairs.

We'll have some vulnerable-on-purpose machines available on a local network (wireless & wired) for you to have a poke at. We'll walk you through one of these on the big screen, and be around to give help/pointers as needed throughout the evening.

Bring along a laptop with either WiFi, or an Ethernet socket & cable to plug into the network. A lot of the time you won't need any special tools, but you may like to download a copy of Kali Linux from kali.org (https://www.kali.org/downloads/) to live boot, or a virtual machine from offensive-security.com (https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vmware-virtualbox-image-download/). This comes with a large number of tools which may come in handy for some challenges.

We'll also have a lock picking station for those interested in or who would like to try out some lock sport. We have picks, locks, and people to give help / guidance / teach you how to use the tools properly.

This is an open-format educational session. There are no requirements for prior "elite hacker skills". Come along, learn a few tricks, and have some fun.

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
February 28 2018 at 6:30am to 9:00am
Tue
06

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
March 6 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
06

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
March 6 2018 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Tue
06

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
March 6 2018 at 4:30am to 7:30am
Wed
07

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
March 7 2018 at 7:30pm to March 8 2018 at 12:00am
Tue
13

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
March 13 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Thu
15

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
March 15 2018 at 6:00am to 9:00am
Mon
19

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
March 19 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue
20

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
March 20 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
20

Functional Christchurch: Functional Programming

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 20 2018 at 5:00am to 8:00am
Tue
20

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
March 20 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu
22

CHCH.JS: Something Exciting!

Look forward to it!

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
March 22 2018 at 6:00am to 9:00am