Christchurch Tech Events

The Next 30 Days

Tue
23

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
May 23 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
24

Christchurch Startups: First Cut Ventures & Start-up War Stories Panel Discussion

This month we are hosting First Cut Ventures with a panel discussing startup war stories. (Yes it's a week earlier than normal!)


NOTE: PLEASE ONLY RSVP ONCE, EITHER HERE VIA MEETUP OR ON EVENTBRITE

Everyone knows the start-up success stories – how someone landed their biggest customer, received investment on the brink of bankruptcy and discovered a technology breakthrough. What we don’t often hear are the stories about when the S&^$ hit the fan, how the team reacted, and were stronger for it afterwards.


The panel will include:

• Ben Reid (Chairman of Canterbury Angels)

• Lucas Smith (Founder of Walkon)

• Taylor Howatson (Founder of Wireless Guard)


Join us at Vodafone xone for drinks and pizza from 5.30pm before hearing their “Start-up War Stories” first hand!

We’ll wrap up the evening with free drinks and pizza =)


About First Cut Ventures
First Cut Ventures is NZ’s first youth-led angel and seed fund focusing on backing founders under thirty. 

They recognise young founders have massive potential and are underserved by the traditional NZ investment community. 

They exist to leverage access to capital, networks and best-practice expertise with their ‘boots on the ground’ to uncover, support and invest in the best young entrepreneurs. Early this year they raised $500k to invest on behalf of their investors.

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Where
Vodafone xone, 213/221 Tuam St, Christchurch, Christchurch, nz
When
May 24 2017 at 5:30am to 7:30am
Thu
25

Christchurch Agile Professionals Network: Turning vision into reality: improving your Agile requirements

Ash St is actually a laneway and you can't drive down it. The best parking is the Car Park building at 160 Lichfield St- right next door to us.

User stories started being used late last century, as part of the Extreme Programming (or XP) methodology. Nowadays, most teams using any agile framework will express their requirements as user stories.

A well written collection of user stories will give the team the right amount of information at just the right time and allow them to track and schedule their work. User stories communicate the vision of the users to the team tasked with turning that vision into reality. However, if the collection of user stories, often known as the Product Backlog, is incomplete and missing information then the dream can become a nightmare.

This presentation is about improving this latter scenario, which is all too common. Techniques to invest in writing good user stories will be discussed, the importance of conversation will be highlighted, and why splitting stories so they fit into an iteration is vital. Confirming that an implemented user story matches what the user wanted is a hugely important aspect. The presenter will share tips and tricks learnt since starting working with user stories in 2002 on a XP project, along with things to avoid and examples of the biggest mistakes made by teams.

Drinks and nibbles from 5:30pm and the talk will start at 6pm and go for 45 minutes.  Finishing up with networking over drinks and nibbles (if any are left).


Speaker Bio: Matt Harris has over 20 years of experience in software development, team leadership, consultancy, professional services, and IT in both traditional and Agile environments. He has a blend of soft skills and technical knowledge. Matt has a wide range of experience ranging from business system software development, embedded software development, system implementation and IT system procurement. He has worked in Australia, Europe and New Zealand in both the private and public sectors and is currently the IT Projects Manager at EA Networks, Mid-Canterbury's co-operative lines company. Matt is an experienced Business Value Analyst, Scrum Master, XP Coach and Scrum Product Owner who has worked using a number of different styles of Agile.

Venue details: Ash St is actually a laneway and you can't drive down it.  The BizDojo is right next to the Vodafone building is that right?  Behind the Kathmandu shop and opposite Great Coffee Fast.  The best parking is the Car Park building at 160 Lichfield St- right next door to the BizDojo.

When
May 25 2017 at 5:30am to 7:30am
Thu
25

CHCH.JS: Single Page Apps with Azure and ASPNET Core – End to End

Hello Javascripters and Friends,

This week we have Seth Reid, he will talk through a few easy ways to get a progressive web application up and running using ASPNET core and Azure.

This talk has been presented at the Azure evening meetup 

The talk will give you a hands on experience into how to setup a ASPNET core backend and JavaScript front end using .NET Core JavaScript Services and VSTS Build and Release management. Seth will cover everything from choosing a front end build process, to running a build in the Azure and through to deploying the app into an Azure Web App. 

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
May 25 2017 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Tue
30

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
May 30 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wed
31

Information Security Interest Group - Christchurch, NZ: Mobile May

May Meeting

Its Mobile May! This month we will look into hacking with and into mobile devices. Kevin will be demonstrating how to use a mobile as an attacker, as well as mobiles as targets.

As usual the HackLab will be in attendance, so bring along your laptop. Share your tricks with others and also pick up a few pointers.

Where
The Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Road, Christchurch, nz
When
May 31 2017 at 7:00am to 10:00am
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
June 6 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
06

New Zealand Python User Group - Christchurch: Christchurch Python Meetup

Note that as of March 2017, the meeting day has changed!

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
June 6 2017 at 5:30am to 8:30am
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
June 6 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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
June 7 2017 at 7:30pm to June 8 2017 at 12:00am
Thu
08

SilverStripe Christchurch Meetup: Silverstripe Christchurch meetup

Details TBC.

Where
Plato Creative, 63 Manchester Street, Christchurch, nz
When
June 8 2017 at 6:00am to 9:00am
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
June 13 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
13

Christchurch Test Professionals Network: Planning for mobile testing

Hi All

Khair-un-Nisa from Assura software has volunteered to do a presentation on planning for mobile testing

The agenda will be as follows:

- Types of Mobile App Testing

- Making a mobile app QA and test plan

- Discussing an example template

When
June 13 2017 at 5:30am to 7:15am
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
June 15 2017 at 7:00am to 10:00am
Mon
19

Robotics Group

Location and times will be announced soon.
Where
Location TBA
When
June 19 2017 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
June 20 2017 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tue
20

Functional Christchurch: Functional meetup

Where
Christchurch Office, Catalyst IT Limited, Level 1, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch, nz
When
June 20 2017 at 6:00am to 8:00am
Tue
20

Functional Programming User Group

Doors open at 5.30pm.
Where
Above Pomeroy's Pub, 292 Kilmore St
When
June 20 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm