Model Railway Exhibition – Te Awamutu – 27-28 April 2019

What

Hamilton Model Railroaders Te Awamutu model railway exhibition. With a variety of tracks and layouts, in different scales and with different themes. Includes trade stands and operating layouts.

An ideal day out for all adults and children. Come along and have a look

When and Where

10am – 4pm (both days)
Saturday 27 April & Sunday 28 April 2019
Last entry is at 3pm

Te Awamutu Events Centre,
Cnr Mahoe St and Selwyn Ln,
Te Awamutu,
Waipa, Waikato

How Much

Adults: $6
Children under 16: $3
Family (2 adults & up to 6 children): $15

Door sales only, Eftpos available

More

Model Railroad Exhibition page of Hamilton Model Railroaders website
Hamilton Model Railroaders on Facebook

Azure Technologies for Integration – Auckland – 28 March 2018

What

How to use the multiple technologies that are part of the AIS (Azure Integration Services) to leverage the construction of integration solutions to help our clients/businesses to connect multiple independent systems in simple or complex ways.

Alessandro Moura is an Integration Specialist, Certified Azure, BizTalk, and Mulesoft working with integrations technologies like BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus, Azure Functions, and Mulesoft.

North Shore .NET User Group

We’re about all things Microsoft
Regular tech talks focused on Microsoft Technologies and skills relevant to developers working with Microsoft .NET.

North Shore .NET User Group regularly meets every 3rd or 4th Thursday each month at Massey University Albany Campus.

When and Where

Thursday 28 March 2019
5:45pm – 7:15pm

MBS 2.15 Flexible Learning Room
(used to be called “The Staff Study Centre Lounge”)
Massey University
Albany, North Shore
Auckland

How Much

Free

More

Azure Technologies for Integration Evening
North Shore .NET User Group

Auckland Science Fiction Book Club: Neuromancer by William Gibson – Auckland – 9 April 2019

What

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century’s most potent visions of the future.

About the Book Club

This is for all lovers of books – in particular science fiction and fantasy. We’ll meet once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month at a pub so you can have a drink and food if you want to.
We’ll read a variety of books by both male and female authors and try to vary them across different sub-genres eg Dystopian Fiction, Feminist SF, Literary SF, Post-Apocalyptic SF, Short Story Collections, Space Opera, etc.

When and Where

The Culpeper
143-147 Princess Wharf
Auckland CBD

6:30pm – 9pm
Tuesday, 9 April 2019

How Much

Free

More

Neuromancer by William Gibson meetup night
Auckland Science Fiction Book Club

Botium – new generation testing – Auckland – 20 March 2019

What

Botium is a suite of open source software components that support chatbot makers in training and quality assurance

Speaker
Pramod Bommisetty is a Sr QA Lead with 14+ years of experience in testing and automation with different tools and platforms. He is keen to learn about cutting edge technologies and improve his testing skills in those areas. Currently testing some AI Digital humans and building some automation tests around it.

About Automated Testing Auckland
We are bringing together a community of automated testing enthusiasts to share new ideas, war stories, best practices, and build a testing culture with each other. Want to share your expert test automation skills? Want to learn more about automated testing? We all share the common goal of delivering high-quality software, faster. Come join us for our casual and friendly discussions on automated testing, continuous integration & delivery, TDD and more!

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday 20 March 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand
29 Union St
Auckland CBD

How Much

Free

More

Botium meetup on March 20th
Automated Testing Auckland Meetup Group

Alexandra Park Collectables Fair – Auckland – 17 March 2019

What

A wonderful array of Vintage, Retro, Antiques, Curios and collectibles for sale including, china, glass, clothes, linen, jewellery, jade, clocks, stamps, postcards, records, collectible toys and dolls, small furniture items etc etc with over 35 stallholders.

When and Where

Sunday 17 March 2019
9am – 2pm

Alexandra Park Raceway
Greenlane Road West
Epsom
Auckland

How Much

$5 Entry

More

Eventfinda Page for Collectables Fair

Intercepting Node.js requests, with express & async await – Christchurch – 28 March 2019

What

This month Natalia will take us through using node.js + express + typescript. In her demo of an api gateway for requesting multiple endpoints and assembling the result, she’ll cover:

  • how to setup a node.js service with express and typescript;
  • how to use javascript promises (async await) to merge the results of multiple requests;
  • how to debug (inspect) outgoing traffic with an http interceptor, using Charles proxy as an example.

As always there’ll be delicious beer from downstairs and great discussions happening afterward.

About CHCH.JS

For those in Christchurch interested in everything JavaScript. Node.js, frameworks, libraries and everything in between. Newbies, battle-hardened veterans, all welcome!

We meet once a month and hold a talk or a workshop on something web or Node.js related.

When and Where

Catalyst It Ltd
Level 1, 284 Kilmore St
Christchurch

7pm – 10pm
Thursday 28 March 2019

How Much

Free

More

March Chch.js Meetup Event
CHCH.JS Meetup Group

Palmerston North Aeroneers Model Flying Club Open Day – Palmerston North – 24 March 2019

What

Model aeroplane flying display: Jets, Gliders, Warbirds, Vintage, Helicopters. Have a go at flying a radio controlled model aircraft. Food and drink available.

When and Where

10am – 4pm
Sunday 24 March 2019

If wet the event will be held Sunday 31st of March 2019, same time, same place.

199 Spur Road West,
Colyton,
Manawatu

The entrance is off the end of Spur Road West, turn left into the farm gate. look for the yellow aircraft sign

How Much

$5 per car

More

Model Flying Club Open Day
Palmerston North Aeroneers Website


Craft Camp – Wellington – 12-14 July 2019

What

A weekend away with friends. Broaden your fibre craft horizons.

If you knit or crochet, or dabble in craft, join us for a weekend of learning and making. While the event is aimed at knitters, there are no knitting classes. Each session is designed to complement your existing skills, either to help you celebrate what you already know or add a new talent to your tool belt.

Featuring weaving, photography, mindfulness and more. You will have scheduled non-class time to either get to know your fellow attendees better or practice your new skill.

When and Where

Silverstream Retreat
3 Reynolds Bach Drive,
Silverstream,
Wellington

Friday 12 July 2019
to
Sunday 14 July 2019

How Much

$525 for standard ticket

Ticket price includes standard shared accommodation, meals and all classes and materials.

More

Craft Camp Website

Are we automating inequality in Aotearoa? – Wellington – 18 March 2019

Automating Inequality by Virginia EuBanks

What

Renowned US author of Automating Inequality Prof. Virginia Eubanks and University of Auckland Prof. Tim Dare (a specialist in Ethical Analysis of Predictive Risk Modelling) will lead a panel discussion on how data is being used around the world, and how we can use it responsibly in New Zealand.

In her new book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Eubanks explores how data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models are increasingly affecting vulnerable people in society – the poor and working-class.

This will be a rare opportunity to meet Prof. Eubanks – who is visiting New Zealand for the first time – and hear her perspective on how data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models are increasingly affecting vulnerable people in society – the poor and working-class.

Tohatoha, in association with InternetNZ, is hosting events in Auckland and Wellington where attendees can meet Prof. Eubanks and hear her perspective on how the issues raised in a USA context in her book may also be applicable to New Zealand.

“In an age where New Zealand is increasingly moving towards automation of public systems and social services, this is a prime opportunity to hear from a specialist on the subject and consider whether inequality is becoming automated in New Zealand, why it matters and what can be done about it,” says Tohatoha CEO, Mandy Henk

The discussion and Q&A will be led by Jordan Carter, CEO of InternetNZ, with input from Mandy Henk, CEO of Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons (formerly Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ)

About Professor Virginia Eubanks
Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. In addition to Automating Inequality, she is the author of several other books, including Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in Scientific American, The Nation, Harper’s, and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She was a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a 2016-2017 Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

About Professor Tim Dare
Tim Dare is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland. He worked briefly as a lawyer before doing his PhD in the philosophy of law and starting his academic career in the early 1990s. His publications include books and articles on the philosophy of law, legal ethics, immunisation programmes, the significance of judicial disagreement, parental rights and medical decisions, the proper allocation of the burden of proof, and the use of predictive analytics in child protection. He is employed by New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development to provide data ethics advice and to develop privacy, human rights, and ethical review processes for proposed uses of client data. He has provided ethical reviews of a number of predictive risk modelling tools in New Zealand and the US. He is principal investigator on a NZ Royal Society Marsden Grant (2018-2020) investigating the ethics of using predictive risk modelling tools in social policy contexts, and sits on a number of local and national research and clinical ethics committees.

When and Where

18 March, 2019
4pm – 6pm

Rangimarie Room, Te Papa Tongarewa,
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

How Much

$25 (waged) or $10 (unwaged). Get tickets here.

More

US author Virginia Eubanks to visit NZ in March. Press release on 25 February 2019 by Tohatoha.
Are we automating inequality in Aotearoa? Prof. Virginia Eubanks in discussion with Prof. Tim Dare.

Are we automating inequality in Aotearoa? – Auckland – 15 March 2019

Automating Inequality by Virginia EuBanks

What

US-based professor and writer Virginia Eubanks will visit New Zealand in March for a series of events promoting her new book Automating Inequality and discussing the impacts of technology and big data on the poorest people in society.

In her new book, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Eubanks explores how data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models are increasingly affecting vulnerable people in society – the poor and working-class.

Tohatoha, in association with InternetNZ, is hosting events in Auckland and Wellington where attendees can meet Prof. Eubanks and hear her perspective on how the issues raised in a USA context in her book may also be applicable to New Zealand.

“In an age where New Zealand is increasingly moving towards automation of public systems and social services, this is a prime opportunity to hear from a specialist on the subject and consider whether inequality is becoming automated in New Zealand, why it matters and what can be done about it,” says Mandy Henk, CEO of Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons (formerly Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ). Discussion and Q+A to be led by Tohatoha CEO, Mandy Henk.

About Professor Virginia Eubanks
Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. In addition to Automating Inequality, she is the author of several other books, including Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in Scientific American, The Nation, Harper’s, and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She was a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a 2016-2017 Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

When and Where

Friday, 15 March, 2019
3pm – 5pm

GridAKL,
12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.

How Much

$25 (waged) or $10 (unwaged). Get tickets here.

More

US author Virginia Eubanks to visit NZ in March. Press release on 25 February 2019 by Tohatoha.
Are we automating inequality in Aotearoa? An afternoon with Prof. Virginia Eubanks.