Refactor: Auckland – Auckland- 4 September 2019

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What

It’s time to buy tickets for the September Refactor in Auckland! We’re at Warren & Mahoney studio in Wynyard Quarter. Read on to learn more or grab your ticket now!

About Refactor

Women in the technology industry (including trans women and non-binary folks) are intelligent, passionate and knowledgeable. However, as a minority in both the sector and at tech-related events, the uneven ratio can make it difficult or unwelcoming.

Gender mustn’t get in the way of the fun stuff: the technology, the innovation and the spread of new ideas. So, there’s Refactor

Speaker Profiles

Hilary O’Connor

Hilary is a keen technology advocate and evangelist with a passion for innovation, and twenty three years’ experience in the IT industry. She joined Soul Machines, where she looks after the development of their Asia Pacific market, at the end of last year from Google where she worked for 4.5 years within their Cloud technologies business as Customer Engineering Lead, prior to that she spent 8.5 years at Microsoft, predominantly as Lead Technology Strategist. She has previously held consulting and, earlier on in her career, development roles, with companies such as Cap Gemini, Deloitte and Datacom.

Meg Kowalew

With over 13 years of work experience, Meg’s professional background is quite versatile. Prior to her current role at Pushpay, she spent 4 years as a group category manager for Allegro.pl (Polish TradeMe, with 3.5m daily active users), dividing her time between product management and business development. Before Allegro, Meg worked for a cosmetic brand where she tried to understand the human behaviour of both consumers and shoppers in order to help retailers sell and present goods in their offline stores. This role is where Meg’s fascination with psychology began and it led her back to University. Meg is now working as a Product Manager at Pushpay alongside a team of very talented engineers, designers and product people to build and improve a community apps product that facilitates strengthening connections and driving community engagement. In her spare time, Meg loves to read and take photos but most of all she loves to travel and is constantly suffering from not enough leave days.

Lucille Tachet

Lucille has always been passionate about computers and has known from a very young age that she wanted to become a Software Engineer. However, studying software engineering with very few women was quite a challenge. After graduating in 2016, she discovered the Go programming language and felt in love with it. She is now a Go back-end Engineer at Vend and can enjoy doing what she likes every day!

When and Where

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6pm – 8:30pm

Warren & Mahoney
139 Pakenham Street West
Auckland

How Much

$25

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Event Webpage for Refactor Auckland September 2019

security.ac.nz Security training – Wellington – 24-25 August 2019

What

You are invited to join us at security.ac.nz this August for a mid-trimester break weekend to learn all about security and hacking.

You! Anyone who is learning about software, and wants to learn about how to make software secure… with a dose of “how to hack” thrown in.

To clarify: The two days will aim to suit students with a 100-level knowledge of software development. However, you’re still welcome if you’re not a University student… anyone interested in security should come!

Two days of training in the art of securing the web… covering topics like:

  • Learning to hack
  • Capture the Flag
  • Bug Bounty
  • Threats & Trust
  • Secure the Cloud
  • Secure Development
  • Web Security
  • Cyber Security Careers

When and Where

Saturday & Sunday
24 & 25 August
10am – 6pm

Victoria University of Wellington
Kelburn Campus
Wellington

How Much

Free

Spaces are limited, and people are notorious for registering and not attending free events. In the week before the event you’ll have to confirm your registration to keep your place.

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Website for security.ac.nz
Registration for security.ac.nz