Is your career code compliant? – Auckland – 17 April 2019

What

With job losses to AI predicted in the millions, coding is one skill that looks futureproof. How much do you need to know to stay relevant and add value to teams and projects working with code-driven innovations?

Come and have a peek into the ‘black box’ and hear from our expert panellists who share insight and answer any questions.

Facilitated by:
Sarah Hindle, (General Manager, Tech Futures Lab)
Along with panellists:
Lilian Grace (CEO and Founder, Figure.NZ)
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh (Founder, She# and Senior Lecturer, AUT Computer & Mathematical Sciences)

About Future of Work New Zealand

The future of work is a hot topic right now and set to stay that way for a long time to come. ​This group is for ​those who want to ​explore how technologies like automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work and the skills we need to work.​ ​

With conflicting information from the experts leaving plenty of room for debate around what impact​ technologies will have, ​​now’s the time to start the conversation about how we are going to adjust our social and economic structures in light of this new reality.

This group is for those who share an optimism for the opportunities technology presents while appreciating the need for debate, discussion and boldness as we approach huge societal change. Never before has there been such an opportunity to recast the social contract, to eliminate poverty, cure diseases and have fulfilling lives spent doing what we want to be doing. It’s in our hands whether we make this the greatest thing that humans have ever done or history’s biggest missed opportunity.

When and Where

Wednesday 17 April 2019
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Tech Futures Lab
22 McColl St
Newmarket
Auckland

How Much

Free

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What happened at Google Cloud Next’19 – Auckland – 16 April 2019

What

This is the monthly Google Cloud Auckland meetup and this month we will be focusing on a run through of the announcements and updates from the Google Next’19 annual GCP global conference.

https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf

5:30 – Networking, drink and nibbles
6:00 – Presentations
7:00 – Networking
7:30 – End

About the Google Cloud Meetup
To join like minded souls in exploring and use of the Google Cloud platform.

This is not Google, but architects, developers, data scientists, technologists, business leaders wanting to share experinces and knowledge around Google Cloud.

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday 16 April 2019

The Garage
Ground Floor
Clearpoint House
7 Fenshaw St
Auckland CBD

How Much

Free

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Auckland Google Cloud Meetup Group

EdTechNZ Auckland Meetup: How digital tools can help students achieve industry relevant skills and quals – Auckland – 3 April 2019

What

Details

The role of digital platforms in helping students achieve skills and qualifications that are industry relevant.

Join us and be part of a conversation around how; the gap between education and employment leads to a gap between employee and employer expectations.

Emerging digital technologies such as smart classrooms and online tools look to ensure scale and deeper outreach to integrate education and skill based programmes.

Looking ahead, how can we ensure education and essential skills are integrated using relevant technologies and key stakeholders to maximise and sustain our future economies of scale

We’ll seed the conversation with presentation from Senthil Perumal of YouthHub about the recent launch of the Accelerator youth training programme at The Warehouse and how technology will play a significant role in scaling this. Then we go to the floor to chat about the role of technology in addressing challenges such as:

Is the scale of the youth-unemployment problem in New Zealand a result of lack of jobs, lack of skills, or lack of coordination? What are the obstacles that youth face on their journey from education to employment?

Which groups of youth and employers in New Zealand are struggling the most, and what’s the role of the private sector, education and tools in combating this ? What can be done to address the problem?

When and Where

4pm – 5pm
Wednesday 3 April 2019
Arrive early for a 4pm sharp start!

ATEED
Level 7
167b Victoria St West
Auckland CB

How Much

Free

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The gathering of Matariki series of talks – 19 locations Nationwide – 11 April – 25 May 2019

What

In the past two decades Matariki has become a nationwide phenomenon, with numerous events occurring each winter to celebrate the predawn rising of this star cluster. Our modern observation of Matariki is helping to embed this celebration within the consciousness of the general public, and it is becoming part of our wider Aotearoa identity.

Professor Rangi Matamua is Associate Dean Postgraduate at the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato. He is also a leading expert on Maori astronomy, and as the author of the bestselling book, ‘Matariki the Star of the Year’ he travels extensively throughout the country and internationally speaking about Matariki.

Rangi will give a two hour lecture that will include images, video and animations and detailed knowledge about Matariki, sharing his knowledge and highlighting connections between cultural knowledge and science.

When and Where

Blenheim | 11 April, Ūkaipō, Rangitāne Cultural Centre – register for Blenheim

Christchurch | 12 April, Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College –  register for Christchurch

Dunedin | 18 April, St David’s Lecture Theatre, University of Otago –  register for Dunedin

Wellington | 23 April, Little Theatre, Lower Hutt –  register for Lower Hutt

Palmerston North | 24 April, Palmerston North Boys High School, Speirs Centre  – register for Palmerston North

Whanganui | 26  April, Whanganui Collegiate School, Prince Edward Auditorium – register for Whanganui

Napier |  27 April, the Ballroom, Napier Conference Centre –  register for Napier

Gisborne |  9 May, The War Memorial  –  register for Gisborne

Taupo |  10 May, Great Lakes Centre Theatre  –  register for Taupo

New Plymouth |  11 May, Devon Hotel (Hobson Room) – register for New Plymouth

Rotorua |  16 May, Millennium Hotel, Makoia Room –  register for Rotorua

Auckland |   17 May, BNZ Theare, Vodafone Events Centre Manuwera – register for Auckland

Hamilton |  23 May, Southwell School (auditorium) – register for Hamilton

Tauranga |  24 May, Baypark Arena – Arena Combined Suites –  register for Tauranga 

Whangarei |  25 May, Raumanga Campus – register for Whangarei

How Much

Free

These events are free to attend and you are welcome to turn up on the day. However, due to their expected popularity, please register to guarantee your seat(s)

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Overview on Royal Society Webpage

Registration of individual events are above (in the When and Where section) or on the Royal Society website.

Starry Starry Night – Wanaka – 30 March 2019

What

Join astronomers Alan Gilmore and Pamela Kilmartin with DOC Ranger Tanya to learn what we can see in our night sky!

Alan and Pam join us from Canterbury where they have worked in the Mt John Observatory discovering comets, asteroids, and minor planets.

Bring a head torch for the return walk and a mug for hot chocolate.

When and Where

7:30pm – 9pm
Saturday 30 March 2019

Hawea Swing Bridge,
Albert Town,
Wanaka
Central Otago

How Much

Gold coin donation.

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IDEAS Festival – Nelson – 11-12 April 2019

What

The IDEAS Festival is a fun day of learning and exploration through self-selected interactive sessions in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths (STEAM). ​

We partner with local tertiary institutions to give students access to a campus with world class facilities for thrilling sessions and learning outside the classroom.

The event inspires future generations by providing high-quality workshops that challenge, excite, and spark ideas. These hands-on, state of the art experiences are led by enthusiastic experts and offer students the opportunity to examine the concepts that challenge and shape their futures.

​The IDEAS Festival creates Eureka moments – when an idea resonates, aspirations are nurtured and a potential future pathway is visualised.

When and Where

9am – 3pm
Thursday, 11 April 2019 ( Primary, Year 5-6 )
Friday, 12 April 2019 ( Intermediate, Year 7-8 )

NMIT – Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology – Nelson
322 Hardy st
Nelson

How Much

$54.07

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Timetable and list of events for Primary / Intermediate
Registration for Primary Students
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Refactor: Auckland Sarah Jennings, Melissa Firth and Tanya Kennard-Campbell – Auckland – 26 March 2019

What

A brand new year! A brand new Refactor! We’re back at the amazing Warren & Mahoney studio in Wynyard Quarte

Speaker Profiles

Sarah Jennings

Despite training in Biomedical Science and Computer Science, Sarah has found her way into Operations & Strategic Management at StretchSense Ltd. Sarah has been on her journey with StretchSense for the past five years and her roles have touched everything from production, research/design, intellectual property and project management – to her current role as COO. She thoroughly enjoys the mix of strategic planning and inevitable risk mitigation that occurs with a small, highly agile product-focused hardware technology company and is forever grateful she braved the jump from academic (biological) research into the technology sector.  

Melissa Firth

Melissa has over 20 years’ international experience working with teams to conceive, design, build and manage user-centred digital products and channels. Before moving into leadership roles, she learned a lot as a producer, project manager and UX designer. Her most recent role was Chief Digital Officer at Te Papa, where she built the museum’s digital capability from a standing start; increased the public’s access to Te Papa’s collections through rapid digitisation and open IP policies; and established Mahuki, the world’s first culturetech accelerator. Prior to that, she was Head of Digital Business for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s commercial arm. Now, Melissa helps organisations with their transformation, product development and business model innovation challenges, and she has also co-founded Again Again, a convenient cups-as-a-service system for takeaway coffee without the throwaway. It’s the first non-digital thing she’s worked on in her life.

Tanya Kennard-Campbell

Tanya began her career working as a mental health professional in the UK. She has been a program lead at NIMHE England, led her own social enterprise, created mental health resources and spoken at numerous conferences on the subject of recovery and human potential. She started designing and delivering change programs for teams of health practitioners. Through this work she discovered how to effect change in leaders and teams, despite their deeply held behaviours. Now she loves nothing more than supporting leaders to be comfortable in their own skin, to bring the best out in their teams, to inspire loyalty, commitment and respect that reaches well beyond the workplace.

When and Where

Tuesday 26 March 2019
6pm – 8:30pm

Warren & Mahoney Architects
GridAKL
139 Pakenham Street West
Wynard Quarter
Auckland CBD

How Much

$25

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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

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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

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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

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