NZ Success story on a microservice platform – Palmerston North – 28 June 2018

What

The Palmerston North Software Development Meetup is a group for anyone interested in developing software/web stuff and (more or less) related tech

This month we are lucky enough to have Max Dietrich speaking to us about his experiences in building a Fly Buys micro-service platform.

Max was a developer on the Fly Buys redevelopment, moving the platform to a cloud-based micro-service architecture. The platform is based on Alchemy and Advanced Message Queuing Protocol frameworks. Alchemy is a framework for creating highly available systems that are built from micro-services. Alchemy includes service discovery, easy deployment, smart load balancing and is a polyglot, so you can use the best languages to solve all your problems.

Max graduated from Massey University in 2013 and has recently returned home to the Manawatu.

As usual there will be pizza sponsored by Objective and for those who are keen, a trip to Brew Union afterwards.

When and Where

Objective
114 The Square
Palmerston North
We are Upstairs. Look for the Meetup sign on the door

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday June 28 2018

How Much

Free

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Meetup page for this meetup
The Palmerston North Software Development Meetup

Stats NZ: Open Data for Kiwi companies – Wellington – 28 June 2018

Come In. We're OPEN.

What

Nadia McGregor and Paul Stone from Stats NZ will be talking to the ITP Wellington branch.

The session will focus on the New Zealand Open Data Programme and how it is opening the door to a new mind-set in government and creating opportunities for companies and individuals to leverage publicly available data sets for innovation.

Nadia will be illustrating the current growth of publicly available data sets and provide examples of how NZ government Open Data is currently being used in innovative ways.

Paul, with years of experience in this area, will be there to support and help answer questions at the end of the session.

When and Where

Thursday 28 June 2018

4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Open data presentation

KPMG Executive Boardroom
10 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

How Much

ITP Financial Members FREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount) $17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members $21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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Stats NZ: Open Data for Kiwi companies – Registration and information about the event.

 

Contemporary Comics Panel Discussion – Wellington – 21 June 2018

What

Come and listen to 3 Wellington-based comics artists talk about their work and contemporary practice.

Giselle Clarkson, Jem Yoshioka, and Tara Black are accomplished artists with diverse styles and fascinating perspectives on the contemporary comics scene.

About the speakers:

Jem Yoshioka is an award winning comic artist and illustrator from Wellington, New Zealand.

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist based in Wellington. She has a comic strip about children’s books published monthly on The Sapling and has created non-fiction comics about science and conservation for Auckland Zoo, Forest & Bird, The NZ School Journal and others.

Her first picture book Secret World of Butterflies, a collaboration with author Courtney Sina Meredith and Auckland Museum, was released in May 2018.

Tara Black makes comics. Tara aims to wear at least three types of pattern in an outfit and can recite Pi to an underwhelming, 10 decimal places. She live illustrates book events for Booksellers NZ as well as making comics about otter-dogs, dead literary heroes who haunt teachers, and book dragons. You can find these things on her website, ablackart.com, but not Pi.

When and Where

5:30pm -6:30pm
Thursday 21 June 2018

Te Ahumairangi
Ground Floor, National Library
cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets
Thorndon, Wellington

How Much

Free

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National Library Events page

 

Wellington Gopher Meetup – Wellington – 21 June 2018

What

We will be having two awesome speakers that will be gracing us with their knowledge and experience!

What to bring?

  • A wifi-capable laptop with Docker installed (if you are using windows you must enable linux docker containers)
  • Your awesome self

Whats happening?

cgo – binding to C/C++ libraries
Justin Israel, Weta Digitial will be providing a talk on cgo, which is a bridge allowing calls between Go and C. Justin will take a high-level look at when it might be appropriate to reach for a cgo solution, and some examples of interfacing with C/C++ code. Be afraid; The stabilisers are coming off.

Building Terraform Providers in Golang
Alex McNeill, Xero will be coordinating a workshop around how to build your own Terraform providers in Go. This lab should give attendees a good idea of how Terraform Providers work behind the scenes.

When and Where

Thursday 21 June 2018
5:30pm – 7pm

Level 3 Xero House
19-23 Taranaki St
Wellington

How Much

Free

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Event Meetup Page
Wellington Golang Meetup Group

Automation with Selenium Webdriver – Auckland – 25 June 2018

What

The presentation will focus on test automation technologies specifically focus on Selenium WebDriver. Selenium is one of the most popular test automation technologies worldwide.

Will speak on below points:
– What is Selenium
– Libraries and tools developed based on Selenium
– Simplify the usage of Selenium WebDriver by explaining the major packages and classes in this library
– Clarify the high-level picture of Java/Maven projects, TestNG, Cucumber, etc.
– Programming skills required to use Selenium
– Required skill set for Automation Framework Developer/Architect
– Good practices in test automation
– Explanation of the demo project

About Automated Testing Auckland Meetup

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! Follow us @AutoTestAuckland

When and Where

Monday, June 25, 2018
6pm to 9pm

Xero
Level 2, Textile Centre,
125 St George Bay Road,
Parnell, Auckland

How Much

Free

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Automation with Selenium Webdriver meeting
Automated Testing Auckland Meetup Group

 

DevOps Auckland: Intro to OpenStack – Auckland – 18 June 2018

DevOps Auckland

What

Over the past 8 years, OpenStack has evolved from a small collaboration project between NASA and Rackspace into a massive, open source cloud orchestration system. It is now a common solution used by service providers, enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions to build and operate both public and private clouds. We will hear what value OpenStack provides and why it’s popularity took off like a rocket.

Our presenter is Alex Meade, a technical instructor and independent DevOps consultant. He was a core contributor for five years early in the OpenStack project. Alex’s recent work has been focused on DevOps, Docker containers, and the Google Cloud Platform. He currently does all of this while traveling and chasing the elusive work/life balance.

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Monday June 18 2018

Xero
Level 2, Textile Centre
125 St George Bay Road
Parnell, Auckland

How Much

Free

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Page for the Event
DevOps Auckland Meetup Group

Dunedin Open Data Meetup – Dunedin – 18 June 2018

Come In. We're OPEN.

What

This inaugural Dunedin Open Data Meetup will set the scene of where we are at with open data, in the process working on answering the following questions:

  • What does it take for data to be considered “open”
  • Why try to make data open?
  • So, New Zealand has signed up to the International Open Data Charter, so what?
  • Why is this important?
  • What is the “Open Data Programme” doing?
  • What does it mean for me?
  • How can I or my organisation contribute?
  • What barriers that Governmental agencies have to overcome in order to open up their data

Networking and nibbles:

This is also a great opportunity to establish connections and grow your networks over some tasty snacks and refreshments. This will be hosted off the back of Data Visulisation Training Session 1 for those that are also registered for this event.

Keep an eye out on our Twitter @opendatanz for more information on joining this event.

 

When and Where

6pm – 7:30pm
Monday June 18 2018

Computer Science Department,
Owheo Building
133 Union Street East
Dunedin

How Much

Free

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Meetup Page for the Event

OmgTech: Toloa Kenese Club – Auckland – 16 June 2018

What

Toloa-Kenese Club is back! We are partnership with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to run four interactive STEM workshops for Pasifika Year 7 to Year 10 students.

The Workshops will use digital technologies or science / technology based practises including robotics, electronics, coding and 3D printing.

When and Where

10am – 2:30pm
Saturday
16 June 2018

Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue
Mangere
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Event’s Webpage on OMGtech

 

Open Bank Project Workshop with Ismail Chaib – Auckland – 27 June 2018

Open Bank Project Web Logo

What

An interactive workshop on day two of the Point 2018 conference with one of the international speakers, Ismail Chaib. Ismail is the COO of TESOBE, the Berlin-based company which leads the Open Bank Project. The workshop is designed for API practitioners and is open to anyone interested in how to design and implement a successful open API programme.

Ismail Chaib, COO of TESOBE, the Berlin-based company which leads the Open Bank Project, will use the experiences and technical framework of the Open Bank Project to explore open banking APIs.

He will discuss what makes a good open platform architecture, which APIs to open, how to design and build RESTful APIs that developers like to use, and how to attract the best and brightest to your platform. Using real world case studies, Ismail will share insights into defining, designing and implementing successful API programmes.

The workshop will end with an extended Q&A session where you will get the chance to directly interact with Ismail. Technical and business questions are welcome.

The Open Bank Project enables banks to offer an ecosystem of third-party apps and services to their customers through open source API technology and a community of over 8,000 fintech developers.

With over five years’ experience in open banking, Ismail brings a wealth of knowledge on what makes a successful banking API. He will also be speaking at the conference on day one in the future connections breakout stream, where he will share his vision of an open banking future and talk about what that could look like in a New Zealand context.

When and Where

27 June 2018 8:15 am – 10:15 am

Cordis, Auckland, Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

How Much

A full conference pass gives you access to this workshop or tickets can be purchased separately for $75 +GST.
The Open Bank Project Workshop includes breakfast and will take place in the Crystal Ballroom at Cordis hotel. Breakfast and registration will start from 7.30am. Spaces are limited.

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Open Bank Project

Wellington DevOps Meetup – Wellington – 13 June 2018

What

Join us in our June monthly event. We have three great speakers sharing their experience and best practices for testing in a Devops world.

  • Vaughan Westray, BreakPoint
  • Paul Hicks, IntegrationQA
  • Katrina Clokie, BNZ

This group for all working professionals, enthusiasts to contribute and/or learn DevOps technologies. Who should join: Users of DevOps tools, software professionals looking to get information on DevOps, students and hackers who are interested in understanding more about the DevOps movement, culture, practice and tools.

When and Where

5pm – 7pm
Wednesday June 13 2018

Westpac – Level 16
318 Lambton Quay
Wellington

How Much

Free

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Event’s Meetup Page
Wellington DevOps Meetup Group