Infrastructure at an Emerging Company – Auckland – 8 October 2018

DevOps Auckland


Our presenter is Thomas Yang – Software Developer at AskNicely, and a bit of a server wrangler at work and for play.

He will share with us “Infrastructure at an Emerging Company”: A talk about how we have our Infrastructure set up at AskNicely, and the lessons and experiences from the perspective of someone new to DevOps.

** Please note the new venue and this meetup runs on the later schedule **

Doors will open at 17:30, and the presentation will run from 18:00 to 19:00, and we’ll leave at 19:30.

Catalyst IT have kindly offered us the use of their training space in the heart of downtown. Come to 2 Commerce Street, and someone will help you unlock the door and come up the lift.

Please observe our code of conduct ( while participating in the group.

When and Where

8 October 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Catalyst IT
Level 4, 2 Commerce Street,Auckland

How Much



Meetup event.

DevOps Auckland Meetup Group.

Scifi Quiz + Venom the Movie – Wellington – 7 October 2018


The scif-quiz followed by the Marvel Movie Venom starring Tom Hardy (Tom Hardy is awesome at dark characters!).

Tickets are up – please buy your own ticket in row F. Work your way out from the middle seats to sit with us.

Quiz: 4:30pm at The Tasting Room
Movie: 6:00pm at The Embassy

You can do just the quiz, just the movie or both.

Meetup Group: Improbable & Impossible – Sci-Fi & Fantasy

A book, movie and social club. Every member is given event management rights. You see something you think other members will be interested in, create an event.

We have a regular meeting once a month to chat, plan, swap books etc.

When and Where

Sunday, October 7, 2018
4:30pm to 8:30pm

Quiz at 4:30pm
The Tasting Room
Cnr Courtney Place & Cambridge Terrace

Movie at 6pm
The Embassy Theatre
10 Kent Terrace,
Mount Victoria,

How Much

Standard Movie prices – Approx $20


Meetup page for the event
Improbable & Impossible – Sci-Fi & Fantasy Group

Behind the scenes: Conservation Tour at Auckland Art Gallery – Auckland – 10 October 2018


Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Gallery and visit the painting and paper conservation studios. More than just a tour you will meet the conservators and see some of their current projects.

This event is part of Artweek Auckland, an annual, week-long festival celebrating the visual arts of Auckland.

There are 24 tickets available per session.

When and Where

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki,
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets,
CBD, Auckland

Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10:30am – 12pm
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 1pm – 2:30pm

How Much

Art Gallery members $33
Non-members $40


Conservation Tour Eventfinda page

TEDxAuckland – Auckland – 13 October 2018


In 2018, TEDxAuckland’s annual festival of ideas is returning. This year will see speakers from New Zealand and around the globe come together for a day of inspiration and connection in the heart of Auckland City.

The theme for this year’s event is Off-Piste:
– Venturing into uncharted territory.
– Going where no one has gone before.
– Exploring new and innovative ideas.

TEDxAuckland have been working hard for our like-minded community, to create a mind opening experience, celebrating new and unique ideas, local producers, and our city of Auckland.

When and Where

9am – 6pm
Saturday 13 October 2018

Shed 10,
Queens Wharf, 89 Quay St
Auckland CBD

How Much

$199 – $239 – cheaper tickets selling out first


TEDXAuckland Website


Auckland Star Trek fan group, dinner and film evening – Devonport – 6 October 2018


Auckland Star Trek Fan group is a place where fans of the Star Trek universe can meet other Trekkies for conversation, food and video nights Whether you are a fan of TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, DIS, or the fan films all are welcome!

Wow exciting things are happening with our group, with a brand new beautiful venue situated in the picturesque Devonport area. We will be getting together for fun, food and uniformed frivolity in the gorgeous Devonport library. You can have a snack and a Trek chat in the dinning area or put your feet up by the gas fire and watch some on the TV. Nothing compares to watching Star Trek together with a diverse group of Trekkers who love Trek just as much as you.

While we have and still do communicate with our members via email we are now opening it up on Meetup! This means that we are open to new members joining and also that the number attending on our Meetup is not accurate as it does not include our current members who RSVP by email.

This is what will be happening
We will be meeting at the library for our dinner and film evening. From there some of us may decide to buy some takeaways just over the road from one of the nearby shops. We will have dinner in the library. If you want to bring something to eat please bear in mind there are no food heating facilities, sink or utensils so please bring your own plates etc.

When and Where

Saturday 6 October 2018
4pm – 10pm

Devonport Library
2 Victoria Rd

How Much

A gold coin donation to cover meetup costs is appreciated but not expected


Meetup Page for the October 6th event
Auckland Star Trek Meetup

CHCon (Christchurch Hacker Conference) – Christchurch – 25-27 October 2018


CHCon is a conference for security professionals and hackers in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is for anyone interested in software, hardware, and physical security in tech.

  • Training will be run on Thursday 25th October
  • Presentations on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th.
  • Badge and locksport challenges will be run throughout the main event

When and Where

UCSA Events Centre,
90 Ilam Rd,

Training Day
Thursday 25 October 2018
8am – 5pm

Main Event
Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2018
9am – 6pm

How Much

For the Main event

General Admission  $70
Students/Unwaged  $35

Tickets for Training sold separately, prices to be confirmed.


Chcon Website
Chcon Main Event Schedule

Armageddon Expo – Auckland – 19-22 October 2018


Aucklands ASB Showgrounds will be host to three and a half days of Gaming, Wrestling, Animation, Cosplay Costuming, Amusements, ESports, TV and Movie stars and much more!

With one of our largest guest lists ever, meet international TV and Movie stars from Doctor Who, Shadowhunters, X-Men, Addams Family, Runaways, Supernatural, Stargate SG1, Supergirl, Harry Potter and so many more. Meet animation voices from RWBY, Mass Effect, Attack on Titan, Yuri on Ice and more. Comic creators, animation portfolio reviews, screenings, cosplay events with international cosplay stars Jessica Nigri and others.

PLUS, NZ’s biggest gaming displays from PlayStation, Nintendo, Logitech, Total Interactive, OMEN, Warner Brothers and more, with a huge ESports arena, gaming events and activities.

Numerous collectible companies from all over the world with merchandise unavailable anywhere else in NZ as well as huge sale areas from EB Games and MightyApe.

With special Music events, Gaming displays and releases as well as Special advance previews, Armageddon is THE entertainment event for NZ not to be missed.

When and Where

ASB Showgrounds
217 Green Lane West
Epsom, Auckland

Labour Weekend
Friday 19th October – 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 20th October – 9am to 6pm
Sunday 21st October – 10am to 6pm
Monday 22nd October – 10am to 5pm

How Much

Adult One-day entry (Friday, Sunday, Monday) – $26
Adult Saturday Entry – $28
Adult Three-day pass – $70.00
Premium Pass – $349
Ultra Pass – $1249

Various other discounted passes for Students and Children.


Armageddon Expo Auckland Website

TransTasman Mah Jong Tournament – Upper Hutt – 14-19 October 2018


Hurry hurry, calling all mah jong players – there are only 3 weeks left for you to register for our terrific TransTasman tournament here in Upper Hutt, October 15-19 2018.

For only $120 you can play four mornings, experience a Meet and Greet on the Sunday evening, and a lavish lunch for the prize giving on Friday; there are also extras you can book for – some wonderful side trips, including a Mystery Trip; a chance to sample some of Brewtown’s (our new name) award winning craft beers; and a full day out around our lovely region.

When and Where

15th – 19th October 2018
9am – 12:30pm each Day
Plus afternoon events

Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club
11 Logan Street, Ebdentown
Upper Hutt

How Much

$120 for Full Registraion
Additional for afternoon events


Website for Tournament

NetHui West Coast – Greymouth – 11 October 2018


NetHui is a collection of New Zealand’s most diverse and interactive Internet community events. InternetNZ has helped bring the NetHui experience to New Zealanders interested in the future of the Internet since 2011 – they have been held in cities, towns and at your house via live streaming.

What happens at a NetHui?

A NetHui is about discussions, not presentations – participants set topics and lead conversations amongst all of the attendees. While there are plenary sessions with keynote speakers to bring participants together at the beginning and end of each day, most of a NetHui is dedicated to breakout sessions, often with multiple sessions running concurrently. This format deliberately creates smaller groups so more voices can be heard.

A NetHui feels very different to most events. The collaborative conversations between participants draws in views and expertise that is often overlooked. People share their own experiences as well as their expertise, so it is rare for a NetHui session to end without everyone feeling like they learned something new – even if they were experts in the topic to begin with.

Is NetHui for me?

Of course! NetHui is for everybody who has an interest in the challenges and vast opportunities the Internet presents, the policies and regulations around access and use of the Internet, or anyone that simply wants to talk about the Internet.

A NetHui is empowering for participants because everyone’s views, opinions and contributions are valued equally at NetHui. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Put simply, if you’re looking for a safe, open, inclusive space to engage with your community about the Internet and all that goes with it, then NetHui will be your kind of place.

And if you can’t attend a NetHui in person, you can get involved in the conversation online: Every NetHui session is live-streamed, and we have live-chat so you can participate. We also have people making collaborative online notes of the sessions.

How is the programme for a NetHui decided upon?

To build a NetHui programme, the public are invited to submit ideas for the things they’d like to talk about. People with similar topics are linked up and asked to prepare and facilitate a conversation during a NetHui Breakout Session. The ideas raised by the community also inform the creation of panel discussion topics, and the invitation of panelists and keynote speakers, both of whom lead bigger discussions in NetHui plenaries. The programme development process starts months before a NetHui, to engage widely with the community and allow groups time to flesh out their topics and prepare.

When and Where

9am – 5pm
Thursday 11 October 2018

Tai Poutini Polytechnic
73-87 Tainui Street,

How Much

$30 for standard tickets


Nethui West Coast Website
Draft Programme
About Nethui

Auckland Backgammon Championship – Auckland – 6-7 October 2018


The Auckland Backgammon Club is sponsoring the 2018 Auckland Backgammon Championship. Open to all Backgammon Players. Expert to Novice.

Two days of full-on Backgammon.

October 6th: Standard Swiss Format. All participants are guaranteed to play 5 – seven point Matches.

October 7th: Top 16 Players from the Swiss Format will play Knockout Matches.

A Consolation Tournament will also be played on October 7th for all those who did not make it into the Knockout Match.

You do not have to be an Expert to enter the Tournament. You are guaranteed to play at least 5 – seven point Matches against Players whose skill range is Expert to Novice. It is a lot of fun and a very excellent Backgammon learning experience. Give it a GO.

When and Where

10am – 6pm both days
Saturday 6 October 2018
Sunday 7 October 2018

Taksim Turkish Kitchen & Bar,
373 Manukau Road,

How Much

$28 Entry


Eventfinda link
Auckland Backgammon (meets weekly)