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

The Matrix (Remastered in 4K) – Wellington – 23 August 2019

What

The 30th Anniversary 4k remastered re-release of The Matrix staring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers

Tickets should be bought online ahead of time, see comments on meetup.com if you want to sit near others.

When and Where

Friday, August 23, 2019
8:10pm – 11pm

Embassy Theatre
10 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Meet at Blondinis at 8:10pm. Movie starts 8:30pm in the Grand.

How Much

Standard movies ticket pricing ~$12.

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Movies tickets available from Event Cinemas
The Matrix meetup event.
Wellington Sci-Fi and Fantasy Meetup Group


WITcon 2019 – Wellington – 21 August 2019

What

VUWWIT (Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech) exists to create a space for women and gender diverse voices in STEM. We connect students to industry by running networking events and sharing job and internship opportunities. We also organise social events to build our community.

WITcon is a one-day student-led tech conference that brings students and industry together to discuss social and technical topics relating to STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths).

This conference was designed to give something to everyone. Anyone working in or around tech will have something to gain from WITcon, whether they are a developer, human resources person, student, tech enthusiast, lecturer, biologist, manager, data scientist, engineer, chemist, gamer, or intern.

WITcon is a great opportunity to hear and learn from interesting speakers and panellists, meet other people in the community, and enjoy a yummy lunch.

Tip: the lunch break and end-of-event drinks are the best time for students to approach industry to discuss available internships and grad roles, and vice versa!

When and Where

9:30am – 3pm
Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Memorial Theatre (SU MT228),
Victoria University of Wellington,
Kelburn,
Wellington

How Much

Earlybird: 1 – 7 July
$5 for students, $40 for industry

Standard: 8 July onwards
$10 for students, $50 for industry

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WitCon 2019 website
Witcon 2019 Registration

Agile Hamilton: Thrive on Change – Hamilton – 25 July 2019

What

ABOUT THE TALK:
Change management is about paying specific attention to, valuing, and actively addressing the people side of the change. This includes understanding the change, what’s driving it, who’s involved, who’s impacted and how, and the “what’s in it for me” (WIIFM) for different stakeholders.

In this lunchtime talk, Zhi Lee will share his journey about how he learnt the importance of change management, and provide some examples of how you could adopt a change led approach, to make people feel supported and awesome. Katherine Rive will share key success factors for realising and embedding true change, and her experiences ‘at the coal-face’ of change.

INTRODUCING OUR AWESOME PRESENTERS:

Zhi Lee is the founder of Teamworx, a group of coaches who approach change from 3 perspectives – Ways of Working, Product Agility, and Change Management. He is an Enterprise Agile Coach with Delivery management experience having previously built up the Development team at Bauer Media, and looking after the Delivery Team at Trade Me Property. Zhi’s most recent role was Scrum Master Chapter Lead at Mercury Energy. Zhi has worked with clients across the digital, logistics, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, and retail industries.

As a change consultant with Teamworx, Katherine Rive applies a change lens to support teams bringing about fundamental changes to the way they work. Katherine has worked on a range of change initiatives from system implementations to strategic business transformation programmes involving policy, governance, service delivery, process, role and technology change. Katherine previously held the role of Change Portfolio Manager at the University of Auckland, and has since worked with clients across the health, utilities and insurance sectors.

LOGISTICS

Ticket cost is: $20. Please RSVP on this site and purchase your tickets via EventBrite. Here’s the link to the EventBrite page:

When and Where

Thursday 25 July 2019
12pm – 1:30pm

Gothenburg Restaurant (Function Room)
17 Grantham Street
Hamilton,

How Much

Ticket cost is: $20. Please RSVP on Meetup and purchase your tickets via EventBrite.

More

Eventbrite Page to buy tickets
Meetup page for event

Refactor: Auckland June 2019 – Auckland – 12 June 2019

What

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.

Talks from three Speakers

Melissa Jenner

Melissa has spent the majority of her career working in some of the worlds largest corporations (like Microsoft and Barclays) and in some of the worlds biggest cities (like London and New York). Her career has spanned Marketing, Business Management, Strategy and Design as a Director and VP of global teams. She has been responsible for developing new products, services, restructures and business launches, and lived and worked through some of the worlds largest disruptions (9/11 in New York and the GFC in London). After learning all she could from large corporations she is now experiencing what it takes to design and grow her own business – START Now – focussed on designing sustainable futures for individuals and businesses. She is trained in Human Centred Design from Stanford D-School and has helped a broad range of businesses and leaders in NZ to integrate design led thinking into their business models. Her passion is now on helping people create sustainable pathways and careers that unlocks their full creativity and allows them to have maximum impact. She networks and consults widely and is a big believer in collaboration and keeping the business model small and scaleable.

Jess Keating

Jess Keating worked full time as a litigation lawyer for eight years, then ventured out into organisational development for 6 years with a focus on leadership. She returned to law in 2012, continuing the OD work part-time, and her work life is now a combination of commercial dispute resolution and leadership coaching/training with a bunch of different organisations and industries. A natural networker and problem-solver, Jess has been involved with several causes involving women (including an eating disorders recovery group and a charity to support single mothers). She is a huge supporter of women leaders in the workplace and as a self-confessed fan of the tech sector, is keen to see it (and other industries) become positive environments for such development. She has loved being a part of Refactor from its inception.  Jess has an unshakeable belief in being real in relationships and communities, and attributes this to her family and growing up in small northland town, Dargaville. She is currently working on a website called The Good Boss, telling the stories of regular NZ bosses, in their own words.

Lorna Proctor

Lorna began her career in the British Military as a ‘non-techie’ in a very technological environment. She left the forces to start a family and after a relaxing gap raising her two children she ventured in to adult education and computer training. Working with the local college in UK she established the first rural computer training centre with a turnover of 1000+ students per week. She then made the natural big step in to corporate and business systems training which has confirmed her skill at translating technical developer language in to end user English. She loves bringing the ‘aha’ moment to people and her training mantra is: ‘learn first to make change happen’. She is currently working on bringing Business Agility ‘aha’ learning to New Zealand organisations.

When and Where

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6pm – 8:30pm

Warren & Mahoney,
139 Pakenham Street West
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland

How Much

$25

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Website for the Event
Registration Website

Tauranga Armageddon Expo – Tauranga – 8-9 June 2019

What

The Bay of Plenty Geek event of the year returns for two fun filled days of gaming, animation, trading cards, wrestling, amusements and action. 

Watch live Westling with IPW, enjoy Lasertag and amusements, free trading card demonstrations and giveaways, massive OMEN PC arena with Esports and Live Twitch streaming, two non stop animation screening rooms, exhibitors from across NZ and beyond with anime, pop culture and more.

Meet TV and movie stars from Wellington Paranormal, Shadowhunters, Outlander, Archer, Star Trek, Teen Wolf and more!

Featuring international comic creators and Animation voice actors from Naruto, Spider-Man (Playstation Game) The Regular show and more. 

This is THE event for Tauranga and beyond.

When and Where

8 and 9 June 2019
Show hours are 10am to 5pm both days
(Early Access from 9am)

Baypark Arena
Mount Maunganui

How Much

General Entry
Adult – $15 (Early Access $25)
Child (5–12) – $10 (Early Access $20)
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 children) – $40

Weekend Pass
2 Day Adult (includes Early Access both days) – $45

VIP Passes
Little Bay of Geddon – $229
Big Bay of Geddon – $399
Ultra Pass – $799

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Full Ticket Details
List of Guests
Full Schedule


Christchurch Armageddon – Christchurch – 1-3 June 2019

What

Christchurch’s greatest event of 2019 is here!

Armageddon Expo brings international TV and Movie stars from Harry Potter, Shadowhunters, Lucifer, Archer, Teen Wolf, Star Trek and more, Comic creators, Animation voice actors (The Regular Show, Naruto, Spider-Man Game) alongside live wrestling, movie screenings, contests and challenges, Virtual Reality and Esports gaming arenas, Trading Card Tournaments, Cosplay costume contests and events and more.

Armageddon features a huge Omen by HP PC area with the latest computer gaming technology not to be missed as well as numerous collectible and pop culture orientated retailers showcasing and selling products.

This is THE event for families and people of all ages. Held over the three days of Queens Birthday long weekend (June 1-3rd) at the Horncastle Arena, Armageddon is an event not to be missed.

When and Where

1 – 3 June 2019 (Queens Birthday Weekend)
10am – 5pm (Early Access from 9am)

Horncastle Arena,
55 Jack Hinton Dr,
Addington,
Christchurch

How Much

General Entry
Adult – $20.00 (Early Access $30.00)
Student – $15.00 (Early Access $25.00)
Child (5–12) – $10.00 (Early Access $20.00)
Family Pass (2 Adults, 3 Children) – $50.00

Weekend Pass
3 Day Adult – $50.00 (Early Access $70.00)
3 Day Student – $40.00 (Early Access $60.00)
3 Day Child (5–12) – $25.00 (Early Access $40.00)

VIPs Passes
SHAKEY PASS – $499
ULTRA PASS – $999

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Full Ticket Details
List of Guests
Schedule

Christchurch Toy and Hobby Fair – Christchurch – 5 May 2019

What

A huge range of interesting toys are offered for sale at this annual event which is supported by trades, collectors, hobbyists and modellers. Items for sale include diecast model cars, trucks, tractors, buses, fire engines and aeroplanes, film and TV related toys, teddy bears, dolls, books and much, much more!

Run by collectors, for collectors. If you buy or sell new or old toys this is the event for you! Classic vintage collectables or collectables of the future! It’s a brilliant opportunity to buy or sell.

When and Where

Sunday 5 May 2019
10:30am – 2:30pm

Canterbury Caledonian Society Hall,
5 Michelle Road,
Wigram,
Christchurch

How Much

Adult Admission $5
12 and under: Free
Sellers: $25 per table

More

Christchurch Toy and Hobby Fair Website
Eventfinda Page

Auckland Hobbies Fair – Auckland – 27 April 2019

What

The Auckland Hobbies fair is New Zealand’s largest collectors fair for Diecast models, model trains, collectible toys, model train layouts, working models, sci-fi collectibles, and much more. It is held twice a year at Freemans Bay Community Centre.

Including:
Dinky, Corgi, Lledo, Matchbox, Solido, Minichamps, Spot-On, Fun-Ho, Hot-Wheels, Ixo, Diecast models, old tin plate toys, Meccano, model trains and accessories, model boats, toy soldiers, Meccano, kitsets, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Batman, TV themes, McDonalds toys, dolls & bears, miniatures, postcards, DVDs, books, magazines, records, plastic models, planes, vintage tools, military memorabilia, motor racing, and more.

There will be a LEGO display present and Lego for sale, Lego for the kids to play with also.

Eftpos and cash out facilities available. Drinks and food are available on site to purchase. Sausage sizzle, and ice cream available on site.

When and Where

Saturday 27 April 2019
11am – 3pm

Freeman’s Bay Community Hall,
52 Hepburn Rd,
Freemans Bay,
Auckland

How Much

$5 per person (primary school children free if accompanied by adult)
Free entry after 2pm.

More

Auckland Hobbies Fair eventfinda page

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