Google Developer Group: Intro to Flutter – Auckland – 27 – February 2019

What

GDG Auckland are kicking off the year with an intro to Flutter!

You’ve probably heard the hype about Google’s shiny new mobile development cross-platform toolkit. Come hear from Lance Johnstone, a software developer at Auror, about his experiences getting started with Flutter and how it compares to other cross-platform options.

Join us for some beer and pizza after the talk to connect and start the year on a good note!

This is Auckland’s Google Developer Group. We meet each month and discuss a variety of content including: Android, IO and other Google related technology

When and Where

6pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday 27 February 2019

Auror HQ
32 Nikau St
Eden Terrace
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Intro to Flutter Meetup
Google Development Group Auckland

SuperDaughter Day – Auckland – 9 March 2019

What

SuperDaughter Day (SDD) is coming to Auckland! Join us as we explore the exciting world of STEM through a range of activities.

About SuperDaughter Day
SuperDaughter Day is an annual International Women’s Day Event hosted by WORK180. Since 2016, over 3000 girls aged 5-12 years old became superheroes along with the parents, exploring the exciting world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths).

The girls participated in a wide range of hands-on activities, including:

  • Magformers, Cubetto Robots and Ozobots
  • Interactive Bug Displays
  • Lego Mind Storms
  • Makey Makey
  • Visit from NAO the Humanoid Robot
  • Jewelbots and interactive unicorn horns

Apart from participating in engaging workshops, the girls also have an opportunity to meet inspiring female role models, enjoy cupcakes and receive a goodie bag to take home. The event is held in capital cities in Australia and New Zealand. We are 100% not-for-profit.

This event is for Girls aged 5-12

When and Where

9 March 2019
Session 1: 10am – 1pm
Session 2: 2pm – 5pm

Conference Centre
Spark City
167 Victoria Street West
Auckland CBD

How Much

$25 for girls (plus booking fee)
Adults come free (you MUST book an adult ticket with your girl’s ticket)

More

SuperDaughter Day Auckland Webpage
Booking via EventBrite

2019 New Zealand Rutherford Lecture Logic, Maths and Modern Society – Auckland – 26 March 2019

What

We are living in the most mathematical age of all time, because of computers.

The massive computational power at our disposal has driven innovation in all aspects of modern society such as science, medicine, and social development. Mobile phones, internet, GPS, online shopping, banking are commonplace examples, but there’s also medical imaging, data mining, even non-skid braking on vehicles – the impact of computing is extraordinary.

A main contributor to the evolution of computing power is a branch of mathematics called Logic. But what is Logic and how does this type of reasoning contribute to advancing technology?

Rod Downey, Professor of Mathematics and 2018 Rutherford Medal winner, chronicles the story of Logic, beginning with the ancient Greeks, then onwards to some of the deepest and most important issues of modern mathematics and computing – what can we compute and what can’t we compute and why? For instance, ‘NP-complete problems’ can be solved in theory, but are deemed intractable because we actually think solving them would take longer than the life of the universe. On the other hand, there is no (mathematical) proof of this belief – yet. As one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems set by the Clay Mathematics Institute, finding a proof, could earn you $US one million dollars. Rod has developed an approach that shows this intractability can be sidestepped in many practical problems. Does this have an effect on society? How close are we to understanding intractability in practice?

When and Where

6pm – 7pm
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Centennial Theatre
Auckland Grammar School
55 Mountain View Round
Auckland Central

How Much

Free but register to guarantee seat

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Information and Registration

How to Develop Skills for Alexa – Auckland – 13 February 2019

What


Anybody can create an Alexa skill! No coding knowledge required!
Concepts and Terms relating to Alexa Skills
What could you do with Alexa?
Creating a skill

What the Amazon Alexa Meetup is about

This is a group for folk interested in voice controlled smart home or industrial automation. Amazon “Alexa” devices are now available in New Zealand. Alexa is easy to mould to your own purposes by creating your own Alexa skills. Come along to see what is possible and to share knowledge. This technology has been around since November 2014 and is very mature.

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019

Amazon Web Services Office
139 Pakenham St West
Viaduct Basin
Auckland CBD

How Much

Free

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Webpage for the Feb 14th Meetup
Auckland Amazon Alexa Meetup Group


Agile Auckland: Happy Birthday Agile Manifesto! – Auckland – 13 February 2019

What

The Agile Manifesto is turning 18 this month! Now that the Manifesto is entering “adulthood”, what are the next steps?

Come and join us to reflect on the past, investigate the present and look into the future of the agile movement. This will be an interactive session so come with open mind and be ready to share your ideas. And no birthday party would be complete without a cake, so hope you can join in the fun!

This event is co-organised by 3 meetups: Agile Auckland, Business Agility New Zealand (BANZ) and Auckland Agile Coaching. You don’t need to sign up to all the 3 events, just pick one and come join us.

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday 13 February 2019

GridAKL / John Lysaght
101 Pakenham St West
Viaduct Basin
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Happy Birthday Agile Manifesto Meetup
Agile Auckland Meetup

DevOps Talks Conference – Auckland – 26-27 March 2019

What

DevOps Talks Conference (DOTC) brings together DevOps leaders, engineers and architects who are implementing DevOps principles and practices in Start Ups and in Leading Enterprise companies. They run technical and cultural DevOps complex transformation for large and medium organizations.

In today’s competitive IT industry, companies have to enable themselves to deliver products and services to their customers faster than their competition, or risk losing market share. The rise in prominence of Agile delivery practices is helping companies collaborate and deliver more effectively. The maturity of DevOps practices is an essential ingredient to speed up time to production for each feature, idea and/or market test. DevOps is the engine of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment but it requires significant changes in culture and personal attitude.

When and Where

9am – 5pm Tuesday 26 March 2019
9am – 5pm Wednesday 27 March 2019
9am – 5pm Thursday 28 March 2019 – DevOps Leadership Workshop

Grand Millennium Auckland
71 Mayoral Drive
Corner Vincent St
Auckland CBD

How Much

3 Day Registration $825 ( Sale ends 26 Feb )
2 Day Registration $825 ( Sales end 21 March )

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DevOps Talks Conference 2019 Website

LockSport Auckland, Februrary Meetup – Auckland – 20 February 2019

What

Interested in learning lock picking for fun? That’s what we do!

Have you ever been interested in how locks work? Been involved in locksmithing? Do you want to learn a cool hobby that will impress your friends? If you answered yes to any of the above, then locksport is for you!

Whether a beginner, novice or experienced professional, you have a place in LockSport Auckland. We area a social group dedicated to the hobby of locks,


When and Where

Tabac Bar,
6 Mills Lane,
Auckland CBD

7pm – 10pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019

How Much

Free

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LockSport Auckland Meetup Group
LockSport Auckland February Meetup

Working Together to Build a Better Copyright Act – Auckland – 11 February 2019

What

Copyright feels complex and hard–but policy isn’t that different from something most of us do regularly–software requirements gathering. So let’s gather some requirements for the Copyright Act review. What’s important to you? What would make your life easier–or harder? Where are the pain points for you right now?

Let’s work together so that we can all write strong submissions that will help MBIE understand what a fit-for-purpose copyright law looks like in 2019. We’ll have drinks, nibbles, and a highly interactive workshop–where we can help each other define what we want from copyright law and we can all work together to develop effective submissions.

We encourage you to read through the Issues Paper ahead of the workshop, but don’t worry if you haven’t! We will review the paper and collaborate to identify the most important areas for each of us across our various sectors.

About Tohatoha

Tohatoha is a non-profit organisation that helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others. Sometimes creators and other copyright holders want the public to be able to reuse their works but are unable to allow reuse easily and legally given the works’ “All Rights Reserved” copyright status. Creative Commons licences enable copyright holders to allow reuse of their works by giving everyone a range of permissions in advance. Using a clear and robust Creative Commons licences, you can choose the kinds of permissions to grant over your work. Individuals, institutions, artists, scientists and public agencies around the world are now declaring “Some Rights Reserved” with Creative Commons licences. People who use Creative Commons licences are contributing to the Commons, that global pool of reusable works, and are helping to create a culture of sharing, reuse and innovation.

When and Where

Monday 11 February 2019
5:30pm – 8pm

Room 608,
WG Building,
AUT City Campus,
2 Governor Fitzroy Place,
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Registration for Copyright Discussion event
Tohatoha NZ

Codemania – Auckland – 15 – 17 May 2019

What

Now in its eighth year, Codemania is Auckland’s premier conference for software developers, with fantastic speakers from New Zealand and around the world. Join us on Wednesday May 15th, 2019 at the luxurious Cordis Hotel for a full day of information and inspiration from software practitioners at the top of their game.

If one day is not enough for you, you can also join our world-class speakers and an exclusive gathering of your Codemania friends for two further days after the conference. Codemania Conversations returns to the Waitakere Estate, deep in the heart of one of Auckland’s most picturesque bush settings. This two-day unconference is an opportunity for you to create your own agenda, and spend quality time with our speakers.

When and Where

Codemania

Wednesday 15 May 2019
9am – 5pm

The Cordis Hotel,
83 Symonds Street,
Auckland

Codemania Conversations

9am Thursday 16 May 2019 –
6pm Friday 17 May 2019

573 Scenic Dr,
Waiatarua,
Auckland

How Much

Earlybird Pricing (ends 3rd March 2019)
Conference $450
Conversations $700
Conference + Conversations $950

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Codemania Website

Hack and Learn 2.0 – Auckland – 5 February 2019

What

Hack And Learn is an InfoSec Meetup group with an emphasis on practical learning for IT Security Professionals and Enthusiasts.

Each meetup will host a series of vulnerable computers/applications in a secure network. Attendees are invited to bring their laptops and participate in a Capture The Flag style walkthrough. Observers are welcome too. Hacks will be demonstrated and discussed within the group.

When and Where

Workday
Level 2
152 Fenshaw St
Auckland CBD

6pm – 9pm
Tuesday 5 February 2019

How Much

Free

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Hack and Learn 2.0 , February 5th
Hack and Learn Meetup Group