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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devopsdays Auckland – Auckland – 21 – 22 October 2019

What

Come share, learn, laugh and be encouraged by the many great things happening in the technology sector over two days at the newly refurbished Aotea Centre, located in the heart of Auckland city. DevOpsDays Auckland includes contributors from across the software delivery, QA, security, operations and management spectrum.

Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness is important to us. Free tickets are available for those from minority groups and unwaged/students who do not have funds to attend. Fill out this form to apply for the scholarship.

When and Where

8am – 5pm
Monday, 21 October 2019
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Aotea Centre
Queen Street
Auckland CBD

How Much

Earlybird $249
Standard $299

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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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Doc Edge Festival – Auckland – 30 May to 9 June 2019

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What

Showcasing the most popular and groundbreaking documentaries,
Doc Edge, Australasia’s premier & Academy Award qualifying film festival, returns to Q Theatre celebrating its 14th anniversary.

2019 Programme Summary65 true stories
This year, you will find a variety selections of premium documentaries from world festival favourites to celebrations of whānau and fearless wāhine. Also, there are 8 categories carefully curated by Doc Edge investigations of crime & conspiracy, explorations everyday life & artistic excellence, and much more.

Documentaries and Events or Programme (flipbook).

Doc Edge 2019 goes live with remarkable programme of 65 films. Mindfood. May 8, 2019.
20 Documentaries you cannot miss at the 14th Documentary Edge Festival: Part 1 and Part 2.

Doc Edge Exhibition
The third Doc Edge Exhibition features a selection of fourteen international experiences covering VR, AR and installations, as well as digital interactive projects.

When and Where

30 May 2019 – 9 June 2019

Q Theatre remains the heart of the Doc Edge Festival.
Additional screenings, exhibitions and industry events will be held at the Auckland Art Gallery and the Ellen Melville Centre.

Doc Edge Exhibition
4 – 7 June 2019
9am – 5pm
Ellen Melville Centre,
2 Freyberg Pl, Auckland.

How Much

Ticket prices and information: Range from free to $250 (Binge Viewing Pass). Full price ticket: $18. Weekday special $12.

Documentaries and Events.

Doc Edge Exhibition is free and open to public.

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Doc Edge Festival 2019 is also on twitter @DocEdge , facebook and instagram.

Chromacon 2019 – Auckland – 1-2 June 2019

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What

Chromacon 2019 – New Zealand Indie Arts Festival

Chromacon is a non-profit biennial indie arts festival based in Auckland, New Zealand that celebrates the coming together of creativity, artistic excellence and community.

Chromacon connects all New Zealanders with a group of highly talented multi-disciplinary independent creators working across an ever-expanding range of mediums including illustration, comics, concept art, sculpture/ designer toys, animation, tabletop/ video games, and more!

You will find original artwork and creative projects from independent creators of different media, styles, and genres at Chromacon. You will also be able to purchase self-published work or even one-off originals directly from the creatives themselves.

The intimate nature of the event offers you the chance to meet and connect with creatives you may already admire or others creating new and exciting work that you weren’t aware of.

Furthermore, we will be hosting live events, drawing/painting demos, and artist talks/ panels on a variety of subjects throughout the weekend.

We invite everyone with an interest in art, in particular storytelling in visual and interactive mediums to come join us for a celebration of Kiwi creativity. Whether you’re a fledgling artist yourself or simply curious about the amazing original work created by independent creators right here in New Zealand, everyone’s welcome!

This year we’ve almost doubled in size and will be showcasing close to 200 creators and taking over all floors of our venue – the newly refurbished Aotea Centre.

Chromacon 2019 will feature:

  • Exhibitors: 120+ NZ & international illustrators, comic artists, designers, animators, sculptors, game developers and more personally showcasing their work to the public.
  • Live Art: live drawing, painting demonstrations and hands-on creative activties
  • Public artist talks and discussion panels.
  • Games and interactive activities.
  • Lots of other cool activities!
  • CHROMA ART AWARDS 2019:
  • CHROMA CONNECT 2019: a creative summit featuring industry talks/ panels and masterclasses aimed at professional development, to take place the following weekend (8-9 June) in Wellington in partnership with Massey University and Weta Workshop.

Chromacon 2019  will take place over the weekend of 1 – 2 June 2019 – Completely FREE for public entry. Once again, we’re partnering up with Auckland Live to bring Chromacon to Aotea Centre at the heart of Auckland City.

Watch the Chromacon 2019 Festival trailer.

When and Where

1 – 2 June 2019
10 AM – 5PM

Aotea Centre, Auckland.

How Much

Free public entry.

Kickstarter to support Chromacon 2019 to remain free and receive exclusive Art Book, Enamel Pin, T-Shirt, Limited Edition Prints, Original Art & more! Closes 24 May 2019.

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Chromacon 2019 website and kickstarter has more information about the festival.

Chromacon 2019 is also on Facebook, Facebook event, Twitter @Chromacon, and Instagram.  

As we are a non-profit, grassroots event – please help us spread the news and invite all art lovers to come along!

JuniorDev Auckland: Accessibility and Gaming – Auckland – 29 May 2019

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What

So after far too long we are finally ready for our exciting next installment. Please come and join us for another 2 exciting speakers. Heidi will be taking us through the foundations of UI Accessibility and Rob will be taking us through the journey to making a game engine.

Schedule

5.45 – 6.15: Networking and pizza
6.15 – 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors
6.20 – 6.40: Heidi
6.50 – 7.10: Rob
7.10 – 7.30: Q&A
7.30 – 7.45: Networking

About JuniorDev Auckland

Are you a Junior Developer or newbie in the Tech industry? Are you excited to be starting your career and want to celebrate your accomplishments with others? Maybe you sometimes feel anxious about work or question your own abilities? You are not alone!

JuniorDev Community is a home for all things JuniorDev, where we will connect you with not only your peers, but also industry experts, and experienced developers. We’ll have people share their stories, their failures, and there will be plenty of fun times!

We’ll be hosting regular meetups in all sorts of formats: lightning talks, social networking, and technical workshops.

When and Where

Wednesday 29 May 2019
5:45pm – 7:45pm

Rewired: Powered by Xero
Level 2 which is reachable via the lifts at the front entrance
96 St Georges Bay Rd
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Accessibility and Gaming Meetup event
JuniorDev Auckland Meetup Group

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back showing with NZSO – Auckland – 5 May 2019

What

Film with live Orchestra
Presented by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert comes to New Zealand in 2019! This classic film will be accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, bringing John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score to life. Don’t miss this exciting combination of a cinematic classic performed with live orchestra.

“You must feel the Force around you…”

The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force.

Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation– and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader– await.

After the phenomenal success of Star Wars: A New Hope, director Irvin Kershner took over from George Lucas and delivered what many believe is the best of the Star Wars films. John Williams again composed the score, creating a soundtrack that built on the music from Star Wars: A New Hope and expanded it to fit the universe around it.

When and Where

Sunday, 5 May 2019
4pm – ~6:30pm (run time approx 149 minutes)

Spark Arena
Parnell
Aucklan

How Much

$95 each + $8 handling fee

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert on the NZSO website
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DockerCon (USA) 2019 Debrief & Download – Auckland – 9 May 2019

What

DockerCon is Docker’s annual conference. This conference is usually when Docker lays out it’s strategy and roadmap and announces new products, services, alliances and solutions.

This year it is being held April 29 – May 2nd. Neil Cresswell, CEO of Portainer & CTO of Emerging Technology Partners will be attending DockerCon.

Neil will give us a download and debrief from DockerCon.

About Docker Auckland Meetup

Learn, Collaborate & Dockerize! Meet other developers and ops engineers in your community that are using and learning about Docker. Docker is an open platform that helps you build, ship and run applications anytime and anywhere. Developers use Docker to modify code and to streamline application development, while operations gain support to quickly and flexibly respond to their changing needs. Docker ensures agility, portability and control for all your distributed apps.

When and Where

Thursday, May 9 2019
6pm – 7:30pm

Event Space
GridAKL / John Lysaght
101 Pakenham St West
Viaduct Basin
Auckland

Please note that the date of our may change due to venue availability, but we’ll update everyone ASAP. Thanks

How Much

Free

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Docker Auckland Meetup Group

Full Stack Serverless: DevOps lessons from 2 years in production – Auckland – 23 April 2019

What

Our presenter is Steve Hogg, an AWS Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer. In the dark ages, he babysat Web Hosting servers running LAMP stacks, and now he’s passionate about the advantages Serverless, Event-driven architectures bring.

E will share with us “Full Stack Serverless: DevOps lessons from 2 years in production”

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

DevOps Auckland Meetup

We’re all about DevOps (whatever that may mean to you), and come from a variety of backgrounds: software development, operations, management, research, hardware, ???. Anyone is welcome to join, if you’re just starting out work, still studying, or an industry veteran. DevOps concepts aren’t restrictive, so feel free to surprise us by connecting it to something new.

We’ll have regular meetings in Auckland, either with a presentation, or a discussion topic.

When and Where

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Xero
96 St Georges Bay Road
Parnell
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Full Stack Serverless Meetup
DevOps Auckland Meetup Group

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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‘Is your Career code compliant?’ Event
Future of Work New Zealand Meetup Group