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

More

Intro to Flutter Meetup
Google Development Group Auckland

An Evening with Anthony Powell: Frozen South – Christchurch – 26 February 2019

What

Canterbury Astronomical Society and the University of Canterbury invite you to come and spend and evening with noted photographer Anthony Powell.

Anthony has just spent his tenth winter over in Antarctica. He worked for many years as a telecommunications engineer before becoming a full-time filmmaker and photographer.

He had to design and build a lot of his own camera equipment to withstand the harsh conditions of the deep Antarctic winters adn has made a number of highly acclaimed films of Antarctica. 

He made the international award-winning film “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” and has contributed footage to numerous films, TV shows, and exhibitions. These include National Geographic, Discovery, US Natural History Museum, and the Emmy Award winning BBC series Frozen Planet.

http://frozensouth.weebly.com/

When and Where

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
8pm – 9:30pm

C2 Lecture Theatre
University of Canterbury
20 Kirkwood Avenue
Christchurch

How Much

Admission by ticket only – Tickets are free for this event.

More

Registration and Tickets via Eventbrite
Frozen South Website


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

More

Information and Registration

Dungeons & Comedians: Crawl of the Wild – Christchurch – 22 February 2019

What

After a long rest, Dungeons & Comedians is back and better than ever. Dungeon Master Brendon Bennetts will lead our comedic adventurers out into the wilderness, where they must survive on their wits alone. So, probably someone is going to die.

In Dungeons & Comedians you will see comedians play D&D in front of a live audience. While each adventure is is connected to the others, you can enjoy each one on their own. You can listen to previous episodes on your podcast app by searching ‘Dungeons & Comedians’ or going to dungeonsandcomedians.com

When and Where

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday 22 February 2019

Orange Studios
1063 Ferry Road
Christchurch

How Much

Early bird tickets $15 until sold out
General Admission $20

More

Buy tickets via Eventbright
Dungeons and Comedians Website

PN Software Development Meetup: Five Minute Keynotes – Palmerston North – 28 February 2019

What

A series of rapid fire talks from different presenters on a variety of topics.

What The Palmerston North Software Meetup is about

A group for anyone interested in developing software/web stuff and (more or less) related tech.

We normally meet everything 4th Thursday of the Monday

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, 28 February 2019

Objective
114 The Square
Palmerston North

How Much

Free

More

Five Minute Keynotes
The Palmerston North Software Meetup

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

More

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

More

Happy Birthday Agile Manifesto Meetup
Agile Auckland Meetup

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

More

LockSport Auckland Meetup Group
LockSport Auckland February Meetup

Tech Drinks Miramar – Wellington – 6 February 2019

What

Successful technology eco-systems from Austin to Zurich are as unique as the cities themselves but they all have one thing in common: regular opportunities to catch up with other tech entrepreneurs and like minded folks, usually with a beer in hand.

Come along for a chance to hear about what else is happening out this way, whether you’re part of a local start-up already, you’re thinking about your next move, or you think you might be able to help in some way to further develop our local eco-system. Technology eco-systems are all about networks, not hierarchies, so come help grow that network here in Miramar.

What we’re about

Hack Miramar is group of liked-minded tech industry types who happen to live on the Miramar Peninsula in Wellington, NZ. We organise technology events, advocate for more adoption, education and investment in technology and work hard to be a nuisance.

http://www.hackmiramar.org/

When and Where

5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday 6 February 2019

Park Kitchen,
6 Park Rd,
Miramar,
Wellington

How Much

Free Entry

More

Tech Drinks Miramar February Meetup
Hack Miramar Website
Hack Miramar Meetup Group

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

More

Registration for Copyright Discussion event
Tohatoha NZ