SOFIA Open Day – Christchurch – 20 July 2019

What

NASA’s aircraft SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is in Christchurch and is offering you one chance to tour., between 11am and 3pm on Saturday July 20. The last boarding time is 2:30pm.

When and Where

Saturday, 20 July 2019
11am – 3pm

Across the road from International Antarctic Centre
41 Orchard Road
Christchurch, Canterbury

How Much

Free

More

Registration and Terms and Conditions
Information on the SOFIA aircraft

ExpertTalks Wellington: Kubernetes 101 – Wellington – 19 June 2019

What

This is our first talk kicking off ExpertTalks Wellington

Introduction to Equal Experts and Expert Talks

Kubernetes 101

What is it and why do we need it? In this talk, I will cover a brief history of docker and container management. I will also go through some basic usage and pitfalls of using something like Kubernetes.

SPEAKER
Adrian Ng, Equal Experts

Food and drink will be provided – we look forward to seeing you there.

When and Where

Wednesday , June 19 2019
6pm – 8pm

Location TBD

How Much

Free

More

ExpertTalks Wellington: Kubernetes 101
ExpertTalks Wellington Meetup Group

Ansible June Meetup and what BNZ is up to – Wellington – 1 July 2019

What

Hi Ansible NZ Community,

Have a thing for automation?
Maybe you’re really into Ansible?
Perhaps you’re a little into both?

If you answered yes to any of these, or even if you didn’t but are open to new horizons, how about spending an hour with us to see/hear about what others are doing with Ansible and automation?

The Agenda is:

  • 11.30 am visitor registration.
  • 12.00 pm presentations begin.
  1. Introduction and presentation by Michael Calizo about the Ansible product roadmap.
  2. Presentation by Joseph Tejal about customer x automation journey.
  3. Presentation by BNZ about what they’re doing with Ansible.
  • 12.45 pm networking.
  • 1.00 pm close.

Capacity is limited, remember to RSVP early to confirm your seat. We look forward to seeing you there!

When and Where

Monday 1 July 2019
11:30am – 1pm

Ground Floor
96 The Terrace
Wellington

How Much

Free

More

Ansible Meetup and What the BNZ is up to
Ansible New Zealand Meetup Group

The World of Agile – Wellington – 6 June 2019

Agile

What

Female Fuel’d: Tech Talks June meetup all about the world of agile and how you can apply it in your current role!

In this interactive session, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with Charlotte Hinton, Agile coach extraordinaire, on any questions you have about agile/scrum and all things in-between. Whether you are a newbie to this way of working, perhaps exploring wanting to work in this space or whether you want to explore a few different challenges you are having in this space, bring your questions along for us to work through them on the night.

We’ll finish the session with an opportunity for networking.

All welcome, you don’t need to be currently working in tech or to identify as female to participate.

Hello, meet Charlotte

Charlotte is an Agile Coach. Her passion is to encourage teams wanting to explore different ways of working, workload transparency, identifying bottlenecks before they arise and have the team really focused on continuously improving how they work together to deliver amazing things.

The experiments Charlotte brings to a team could be a mashup of a few different approaches from agile, scrum, lean, kanban, design thinking to design sprints, depending on where the team are in their transformation and what they are wanting to achieve. Charlotte is also one of the organisers for Agile Welly, a Wellington based meetup for people to learn more about agile and the various disciplines, skills and challenges involved.

When and Where

Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Flux Federation
86 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

How Much

Free. Please RSVP here.

More

Female Fuel’d: Tech Talks – Wellington Meetup – June 2019 event: World of Agile.
Agile Welly Meetup.
Credit for Image: Leveraging Agile Principles in Non-Software Product Development – Part Two.

Demos of Drupal Distributions – Wellington – 4 June 2019

Wellington Drupal Meetup

What

“Out of the box” is used a lot in CMS solution world. But what does that really when looking at Drupal? How many boxes are there, and what comes out of them?!?

A strongly recommended meetup for anyone who is evaluating the strengths of Drupal and what the different flavours of it look like.

In this meetup we’ll be exploring what can Drupal distributions can do. How many of them are there? What are some good use cases that these solutions can be matched to?

For example, did you know Drupal has a distribution for each one of the following?

  • Social media community
  • Government website framework
  • Online publishing for large publisher needs
  • DAM (Digital Asset Management)
  • API aggregation / containerisation
  • Events management
  • Knowledge base
  • Profile management
  • AND TONNES MORE!

We’ll be answering these questions and more at the next Drupal meetup – with live demos wherever possible.

Gold and Cathy will lead us on content and discussion around this powerful solutions landscape as we explore what the various flavors of Drupal ‘can really do out of the box’.

SPONSORS:

REFRESHMENTS and ORGANISATION provided by Xequals (in the form of beer, pizza, and cat herding!). Thanks Xequals!

VENUE is provided by Catalyst IT. Thanks Catalyst!

When and Where

Tuesday, 4 June 2019.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Catalyst IT
Level 3, Catalyst House,
150 Willis Street, Wellington

Turn up before 6 which is when the doors lock or txt/phone the number on the door to be let in by a Catalyst person,

How Much

Free. Please RSVP here and email organisers if you have dietary requriements.

More

Wellington Drupal Meetup and event.

Chromacon 2019 – Auckland – 1-2 June 2019

Chromacon 2019 logo

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.

More

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

Junior Dev Meetup Logo

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

Ctl Alt Delete: Vintage Computers from the National Library Collection – Wellington – 20-25 May 2019

What

Do you remember the supreme usability of the square mouse, the clean beige lines of the Apple Classic II, the Apple Lisa and the Macintosh? Remember the slick sophistication of the clear covetable big bootied iMac and the portable lightweight Powerbook 150, and what about the extreme versatility of the SuperDrive Floppy?

Get your nerd on and revisit some old friends this Techweek19 (20 – 26 May) at the National Library.  Cast your eagle eyes over a rare selection of our vintage computers which are still used to store, transfer and read early ‘born digital’ material.  

We will also be holding two presentations;

Thursday 23 May, 12pm – 12.30pm – For all the Macs I’ve loved before

 Thursday 23 May, 12.30pm – 1pm – Navigating the Complex World of ‘Born Digital’ collecting and preservation

When and Where

Monday 20 May – Saturday 25 May 2019
9am – 5pm ( 9am – 1pm on Saturday)

Te Ahumairangi Foyer
National Library
70 Molesworth St
Thorndon
Wellington

How Much

Free

More

Event on the Techweek 2019 Website

Agile Hamilton: Rapid Learning Cycles – Hamilton – 2 May 2019

What

Learn how Chief Architect, Andrew Scothern at Gallaghers uses rapid learning cycles to tackle high uncertainty software projects.

What are Rapid learning cycles?

A framework to empower innovators to suceed. It is a framework that is proven to accelerate innovation, prevent launch delays and ensure that great ideas are well-executed.

The Rapid Learning Cycles framework is a synthesis of Agile software practices that is tailored for physical products that must be produced at volume.

When and Where

6pm – 8pm
Thursday, 2 May 2019

The Long Room
Wintech
Tristram St
Hamilton

Please enter the Wintec City campus through Gate 1 – as an attendee, you may park for free in the Wintec carpark building. The Long Room is located in Wintec House, just opposite the carpark and next to The Atrium.

How Much

Free

More

Rapid Learning Cycles Event Meetup Page
Agile Hamilton Meetup Group

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

More

DockerCon Debrief and Download Meeting
Docker Auckland Meetup Group