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
GovCMS 2.0 – Thom Toogood & The 100% Open Source Stack
This is a special, opportunistic meetup arranged at short notice, hosted at Xequals new offices and event space on Cuba St. It is directly relevant to all Drupal stakeholders in Wellington who have anything at all to do with Government & Drupal. For those of you who didn’t know, GovCMS is the open source Drupal distribution which is now the standarised web platform for the Australian Government.
Toogood, an NZer who has been central to the project, is coming to
Wellington and wants to present to us on this example of government
innovation using opensource, with big implications for the Australasian
Highly recommended for anyone who works on New
Zealand or Australian Government websites, or is involved in digital
infrastructure and strategy.
Thom Toogood, Platform Architect (amazee.io) & Toby Bellwood, Technical Lead (GovCMS) will provide an overview of the new platform and how GovCMS sites are developed, tested, deployed and hosted on it.
Xequals will provide food & beverage for all attendees. If you have any special dietary requirements, please email [masked]
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.
All around the world user groups and communities want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing!
On April 27, 2019, all communities will come together once again in the sixth great Global Azure Bootcamp event! Each user group will organize their own one day deep dive class on Azure the way they see fit and how it works for their members. The result is that thousands of people get to learn about Azure and join together online under the social hashtag #GlobalAzure!
There are two venues listed for Wellington, each with its own organiser and meetup. It is possible there may be other New Zealand locations announced after this post. Globtal Azure Bootcamp events can be filtered by country and/or searched.
Thomas will talk about the PostgreSQL project’s origins, open source culture, and some specific features he really likes. Thomas is a member of EnterpriseDB’s database server team and has made a number of contributions to PostgreSQL.
Tom Eastman — Secateur
Tom is using Python and open source tools to interface with the Twitter API with the goal of equalizing the battleground trashfire of harassment that Twitter so easily becomes. Help him work out how to turn it into a tool that other people can use, and that is affordable to host
When and Where
6pm Tuesday, 16th April 2019.
Catalyst IT Level 3, Catalyst House, 150 Willis Street, Wellington
We know a lot about the plants we grow but what’s hiding in between the roots and stems? Help us uncover the garden’s secrets.
This 24-hour Bioblitz offers the opportunity for children and families to look into the diversity of plants and animals that live at the Wellington Botanic Garden. Scientists from around the country, Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden and individual volunteers will help analyse the secrets of the garden. The results of the Bioblitz will be made publicly available.
We’re in a race to snapshot as many
different species in the Botanic Garden as we can within 24-hours. As a
super science sleuth, you’ll use iNaturalist,
the latest mobile phone technology so that you can make solo
discoveries. If you prefer to work in a team, our field trips will give
you the upper hand with an expert leading the pack.
Join our special 150th anniversary BioBlitz and help us discover what’s really living and growing in the garden in 2019.
Free. Bookings are required for free guided walks. Book your spot on a FREE tour by clicking on the guided walk links in the public programme above. You may participate in the Bioblitz without joining the walks.
You need to have a smartphone with camera and ability to upload photos and information using the iNaturalist app.
Bioblitz Guided Walk: Titiwai – New Zealand’s Glow Worm
This is the only walk sold out when this page was created. A guided walk called “Glow in the dark titiwai tours – New Zealand glow worms” is also by Wellington’s Botanic Gardens on other Fridays. $6 per person and Free for children under 12. Eventfinda event with dates and tickets.
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.
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.
The role of digital platforms in helping students achieve skills and qualifications that are industry relevant.
Join us and be part of a conversation around how; the gap between education and employment leads to a gap between employee and employer expectations.
Emerging digital technologies such as smart classrooms and online tools look to ensure scale and deeper outreach to integrate education and skill based programmes.
Looking ahead, how can we ensure education and essential skills are integrated using relevant technologies and key stakeholders to maximise and sustain our future economies of scale
We’ll seed the conversation with presentation from Senthil Perumal of YouthHub about the recent launch of the Accelerator youth training programme at The Warehouse and how technology will play a significant role in scaling this. Then we go to the floor to chat about the role of technology in addressing challenges such as:
Is the scale of the youth-unemployment problem in New Zealand a result of lack of jobs, lack of skills, or lack of coordination? What are the obstacles that youth face on their journey from education to employment?
Which groups of youth and employers in New Zealand are struggling the most, and what’s the role of the private sector, education and tools in combating this ? What can be done to address the problem?
When and Where
4pm – 5pm Wednesday 3 April 2019 Arrive early for a 4pm sharp start!