Agile Hamilton: Thrive on Change – Hamilton – 25 July 2019


Change management is about paying specific attention to, valuing, and actively addressing the people side of the change. This includes understanding the change, what’s driving it, who’s involved, who’s impacted and how, and the “what’s in it for me” (WIIFM) for different stakeholders.

In this lunchtime talk, Zhi Lee will share his journey about how he learnt the importance of change management, and provide some examples of how you could adopt a change led approach, to make people feel supported and awesome. Katherine Rive will share key success factors for realising and embedding true change, and her experiences ‘at the coal-face’ of change.


Zhi Lee is the founder of Teamworx, a group of coaches who approach change from 3 perspectives – Ways of Working, Product Agility, and Change Management. He is an Enterprise Agile Coach with Delivery management experience having previously built up the Development team at Bauer Media, and looking after the Delivery Team at Trade Me Property. Zhi’s most recent role was Scrum Master Chapter Lead at Mercury Energy. Zhi has worked with clients across the digital, logistics, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, and retail industries.

As a change consultant with Teamworx, Katherine Rive applies a change lens to support teams bringing about fundamental changes to the way they work. Katherine has worked on a range of change initiatives from system implementations to strategic business transformation programmes involving policy, governance, service delivery, process, role and technology change. Katherine previously held the role of Change Portfolio Manager at the University of Auckland, and has since worked with clients across the health, utilities and insurance sectors.


Ticket cost is: $20. Please RSVP on this site and purchase your tickets via EventBrite. Here’s the link to the EventBrite page:

When and Where

Thursday 25 July 2019
12pm – 1:30pm

Gothenburg Restaurant (Function Room)
17 Grantham Street

How Much

Ticket cost is: $20. Please RSVP on Meetup and purchase your tickets via EventBrite.


Eventbrite Page to buy tickets
Meetup page for event

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


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
Tristram St

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



Rapid Learning Cycles Event Meetup Page
Agile Hamilton Meetup Group

Model Railway Exhibition – Te Awamutu – 27-28 April 2019


Hamilton Model Railroaders Te Awamutu model railway exhibition. With a variety of tracks and layouts, in different scales and with different themes. Includes trade stands and operating layouts.

An ideal day out for all adults and children. Come along and have a look

When and Where

10am – 4pm (both days)
Saturday 27 April & Sunday 28 April 2019
Last entry is at 3pm

Te Awamutu Events Centre,
Cnr Mahoe St and Selwyn Ln,
Te Awamutu,
Waipa, Waikato

How Much

Adults: $6
Children under 16: $3
Family (2 adults & up to 6 children): $15

Door sales only, Eftpos available


Model Railroad Exhibition page of Hamilton Model Railroaders website
Hamilton Model Railroaders on Facebook

Koordinates 2019 Roadshow – Hamilton – 5 March 2019

Koordinates Logo


Koordinates is going on the road! We’re travelling Aotearoa New Zealand to host events, meet data users, and demo-ing the Koordinates platform

This year, our theme is ‘The Next Ten Years of Geospatial Data,’ with a special focus on better open data, smoother data supply chains, and simpler data collaboration.

This theme dovetails with some of the work we’re doing here at Koordinates. Our platform is already a key resource for Aotearoa New Zealand’s data users. Our customers include some of the most successful data projects in the world, including the LINZ Data Service and the InternetNZ Broadband Map.

Now, we’re expanding our product to solve some of the most intractable problems in geospatial data management, distribution, and collaboration.

Come along for a lively discussion, detailed demonstration, and quick Q&A with the Koordinates team—and stick around afterwards for drinks and nibbles.

When and Where

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm NZDT

Wintec House, Wintec,
Angelsea Street,
Hamilton 3024

How Much

Free. Reserve seat here.


Organised by Koordinates. Twitter @koordinates and facebook.
Announcing the Koordinates 2019 Roadshow.
Eventbrite event.

Board Games by the Bay – Hamilton 23 -24 February 2019


Board Games By The Bay (BGBTB) is a series of epic tabletop gaming events run each year in New Zealand. Since 2011, these weekend events have brought together the community to learn and play modern board, card and dice games in a friendly, social environment.

These events bring together enthusiasts and players new to the scene in a relaxed, fun environment.  Participants enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones, trying out different games or relaxing with familiar ones, and entering the free competitions. Numbers are growing with each event, and we’re expecting to fill our venues to the brim in 2018.  It’s always great to see so many old friends and newcomers, experienced gamers and families showing up, and we’re looking forward to seeing YOU this time around.

There will be a library stocked with all kinds of games for you to try, and many people bring their own games and invite others to join them.  You are most welcome to bring your own games along.  We have a team of great volunteers (our friendly RedShirts) who are experts at teaching a wide variety of games to new players.

When and Where

10am – 10pm Saturday 23 February 2019
10am – 6pm Sunday 24 February 2019

Hamilton Bridge Club
20 Richmond St

How Much

Pre-Registration Prices

One Day Pass $13
Weekend Pass $24
Annual Pass (all events in 2019) $68

Door Price

One Day Pass $15
Weekend Pass $30


Board Games by The Bay Website
Registration for the February Hamilton Event

/dev/talk: Insight into Event Patterns – Hamilton – 27 November 2018

/dev/talk Hamilton meetup on events.


I’ll be taking us on a deep dive into event driven code, exploring different event patterns and real world implementation challenges. I’ll be talking about the two different types of events – domain events (user actions) and operational events (logs). I’ll discuss some patterns for thinking about event streams, e.g. coalesce, throttle / debounce, grouping by time, count, moving windows of events, projecting.

This is an open event, questions are welcome any time.

This event will be recorded.

As usual pizza and beer afterwards and a big thanks to our sponsors Company-X and Soda.

When and Where

27 November 2018
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WINTEC, Hamilton.
How to find us: Events room 2 in the Gallagher hub (top of the hill in Wintec)

How Much

Free. Please RSVP here.


Insight into Event Patterns Meetup event.

/dev/talk Hamilton meetup.

Youtube channel of past talks.


IoT Waikato Tech meetup – Hamilton – 23 October 2018

IOT Waikato meetup October 2018


The IoT Waikato Tech meetup is a group for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in developing the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technology in the Waikato.

An opportunity to get together, share, collaborate, contribute and co-create, or just come along and find out what is happening with the IoT and other digital technology and what it means or could mean for the Waikato.

The October Meetup will include the AgritechNZ Roadshow with the evening commencing with nibbles and networking from 5pm whilst attendees browse exhibitor stands before formalities kick off at 5.45pm.

If you are interested in exhibiting please get in touch.

Speakers for the evening include –

BlockBit Technology Solutions

BlockBit focuses on solving the problems that undermine trust in today’s business transactions through connected, secure, trusted, traceable emerging technology solutions.

They service a number of industries including Agritech.

For more information visit

Pepper Creative

By combining business analysis, technology and creativity Pepper delivers innovative solutions that move you from the now and into the future.

In the Agritech space, and other sectors, Pepper is using Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions for advanced scenario-based industry training and real-time maintenance solutions

For more information visit

Agritech NZ

Launched in 2018, Agritech New Zealand connects innovators, investors, regulators, researchers and interested public and promotes opportunities and challenges raised by agritech.

We will hear about –

  • New Zealand becoming the first ‘Country Partner’ of Farm2050, the global collective of major venture capital firms and international agribusinesses seeking investment into, and partnerships with, disruptive New Zealand agritech businesses.
  • New Zealand signing a major strategic partnership with Western Growers, the largest network of fresh produce farmers & growers in North America. Can you leverage this unique market opportunity for your tech?
  • Participating in evokeAG, the Trans-Tasman agritech conference, taking place in Melbourne, 19-20 February 2019. Are you ready to export to the Australian market?
  • Connecting with major NZ Tech Alliance members including the IoT Alliance, the AI Forum, BioTechNZ, and FintechNZ
  • The opportunity to join working groups and workshops designed to focus on some of the major issues affecting the country’s primary sector and technology’s role in addressing them.
  • Meeting and engaging with other key stakeholders in New Zealand’s emerging agritech space

For more information visit

Callaghan Innovation

As New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation activates innovation and helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

Hear how you can engage with Callaghan Innovation to support your research & development capability.

For more information visit

To stay in the loop regarding future Meetups and for more information on Meetups we have held to date join IoT Waikato at

IoT Waikato is a Wintec initiative and is supported by Design Factory NZ, Waikato Innovation Park, Pepper Creative and CultivateIT.

When and Where

23 October 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Atrium – Wintec (Wintec House),
Tristram Street, Hamilton,

How Much

Free. Register here.


Event on Eventbrite or Meetup.


TEDxRuakura 2018 – Hamilton – 2 September 2018


Get ready to be inspired and challenged by local people changing the world around them with their unique ideas, creations and impact activities. In the session breaks get chatting to the equally incredible local attendees around you! Make social and business connections during the day to keep your TEDxRuakura experience going.

The day will be broken into four sessions of roughly 1 hour. Food and drink during the event is included in your General Admission ticket.

VIP ticket holders will receive a voucher to redeem a barista made hot beverage at the start of the event only, from 9:00 am.

On Sunday evening, once the talks are done, an exclusive experience awaits VIP ticket holders at our after party, held at a mystery location in central Hamilton.

When and Where

Sunday 2 September 2018
10am – 5pm

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Knighton Road
Hamilton, Waikato 3216

How Much

General Admission  $95
VIP Admission  $120


TedxRuakura Website


Spark Festival – Hamilton – 6-9 August 2018


Get inspired while you learn, share and connect face-to-face with creative visionaries who hail from the USA, Australia and New Zealand at Spark’s 20th Festival. This week long series of talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances will be held on Wintec’s city campus with other events happening in the heart of Hamilton city.

Speakers will share their knowledge in talks and workshops on everything from being a social influencer, to making it as a freelancer, finding creative people-centred solutions to difficult brand problems, and building collaborative creative and inclusive communities in an increasingly connected world.

Step out from behind your screen and be part of this two-way exchange at these critical, and intimate, conversations. Share knowledge and fuel your curiosity at this week-long, creative experience.

The festival is free to attend and open to all, though there are limited places at each event. For entry, students bring your Wintec ID and for anyone else get your Eventbrite Ticket at no cost here. To sign up for workshops click the register link on the website and find out all you need to know.

When and Where

Monday 6 – Thursday 9 August 2018
8am to 8pm each day

Wintec Campus
Gate 5
Tristram St

How Much



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Agile Hamilton: Data Driven Product Development – Hamilton – 26 July 2018


Interested in Product Development?
Data driven decision making?

Come along to our July event

Introducing our featured talk for our meet up:

Listen to a case study from LICA about the pursuit of embedding a data driven mindset to product development.

Nick Winter and his team at LICA will take us through the theory behind the strategy: Observe, Orientation, Decide and Act.

We will hear an open discussion about the common behaviours and pitfalls that happen when product companies execute on the strategy.
As well as showcasing the tools LICA currently use to make data driven decisions and offer real time and proactive support to both their domestic and international product base.

When and Where

7pm – 9pm
Thursday July 26 2018

The Alumni Room, by Peta Pit
WINTEC Hamilton
Hamilton CBD

How Much



Data Driven Product Development Meetup
Agile Hamilton Meetup Group