WordCamp Auckland 2019 – Auckland – 2 November 2019

What

WordCamp is a collection of global conferences to celebrate and share experiences of the many facets that make up the WordPress ecosystem. From development, design and business ownership – to topics on mental health and dealing with imposter syndrome, WordCamp covers so many different aspects of work and life, you’re definitely in for a surprise.

Being hyper-local, you’ll meet attendees from all around Auckland, New Zealand and even some from Australia – the connections you make here continue over years and lifetimes.

When and Where

Saturday, Sunday 2-3 November 2019
8:45am – ~5pm

GridAKL – The innovation precinct
Lysaght Building
101 Pakenham Street West
Aucklan

How Much

Standard Ticket $60
Community Sponsors $150

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Wordcamp Auckland 2019 Website

Refactor: Auckland – Auckland- 4 September 2019

Refactor R logo

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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Event Webpage for Refactor Auckland September 2019

security.ac.nz Security training – Wellington – 24-25 August 2019

What

You are invited to join us at security.ac.nz this August for a mid-trimester break weekend to learn all about security and hacking.

You! Anyone who is learning about software, and wants to learn about how to make software secure… with a dose of “how to hack” thrown in.

To clarify: The two days will aim to suit students with a 100-level knowledge of software development. However, you’re still welcome if you’re not a University student… anyone interested in security should come!

Two days of training in the art of securing the web… covering topics like:

  • Learning to hack
  • Capture the Flag
  • Bug Bounty
  • Threats & Trust
  • Secure the Cloud
  • Secure Development
  • Web Security
  • Cyber Security Careers

When and Where

Saturday & Sunday
24 & 25 August
10am – 6pm

Victoria University of Wellington
Kelburn Campus
Wellington

How Much

Free

Spaces are limited, and people are notorious for registering and not attending free events. In the week before the event you’ll have to confirm your registration to keep your place.

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Website for security.ac.nz
Registration for security.ac.nz

WITcon 2019 – Wellington – 21 August 2019

What

VUWWIT (Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech) exists to create a space for women and gender diverse voices in STEM. We connect students to industry by running networking events and sharing job and internship opportunities. We also organise social events to build our community.

WITcon is a one-day student-led tech conference that brings students and industry together to discuss social and technical topics relating to STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Maths).

This conference was designed to give something to everyone. Anyone working in or around tech will have something to gain from WITcon, whether they are a developer, human resources person, student, tech enthusiast, lecturer, biologist, manager, data scientist, engineer, chemist, gamer, or intern.

WITcon is a great opportunity to hear and learn from interesting speakers and panellists, meet other people in the community, and enjoy a yummy lunch.

Tip: the lunch break and end-of-event drinks are the best time for students to approach industry to discuss available internships and grad roles, and vice versa!

When and Where

9:30am – 3pm
Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Memorial Theatre (SU MT228),
Victoria University of Wellington,
Kelburn,
Wellington

How Much

Earlybird: 1 – 7 July
$5 for students, $40 for industry

Standard: 8 July onwards
$10 for students, $50 for industry

More

WitCon 2019 website
Witcon 2019 Registration

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

What

ABOUT THE TALK:
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.

INTRODUCING OUR AWESOME PRESENTERS:

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.

LOGISTICS

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
Hamilton,

How Much

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

More

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Meetup page for event

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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DevopsDays Auckland 2019
Registration

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Wellington Drupal Meetup and event.