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

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Intro to Flutter Meetup
Google Development Group Auckland

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Testing WordPress before hitting update on production – Wellington – 4 February 2019

What

Jeff Ghazally will speak about testing WordPress before hitting update on production.

This talk will cover ways to update your WordPress install safely using a local testing / staging environment.

Remainder of the time will be left to talk about WP5.0 and Gutenberg and how people are finding it so far

What we’re about

A group for anyone interested in WordPress. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, all welcome.

When and Where

Monday, February 4, 2019
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Biz Dojo
3 Market Lane
Wellington Central

How Much

Free

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Testing WordPress before hitting update on production
Wellington WordPress Meetup

Hack and Learn 2.0 – Auckland – 5 February 2019

What

Hack And Learn is an InfoSec Meetup group with an emphasis on practical learning for IT Security Professionals and Enthusiasts.

Each meetup will host a series of vulnerable computers/applications in a secure network. Attendees are invited to bring their laptops and participate in a Capture The Flag style walkthrough. Observers are welcome too. Hacks will be demonstrated and discussed within the group.

When and Where

Workday
Level 2
152 Fenshaw St
Auckland CBD

6pm – 9pm
Tuesday 5 February 2019

How Much

Free

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Hack and Learn 2.0 , February 5th
Hack and Learn Meetup Group

Hawkes Bay Geeks Guild: Monday Night Games – Napier – 14 January 2019

What

The Hawkes Bay Geeks Guild is a community for likeminded geeks, nerds, otakus and gamers to meet and hang out (online and in the real world).

If you like board games, card games, video games, role play, superhero movies, comic books, anime, sci-fi, fantasy or anything geeky, this is the guild for you!

Sign up to our Facebook group and join in on the discussions

Our most common meet up is a weekly board game night at Dave’s Place. People usually start turning up about 6:30, and we play some smaller games while people arrive (Coup, Love Letter, No Thanks). After that, there are a few tables set up in a couple of rooms and we split up to play longer games, which people may have brought along. We usually end up in a big group at the end of the night and play a group game (2 Rooms and a Boom, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, or Resistance).

When and Where

Monday 14 January 2019
6:30pm – 10pm

Dave’s House
51 Riverbend Road
Napier

How Much

Free

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January 14th Monday Night Games
Hawkes Bay Geeks Guild

The Centre for Space Science Technology: What, When, Where, How, Who? – Wellington – 30 January 2019

What

A talk by Duncan Steel

In this talk I will outline the activities of CSST, which was founded last year in Alexandra as one of the government’s Regional Research Institutes. Fundamentally the role of CSST is to provide expertise in the utilisation of satellite-derived imagery for the good of New Zealand: to plug the gap that exists between the torrent of Earth observation data streaming down from orbit and the potential end-users who are largely unaware of what ‘space can do for them’. Applications include the identification of illegal fishing by vessels in the Antarctic Ocean, the early detection of cyanobacteria blooms in NZ’s thousands of lakes, the mapping of how the country is changing shape under seismic and volcanic shifts, right through to the monitoring of the growth and health of crops ranging from grass to grapes.

About the speaker:

Over the past thirty years Duncan has worked on space projects in the US, UK, Australia, Sweden, Canada and NZ. His research has focussed largely on asteroids, comets and meteors, but he has also been involved in planning missions to Mars and the search for life elsewhere. Additionally he is an expert on the history and astronomical basis of calendars.

Duncan is the author of four books, over 140 research papers, and more than a thousand articles in newspapers and magazines published around the globe. He has appeared in dozens of TV documentaries, and hundreds of radio interviews.

Asteroid 4713 Steel is named for him, as is a lunar-roving robot in one of Arthur C. Clarke’s science-fiction novels.

http://www.duncansteel.com/

Space Enthusiasts & Professionals Meetup (Wellington)

This is for anyone interested in creating a space ecosystem, industry and community in New Zealand in light of a new resurgence of interest in space technologies, capabilities and exploration. The intent is to find like-minded enthusiasts (no space background required!) and professionals interested in making this happen in New Zealand through informal gatherings to share ideas, network and potentially collaborate in space projects.

When and Where

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
5:30pm – 7pm

Level 10
BNZ Partner Center
1 Victoria Street
Wellington

How Much

Free

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Meetup page for the talk by Duncan Steel
Meetup page for the Space Enthusiasts & Professionals Meetup Group
Facebook page for the Space Enthusiasts & Professionals Meetup Group