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

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DockerCon Debrief and Download Meeting
Docker Auckland Meetup Group

Full Stack Serverless: DevOps lessons from 2 years in production – Auckland – 23 April 2019

What

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.

When and Where

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Xero
96 St Georges Bay Road
Parnell
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Full Stack Serverless Meetup
DevOps Auckland Meetup Group

Is your career code compliant? – Auckland – 17 April 2019

What

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.

Facilitated by:
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.

When and Where

Wednesday 17 April 2019
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Tech Futures Lab
22 McColl St
Newmarket
Auckland

How Much

Free

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‘Is your Career code compliant?’ Event
Future of Work New Zealand Meetup Group

What happened at Google Cloud Next’19 – Auckland – 16 April 2019

What

This is the monthly Google Cloud Auckland meetup and this month we will be focusing on a run through of the announcements and updates from the Google Next’19 annual GCP global conference.

https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf

5:30 – Networking, drink and nibbles
6:00 – Presentations
7:00 – Networking
7:30 – End

About the Google Cloud Meetup
To join like minded souls in exploring and use of the Google Cloud platform.

This is not Google, but architects, developers, data scientists, technologists, business leaders wanting to share experinces and knowledge around Google Cloud.

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday 16 April 2019

The Garage
Ground Floor
Clearpoint House
7 Fenshaw St
Auckland CBD

How Much

Free

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What happened at Google Cloud Next’19
Auckland Google Cloud Meetup Group

EdTechNZ Auckland Meetup: How digital tools can help students achieve industry relevant skills and quals – Auckland – 3 April 2019

What

Details

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!

ATEED
Level 7
167b Victoria St West
Auckland CB

How Much

Free

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Event on Meetup
EdTechNZ Auckland Meetup Group

Azure Technologies for Integration – Auckland – 28 March 2018

What

How to use the multiple technologies that are part of the AIS (Azure Integration Services) to leverage the construction of integration solutions to help our clients/businesses to connect multiple independent systems in simple or complex ways.

Alessandro Moura is an Integration Specialist, Certified Azure, BizTalk, and Mulesoft working with integrations technologies like BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus, Azure Functions, and Mulesoft.

North Shore .NET User Group

We’re about all things Microsoft
Regular tech talks focused on Microsoft Technologies and skills relevant to developers working with Microsoft .NET.

North Shore .NET User Group regularly meets every 3rd or 4th Thursday each month at Massey University Albany Campus.

When and Where

Thursday 28 March 2019
5:45pm – 7:15pm

MBS 2.15 Flexible Learning Room
(used to be called “The Staff Study Centre Lounge”)
Massey University
Albany, North Shore
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Azure Technologies for Integration Evening
North Shore .NET User Group

Auckland Science Fiction Book Club: Neuromancer by William Gibson – Auckland – 9 April 2019

What

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century’s most potent visions of the future.

About the Book Club

This is for all lovers of books – in particular science fiction and fantasy. We’ll meet once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month at a pub so you can have a drink and food if you want to.
We’ll read a variety of books by both male and female authors and try to vary them across different sub-genres eg Dystopian Fiction, Feminist SF, Literary SF, Post-Apocalyptic SF, Short Story Collections, Space Opera, etc.

When and Where

The Culpeper
143-147 Princess Wharf
Auckland CBD

6:30pm – 9pm
Tuesday, 9 April 2019

How Much

Free

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Neuromancer by William Gibson meetup night
Auckland Science Fiction Book Club

Botium – new generation testing – Auckland – 20 March 2019

What

Botium is a suite of open source software components that support chatbot makers in training and quality assurance

Speaker
Pramod Bommisetty is a Sr QA Lead with 14+ years of experience in testing and automation with different tools and platforms. He is keen to learn about cutting edge technologies and improve his testing skills in those areas. Currently testing some AI Digital humans and building some automation tests around it.

About Automated Testing Auckland
We are bringing together a community of automated testing enthusiasts to share new ideas, war stories, best practices, and build a testing culture with each other. Want to share your expert test automation skills? Want to learn more about automated testing? We all share the common goal of delivering high-quality software, faster. Come join us for our casual and friendly discussions on automated testing, continuous integration & delivery, TDD and more!

When and Where

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday 20 March 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand
29 Union St
Auckland CBD

How Much

Free

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Botium meetup on March 20th
Automated Testing Auckland Meetup Group

Intercepting Node.js requests, with express & async await – Christchurch – 28 March 2019

What

This month Natalia will take us through using node.js + express + typescript. In her demo of an api gateway for requesting multiple endpoints and assembling the result, she’ll cover:

  • how to setup a node.js service with express and typescript;
  • how to use javascript promises (async await) to merge the results of multiple requests;
  • how to debug (inspect) outgoing traffic with an http interceptor, using Charles proxy as an example.

As always there’ll be delicious beer from downstairs and great discussions happening afterward.

About CHCH.JS

For those in Christchurch interested in everything JavaScript. Node.js, frameworks, libraries and everything in between. Newbies, battle-hardened veterans, all welcome!

We meet once a month and hold a talk or a workshop on something web or Node.js related.

When and Where

Catalyst It Ltd
Level 1, 284 Kilmore St
Christchurch

7pm – 10pm
Thursday 28 March 2019

How Much

Free

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March Chch.js Meetup Event
CHCH.JS Meetup Group

Open Banking & Event-driven Microservices using Apache Kafka – Auckland – 13 March 2019

What

Details
Event driven architecture in microservices and Open Banking driving APIs and microservices.

Agenda

Meet and greet

Talk 1: What Open Banking is driving with APIs and Microservices
Damian Harvey – Partner at Deloitte NZ https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianharvey

Damian presents on why Open Banking is fuelling the move towards APIs and Microservices in Banking, and what the future may look like in an Open Banking world.

Refreshments!
(Caviar and pickled fish canapés or pizza and beer … still deciding)

Talk 2: Event-driven Microservices using Apache Kafka
Andrew Schofield – Chief Architect, Event Streams at IBM
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjschofield/

Microservices usually communicate synchronously, often using REST APIs. There is an alternative way using events. By adopting an event-based approach for intercommunication between microservices, the microservices applications are naturally responsive (event-driven). This approach enhances the loose coupling nature of microservices because it decouples producers and consumers.

When and Where

Wednesday 13 March 2019
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Amazon Web Services
Level 1
139 Pakenham St West
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland

How Much

Free

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Open Banking & Event-driven Microservices using Apache Kafka
Auckland API and Microservices Meetup