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

“Cowboys” and Agile – A Project Managers worst nightmare, or is it? – Palmerston North – 29 November 2018

What

Sharon, a seasoned project manager from Massey will be the presenter at the next meetup.

Can Cowboy developers, an Agile methodology and Project Managers all exist in the same sphere? Some would say NO, I say yes.

Does the free-thinking lone developer, who is huddled away in a dark corner never to see the light of day still exist in this new world of Agile projects?

Can Agile bring a “Cowboy” into the 21st Century?

This is the rescheduled talk from September

As usual our hosts Objective will be sponsoring pizza

When and Where

Thursday, November 29 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Objective
114 The Square
Palmerston Noth

How Much

Free

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Meetup page for “Cowboys” and Agile event
Palmerston North Software Development Meetup

2018 Dollhouses & Miniature Show & Sale – Palmerston North – 20 – 22 October 2018

What

Members of Miniature Clubs all over New Zealand bring their work together every 2 years and show it off. Doll Houses, Miniature items, Room Boxes.

The fascination of miniatures lies in viewing life made small. Most of the displays are in 12th scale ( 1 inch – 1 foot) but some are even smaller. We have a lot of talented miniaturists in this country and this is a chance to view their work altogether.

There is a completed doll house, which has been donated and worked on in a voluntary way, by members of the Lower Hutt and Kapiti Miniature Clubs. This is being raffled over the weekend. The exhibition is a large one and well worth the visit. The venue has a cafe on site and good parking and wheelchair access.

There are also sales tables of miniature items or tools if you want to get started on an absorbing hobby.

This event is hosted by the Lower Hutt Miniature Makers and the Palmerston North Miniaturists. The Lower Hutt Miniature Makers meet every third Saturday of the month. It is around 45 members strong.

They usually work on a workshop put together by one of the members. It could be making an item of furniture or small items to go into their small houses. It is a chance not only to meet with friends, but to learn new skills.

There are miniature clubs all over New Zealand. If you are interested please contact NZAME, the parent of all the clubs to find a club near you.

When and Where

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10am–4pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 10am–4pm
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 10am–4pm

Awapuni Racing Centre,
Racecourse Road,
Awapuni,
Palmerston North

 

How Much

$5 – Door sales only

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Eventfinda page for Dollhouse and Miniatures Show

 

NetHui Manawatū – Palmerston North – 5 October 2018

What

NetHui is a collection of New Zealand’s most diverse and interactive Internet community events. InternetNZ has helped bring the NetHui experience to New Zealanders interested in the future of the Internet since 2011 – they have been held in cities, towns and at your house via live streaming.

What happens at a NetHui?

A NetHui is about discussions, not presentations – participants set topics and lead conversations amongst all of the attendees. While there are plenary sessions with keynote speakers to bring participants together at the beginning and end of each day, most of a NetHui is dedicated to breakout sessions, often with multiple sessions running concurrently. This format deliberately creates smaller groups so more voices can be heard.

A NetHui feels very different to most events. The collaborative conversations between participants draws in views and expertise that is often overlooked. People share their own experiences as well as their expertise, so it is rare for a NetHui session to end without everyone feeling like they learned something new – even if they were experts in the topic to begin with.

Is NetHui for me?

Of course! NetHui is for everybody who has an interest in the challenges and vast opportunities the Internet presents, the policies and regulations around access and use of the Internet, or anyone that simply wants to talk about the Internet.

A NetHui is empowering for participants because everyone’s views, opinions and contributions are valued equally at NetHui. People of all ages, backgrounds, genders and ethnicities are encouraged to attend. A respectful, open attitude towards others is expected from all participants, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. Put simply, if you’re looking for a safe, open, inclusive space to engage with your community about the Internet and all that goes with it, then NetHui will be your kind of place.

And if you can’t attend a NetHui in person, you can get involved in the conversation online: Every NetHui session is live-streamed, and we have live-chat so you can participate. We also have people making collaborative online notes of the sessions.

How is the programme for a NetHui decided upon?

To build a NetHui programme, the public are invited to submit ideas for the things they’d like to talk about. People with similar topics are linked up and asked to prepare and facilitate a conversation during a NetHui Breakout Session. The ideas raised by the community also inform the creation of panel discussion topics, and the invitation of panelists and keynote speakers, both of whom lead bigger discussions in NetHui plenaries. The programme development process starts months before a NetHui, to engage widely with the community and allow groups time to flesh out their topics and prepare.

When and Where

9am – 5pm
Friday 5 October 2018

Palmerston North Conference and Functions Centre
354 Main St, Palmerston North

How Much

$30 for standard tickets

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Nethui Manawatu Website
Draft Programme
About Nethui

New Zealand Chess Festival – Palmerston North – 1-11 October 2018

What

Ten Chess tournaments, including North Island, NZ Senior and NZ Junior championships for all three disciplines (classical, rapid and blitz).

Each tournaments are 6-8 rounds/games long.

When and Where

Cophorne Hotel Palmerston North
110 Fitzherbert Ave
Palmerston North

The individual tournaments are;
New Zealand Junior Chess Championship. 1st – 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Senior Chess Championship. 2nd – 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Junior Blitz Chess Championship. 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Senior Blitz Chess Championship. 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Junior Rapid Chess Championship. 5th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Senior Rapid Chess Championship. 5th October 2018 vega
Feilding Rapid. 6th October 2018 vega
North Island Blitz Chess Championship. 6th October 2018 vega
North Island Rapid Chess Championship. 7th October 2018 vega
North Island Chess Championship. 8th – 11th October 2018 vega

How Much

$50 per tournament for Standard and Rapids
$30 per tournament for Biltz

More

Entry form with details of tournaments

 

Café Scientifique – Public Science Talk Series – Palmerston North – 8 August 2018

Cafe Scientifique PN 8 August

What

Join in for our second edition of our Café Scientifique! A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre!

Professor Olga Kisseleva, from the Sorbonne University (Paris), will be talking about “The Artist as Researcher”. Don’t miss out on this one-off opportunity to discover a fascinating artist!

Talk in ENGLISH!

When and Where

Wednesday 8 August, at 7 pm.
Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.

The Globe Theatre,
312 Main St or Cnr Main and Pitt Sts,
Palmerston North

How Much

FREE event, donations welcome.

More

Facebook event or Eventfinda listing.

Alliance Française Palmerston North | www.french.org.nz | Tel: (06) 560 0749 | info@french.org.nz

Rail X Model Railway Show – Palmerston North – 7,8 July 2018

What

Model train show. About 19 layouts from Manawatu, Wanganui, Wellington and Wairarapa based on prototype railways from Britain, Continental Europe, US and NZ. Trade stands selling model railway equipment.

Model Engineers train rides outside.

When and Where

10am – 4pm
Saturday 7 July 2018
Sunday 8 July 2018

Barber Hall,
Waldegrave Street,
Palmerston North

How Much

Adult: $10.00
Child (4-14): $2.00
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children): $20.00
Two-day Adult Pass: $15.00
Door Sales Only

More

Eventfinda Page

 

NZ Success story on a microservice platform – Palmerston North – 28 June 2018

What

The Palmerston North Software Development Meetup is a group for anyone interested in developing software/web stuff and (more or less) related tech

This month we are lucky enough to have Max Dietrich speaking to us about his experiences in building a Fly Buys micro-service platform.

Max was a developer on the Fly Buys redevelopment, moving the platform to a cloud-based micro-service architecture. The platform is based on Alchemy and Advanced Message Queuing Protocol frameworks. Alchemy is a framework for creating highly available systems that are built from micro-services. Alchemy includes service discovery, easy deployment, smart load balancing and is a polyglot, so you can use the best languages to solve all your problems.

Max graduated from Massey University in 2013 and has recently returned home to the Manawatu.

As usual there will be pizza sponsored by Objective and for those who are keen, a trip to Brew Union afterwards.

When and Where

Objective
114 The Square
Palmerston North
We are Upstairs. Look for the Meetup sign on the door

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday June 28 2018

How Much

Free

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Meetup page for this meetup
The Palmerston North Software Development Meetup

ShadowTech Day – Palmerston North – 25 May 2018

What

ShadowTech provides girls in years 9 -11 with an opportunity to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech sector roles.

The programme connects girls at school with women mentors working in the tech sector, and students spend the day with them at their workplace, learning about the diverse range of jobs available within ICT.

Our objective is to see an increase in the number of girls who choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects at a secondary and tertiary level, and ultimately choose a career in technology.

When and Where

Fri 25 May 9am — 3pm
UCOL, 109 King Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Note: Similar events are being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch the same week.

How Much

Free

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Techweek Page
ShadowTech Information Page
Part of Techweek 2018