Multicore World 2014

Multicore World 2014 – Answering the BIG Questions –

The 3rd Multicore World will be 25 / 26 February in Auckland, at AUT university’s Sir Paul Reeves Building, featuring a 20+ stellar speakers‘ list including

  • John Gustafson (inaugural Gordon Bell Prize winner, author of Gustafson’s Law, former Chief Product Architect of AMD, Director at Intel and Sun – USA),
  • Tim Cornwell (SKA Architect – UK)
  • Gernot Heiser (Leader at NICTA – Australia)
  • Kent Winchell (Cray, office of the CTO -HPCwire people to watch 2014)
  • Cristina Cifuentes (Director Oracle Labs – Australia)
  • Shaun Hendy (FRSNZ, Professor at University of Auckland)

Members of Canterbury Software Cluster have an instant 15% discount using this link. Busy people can take advantage of One Day pass or Half Day Tickets from $200.-

Collocated with his edition of Multicore World is the workshop Computing for SKA on 27 / 28 February. Learn more through these recent articles at NZ Herald,Computerworld, ODT, TechDay, IITP, Techblog and Sciblogs

Contact:
Nicolás Erdödy – Conference Director (027) 521 4020

nicolas@multicoreworld.com

Don’t leave town before you’ve seen the booming ICT market

Confidence is up for both employers and job seekers in the ICT sector with a rise in new projects upholding recruitment activity and promising pay increases in 2014.

A whopping 75 percent of employers are planning to hire new staff in 2014, the majority within the next 3 months and the main reason being new projects, according to the latest Absolute IT Employer Insight Survey.

See full article here

Return On Science Meet and Greet Session

Do you have an ICT related startup that’s looking for advice or investment? Are you interested in taking NZ invented technologies to the world?

The Return On Science ICT Investment Committee is in Christchurch on 19 February. The Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) would like to invite you to meet the committee and hear more about the commercialisation of technologies that come from the research sector.

When: Wednesday, 19th Feb

Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm

Where: BNZ lounge, EPIC

76-106 Manchester Street

Christchurch

The session will involve:

  •  A light lunch and a chance to meet the committee members – most of who are active angel investors;
  •  Short presentations from public sector organisations that support startups (Return On Science, CRIS and Callaghan Innovation)
  •  Short presentations from private sector organisations that support startups (Duncan Cotterill, Memia and Ministry of Awesome)
  •  Lightning talks from Christchurch based startups

Who should attend: Interested people from the ICT sector – including researchers, entrepreneurs, ICT startups and angel investors.

The event is free, but registration is essential for catering purposes. For more information, click here

The Glass Class

or those of you who attended Mark’s presentation on Tuesday night, click here to see the slides.

From February 17th – 24th the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury will be holding a one week long intensive course on Google Glass programming. Attendees will be able to learn how to develop both server based and native Glass applications, tools for rapid prototyping, and guidelines for building compelling user experiences.

All attendees will also have access to Glass hardware and will be able to develop their own project ideas. This course will be useful for anyone interested in exploring wearable computing and Google Glass development.

For more information and to register interest – see here

Meet the Return On Science ICT Investment Committee

When: Wednesday 19th February

Time: 12:30pm – 2pm

Where: EPIC

96-106 Manchester Street

Christchurch

The Return On Science ICT Investment Committee is in Christchurch on 19 February. The Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), in partnership with the Ministry of Awesome and the Canterbury Software Cluster, would like to invite you to meet the committee from and hear more about the commercialisation of technologies that come from the research sector. For more information and to register for this free event click here

The story behind SLI Systems success

If you have ever contemplated running your own ‘start-up’ enterprise but worry about the potential pitfalls and lack the motivation – look no further than New Zealand’s own SLI Systems and CEO Shaun Ryan.

See full article here

Software Summit keynote speaker Claudia Batten judging Hi-Tech awards 2014

Last year’s Software Summit keynote speaker Claudia Batten is one of a top line up of international judges for the 2014 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. A great chance for Christchurch tech companies to get global exposure. Let’s get lots of local entries in and show the world what a great high tech city Christchurch is. Enter here

Deloitte Millenial Survey 2014

A thought provoking look at what Millennials want from their workplace

Click here

Lean Startup Christchurch

When: Thursday January 30th, 2014

Time: 5:30pm

Where: EPIC

96-106 Manchester Street

Christchurch

For the first session of 2014 we have Ben Bodley, CEO of Auckland based miniature camera design company Teknique down to share with us his recent Kickstarter experiences – using crowdfunding to validate and finance exciting ventures from New Zealand.

Ben and co-founder Sam Lee are the brains behind meMini – a wearable camera which is currently at US$63K pledged of the $50k target, with around 3 weeks to run.

Previously Ben and Teknique partners at Blender Design ran a campaign for a multi-angle camera Quebee – which didn’t reach its US$100k goal (hitting $74k). But, lessons clearly learned given the success of meMini.

Ben is a product development professional and has a wealth of knowledge aligned with the lean startup way of thinking, including using Kickstarter to rapidly validate your global market and iterate on your product, and actually get enough funding to get your venture off the ground…

Ben will be sharing his experiences, especially around the crowd funding model and using Kickstarter. And of course taking questions before we have some drinks and networking.

See more and RSVP here

OpenHack #2

When: Saturday 1st February, 2014

Time: 9:00am

Where: EPIC

96-106 Manchester Street

Christchurch

https://openhackchch.splashthat.com//a> – Build technology for road users and administrators that supports in the understanding of the way the roads work in post-earthquake Christchurch and could be used most effectively moving forward. Kick 2014 off with a bang and come an build technology for the future.

See more and RSVP here