Subjects range from specific .Net technologies to more general programming issues.
The Christchurch Agile Professionals Network (APN) is open to all with an interest in Agile Practices and Lean Software Development in the Christchurch area. Meetings generally involve a guest speaker, with time for drinks and chips before and after. There is are no prerequisites for membership, and membership is currently free, though a gold coin donation at the door is common.
We are about all things Amazon Web Services for past, present and future users of all persuasions; tech and business, newbie to guru. If you are interested in Amazon Web Services and cloud computing then this is where you can hang out with the AWS crowd. We share our learnings and experiences and keep everyone up to speed on the latest news and developments.
Oh, and did I mention we are 100% about Amazon Web Services?
The Apple User Group of Canterbury Incorporated (AUGC) is a non-profit organisation which exists for the purpose of exchanging ideas and expertise about the use of Apple computers, the Macintosh operating systems, and related hardware and software.
We meet about any range of Azure related topics, but usually developer or devops focused. Meetings run every second Tuesday of the month in the evenings and are catered (beer and pizza!
This HubSpot user group is designed specifically to help B2B tech companies better leverage their HubSpot platform for growth and learn more about tech sales and marketing.
We meet once a month and hold a talk or a workshop on something web or Node.js related.
People interested in developing and/or supporting an aerospace industry in Canterbury. Talks from a wide range of aerospace participants. Regular meetings typically to be held every 6 weeks.
To see artificial intelligence unfold in Canterbury. By brings people together from the region that have a passion for AI. This is a group for people wanting to explore, share and learn about artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, intelligent machines etc. and understand the creative minds behind these creations. The group has a mixture of professionals and students (Year 6 upwards).
This group is for anyone using:
Power Virtual Agents
If you want to connect with others to learn in this area and be inspired! This is a local chapter of the wider PowerPlatform and D365 UGs across NZ. It is designed to help support each other understanding how to deploy, use and train others right across the Power Platform.
The group will showcase concepts and actual apps created by local Appstronauts and Champions to raise our capabilities and awareness.
If you touch on the Power Platform from D365, SharePoint, SQL or other applications – this group is for you!
Meet monthly to discuss all sorts of stuff about free and open source software (FOSS). We do demos of software, presentations about coding, platforms, and stuff. We talk about what FOSS is (and isn’t), FOSS-friendly employment, how to find work, how to contribute to FOSS (it’s not just by coding!). Website – https://nzoss.org.nz
This group is for web artisans of all skill levels interested in exploring the Laravel framework and connecting with other developers. While most of our topics are Laravel based, we also cover general PHP trends, tips and techniques from time to time as well.
Meetups are once a month, free and typically start from 5.30pm onwards.
This group will continue to offer SharePoint advice and tips but has recently been rebranded to show the potential business problems that can be solved with the new tools available to us within Microsoft 365.
– Office 365 Groups
Our aim is to share knowledge and tips within the community that will help you in your professional lives.
Speakers, Venues and Help
We are always looking for speakers to share their stories and also some cool venues for future events. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help with any of this!
The mission of this group is to help businesses improve results through excellence in product management and product marketing, and to help product management and product marketing professionals network effectively and learn from each other.
This group is open to IIBA members and non-members in the Christchurch region, interested in knowledge sharing around the profession of Business Analysis and mingling with fellow Analysts.
A professional interest group for people working in Information Security who run a private discussion mailing list and informal meetings on the last Wednesday of every month about 6pm. Anyone who works in the information security industry is invited.
ITP is a not-for-profit Incorporated Society and works hard to improve both the education and professional development of those broadly working with computers and technology and the computer-related education of the country as a whole. ITP represents around 10,000 tech professionals.
ITP are hosting a few free online events during Levels 3 and 4 lockdown in New Zealand.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a non profit organisation focused on lifting information security awareness and upskilling individuals and organisations in the creation of technical solutions. The Chch meetup and slack is focused on lifting the knowledge and skills of our city’s tech workers (Software, DevOps Engineers, Developers, Testers).
Pitch & Pizza is a great event for startups who are looking for investment during the next six months. The format will be three/our pitches with a relaxed “dragons den” with a panel from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, followed by a Q&A on what is an investible pitch.
Who should be there?
Catch up and share knowledge with other SilverStripe Framework & CMS users and developers. Meetups are usually good social events, may involve speakers or getting your hands dirty in some open source SilverStripe code at Hackfests.
No matter the company size, tech marketers have to fight for attention. We aim to meet for networking and idea sharing and plan to lead other workshops, seminars and conferences to advance the technology marketing discipline across New Zealand.
Women in Tech aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for women to be able to share stories, knowledge or insights with their peers. We cover a wide variety of topics related to technology, from career development and negotiation to culture and collaboration, all discussed through a woman-focused lens. We provide a forum to build professional networks, find mentors and form friendships in a safe, nurturing environment.