Christchurch's Technology MeetUp Groups

MeetUp organisers in Canterbury come together for an Unconference

Wanting to make friends, looking to solve a technical conundrum or just wanting a night out to talk turkey with people who are into the same stuff as you?  Check out the technology MeetUp Groups below and sign up for an event soon.

Thanks to community organiser Jim Luhrs for his artwork !

If you are a MeetUp organiser or looking to organise a new meetup – find out about the new Canterbury Tech MeetUp Fund launched July 2023  supported by Founding Sponsor AWS.

If you’d like to add your MeetUp to the directory below then please fill in this form.


Christchurch's Technology MeetUp Groups

.Net Users Group

Subjects range from specific .Net technologies to more general programming issues.

Agile Professionals Network

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.

Amazon Web Services – Christchurch Users Group

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?

Apple Users Group

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.

Azure Evening Meetup

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!

B2B Technology (ANZ) HubSpot User Group (HUG)

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.


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.

Christchurch Aerospace Meetup

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.

Christchurch AI

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).

Christchurch D365 and Power Platform Users Group

This group is for anyone using:

Power Automate
Power Virtual Agents
Power Bi
Power Platform
Dynamics 365

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!

Christchurch FOSS Gathering

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 –

Christchurch Laravel Meetup

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.

Christchurch Leadership Group

FLINT  is a Future Leaders programme for individuals at the beginning of their careers usually within a TUANZ members or other supporting organisations.  There are several Christchurch events a year.

Christchurch Microsoft 365 Users Group

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.

Such as
– Office 365 Groups
– Teams
– Planner
– SharePoint
– Viva
– Stream

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 or if you would like to help with any of this!

Christchurch Product Management & Product Marketing Group

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.

Christchurch TPN

The Christchurch TPN  (Test Professional Network) is a great forum to keep up with what’s happening in the industry, share ideas, learn new concepts, and meet other Testing Professionals. There is are no prerequisites for membership, and membership and events are currently free thanks to our generous sponsors.

We hold regular meetings with presentations by local and international speakers. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best & network with other members of the Christchurch testing community.
So if you’re interested in software testing and the testing profession, join up and come along to one of our events. We’d love to meet you there!

IIBA Events, Christchurch

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.

Information Security Interest Group

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.

IT Professionals New Zealand

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.

Mobile Developers Christchurch

Mobile Devs Chch meetups are all about connecting with like-minded individuals, sharing knowledge, and exchanging ideas on the latest trends in the ever-evolving world of mobile development. Broaden your skills and expand your network by joining our little community of mobile enthusiasts.

Everyone is welcome whether you work with iOS or Android, native or cross platform, hobbyist or professional, beginner or expert, tabs or spaces. Come along and get to know others in the developer community, catch up with old friends and get introduced to new ones.

OWASP Chch meetup

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

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?

  • Startups that will be seeking investment
  • Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of fundraising
  • Investors looking for future investments

SilverStripe Meet Up

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.

Tech Marketers Group

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  Christchurch

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.