Tech Week NZ kicks off Monday 20th May and we have some great events, workshops & seminars to attend in your local city in which many of them are FREE.

So what are some of the great events to go along to in Christchurch?

Check out the programme for Christchurch click here

Here are a few events that caught my eye….

***Monday 20th 5.30pm-7.30pm at Otago Uni, near Christchurch Hospital, 2 Riccarton Ave. PAID or FREE for Canterbury Tech members

Impact of Technology on Health Care Today

Instead of the monthly Canterbury Tech networking event this is the one they’re running with for Tech Week…

Particularly interesting will be Dr Tim Woodfield’s (an old friend of mine) talk about how you 3D print human body parts….now that’s pretty amazing.

Topic: 'Bio Inks & 3D Bioprinting Living Tissues for Regenerative Medicine' The development of novel bio-inks and 3D bio-printing technology to deliver cell therapy solutions for Regenerative Medicine of cartilage and bone, and the R&D taking this technology to commercial and clinical application.

More info click here

***Tuesday 21st 10am - 12pm at Parry Field Lawyers, Riccarton

Tech for Good: What business models work best?

With a bunch of interesting speakers including John Ascroft (Jade), Menno Finlay-Smits (Cacophony Project), Dave Lane (Open Source guru), Steven Moe (Local Podcast innovator & lawyer), Georgia Robertson (Humanitix) & Tim Jones (GM of Growing Good) this will be an interesting discussion.

More info click here

***Tuesday 21st May 3pm-5pm at Signal ICT, 181 High St (in front of Little High)

Delivering world class results by combining innovation and product management frameworks

Product Management workshop introducing the concepts of Doblin's Ten Types of Innovation, a leading innovation methodology and framework.

A bunch of amazing speakers including:

Tas Gould, Xero, Delphine Ducurage, OnSite, Andrei Link, Multiplier, Pat McLarin, Seequent, Mathias Roehring, Trimble, Nigel Sharpling, Infact, Tim Trewinnard, Jade

More info click here

***Tuesday 21st May 6pm-8pm BizDojo, Christchurch

Blockchain & Business: Where programmable finance will take us

Topics will include:

Programmable value - How smart contracts will shift the way we exchange value.

Blockchain in New Zealand - Hear about what's happening here in NZ from Business & Thought leaders. 

Decentralized Finance: How DeFi is bringing 2.5 billion unbanked individuals into the global economy.

More info here

***Wednesday 22nd May 4pm-6pm at Signal ICT, 181 High St (in front of Little High)

How to SLAY in Tech without getting technical - Women in Tech

Tas, a product owner from Xero will talk about how to build a successful and rewarding career in Technology without sacrificing your lifestyle – or writing a single line of code!

More info click here

***Wednesday 22nd May 8.30am-5pm PAID $30

Location Intelligence 2019

The Orbica crew have organised one awesome event here with key notes from

Miles McConway (Environment Canterbury), Kurt Janssen (Orbica), Kris Herbert (Placecasting), Pip Gilbert (EROAD), Hirini Tane (Maori Maps)

More info click here

***Wednesday 22nd May

UC Connect: Inspired by Nature: Engineering as an Art Form

Beauty in design goes well beyond architecture and ornamentation. It is found in all fields of engineering and has even launched an entirely new field of biologically inspired design called biomimicry.

Biomimicry studies how nature solves problems, such as flight and low-drag swimming, and applies those principles to engineered solutions. This field of study has brought about incredible breakthroughs – microscopic cameras that can “swarm” into a larger image, swimsuits that have the texture of shark skin, and robots that can climb windows or fly like butterflies.

More info here:

***Thursday 23rd May 10.30am - 3pm Catalyst, 284 Kilmore St, Christchurch.

Git Training with Catalyst

Communicate, collaborate and document your work with this free training session in using Git from Senior Developer Chris Burgess.

More info click here

***Thursday 23rd May 5pm-8pm, Tait technology center, 245 Woolridge Rd

The Future of Work: The 4th Industrial Revolution

Ben Reid, Executive director of AI, New Zealand will blow our minds on how AI & Machine Learning is impacting our world.

Major themes are the growing focus on and importance of:

- Keeping up with AI, automation, robotics and the impact of tech
- Beating the machines - how creativity, design and critical thinking will compete against tech
- Adapting and staying relevant in your role with exponential change in tech 

More info click here

This is only a snap shot of some of the great events - how do I get to them all I hear you say?

Have a great Tech Week - get out & learn new stuff, meet new friends (& old) and celebrate our fantastic Tech Industry in Christchurch and across New Zealand.

I'm Paul, I love coffee, Founder & Principal Consultant of Sunstone, an IT Recruitment & HR company specialising in recruiting IT roles within software, web, mobile, blockchain, big data, cloud infrastructure, security & networks in Christchurch & South Island of New Zealand.