Events Calendar

Events Calendar

IT Events in Palmerston North and the wider Manawatū. We aggregate a number of calendars: meetups, local ITP events, NZTech, and other tech related events we hear about from time to time.

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February 2024

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4 5 6 7 8 Mentoring Kickoff 20249 10
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25 26 27 28 What makes a "good" Personal Project?29   

March 2024

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10 11 12 13 14 Breakfast at Hope Cafe15 16
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24 25 26 27 28 NZ's Job Market 2024 - How is it looking?
UCOL research projects. NZ Job Market (Patricia)
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April 2024

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 1 2 3 4 Game Dev Palmy Meet up: Leadership at Pik Pok5 6
7 8 9 10 11 Breakfast at Hope Cafe12 13
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21 22 23 24 25 Generative AI at Google: Graeme Merrall26 27
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May 2024

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5 6 7 8 9 Breakfast at Hope Cafe10 11
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19 20 21 22 23 Mega Meetup24 25
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Mentoring Kickoff 2024

8 Feb 2024, Thursday 5:00 PM
156 The Square, Palmerston North 4410

ManawaTech Mentoring Program kickoff. Come if you are interested in finding a mentor, offering your skills to mentor others, or both!

  • Nibbles and Drinks to fuel your conversations throughout the event. Doors open at 5:00pm, Meeting starts at 5:30pm
  • Meet and Greet: Network with fellow mentees and mentors, establishing connections that could shape your professional journey.
  • Program Overview: Gain insights into the structure and benefits of our Mentoring Program. Learn how it can contribute to your career growth, and how to sign up.
  • Optional Mentor Training Session: Mentors can stay on to participate in a concise training session by the experts from Digital Skills Agency to pick up some more tools.

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What makes a "good" Personal Project?

JuniorTech Palmerston North
28 Feb 2024, Wednesday 5:30 PM. RSVP

Have you wanted to do some personal projects but haven’t started yet? Join us as we look at what makes a "good" Personal Project and how to get started. Bring your ideas: * What do you think makes a good personal project* What would you like to do for a project* Are you currently doing one? We may also look at some ways we could use these projects as examples in interviews and your resume. See you there!


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
14 Mar 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Regular meetup breakfast.Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast [https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe](https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/) so they can prepare ahead.Please mark yourself as attending here on meetup.com as well. The Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


NZ's Job Market 2024 - How is it looking?

JuniorTech Palmerston North
28 Mar 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

**Nz's Job Tech Market in 2024!** \- Are there any interesting facts or updates that might be good to know?\- What are the hottest skills or positions?\- How is NZ looking overall and what cities offer what?\- Palmerston North and its senior\, intermediate and junior jobs\- How are companies interviewing; how are these processes managed?\- How can you get in or move up?\- Where is the talent or where should you go? These are some of the questions that we hope to answer on a market research that we will be presenting at the Palmerston North Software Developers Meetup this month - thank you for having us in! Main speaker: PatriciaSupport speaker: Zavier **For location and other details --> View or [RSPV here](https://www.meetup.com/palmerston-north-software-development-meetup/events/295817012/?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=share-btn_savedevents_share_modal&utm_source=link)**


UCOL research projects. NZ Job Market (Patricia)

Palmerston North Software Developers
28 Mar 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Patricia will give us her view of thee employment markings NZ, having recently been has a grad Plus some UCOL lecturers will talk about their current researche More information coming soon Thanks to Objective for hosting and sponsoring pizza. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy. We usually walk to Aquaba or Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Game Dev Palmy Meet up: Leadership at Pik Pok

Game Dev Palmy
4 Apr 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
UCOL (Manawatu Campus), 18 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Come meet other game developers, talk about the projects you're working on, and of course play each other's games. At this meet up we will be joined by special guest Gabe Ruiz!Gabe is from the Manawatu but moved to Wellington a few years ago, where he now works as the Studio Relationship Manager at the legendary NZ game development studio Pik Pok!Gabe will share his inspiring journey in gaming development and experience in coaching leaders into becoming curious, self-assured individuals who can drive sustainable innovation. We'll hear from Gabe, then have Q&A time, and then plenty of time to hang out and learn from each other. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get.We're in the UCOL Workhub on King Street.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
11 Apr 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Regular meetup breakfast.Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast [https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe](https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/) so they can prepare ahead.Please mark yourself as attending here on meetup.com as well. The Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Generative AI at Google: Graeme Merrall

Palmerston North Software Developers
25 Apr 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Graeme works for Google doing machine learning solutions for some very interesting problem domains. Come and hear Graeme talk about some of the projects he has worked on and the tools he has used. Thanks to Objective for hosting and sponsoring pizza. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy. We usually walk to Aquaba or Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
9 May 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Regular meetup breakfast.Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast [https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe](https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/) so they can prepare ahead.Please mark yourself as attending here on meetup.com as well. The Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Mega Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
23 May 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Our twice-a-year meetup for all the meetups in the city. Watch this space for booking information. Tickets are -essential- as we are nearing venue capacity.


Game Dev Palmy Meet up #4

Game Dev Palmy
6 Jun 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
UCOL (Manawatu Campus), 18 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Come meet other game developers, talk about the projects you're working on, and of course play each other's games. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get.We're in the UCOL Workhub on King Street.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
13 Jun 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Regular meetup breakfast.Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast [https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe](https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/) so they can prepare ahead.Please mark yourself as attending here on meetup.com as well. The Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Lightning Talks

Palmerston North Software Developers
27 Jun 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

A Selection of 5 minute random topicsContact Tony or Steve with your idea so we can a schedule Thanks to Objective for hosting and sponsoring pizza. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy. We usually walk to Aquaba or Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
11 Jul 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Regular meetup breakfast.Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast [https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe](https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/) so they can prepare ahead.Please mark yourself as attending here on meetup.com as well. The Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
25 Jul 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

More information coming soon Thanks to Objective for hosting and sponsoring pizza. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy. We usually walk to Aquaba or Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Game Dev Palmy Meet up #5

Game Dev Palmy
1 Aug 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
UCOL (Manawatu Campus), 18 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Come meet other game developers, talk about the projects you're working on, and of course play each other's games. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get.We're in the UCOL Workhub on King Street.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
8 Aug 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Regular meetup breakfast.Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast [https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe](https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/) so they can prepare ahead.Please mark yourself as attending here on meetup.com as well. The Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
22 Aug 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

More information coming soon Thanks to Objective for hosting and sponsoring pizza. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy. We usually walk to Aquaba or Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.