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 2023

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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5 6 7 8 Tech Leaders Meet and Greet9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 Geoff Simmons - Toi Mai / Workforce Development17 18
19 20 21 22 23 Lightning Talks24 25
26 27 28     

March 2023

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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5 6 7 8 9 Breakfast at Hope Cafe10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 Solar power, home automation, and minimising power bills24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

April 2023

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 Breakfast at Hope Cafe14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 Casey Orr: AWS "Something IoT"28 29
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May 2023

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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7 8 9 10 11 Breakfast at Hope Cafe12 13 Tech Week 2023
14 15 16 17 18 19 Mega Meetup: Tech Week20
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Tech Leaders Meet and Greet

Manawatu Tech CEOs
8 Feb 2023, Wednesday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Hope Kitchen Cafe, 156 The Square, Palmerston North

This is an invitation only event for ManawaTech member business owners to catch up with each other and swap ideas. It is mostly social. Special Guest Shareena Sandbook (Frog Parking) won CEO of the year 2022. We will have a brief / informal interview with her plus your questions. ManawaTech will give a very short overview of what's been happening in the city and invite your feedback on the 12 months ahead. But the focus of the event is to have time to reconnect with each other. Nibbles and drinks provided This is an invitation only event: please only RSVP if you are a local tech company owner (or part of the senior leadership team) who is a current member of ManawaTech. If your company is not a member and you'd like to come, please contact Steve [masked] so we can sign you up!


Geoff Simmons - Toi Mai / Workforce Development

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
16 Feb 2023, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Geoff is General Manager Strategy, Insights and Impacts at Toi Mai Workforce Development. "He will discuss progress on our April advice to TEC and our Technology Sector Workforce Development Plan which we intend to publish next year." Geoff is Toi Mai’s evidence and policy man with more than 20 years experience working in New Zealand and the UK with roles at Treasury, The Morgan Foundation, New Zealand Productivity Commission, and also as a facilitator and coach for the Inspire Group. Geoff and his team pull together data and information from across-Government and the private sector. They aim to measure, not only the economic impact of the Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology (CCRT) sectors, but also how they contribute to wellbeing. **Note date change**: Our regular schedule is 2nd Thursday of the month. But this date is the only one we could make work... Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Lightning Talks

Palmerston North Software Developers
23 Feb 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Lightning talks are 5 minutes on any topic you like (of general interest to a tech audience) followed by 5 minutes of discussion / questions.Contact Tony with your topic. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy.We usually walk to Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
9 Mar 2023, 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/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Solar power, home automation, and minimising power bills

Palmerston North Software Developers
23 Mar 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

McNaes installed Solar panels at Steve's place in November. He has used Home Assistant to monitor the panels and what is using power in the house, plus build a weather station, mini burglar alarm and do other environmental monitoring / automation. Jonathan has had Solar panels from the same company for a few years. Hopefully we can convince him to demo his OpenHab system which has a bunch of interesting ESP32 IoT devices connected, plus some tricks for charging his EV. Clayton McNae (owner of [McNaes Electrical](https://www.mcnae.co.nz/)) is coming to answer questions, provide electrical background info, and maybe bring some gadgets to look at. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy.We usually walk to Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
13 Apr 2023, 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/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Casey Orr: AWS "Something IoT"

Palmerston North Software Developers
27 Apr 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

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


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
11 May 2023, 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/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Tech Week 2023

13 May 2023, Saturday 12:00 AM

TechWeek is NZs celebration of tech. Visit https://techweek.co.nz for more information and a list of local events 13-20 May 2023

More info


Mega Meetup: Tech Week

Palmerston North Software Developers
19 May 2023, Friday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

The Grand Finale of Tech Week 13-20 MayMore information coming soon


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
8 Jun 2023, 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/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Testing (Shane from TTC)

Palmerston North Software Developers
22 Jun 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

How to write testable code, how to write good tests, how to measure quality, what testers want devs to know. Thanks to Shane (who organises the Manawatu Quality Assurance Professionals meetup) Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy.We usually walk to Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
13 Jul 2023, 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/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Developer Character (Tony Bishop)

Palmerston North Software Developers
27 Jul 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Grandpa Tony, (the man with the most character in the room at every meetup), will tell us what he thinks the essentials are for Developer characterWhat makes a good programmer?Obsessive (y) compulsive (Y) disorder?What makes a good team player?What makes a good team? Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to buy.We usually walk to Brew Union around 6:30-7pm for the social half of the meeting.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
10 Aug 2023, 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/ so they can prepare ahead, Please mark as attending as the Cafe opens specially for this and needs a minimum of 4 people.


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
24 Aug 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Objective Corporation - Palmerston North Office, 17 - 23 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

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