Meetups

Meetups

Local meetups cover a wide range of specialised interests in the local tech industry. Some meet monthly, some are quarterly, some are a little more relaxed (but still worth joining). Meeting with others is a great way to pick up new skills, find help with tricky problems, and meet interesting people. Networking is a great way to find a job, because many are not listed publicly.

All the local meetups we know about are listed below, with their next event and contact details. Most are run by volunteers, so if you have a bit of spare time please step up and offer to help.

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Palmerston North Software Developers

Interested in developing software, web and related tech? Join us for monthly meetups on a broad range of topics relevant to devs. Thanks to [Objective](https://nz.objective.com/) who host us each month and sponsor pizza.
610 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Lightning Talks
27 Jun 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM, 10 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Palmerston North Linux Users Group (PLUG)

A group for those interested in Linux and other open source software. we have a monthly meetup on the second Wednesday of each month at there Milson community center in Palmerston North.
31 Members in Palmerston North

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Manawatū Product Leaders

Are you a product manager, product owner or other product leader working in the Manawatū? Come and network with other product leaders who are passionate about product craft and keen to share stories and learn together.
28 Members in Palmerston North

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Game Dev Palmy

Welcome to Game Dev Palmy! Whether you're a seasoned developer, aspiring designer or musician, or simply love playing games, join us to connect with like-minded individuals and indulge in the exciting world of games
58 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Game Dev Palmy Meet up #5
1 Aug 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM, 3 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Manawatu Tech CEOs

Leading a tech company? Join us for a quarterly-ish meeting to make new connections, swap ideas, dream up ways to build more fun and more profitable business that reaches the world from here in the Manawatu.
60 Members in Palmerston North

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Manawatū IT Professionals

Done IT for a few years? Meet for breakfast 7:30am on the second Thursday of the month to share ideas / resources with your peers, discuss challenges, form a network of people you can call on for a bit of advice. Sometimes social, sometimes with a speaker. [IT Professionals](https://itp.nz) is a national body for people doing Tech. A number of breakfast regulars are ITP members. Anyone can come: you do not have to be an ITP member. Attendance is free (but pay for your own breakfast).
185 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Breakfast at Hope Cafe
11 Jul 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM, 5 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

JuniorTech Palmerston North

Welcome to JuniorTech Palmerston North! We are a supportive learning community. If you are a student looking into landing your first role, self-taught or a junior professional wanting to enhance your skills or gain more experience - this group is for you! Look out for our in-person and online networking events where we will run: * Technical workshops * Soft skills Development sessions * Project showcasing and collaboration discussions * Networking with others in your area Since this is a tech group our topics of discussion will vary from AI/ML, Web/Mobile development, Data, UX/UI, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Testing, Product and more. We welcome senior/intermediate talent to join our sessions as guest speakers and attendees of our events so that we can learn from you! Join us today and let's grow together ?‍??‍? Find us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14309869/
67 Members in Palmerston North

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Manawatū Software Quality Assurance Meetup

A community of Software Testers and those interested in the Quality Assurance side of Software (Manual and Automated testing). People who share ideas, learn new things, have honest conversations, and support each other. Thanks to [TTC Global](https://ttcglobal.com/) who sponsor and coordinate events.
104 Members in Palmerston North

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

PIE: Palmy Infrastructure Engineers

Talk about Cloud infrastructure architecture, On-prem infrastructure management, Platform engineering and common DevOps practices, Information Security frameworks and certifications,
8 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: First Meetup
19 Jun 2024, Wednesday 6:00 PM, 4 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Manawatū SFIA Users Group

SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) is becoming popular in New Zealand, and is actively used by a number of tech companies in Manawatū for skill development, mentoring, staff progression, planning and more. Join this group if you are based locally, using SFIA, or interested in learning more.
14 Members in Palmerston North

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Upcoming Events

June 2024

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16 17 18 19 First Meetup20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 Lightning Talks28 29
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July 2024

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7 8 9 10 11 Breakfast at Hope Cafe12 13
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21 22 23 24 25 The Quagmire of Date and Time: Casey Orr (AWS)26 27
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August 2024

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4 5 6 7 8 Breakfast at Hope Cafe9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 Monthly Software Meetup23 24
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September 2024

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8 9 10 11 12 Breakfast at Hope Cafe13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 Monthly Software Meetup27 28
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First Meetup

PIE: Palmy Infrastructure Engineers
19 Jun 2024, Wednesday 6:00 PM. RSVP
Neighbourhood - Bar & Restaurant Palmerston North, 324 Church Street, Palmerston North

Join us for our initial meetup at The Neighbourhood, where infrastructure engineering enthusiasts can gather to chat and connect. **Short Presentation** * Josh will give a short presentation on Self-Hosted Sentry, a powerful error and performance monitoring tool. Sentry helps track and fix errors in real-time, ensuring smoother operation of your applications. For more information, visit [Self-Hosted Sentry](https://develop.sentry.dev/self-hosted/). **Discussion Prompts** * A stack of "cue cards" with discussion prompts will be provided to facilitate engaging conversations. This meetup is intended as a social gathering, a chance to meet like-minded individuals and discuss the projects and challenges we've been working on this week. Come prepared to buy yourself a beverage, be social, and enjoy a relaxed evening of networking and knowledge sharing. **Agenda** * 6:00pm: Welcome (Josh)* 6:15pm: Presentation: Self-Hosted Sentry* 6:45pm: Grab a top-up from the bar* 7:00pm: General discussions* 8:00pm: End of meetup We look forward to seeing you there!


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 topics * systemd: Wait, it can do that?* Contact 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.


The Quagmire of Date and Time: Casey Orr (AWS)

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

Casey says: "We take dates and time for granted but it isn’t until we start peeking under the curtains to find its horrors. Many are spared this fate but as developers, our fate is different, we’re sent into the mines with nothing more than a tattered piece of paper scribbled with “ISO 8601”, “UTC”, and other text pleading for sanity. Join us to learn some interesting titbits on date/time concepts, how date/time impacts our world and processes (distributed computing especially), and basics steps that can help us maintain our sanity as coders building the tools bound by it." Casey will answer questions like "How long is a day?" and other stuff you *thought* you knew the answer to. 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.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
12 Sep 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
26 Sep 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 #6

Game Dev Palmy
3 Oct 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
10 Oct 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
24 Oct 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.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Manawatū IT Professionals
14 Nov 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
28 Nov 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 #7

Game Dev Palmy
5 Dec 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
12 Dec 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
26 Dec 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.