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.
512 devs and techies in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Your projects
27 Oct 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM, 8 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP

In a senior IT role with significant responsibility? 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. This is also an IT Professionals meetup: a number of regulars are ITP members. Attendance is free (but pay for your own breakfast). Anyone can come: you do not have to be an ITP member.(This group was called "Senior IT Managers", but its really for anyone who has been around the block a few dozen times, got some deep experience to share, responsible for a few people or a few projects or a decent budget)
103 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Breakfast at Hope Cafe
13 Oct 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM, 7 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Manawatū Microsoft 365 Meetup

**We are re-establishing our Manawatū Microsoft 365 Meet-Up group back together.** It’s going to be the same, same, but a little different. It’s been a while since this group has been together in-person, so I’ve asked Hine Bishara to join me as my co-pilot for these events – which will be Online. We are planning on getting together online, roughly every six weeks. The Manawatū Microsoft 365 User Group is designed to help the local M365 community come together and discuss topical M365 themes and gain insight as to how others are using and innovating on the platform.  There will be presentations on anything related to SharePoint, Office 365, and other Microsoft Technologies. It is for anyone who uses these tools – customers, companies, providers, students and is free to attend. **Cheers** Dan Sanders (Organiser)
143 Members in Palmerston North

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Palmerston North Business Analysts Meetup

We are a growing community of Business Analysts and other professionals interested in business analysis skills and practice. People who share ideas, learn new things, have honest conversations, and support each other. A range of events are hosted throughout the year - we aim for one every second month, six in total - usually breakfast before work but sometimes we'll change it up.  We intend to provide educational, inspirational, networking and promotional events that respond to our members feedback. Keep an eye out for the next event to be advertised here, and register to attend.  New members are welcome.
109 Members in Palmerston North

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Palmerston North Software Testers

We hope to create 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.
71 Members in Palmerston North

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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.
18 Members in Palmerston North

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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.
44 Members in Palmerston North

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Palmerston North Hardware Developers

Doing electronics? Writing or developing firmware for embedded devices or internet of things? Meet with your peers to swap ideas and talk about technical challenges
22 Members in Palmerston North

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Upcoming Events

October 2022

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November 2022

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Level Up: Assessing your skills with SFIA
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December 2022

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4 5 6 7 8 Vic MacLennan, CEO of IT Professionals9 10
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18 19 20 21 22 Monthly Software Meetup23 24
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January 2023

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8 9 10 11 12 Breakfast at Hope Cafe13 14
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Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
13 Oct 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

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.


Your projects

Palmerston North Software Developers
27 Oct 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

An informal round table discussion. Tell us about your hobby project or something you are doing at work. Everyone will get a chance to speak for a couple of minutes 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 Nov 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

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.


Building and Retaining Talent with SFIA

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
24 Nov 2022, Thursday 12:00 PM. RSVP

Daniel Merriott from [Partner Consulting](https://partnerconsulting.nz/) is the NZ expert on [SFIA](https://www.manawa.tech/sfia) (Skills Framework for the Information Age). SFIA can take something vague like "I have 5 years software development experience" and make it very specific and measurable. You can use the results to plan training and development, for discovering hidden / unused skills in your staff (less need for contractors, better job satisfaction), and just for knowing what you have available to you. There is lots more to it. Come and hear Daniel explain it way better than I can. Around the same time, Daniel is speaking at the Software Developers Meetup to show individual devs and techies what it means for them at a personal level. This is a lunch event at a local cafe. Buy your own lunch on the way in. Expect some useful informal conversations with other local companies who use the framework or starting to adopt it. Date and time to be confirmed: it will either be Thursday 24 or Friday 25 November. Please check back here a week before the event in case it has changed.


Level Up: Assessing your skills with SFIA

Palmerston North Software Developers
24 Nov 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

Daniel Merriott from [Partner Consulting](https://partnerconsulting.nz/) is the NZ expert on [SFIA](https://www.manawa.tech/sfia): Skills Framework for the Information Age. SFIA can take something vague like "I have 5 years software development experience" and make it very specific and measurable. You can use the results to plan personal training and development, or at your workplace for opening up new opportunities or discovering hidden / unused skills in your peers. There is lots more to it. Come and hear Daniel explain it way better than I can. Around the same time, Daniel is speaking at a lunch event for CEOS/CTOs to show people how SFIA works from the organisational side. 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.


Vic MacLennan, CEO of IT Professionals

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
8 Dec 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

Join Vic and the regulars for an informal discussion of tech in NZ. Vic is connected to so many interesting projects and organisations. She has a broad and deep view of developments around the country. Should be a fascinating conversation 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
22 Dec 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

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
12 Jan 2023, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

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
26 Jan 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

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
9 Feb 2023, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

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
23 Feb 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

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
9 Mar 2023, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

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
23 Mar 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

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
13 Apr 2023, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP

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
27 Apr 2023, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP

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.