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.
488 devs and techies in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Lightning Talks
27 Jan 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM, 6 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)
77 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Robyn Young: Developing and Retaining staff
10 Feb 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM, 5 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

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.
103 Members in Palmerston North

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.
24 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Robyn Young: Developing and Retaining staff
10 Feb 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM, 4 attending

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

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.
69 Members in Palmerston North

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.
15 Members in Palmerston North

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

Agile Palmerston North

We are a community of agile practitioners (and those interested) that regularly get-together to explore agile topics and thinking. Join in on the fun and help collectively lift the agile capability in Palmerston North.
149 Members in Palmerston North

Join or RSVP on www.meetup.com

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
21 Members in Palmerston North

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Lightning Talks

Palmerston North Software Developers
27 Jan 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
Brew Union Brewing Co, 41 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

By popular request. Lightning talks are a series of 5 minute presentations from people who come regularly. The theme this time is "keystone cops projects": tell us about projects you have seen that were bizarre, weird, so badly busted they were funny etc. You can pick on your most unfavourite language, describe uncomfortable team dynamics, process or organisational oddness etc. We will probably go around the room and give anyone who wants a chance to say something. So bring your most (un)favourite story. Note change of venue: will try and book a courtyard table at Brew Union. This will be a less formal kick off for the new year. There is no data projector available (unless someone can bring a battery powered pico projector we can beam onto the white brick wall?)


Robyn Young: Developing and Retaining staff

Manawatu Tech CEOs
10 Feb 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
Hope Kitchen Cafe, 156 The Square, Palmerston North

Robyn Young (of Robyn Young HR) will join us for breakfast to answer your questions on developing and retaining staff. This is in context of the previous two meetups: finding and funding interns; care and feeding of interns; then hopefully keeping and developing your interns into the kind of people that are really hard to at the moment. Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/ so they can prepare ahead


Robyn Young: Developing and Retaining staff

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
10 Feb 2022, Thursday 7:30 AM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

Robyn Young (of Robyn Young HR) will join us for breakfast to answer your questions on developing and retaining staff. This is in context of the previous two meetups: finding and funding interns; care and feeding of interns; then hopefully keeping and developing your interns into the kind of people that are really hard to at the moment. Hope Cafe asked if you could pre-order your breakfast https://www.hopevineyard.nz/cafe/ so they can prepare ahead


AWS Purnesh Tripathi Machine Learning

Palmerston North Software Developers
24 Feb 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

In this session we'll talk about how can you implement powerful personalization for your customers without having to learn machine learning. In the second half of the session we'll look into customizing the technology to make it applicable for your specific use cases followed by a QnA session where we'll have an AMA for attendees. Purnesh Tripathi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/purneshtripathi) is a Data Scientist at AWS, coming to Palmy specially for us. If you'd like to meet with him before, please contact him via LinkedIn. He is also keen for beer after, so you can ask him all the questions there weren't time for during the meetup.


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
10 Mar 2022, 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


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
24 Mar 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

More information coming soon


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
14 Apr 2022, 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


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
28 Apr 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

More information coming soon


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
12 May 2022, 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


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
26 May 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

More information coming soon


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
9 Jun 2022, 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


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
23 Jun 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

More information coming soon


Breakfast at Hope Cafe

Palmerston North Senior IT / ITP
14 Jul 2022, 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


Monthly Software Meetup

Palmerston North Software Developers
28 Jul 2022, Thursday 5:30 PM. RSVP
156 The Square, Palmerston North

More information coming soon