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.
590 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: UCOL research projects. NZ Job Market (Patricia)
28 Mar 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM, 8 attending

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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.
31 Members in Palmerston North

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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.
27 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.
143 Members in Palmerston North

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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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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).
171 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Breakfast at Hope Cafe
14 Mar 2024, Thursday 7:30 AM, 7 attending

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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 ?‍??‍?
46 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: What makes a "good" Personal Project?
28 Feb 2024, Wednesday 5:30 PM, 7 attending

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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.
100 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.
58 Members in Palmerston North

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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
32 Members in Palmerston North

Next meetup: Game Dev Palmy Meet up: Leadership at Pik Pok
4 Apr 2024, Thursday 5:30 PM, 7 attending

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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.