[wellylug] Social Meeting next Monday

Daniel Reurich daniel at centurion.net.nz
Mon Jul 18 13:30:34 NZST 2016


How about making it the Hotel Bristol and joining in with nerdnite.  The
topic tonight is "#openX, aka open ALL the things"

details below:

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From: Nerd Nite Wellington <aimee at nerdnite.com>
Date: 18 July 2016 at 09:29
Subject: TONIGHT. nerd nite 33: #openX, aka open ALL the things

*TONIGHT. We're diving into "open": open government, open data and open
[image: nerd nite wellington 33: #openX, aka open ALL the things]
Tonight is the night! And we've got a reminder of our Very Special Open
Edition's lineup for you

Ahead of NZ's largest hackathon - focusing on open data and open
government, no less - GovHack, and the Open Source//Open Society
(un)conference and related events in July/August, we thought we'd dive into
"open". But what does it all mean?

We've got the brilliant Steven Price, Rochelle Stewart-Allen and Cam
Findlay talking all things open government, open data and open source.

RSVP on Facebook by clicking on this link

We'll be opening up at:

   - Hotel Bristol (Cuba Street)
   - 6pm (speakers to start at 6:30pm)
   - *Monday 18 July 2016.*

It's going to be AWESOME.

   - Find out more about GovHack NZ (9 locations across NZ, free event,
   29-31 July)

   - Find out more about OS//OS (Wellington, multiple events in July/August)





*On Open Government (aka #opengov)*
*Steven Price, VUW*

Steven will briefly describe the Open Government Partnership and outline
his report on New Zealand's first OGP action plan (it wasn't
complimentary). He's also happy to take questions on our official
information laws.

Steven Price is a Wellington barrister and adjunct lecturer in media law at
Victoria University of Wellington. He’s the author of “Media Minefield: A
Journalists’ Guide to Media Regulation in New Zealand”, and blogs at
His biggest claim to fame is as Nicky Hager’s lawyer.

Steven is also the New Zealand reporter for the Open Government
Partnership, an international initiative that promotes transparency,
accountability and citizen participation in government.

*On Open Data (aka #opendata)*
*Rochelle Stewart-Allen (@RStewartAllen

The real value of open data comes when people outside those who collected
it take those raw datasets and analyse them, visualise them, track trends,
build new apps, or find new and innovative solutions to old problems. What
makes open data significant is not that the data is available, it is that
the raw material becomes a tool to engage people. It is a tool for
participation. Rochelle will provide an overview of how open data is
changing the world, where to find it, and ways the data is being used to
drive new social and economic outcomes.

With a passion for transparency, accountability and justice, Rochelle has
long been a firm believer in open government and open education. As Senior
Advisor for the cross-government Open Government Information and Data
Programme at Land Information NZ, Rochelle’s focus is on driving active
engagement between government, business and civil society about open data.

*On Open Source (aka #opensource) or, "Open source: More than just free
*Cam Findlay, SilverStripe (@cameronfindlay

Open source is sometimes misunderstood as a concept. While we often think
of it as software and code, it’s a much wider topic. Open source extends
into many areas of discussion. From peer production, copyright and
licensing, communities to the failings of the English language and much
more. This talk will introduce you to the multifaceted world of open
source. You’ll pick up terminology, ideas and examples  to help you explore
the open source concept as a part of an open culture.

Cam’s been working with open source software for over a decade across
various technical projects and roles. He's also recently been back to study
the social aspects of the tech business and communities as social knowledge
systems at Massey University. He describes himself as a socio-technologist,
and his unique mix of technical-plus-people has seen him involved in online
education ventures, open source community management at SilverStripe and
advising the New Zealand Government on open source software policy.

Cam has a keen interest social learning, communities of practice and
informal organisational structures that foster effective collaboration and
peer production.


As always, NNW is free and open to everyone*. Bring your friends and family
– someone to share a meal with, definitely, as there are some great 2 for 1
specials on the menu.

* Who behaves themselves, of course. Naughtiness will be stamped on. Hard.

Read our Code of Conduct
[image: Nerd Nite Wellington #33 poster link]
Poster! Head to bit.ly/29csoMX
 to enlarge and print out for your school/workplace/laboratory/lair.
*Calling All Nerds*

We were on the Radio New Zealand's Afternoons show.
Hear the interview with Nerd Nite 23's speakers (and host)
[image: Picture of Nerd Nite Wellington article in CAPITAL magazine]

We were also in CAPITAL magazine. Read the article online

On 17/07/16 18:13, Hugh Davenport wrote:
> Reminder that there is a social meeting tomo. Place for drinks is still
> to be decided
> On 15 July 2016 5:51:16 PM NZST, Hugh Davenport <hugh at davenport.net.nz>
> wrote:
>     Hi All,
>     Sorry about the late notice, I've been busy planning a trip to the states next week, so
>     will be having a social meeting next week.
>     Suggestions on which pub we should go to?
>     Cheers,
>     Hugh
> -- 
> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Daniel Reurich
Centurion Computer Technology (2005) Ltd.
021 797 722

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