[wellylug] Social Meeting next Monday

Hugh Davenport hugh at davenport.net.nz
Mon Jul 18 17:13:19 NZST 2016


Hey,

That could be an idea. I'm thinking I might bail though, getting a headache.

Cheers,

Hugh

July 18 2016 1:30 PM, "Daniel Reurich" <daniel at centurion.net.nz> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> How about making it the Hotel Bristol and joining in with nerdnite. The
> topic tonight is "#openX, aka open ALL the things"
> 
> details below:
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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
> source.*
> [image: nerd nite wellington 33: #openX, aka open ALL the things]
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=47572b4706&e=a0f992c853>
> 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
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=9bc8e4a1d8&e=a0f992c853>
> 
> 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)
> 
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=eeed3a5a75&e=a0f992c853
> 
> - Find out more about OS//OS (Wellington, multiple events in July/August)
> 
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=e2cced121c&e=a0f992c853
> 
> 
> ------
> 
> Lineup
> 
> ------
> 
> *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
> medialawjournal.co.nz
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=dcec0f5478&e=a0f992c853>
> 
> 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
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=48b33c8408&e=a0f992c853>
> *
> 
> 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
> code"*
> *Cam Findlay, SilverStripe (@cameronfindlay
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=e61f74d906&e=a0f992c853>
> *
> 
> 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
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=d7aea8bad5&e=a0f992c853>
> [image: Nerd Nite Wellington #33 poster link]
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=09197dee7c&e=a0f992c853
> 
> Poster! Head to bit.ly/29csoMX
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=2fa153236b&e=a0f992c853>
> 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)
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=cdbfac3347&e=a0f992c853
> 
> [image: Picture of Nerd Nite Wellington article in CAPITAL magazine]
> 
> We were also in CAPITAL magazine. Read the article online
> <http://geek.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9b6232b158e5775b98fb38715&id=d2f47b5dad&e=a0f992c853>
> 
> 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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