Posts Tagged: Aotearoa New Zealand

Web, Geek & Crafter Hangouts in Christchurch

If you are a geek, or have geekly inclinations, there are a bunch of opportunities to hang out with web people in Christchurch. The Valley in Christchurch meets monthly for casual web-related conversations that lead to bigger things. The Christchurch Web Developers and Designers meetup also happens monthly. There are informal beers at the Twisted… Read more »

Hot Desk Available in Christchurch

Due to the off-shoring of some of our team (Alice and Michael, but more on that later), some space has been freed up in the OnlineGroups.Net Christchurch office. Even though Marek and William from encode and Tracklr are using the adjoining office, and Julian Carver hot-desks here some of the time, things have become a… Read more »

GOVIS 2009: two clouds, two topics, two presentations, and two conferences.

Now that I’ve cleared the backlog from spending last week at GOVIS 2009, here is my impression of it: two. There were two clouds, two topics, two presentations, and two conferences. Two Clouds From the opening keynotes to the closing ones, GOVIS was overshadowed by two clouds: the recession, and cloud computing. In his opening… Read more »

Start a Local Online Public Issues Forum

Here at OnlineGroups.Net, we don’t just provide sites where people can collaborate in online groups. We also build and release GroupServer, the software that underpins OnlineGroups.Net, and we help organisations to implement GroupServer to create successful online groups and communities. Sometimes, that involves technical work such as hosting, configuring, customising and maintaining software. At other… Read more »

OnlineGroups.Net Short-listed for NZ Open Source Software Awards

Today’s Computerworld lists the finalists for the second NZ Open Source Awards, and I’m happy to say that we are there in the “Open Source Software Project” category with GroupServer. Almost as cool is to see the health of open source software in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is the second year for the NZ Open… Read more »

Mobile Data Speed

The following strikes me as a good exam question for a honours-level networking course. Contrast and compare the new mobile networks being introduced in the Western Pacific: New Zealand, at 14.4Mbps, and Japan, at 250Mbps.

Webstock: Participants are the Producers. Deal with it. But how?

I went to Webstock 2008 for inspiration. I came away overflowing with the buzz, and the insights into how stuff works and what’s happening. There is so much to take in at the event, that making sense of it barely begins before walking out the door. But the most inspiring impact of Webstock for me,… Read more »

Kiwi Foo Camp 2008

Last weekend, Michael and I, and some Christchurch web folk that we knew (and some that we didn’t) ventured to Warkworth for Kiwi Foo Camp 2008. Kiwi Foo Camp is an invitation-only gathering of web, art and science people modelled on O’Reilly Media’s Foo Camp. This means 150-odd people speaking fluent geek all weekend, in… Read more »