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CultivateIT Emerging Technology Expo
Monday 21 May 9am - 3pm
The CultivateIT Emerging Technology Expo celebrated the impressive amount of technology talent and technology products coming from the region including the latest innovation from well recognised organisations as well as insights into the work of technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and startups.
A schedule of speakers, a pitch session and several exhibitors on site throughout the day provided opportunities to be inspired, share knowledge and network.
Maori Tech Showcase
Monday 21 May 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Hosted in partnership with Waikato-Tainui and Waikato Innovation Park, the Māori Tech Showcase was an extravaganza that presented Māori businesses and leading experts at the cutting edge of tech and innovation in Aotearoa.
A celebration of what Maori tech businesses are doing and developing plus we heard from a range of experts leading Maori digital progress.
Including new and established Maori tech entrepreneurs.
Innovation in science and engineering
Tuesday 22 May 12.00pm - 2.00pm
The Future of work and education forum
Tuesday 22 May 5.15pm - 7.45pm
Data, analytics and visualisation
Thursday 24 May 5.15pm - 7.45pm
Friday 25 May 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Thames Rotary Tech Breakfast
Wednesday 23 May, 7 - 8.30am
The Thames Rotary Club has been operating since 1947 and holds weekly breakfast meetings that are open to the public. During Techweek'18 Waikato the meeting included presentations and exhibits on innovative applications of technology including industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and smart farming, plus those in attendance had an opportunity to meet Dougie, a clinical robot socialising with staff and patients at Thames Hospital as part of a six month trial sponsored by the Waikato DHB virtual care program.
Friday 25 May, 5.30 - 8.30pm
TEDxRuakura brings together a group of like-minded and diverse locals within the Waikato community. In this smaller TEDxRuakura event we heard from local speakers Brandon Hutcheson, Shelly Davies and James Hutchinson. Topics covered ranged from machine learning, techno jargon, and innovation ecosystems.
Girls Robocode Workshop
Saturday 19 May
This 2 hour workshop was for girls in Year 5 and Year 6 to attend with a family member and work together to learn about coding and how to code robots to perform tasks.
No previous coding experience was necessary and all resources were provided.
Available sessions - 9.00am - 11.00am, 12.00pm - 2.00pm, 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Girls in Computing is a new initiative at the University of Waikato focused on promoting Computer Science to girls in high school who are aged between 15 and 18 years old.
The LAB - Libraries' mobile makerspace
Thursday 24 May 3.30-5.00pm
The LAB – Libraries' mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning.
The programme encourages young minds to problem solve, think creatively, and develop innovative ideas while doing a variety of DIY and technology based activities.
Its free and is suitable for ages 8 years and older.
For all inquiries please contact the Hamilton City Libraries Children and Teens Team - Aaron 07 838 6893 or Tania 07 838 6848
Find out more about The Lab
Design Thinking: A Crash Course
In 2 hours participants were taken through a full design cycle. A fast-paced project where participants paired up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to solve a problem we were given on the day.
NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE WAS REQUIRED.
Facilitated by Margie Moore – (Director, Design Factory) and co facilitated by Karen Fraser (Director, Capability Unlimited), this session was based on world class processes, created and used by Standford Design School.
Friday 25 May - 7.45-11am
Social Media Workshop
Friday 25 May, 5 - 8pm
Covering managing and aligning social media, social media marketing and optimisation, data analytics, security, privacy and ethics.
Tech Talk Taupo 2018
Wednesday 23 May, 5 - 7.30pm
An evening of inspiration and aspiration, showcasing eight different stories of technology changing the world.
Speakers covered a range of sectors including film, tourism, retail, transport and professional services. Talking about their latest great idea, invention, value-add, innovation or disruption.
This FREE event was suitable for all ages... parents were encouraged to bring their teens... or to come after work with colleagues.
Presentations will start at 5.30pm
National Coworking Day
National Coworking Day is New Zealand's annual celebration of coworking. Every year coworking spaces give away free coworking days throughout the country at the same time.
Thursday 24 May, 7.15 - 9am
ANZ and KPMG teamed-up to bring together the best that technology has to offer.
Participants heard from a panel of those at the forefront of the changes we are starting to see in the digital space. How will these changes positively impact the world from the heart of the Waikato?