What’s on, What’s HOT in the Auckland Digital Scene

By: Jessica and Gemma 11 Sep, 2017

The year is nearing the end and we welcome it with open arms! It brings longer, warmer and sunnier days. We see the first pretty little flowers poking out of the dirt, the thick layers go to the back of the closet and we can finally go for walks without shivering. NZ this time of year is looking extra sweet, packing in some epic digital/ tech events for you to get excited about. Don’t take this lightly, it’s time to start filling the diary! We’re talking about hackathons, showcases, programming classes! Get on it.


Becoming a Digital Business Series (#2) | 11 September


Digital is the future! If your business is still old school – not utilizing social media or automating  systems then this one is a must to steer your business in the right direction! Hear from three inspirational speakers on the sorts of things that impact you and your business as you progressively move to a more online or digital customer service.


Creative Prospects: Creative Technologies | 13 September


This one is for all you whizzy innovators! Got great ideas but don’t know how to transfer these into a real life projects? Then this one is for you! This event will showcase a diversity of ideas, approaches, creative and technological practices, highlighting Creative Technologies philosophy and programmes.


HackerNest Auckland September Tech Social | 18 September


Get connected with the local tech community – a chill, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch) night brimming with some ultra smart people. Grab a drink and socialise!


TADHack Global 2017 | 23 September


Students, professionals, startups and enterprises – this one is for everyone whether you’re a hacker, hustler or hipster (developer, business-type or designer); enter as an individual or a team! You’ll learn about adding programmable telecoms to your apps, services or business; be able to share your experiences with others; do some “coding”; and potentially create a winning hack that makes a difference in your community. Oh, and don’t forget about the awesome food and prizes.


Auckland: Sales & Marketing Jam | 29 September


A must attend! The mission here is to get more Kiwi entrepreneurs and their teams into the race, and help them grow great businesses regardless of what market they are looking to expand to. For those who want to get a range of nuggets and insights across all of our topics from our international speakers and community.


Java Programming 101 | 9 October


Ever wanted to learn or develop your Java programming skills? Attend this! A group of Java extraordinaires discuss basic topics, work through problems, teach themselves and others. Have specific questions or something you’re stuck on? Bring them along!


Digimarcon – Digital Marketing Conference | 11-12 October


This is basically Marketing 101 – whether it’s building customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation, or driving greater consumer engagement, DIGIMARCON NEW ZEALAND 2017 has been specifically designed to help attendees develop their audience and build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service, and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes.


Digital Realities: Making the Value Real | 18 October


The future begins here! VR (virtual reality) is a powerful learning tool, although a lot if it is pricey, dangerous or impossible to physically stimulate. This event series focuses on a variety of industrial-use case applications that have built applications that have provided value in the physical world.


HackerNest Auckland October Tech Social | 23 October


Here’s another one to network with the local tech community while getting your boogie on! A chill, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch) night brimming with some ultra smart people. Grab a drink and socialise!


Roboadvice Paradigm Shifts | 1 November


This two-hour Masterclass seminar takes a deep dive into the Paradigm Shift that Roboadvice has gone through in recent years: Robo 1.0 – Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital; Robo 2.0 – the Vanguards and Schwabs; and now the shift to Robo 3.0 – the Phone Apps such as Stash and Acorns.


AI TECH Showcase #AIHappyHour | 16 November


Join the leaders in the game to showcase and celebrate 6-8 of the most innovative Kiwi businesses developing technology and services with artificial intelligence! Packed with guest speakers and held in the new Generator Building in Wynyard Quarter.


(Oracle) CODE Made Easy | 23 November


If you’ve ever heard of the Oracle Cloud then you know the benefits it brings, whether it’s for SaaS, PaaS, Iaas, or *aaS. Peter Laurie lays a way for convincing the business going to the cloud not for the costs we can save, but for the value we can create. He will also be bringing along some exciting demo’s giving attendees the chance to touch and feel what Oracle Cloud is capable of! Get in there developers!