Activate Tairāwhiti is your one-stop-shop for Tairāwhiti Techweek '18
All the events, all the news and all the tech you could imagine, right here in our little slice of paradise.
What are you waiting for? The future is now!
From hackathons and artificial intelligence to rockets and 3D printing, it's all happening here in Tairāwhiti.
What: Hack Tairāwhiti (FREE)
Where & When: Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 9am-4pm both days
This 48 hour Hackathon brings together New Zealand exporters and the country's top tech talent together, to unlock the region's potential to support entrepreneurs across New Zealand. Businesses attending include Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Click here for more information and to register.
What: Launching Launch! (FREE)
Where & When: Launch! 41 Esplanade, 4pm-6pm
Hear from Pohewa at the opening of Launch! Tairāwhiti's first official co-working and entrepreneur space. Gain insight into the benefits of co-working, how the office works and how you can be involved. Click here for more information and to register.
What: Powering into the Future (FREE)
Where & When: Electric Village, 4.30pm
Think electric vehicles, ebikes, home efficiency and solar generation. Join Eastland Group’s Business Development Manager, Alice Pettigrew and explore what the future could look like for our region. Alice will also feedback data form Eastland Network's ongoing solar trial. Click here for more information or to register.
What: CodeGirl Screening ($10)
Where & When: Dome Cinema, 5pm-9pm
The Mind Lab by Unitec presents CodeGirl at the Dome Cinema, Gisborne.
Girls from around the world try to better their communities through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary. Click here for more information or to register.
For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into The Mind Lab at Shed 3, Esplanade.
What: Technology and Disruption (FREE)
Where & When: Electric Village, 6pm
Spend the evening at Electric Village and hear how local businesses disrupted their industries using technology. Confirmed speakers include Flick Electric and Wood Engineering Technology. Click here for more information and to register.
Where & When: Digital Accounting 3/152 Ormond Road, 4pm-5pm
With technology moving so fast, how can you stay up to date with the different opportunities?
Explore technology opportunities and ideas you can implement for your business. Click here for more information and to register.
What: NZ Techweek '18 (FREE)
Where & When: Launch! 41 Esplanade, Monday to Friday
Want to know what the rest of the country is doing for Techweek '18? Head to Launch! where a screen will be setup to dial in to national events.
Tairāwhiti Techweek '18
18 April 2018
Tairāwhiti does Tech
The intention behind Techweek is simple – New Zealand’s technology and innovation sectors are growing rapidly, and Techweek fosters that growth by providing the national ecosystem with a week-long opportunity for connection, and an independent platform through which to amplify New Zealand’s unique and inspiring innovation stories to the world.
Techweek works by region’s hosting their own events that pertain to local problems and objectives, and ways to solve these issues with technology. Techweek also aims to raise the profile of tech related careers, tech related outcomes and the future of technology as a whole.
What: Rocket Lab Update (FREE)
Where & When: Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, 5.30pm-8pm
Learn more about Rocket Lab and what it's like to remove the barriers to commercial space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low Earth orbit from our small corner of the World. Click here for more information and to register.
What: National Coworking Day (FREE)
Where & When: Launch! 41 Esplanade, 9am-4pm
Launch will be open for free coworking - that's right, free, nothing to pay, no strings, no tricks, no pressure to buy anything, no promotional codes, no mailing lists, no email pestering after you try it. Click here for more information and to register.
What: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data (FREE)
Where & When: Emerald Hotel, 11am-1pm
AI & Big Data - what does that mean for your business?
Callaghan Innovation present their roadshow about Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Tairāwhiti. This is an opportunity for industries to learn how AI will work for them now and in the future. Click here for more information and to register.
What: Innovating People (FREE)
Where & When: BDO Gisborne, 10am-11am
BDO strategic coach and training specialist, co-founder Jarratts Create and Educate, business coach, futurist, educator, speaker, surfer and award winning consultant Peter Jarratt, to present on innovating people.
What: Learn 3D (FREE)
Where & When: EIT Tairāwhiti, 6pm-8pm
Learn 3D is a short, interactive programme open to anyone that would like to learn how to draw in 3D using computer aided design (CAD).
Where & When: Mindlab, 10am-2pm
The region's first hackathon for kids will teach tamariki aged 7-14 the tools and materials to explore technology, and express their creativity in collaboration with others.
Kids are encouraged to be curious and empathetic towards each other and the world around them - empower them to take control of their future and not just passively consume what someone else has designed for them. Click here for more information and to register.