Our top picks for Techweek 2020
TechWeek is an exciting week of way too many events, and this year runs from the 27th July to the 2nd August. We thought to help you navigate the massive agenda and ask our staff for their top picks of the week.
Shouting Zeroes and Ones
Chosen by: Sarah
Wednesday 29th July, 15:30
An online panel discussion covering the spread of disinformation, reducing online harm, and Māori data sovereignty - in conjunction with Bridget Williams Books and Auckland University of Technology.
Trust and Identity: Digital Identity NZ 2020 research findings
Chosen by: David
Monday 27th July, 15:00
An event by Digital Identity NZ to release their 2020 research findings, sponsored by InternetNZ. There will be discussions around trust and consent, as well as seeking a better understanding of the digital identity amongst Māori, Pacifika and Senior communities, and more.
She Can Code
Chosen by: Vanisa
27th July - 2nd August, 09:00
She Can Code is an annual event hosted by Digital Future Aotearoa, a partner of InternetNZ, to promote and celebrate young girls and women coding in NZ. 2020 marks the third instalment of event, and this year reflects key learning areas of the NZ curriculum.
Māori and the future of AI
Chosen by: Andrew
Tuesday 28th July, 11:30
This event comes from Karaitiana Taiuru, a member of InternetNZ, in partnership with the Artificial Intelligence Forum (AI). Industry experts will explore the opportunities and benefits of bringing a Māori perspective to AI.
Heads of Tails, the search for great female talent
Chosen by: Ciara
Monday 27th July, 12:00
This event, by TechWomenNZ, brings you a variety of perspectives on the challenges of finding great female talent in the New Zealand tech industry. InternetNZ is a sponsor of TechWomenNZ’s Mentoring Circles and features in the event.
Game Jam Aotearoa 2020
Chosen by: Nic
Friday 31st July, 18:00; Saturday 1st August, 09:00; Sunday 2nd August, 09:00
The inaugural Game Jam Aotearoa is a fun and informative game creation event for people from any creative or digital sector to 'get involved and see what you can create in just one weekend'! You don't need to be a coder to take part - writers, artists, animators, musicians, designers and more are all welcome.
1+1=3: How building mobile games with an indigenous lens can improve the environment and health outcomes for communities
Chosen by: Sam M
Monday 27th July, 15:00
Gaming is bigger than ever, yet its stigma of antisocial behaviour and pointless entertainment remains. So, how can gamers and mobile games be used to guide economic change and generate real-world outcomes?
Impact of Access Needs webinar series
Chosen by: James
Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July, 14:00 daily
This is a series of paid webinars to help build capability of accessibility knowledge and practices comes from Access Advisors and runs over five days. In an increasingly digital world, accessibility is a big topic and this series will shed some light on key issues.
How on earth can space improve our lives?
Chosen by: Sam S
Monday 27th July, 16:30
This event, from the NZ space Agency and featuring RocketLab’s Peter Beck, looks at how we rely on space technology to make our world a better and safer place, and to provide services we all benefit from, including in banking, transport, agriculture and much more.
Global jump - start series - Narrowing NZ’s digital divide and doing it right
Chosen by: Maria
Tuesday 28th July, 10:00
This event looks at the widening digital divide in New Zealand. The country-wide lockdown and our population’s reliance on technology and connectivity is proof of the situation, and the hosts, including InternetNZ partner TUANZ, will be looking at what can be done.
NZ Education Technology companies (4 part series)
Chosen by: Jodi
Tuesday 28th July, 12:00
Hosted by Tara Fagan and InternetNZ member Dave Moskovitz, this series spotlights education technology companies as they show their products and answer your questions. This particular event features our newest partner, Digital Future Aotearoa.