Events

How to use Social Media to grow your business
Monday 20th of May at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
TAI POUTINI POLYTECHNIC [map]

Having a social media presence has become critical for marketing your business in an increasingly digital world. Savvy businesses are using social media to add value and build loyalty with their existing customers, and attract new ones. But how do you make sure you get the most from your time and any budget you have? How do you cost effectively create engaging and useful content, and use different social media channels to reach the right audiences? This workshop will show you how.

The Social Media workshop is for 1 hour and will cover the following topics -

  • What social media channels your business should use
  • How to create great social media content
  • Telling your story online
  • How to create a simple and actionable social media plan and publishing schedule
West Coast Activator
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Friday 17th of May at 6pm to Sunday 19th of May at 5pm
Greymouth High School [map]

Calling all innovators, leaders, changemakers, problem solvers, startups, techies, and entrepreneurs! If you’re a passionate and dedicated Coaster with the desire to see our region grow then have we’ve got just the challenge for you!

The West Coast Activator is an idea incubation event where you will be challenged to work in teams to come up with innovative, tech inspired solutions that will encourage visitors to spend more time and money in our beautiful corner of NZ. This is a West Coast version of a sort of ‘Startup Weekend’ and there is no such thing as a bad idea but all sorts of upside in making that idea into a reality.

We’ll have the whole startup activation crew from Ministry of Awesome and West Coast Tech Space on hand as well as experienced mentors, keynote speakers, and friendly facilitators all there to help the ideas and solutions …

Linux Conference
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Monday 21st of January to Friday 25th of January
University of Canterbury, Christchurch [map]

Over on the other coast, Christchurch is hosting the 2019 L.C.A. - Australasia's regional Linux and Open Source conference.

Themed Linux of Things, the 2019 linux.conf.au will again attract speakers and attendees from across the world to socialise, fraternise, lecture, listen, ask, answer and share with their peers. The conference will explore the use of free open source software and hardware for internet of things devices, along with security concerns, privacy and legal aspects, environmental impacts, everyday communication, health, ethics, and much more.

Hope to see some other West Coasters there.

Cacophony Project
Tuesday 6th of November 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
Accessibility with Linux
Tuesday 4th of September 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
Graphics
Tuesday 7th of August 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
Computer Vision
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
LibreCAD Demo
Tuesday 5th of June 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
Automated Deployments - Ansible Demo
Tuesday 1st of May 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
Anonymity Online
Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]
Initial Meetup
Tuesday 6th of March 2018 at 6:30pm to 8pm
6 Mackay St, Greymouth (upstairs) [map]