Terry chatted to Mike about how and why he came to co-found a hardware (with software) company aimed at bringing a VR experience that will have you flipping all over the place. AND, the Eight360 is truly (currently) working in a garage, the true startup myth comes to life.
Deep in the lounge at Hashigo Zake we catch up with Hiria as she takes us through this weeks bumpy road to running a startup and the big blocks she needs to put in place very soon.
Rochelle Stewart-Allen and Wael Aldroubi are looking to bring together 50 devs, designers, lived experiences, and problem solvers to tackle the issues refugees to New Zealand have on entering and settling into Aotearoa.
Don Christie has made New Zealand, and Wellington especially, his home and fights for everything open tech knowing it will help grow NZ into a world leader of how to 'do tech and data' for the benefit of all.
A small and chilly catch up with some of the #WellyTech community as we discuss:
Who would you like to see / hear from at the September WLG-X Festival?
#WellyTech event, what should we do with it?
The pot of event sponsor $ isn't growing, but we have more and more 'community'events - too many?
aurynn supplies an update on the scaled-up Mastodon social media NZ Project, challenges Mike on a number of view points, and discusses the concept of "lazy" (ie, there is no such thing) and how it affects the tech world.
Ruth Croft helps people use their voice, which might seem weird until you listen to her and find out how many many people fail to get their message across not because the content is terrible but they don't realise the effect their voice is having on those listening.
As we get to the pointy end of starting up we here again from Hiria as she comes to grips with the makeup of the Whare Hauora ‘vehicle’, the challenges of going it alone, and advice she would want love all those looking to make a company would hear.
Andrew Watkins - Product Manager at Voluntari.ly
Walter Lim - Designs things sometimes
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