On a recent Wairarapa road trip we caught up with John and Tamara at the current location of the Masterton Fab Lab, a space for them to, "equip our whole community with 21st century skills so we can all participate in the world of making with technology!"Read More
Whilst Whare Hauora has been around for 2+ years we only joined them on their journey 1 year ago ... but SO MUCH has happened in the intervening 12 months that we thought we'd have a wee celebration and a review of how far Hiria and the ever growing Whare Hauora has come ...Read More
Looking after the team is spoken much on our podcast but we've yet to have had such a focused discussion on what that means day-to-day as we had with Nathan and Rebecca Jones from Boost. We even talk about what this means for salary increases using a medieval 'grading' approach - so so cool.
You WILL learn loads you can apply from these two!Read More
Viv first met Tash Bettridge when volunteering with kids at a STEAM workshop at OMGTech - from being a teacher to reinventing herself as a cyber security consultant Tash is one to watch out for … and we wish Tash good luck with her Google adventures, and perhaps we'll catch her up on the flip side.Read More
Ed certainly has a background to wonder at and it's that big brain that see's him heading Dragonfly Data Science working with data, computers, and making them solve problems that clients bring to them.
A great example is Dragonfly's work on the Te Hiku Media Kōrero Māori project – applying machine learning to transcribing spoken Māori.Read More
Viv and Kerry talk about tech change through a human lens, developing capabilities through hackfests, and student led innovation before tackling psychological safety, Google’s Project Aristotle and workplace bullying!Read More
Ronja Gustafsson came over to New Zealand a year ago and started working as business development at Nowsnapp, a startup based all over the world but developed and delivered out of Kapiti.
We also talk Pirate Party from Ronja's Sweden and how it's hiding out in Miramar (who knew).Read More
Andy Higgs visited Wellington for GOVIS and we had an awesome talk, loads of hints & tips, and plenty of links for the developers out there to use Centrality's open source code.
We also get a hint of the upcoming Digital Identity conference, Centrality's work with Yabble, Āhau, and much more ...Read More
JP Tocker shares a similar cloud journey* with Mike and they discuss this, podcasting with and about successful people, the All Blacks, but mostly the passion that has driven JP to continue doing what he does ... which can include getting you married.Read More
Viv chats with Saia Mataele about what makes him tick and a wee bit about a few things he is doing in his spare time, from a social enterprise to connect Māori & Pasifika people here in Aotearoa to working on a Pacific-wide e-commerce platform - it's a wonder that he has anytime to sleep!Read More
Andrew has been working in tech for a while including embedded systems, navigation tools, and at NZTA. Aaaaad at an NZTA-run hackathon that Andrew met Walter and then on to an actual Voluntarily hackathon before both joining the company.Read More
Tim Packer is a smart city advocate having worked with NEC and the Wellington City Council on the potential use of sensors to help bring the heartbeat and incidents closer to those that need to monitor and respond.
But that’s not all Tim is passionate about …Read More
Sean Audain works at the Wellington City Council and has been a civil servant in one manner or another all his professional life ... wait, wait, come back, this is NOT boring!
This is a story of many things, open data, smart cities, guiding others through red tape, and compassion for the startup but most of all this is a story that is in no way finished.Read More
Melody stares at the perceived Kiwi reticence to talk about anything uncomfortable and shouts SEX! (or rather BANG!), and takes the subject head-on with her ongoing and very successful RNZ podcast.Read More
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.Read More