Heathy Homes Hikoi - 1st board meeting!

Heathy Homes Hikoi - 1st board meeting!

Big updates from Hīria Te Rangi, Kaiwhakahaere at Whare Hauora.

  • First formal board meeting

  • Hīria has been out and about speaking

  • Sensor hardware change in the future

  • Funding for a "non-traditional tech/data" company is very tough

Get amongst it on Whare Hauora’s PledgeMe campaign.

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Kylie Reiri - Better decisions everywhere

Kylie Reiri - Better decisions everywhere

Kylie is one of those treasurers of New Zealand, a values focused wahine leading a data scientists focused company working on the issues that matter to all of us. Hear Kylie explain where she comes from and how she wants data to make a difference through actual supporting better decisions, for instance services provided by central government.

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Rowan Simpson - Capture, measure and share. Appropriately

Rowan Simpson - Capture, measure and share. Appropriately

Rowan provides an episode that replicates his professional life, one of two halves. From being at TradeMe before moving on to Xero he has taken his experience and insights to many companies as investor and director, spreading the product development messages, and sharing his approach to tech business with all that are keen to hear.

An episode full of gold …

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Ed Abraham - I love it when a plan comes together

Ed Abraham - I love it when a plan comes together

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.

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Sean Audain - Council is a chocolate chip cookie

Sean Audain - Council is a chocolate chip cookie

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.

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#WiDSWellington Event Day

#WiDSWellington Event Day

Note: you should also listen to part 1 and part 2 of the #WiDSWellington 2019 Speaker series.

The day of the event and we got to catch-up with a staaaaaack of people including ALL of the speakers not already represented on the podcast (see above), and all of the exhibitors. We asked 3 simple questions 1) Who are you; 2) Who are you representing; 3) Why this event?

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WiDS Wellington speakers (pt 1) - Talking to the Wizards of Data Science

WiDS Wellington speakers (pt 1) - Talking to the Wizards of Data Science

In the run up to the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Wellington event we find out who, what, where, and why from four of the speakers - you will hear from:

  • Mary-Ellen Gordon

  • Kat Greenbrook

  • Amanda Hughes

  • Ernestynne Walsh

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Kate Kolich + Mary-Ellen Gordon: WiDS 2019 (9th March, Wellington)

Kate Kolich + Mary-Ellen Gordon: WiDS 2019 (9th March, Wellington)

We had a brief chat with Kate Kolich and Mary-Ellen Gordon, the co-organisers of WiDS Wellington (Women In Data Science) being held at Wellington’s Victoria University on Saturday 9th March. They take us through the global event, the Wellington one, and what everyone can expect when they come along …

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#WellyTech 2018 - Liz MacPherson (CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward)

#WellyTech 2018 - Liz MacPherson (CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward)

The #WellyTech event doesn't happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Liz MacPherson, CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward.

Watch out for our #WellyTech partner podcasts coming over the next few days:

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Jim Boutcher - Gorilla Giving

Jim Boutcher - Gorilla Giving

Jim Boutcher is mild mannered data nerd by day and by night came up with Givahoy - no more walking past the charity bucket shakers when you have no cash in your pockets.

We at Access Granted LOVED this concept and had to talk to JIm, and then we had to bring Jim and the #WellyTech charity, The Neonatal Trust together which we did.

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