Behind the scenes of tech, media, and startups WITH smart city advocates Tim Packer and Sean Audain

A special sneak peak newsletter today as we have a brand refresh (oh yes, we can roll out the marketing phrases) and a few moments of self reflection and celebration as we reach quite a milestone in New Zealand podcasts, FIVE YEARS!

This week on the show we have accidentally themed on "smart cities" withe separate episodes from Sean Audain and Tim Packer.

THANK YOU, to our listeners. Whether you’ve popped in for one particular episode, were with there at the beginning and have faded away, are recent fans, or are of the loyal and amazing contingent that listen every week - we can’t say how much we love you, appreciate your feedback, and stick with us through thick and thin.

Here’s to many MANY more guests from all over New Zealand (Dunedin, we’re looking at you!), and to 5 more years of being, “the Country Calendar of tech”.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou.

https://mailchi.mp/bf98126f825a/behind-the-scenes-of-tech-media-and-startups-with-smart-city-advocates-tim-packer-and-sean-audain

Melody, Terry, Rochelle, Wael, and Steve have something to say

More behind the scenes discussions and revealing of the secrets of tech and media with Terry Miller (actual VR), Steve Paea (mentoring Pasifika kids towards tech), and Melody Thomas (podcasting and sex).

We also recommend a listen to Rochelle Stewart-Allen and Wael Aldroubitalking about a Techfugees event that happened last weekend.

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

And as always, thanks for your time and see you each and every week with more tech, media and startup Kiwis sharing their own stories. 

Ka kite anō au i a koutou

PS: the hidden link is in the email somewhere ...

https://mailchi.mp/a69582c5c84a/melody-terry-rochelle-wael-and-steve-have-something-to-say

Voices galore, in a packed show tonight ...

In a packed show tonight* we bring you David Shanks (NZ Chief Censor), Hannah Delaney + Jacinda Thorn (PR), Ruth Croft (voice coach), aurynn shaw (not lazy), YOU, and Don Christie (Catalyst MD).

We also have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, who's coming next on the podcast, and the hidden link.

As always, thanks for your time and see you each and every week with more tech, media and startup Kiwis sharing their own stories. 

Ka kite anō au i a koutou

* anyone name the UK TV comedy reference?

https://mailchi.mp/2a772d04f861/voices-galore-in-a-packed-show-tonight

A quickie for the unofficial non-working week

Here's to a peaceful post-ANZAC Day to all you wonderful email subscribers (there's over 1,000 of you :). We have, as should you, taken the week off and so it's a shortened episode listing with Aleisha Amohia filling your ears.

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast in a very full May and, as always, the hidden link 😜

https://mailchi.mp/cfc40232c333/a-quickie-for-the-unofficial-non-working-week

From kids to students to startups, Kiwis rule ok

More behind the scenes with tech people sharing their stories as we hear from Serena Chen designing better security experiences, JD Trask and Lana Vaughan and the ongoing growth of Raygun (jobs!!), and finally how YOU can help the amazing team of primary kids looking to taken on the word at California Legoland with their Space Lego robot(s).

No Whare Hauora this week, but all the links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast, news and updates, and our embarrassing statistics around Māori / Pacifika guests :)

https://mailchi.mp/3546caff1232/from-kids-to-students-to-startups-kiwis-rule-ok

Not blockchain, morality in code, gaming, and podcasting

The joy of going behind the scenes with tech people and sharing their stories is the vast swathe of experiences, joys, and approaches, for instance this week we b ring your Martin Krafft and NOT blockchain for online identity, Harper Reedand his fun focus, and Cassandra Gray with her serendipity of gaming and New Zealand. 

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

https://mailchi.mp/78c84043195b/not-blockchain-morality-in-code-gaming-and-podcasting

Social investment is hard, find how hard with Hiria from Whare Hauora

Just when you thought it was safe to slope off early on a Friday afternoon in pops your (almost) fortnightly update from the gang. Enjoy chats from Sweden and Wellington, and a tonne of interesting people including Rob Boyle, aurynn shaw, Mary-Ellen Gordon, Kat Gfreenbrooj, Hiria Te Rangi, Amanda Hughes, Ernestynne Walsh, Sean Audain, and Deb Robb ... phew!

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates.

And as always, thanks for your time and see you each and every week with more tech, media and startup Kiwis sharing their own stories.

https://mailchi.mp/3270f6721ba9/social-investment-is-hard-find-how-hard-with-hiria-from-whare-hauora

February, already? Time to say kia ora ...

Happy New Year / Tte Tau Hou (if were not too late). Straight into 2019 with 4 wonderful episodes from aurynn shaw, Neal RichardsonKate Kolich + Mary-Ellen Gordon, and Bob Weir. PLUS a book giveaway open until next Friday, so get amongst it ...

We have our regular Whare Hauora catch up, our shop, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and news and updates. 

And as always, thanks for your time and see you each and every week with more tech, media and startup Kiwis sharing their own stories. 

https://mailchi.mp/de5e07dc7336/february-already-time-to-say-kia-ora

End Of 2018

This the final newsletter from us until mid-January as we are going to disconnect for the summer holidays and you should as well.

Alongside our annual wrap-up we have the latest batch of cracking episodes starring Kristen Lunman + Natalie Ferguson, Viv and fellow co-founders of the Aotearoa Tech Union, Jason Danner, Jess Ducey, Kate Pearce, and Cordelia Black. Our final episode of 2018 is with the wonderful Liz Maquire.

A SEASONAL THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LISTENERS, you are the reason we do this.

And as always,see you next year with more tech, media and startup Kiwis sharing their own stories. 

https://mailchi.mp/3781e91eada3/merry-yuletide-and-a-happy-new-year

Recovery week and looking forward to wrapping up 2018

#WellyTech 2018 happened, we hope all of you that came had a grand time - let us know! This we week we  have the event partner episodes alongside the most wonderful Charlotte Hinton.

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, our shop, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

https://mailchi.mp/e1e927c82b75/recovery-week-and-looking-forward-to-wrapping-up-2018

A quickie as we head into #WellyTech week

One week yo go until the #WellyTech 2018 event so let's make this quick - go listen to our event partnersRebecca Caroe, and get prepared for Wellington's premier end of year event.

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, links from the show stars, our featured video, and who's coming next on the podcast.

https://mailchi.mp/a24af2537c86/a-quickie-as-we-head-into-wellytech-week

Caring For Ourselves in Tech

Our shows are all about the amazing Kiwi stories we (Mike, Raj, and Viv) have the honour to hear and share with you - they are NOT our stories, they belong to our guests and to all of New Zealand - by all means share and re-use.

And how about the latest from Adrian Owen and Katie Brown - by pure chance they both have stories that focus on self-care, how to ensure the community is working towards 'better' and we are honoured to share them with everyone, especially those in the tech industry where self-care can sometimes fall down the list.

We have the #WellyTech event update (only 350-ish tickets left), our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, links from the show stars, our featured video, and who's coming next on the podcast. 

https://mailchi.mp/2d7ab273f76d/caring-for-ourselves-in-tech

How To Collect and Spend Your Coins

One more month until the #WellyTech 2018 event, you coming?

But let's not get ahead of ourselves as we have two very popular interviews with two gentle men that focus on those outside of themselves

Ben Gracewood, a bit of a hero of Mike's, talks about how it's up to all of us to spend our "coins" on behalf of others (such a brilliant analogy he shares with you), and Jim Boutcher talks about the vision behind his Givahoy app - and we reveal that it will be front and centre at this year's #WellyTech.

We have  a few links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

https://mailchi.mp/ea42946f9ca2/how-to-collect-and-spend-your-coins

Stress, kindred spirits, and direction - come to #WellyTech

What a line-up, and a special recording from our co-host Vivian Chandra with Sarah. We bring you Tony McDonald + John Weaver from McDonaldsIT, Sarah Bickerton, and James Macnee from the sunny north of NZ.

Amongst our weekly Whare Hauora catch up and quarterly interviewee stats we have the latest info you need about #WellyTech 2018 (Fri 30th Nov, 4pm-7pm at Westpac Stadium) - get your FREE ticket now and spread the word as we are all going to celebrate the year of Wellington IT with style.

https://mailchi.mp/0e7a0b160452/stress-kindred-spirits-and-direction-come-to-wellytech

Some will, some won't, so what. Next!

It's a busy time for us as we edge towards the #WellyTech 2018 event however lets's be clear it's not about us, it's about the stories we tell - from Conrad Johnston or Queen Olivia St RedfernChristina Bellis and Catarina Gutierrez, the speakers at Mobile Refresh, and the Wellington community.

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, our shop, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

And as always, thanks for your time and see you each and every week with more tech, media and startup Kiwis sharing their own stories. 

https://mailchi.mp/8b5aea6ea34e/some-will-some-wont-so-what-next

Tips to growth, running events, and walking the hard path

All of our episodes come with hints, tips, and traps for the young players - it's one of the reasons we love gto share the wisdom of those that have been there and done it. On the other hand it's equally fascinating to hear the weird and wonderful paths that everyone takes and both Andrew Mayfield (CEO of Optimal Workshop), and Nat Dudley (Head of Design at Figure.NZ) supply both - the gold in their wisdom, and the fun in their origin stories 

We also have updated news about this year's #WellyTech event to be held at the Westpac Stadium on Friday 30th November (4pm-7pm)

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up (this time from the US of A), our shop, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

https://mailchi.mp/07d711a07200/tips-to-growth-running-events-and-walking-the-hard-path

WellyTech 2018 event announcement

Following on from the successful #WellyTech 2017 Christmas Party we are hosting another end of year event, the 2018 #WellyTech Fun Fair and the FREE tickets are now available.

We also have 40 free stalls for organisations (of any size, age, or purpose with Wellington tech scene) to dress-up and bring the Christmas carnival fun.

And finally, we are proud as punch to announce the inaugural WellyTech Awards Finale (WTAF) to be presented at the closing of the event.

Oh, and we also have speakers, comedians, music, games area, AR/VR corner and much much more ... read on!

https://mailchi.mp/7125217c56e5/wellytech-2018-event-announcement

Putting your head down with Philip, Nicole, and WellyTech

For you this week we have two people that have entered the tech world by very different paths. Philip Fierlinger (co-founder Xero) was born in tech, have been amongst the 'gods of Silicon Valley' and lives and breathes a design life, whilst REANNZ CEO Nicole Ferguson fell into it via accounting and is loving it. You will enjoy both the differences and the similarities.

We also have news about this year's #WellyTech event to be held at the Member's Lounger in the Westpac Stadium on Friday 30th November (4pm-7pm). And a click through to the site may see a registration form (if we can make it happen this week)

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, our shop, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

https://mailchi.mp/dd8565e9fffd/putting-your-head-down-with-philip-nicole-and-wellytech

Welcome Vic and Vic as we activate Mahuki and create exquisite livelihoods

It's with an inordinate amount of pleasure that we welcome Victoria MacLennan (Wellington, Christchurch) and Vivian Chandra (Auckland) to the team ... expect amazing stuff from them very soon!

Our shows this week are about the young - young companies from Priscilla Loong (Activation Manager at Te Papa's STEM accelerator programme Mahuki), and young developers with Rohan Wakefield (CEO of Dev Academy).

We have our weekly Whare Hauora catch up, our shop, links from the show stars, our featured video, who's coming next on the podcast and any news and updates. 

https://mailchi.mp/db2df77b85d0/welcome-vic-and-vic-as-we-activate-mahuki-and-create-exquisite-livelihoods