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PROFILE: Julia Pye - Brewery Manager to Business Analyst
Wednesday June 26, 2019
We continue this series on our SHIFT graduates, this time featuring community minded Julia Pye.
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SIGNAL event highlights from Techweek19
Tuesday June 25, 2019
From Smart City events to AGILE workshops and a Techweek TV feature - check out SIGNAL's Techweek19 festival highlights - 'innovation that's good for the world'.
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SIGNAL Christchurch has moved, but not far!
Thursday June 20, 2019
From 1st July SIGNAL Christchurch will be based at the EPIC Innovation Campus.
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Welcome Kevin, Industry Reference Group Chair
Thursday June 20, 2019
Kevin Mansfield, Chief Product Officer, Nomos One has joined the SIGNAL Board as Industry Reference Group Chair
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Save the Date: Sep 6 - 8 for the ImpactNPO Hackathon
Wednesday June 19, 2019
Hackathons are also called IdeasFests, ThinkSmashes, and Creative Coding Workshops, but they are not only about software developing! If you have skills in marketing, web development, finance, communications, graphic design, business, philosophy, policy, arts, customer experience or any other area, and would like to use your skills to help local charities, we want YOU!
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Smart Cities - how will tech & data improve our lives?
Friday June 14, 2019
Have you heard of Smart Cities? A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of tech to collect data and then uses the data to manage resources efficiently.
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Another successful Speed Networking Event @ SIGNAL Christchurch
Wednesday June 12, 2019
Face to face networking between SHIFT students and Industry hosts helps to find matches for Industry Projects.
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Kick-starting Innovation - Using Story Maps to define your Minimum Viable Product
Wednesday June 12, 2019
Another sell-out event over Techweek19 saw Tasneem Gould and Ashley Bass run a workshop in kicking- starting innovation.
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How to SLAY in Tech without getting technical - Women in Tech
Wednesday June 12, 2019
It's estimated that half of tech industry jobs are in non-tech roles. This Christchurch TechWeek19 event covered a panel of woman who work in the tech industry, without having to write a line of code!
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Don't miss the next Tech Careers and Pizza Night at a SIGNAL near you!
Wednesday May 29, 2019
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about a change of career, or want to 'Add Tech to your Superpowers', come along to one of SIGNAL's famous Tech Careers Pizza nights.
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Industry Engagement - Dunedin Events
Friday May 17, 2019
Signal's SHIFT programme is focused on positive employment outcomes. To help foster industry connections and networking, we welcome practitioners and tech experts to speak to our students during "SHIFT Fridays".
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Introducing the 2019 Dunedin SHIFT Cohort!
Thursday May 9, 2019
Our Dunedin SHIFT cohort started in late February and is our third, and largest intake to-date.
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Speed Networking - Meet the Chch Cohort
Wednesday May 8, 2019
After the success and positive outcomes from our previous Speed Networking event that match Industry Projects to students, SIGNAL is hosting another one.
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Welcome Janelle
Tuesday May 7, 2019
Janelle Gee joins SIGNAL as our Business Development Manager, based in Christchurch.
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Dunedin Techweek Events 2019
Tuesday May 7, 2019
SIGNAL is sponsoring several events for Dunedin Techweek 2019. On Wednesday, May 22, we are hosting two sessions with Tim Packer, Smart City Practitioner and former team lead for the NEC NZ's Smart Cities Solutions business unit. One of these will include an evening discussion with Tim Packer, the Honourable Pete Hodgson, and NZ Innovator of the Year Ian Taylor CNZM, on how smart city technologies could be utilised in the Dunedin Hospital rebuild, and the proposed Dunedin Harbourside Vision.
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Christchurch Techweek Events 2019
Tuesday May 7, 2019
SIGNAL is sponsoring several events for Christchurch Techweek 2019. On Tuesday, May 21, we are hosting two sessions with Tim Packer, Smart City Practitioner and former team lead for the NEC NZ's Smart Cities Solutions business unit, one at EPIC from 2 - 3 pm, and the other at the University of Canterbury College of Engineering from 5.30 - 7 pm.
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Join our mid-year SHIFT Intake (part-time or full-time)
Tuesday May 7, 2019
Reboot your career with Dunedin's part-time, and Christchurch's full-time SHIFT programme kicking-off in July.
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PROFILE: Jess Wren - Professional Services Delivery at Datacom
Thursday May 2, 2019
In this series, we meet some SHIFT graduates, and hear about their experiences of moving into a tech career.
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Employed! Great outcomes from Industry Projects at the Christchurch Showcase.
Thursday March 21, 2019
An enthusiastic crowd of over 40 gathered at EPIC last week to hear about the projects that the Christchurch 2018 SHIFT Cohort had completed with support from their Industry mentors.
#KiaKahaChCh
Wednesday March 20, 2019
The tragic events of 15th March 2019 changed Christchurch and New Zealand forever. The terrorist attack targeting the Muslim community, has also impacted many others, including the Tech Community.
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Positive experiences for all at the Dunedin SHIFT Industry Showcase
Tuesday March 19, 2019
Congratulations to all students who presented their projects at the Showcase, and to those who are already employed in the tech sector in Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland. Success, personal development, collaboration and industry support were on show as the 2018 SHIFT cohort shared their SHIFT industry experience.
NZTechWomen Mentoring Circles start in April
Monday March 18, 2019
If you are a woman working in the tech sector and are interested in either mentoring a small group, or being mentored yourself, we would love to hear from you!
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2019 SHIFT Cohorts & Industry Guests
Monday March 18, 2019
The 2019 SHIFT programmes in Christchurch and Dunedin are well underway, and students are already learning lots, meeting tech sector practitioners, and expanding their networks.
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So you would like to SHIFT, but can't study full-time? Check out the new Part-Time option in Dunedin!
Monday March 18, 2019
We know that for many, taking a year off work to SHIFT career is very difficult, so we are delighted to announce that a part-time SHIFT Dunedin option will commence in July this year!
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Call for 2019 SHIFT Studio Projects
Monday March 18, 2019
Has your organisation got a tech project, idea or piece of work that you've parked due to a lack of time or resourcing? Talk to us about having our SHIFT students work on it for you.
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Call for 2019 SHIFT Studio Projects in Dunedin - Submit your idea NOW!
Monday March 18, 2019
Has your organisation got a tech project, idea or piece of work that you've parked due to a lack of time or resourcing? Talk to us about having our SHIFT students work on it for you.
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OrbViz and the SHIFT Students
Wednesday March 13, 2019
OrbViz is the first SaaS product from Orbica and SHIFT students have contributed to its development.
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SHIFT student behind the CCC Events App
Tuesday March 12, 2019
Bryce White has been working with Christchurch City Council for his Industry Project and Industry Experience Grant on their revamped Events App. He is now employed and working in the Digital Channels team on other apps.
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SIGNAL boosts Scholarships for Digital Technologies Teachers to $2000
Thursday March 7, 2019
Do you have a passion for innovative technology education? Are you dedicated to the future success of your students? Would you like to become a leader of Digital Technologies teaching practice in your school or community? SIGNAL's 'Educate' scholarships allow you to upskill via online distance learning, while you refine new skills in your own classroom.
SIGNAL is excited to be hosting the 2018 SHIFT Industry Showcases in March....
Tuesday February 19, 2019
This is a chance for our students and their mentors to showcase their achievements and talk about their industry experiences during SHIFT. Please join us as they share their journey and help us celebrate their success, with drinks, nibbles and networking opportunities afterwards.
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PROFILE: Harry Taylor - Software Developer at RCG Creations Limited
Sunday February 17, 2019
Harry started SHIFT in July 2017. He has now completed the programme and is working full time at RCG Creations Limited as a software developer.
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SIGNAL - Your partner in capability growth
Monday January 28, 2019
SIGNAL's mandate is to boost tech skills and capabilities within NZ. As SIGNAL matures as an organisation, SHIFT is proving to be a valuable pathway for new talent into tech. In 2019 we aim to grow our professional development offerings for existing tech professionals, to supercharge both individual and organisational development.
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NEW: Shift video now online
Monday January 28, 2019
There is nothing like seeing and hearing real people talk about their experiences to help you understand a product and an organisation. Late in 2018, the Christchurch and Dunedin studios were the setting for professional filming to get the lowdown on SIGNAL ICT Grad School, and to find out more about what the SHIFT programme has delivered.
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Get involved in Techweek'19 running May 20 - 26
Sunday January 27, 2019
This year's Techweek calender is shaping up to be another exciting week of events celebrating, inspiring and building capability across the tech sector, and bringing together our community to promote tech as a vital part of NZ's economy and future prosperity. The theme is "Innovation that is good for the world".
NZ TechWomen Mentoring Circles to kick off in Dunedin in April 2019
Friday January 25, 2019
Expressions of interest are invited now for this pilot programme launched by NZ TechWomen. If you are a woman working in the tech sector, and are interested in either mentoring a small group, or being mentored yourself, we would love to hear from you!
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From Snowboarder to Code Cutter!
Wednesday January 23, 2019
SIGNAL kicked off 2019 by hosting a Tech Careers and Pizza night with industry guest speaker and Software Engineer, Toni M James. Toni works for NZ company Orion Health, an international healthcare software company.
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Industry benefits from student placements
Wednesday December 12, 2018
Shift students have been putting their newly acquired skills to good use during their industry placements, providing organisations with tech solutions, while extending their own capabilities.
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Canterbury Regional Diversity & Inclusion Survey
Wednesday December 12, 2018
Evidence suggests diverse organisations make better decisions, increase profitability and market share; are better at innovating and attracting and retaining talent. Can you help shed light on the composition of your organisation?
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Xtend 2018 Success Stories!
Wednesday December 12, 2018
Jamie Vaughan, Mark Oliver and Les Miskin with Prof Samuel Mann (right) celebrate their Graduation from Otago Polytechnic's Master of Professional Practice awarded on completion of SIGNAL's Xtend programme last week.
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Hour of Code
Tuesday December 11, 2018
Hour of Code is a global initiative to connect young people with coding so they can enjoy and understand their computer science rich surroundings. New Zealand schools have once again been involved, and you can be too.
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Apply now for a SHIFT 2019 Scholarship
Tuesday December 11, 2018
Do you need a financial hand to SHIFT to a tech career? SHIFT 2019 enrolments are open now for both Dunedin and Christchurch, and so are 2019 SHIFT scholarship applications.
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ImpactNPO Dunedin Hackathon Weekend
Tuesday December 11, 2018
The inaugural Dunedin ImpactNPO Hackathon Weekend brought together volunteers with tech, design, and business skills, to help provide tech solutions for three local charities. SHIFT student Nathan Moffatt took part, and shares his experiences here.
From MedTech to MarTech and Social Enterprise - SHIFT students are making their mark during industry placements.
Thursday December 6, 2018
The Dunedin 2018 SHIFT cohort are immersed within their host organisations as they complete the final part of SHIFT, the Industry placement, and are gaining valuable skills and making a positive difference through their project work.
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Work Future Dunedin Event @ Petridish - Nov 7 - 5.30 - 7pm
Sunday October 28, 2018
A fantastic crowd attended a future-focussed discussion with four of Dunedin's tech community stars last night in Dunedin. Conclusion - the future looks bright!
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ATTN TEACHERS: Educate 2019 Scholarships open for applications!
Thursday October 18, 2018
SIGNAL has already awarded some Educate Scholarships for 2019, but there are still several available. These scholarships will help teachers and schools access the professional development needed to deliver the Computer Science (Computational Thinking) aspects of the new Digital Technologies curriculum, and boost the capabilities of their fellow teaching team.
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Industry Showcase highlights SHIFT employment outcomes for 2017 Christchurch cohort
Wednesday October 17, 2018
Thanks and congratulations to Showcase presenters Harry Taylor, Felicia Sacramento and Sakinah Abdul who have all secured industry employment following SHIFT!
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Make a difference by taking part in Dunedin's first ImpactNPO Hackathon
Tuesday October 16, 2018
Use your skills to help local charities as SIGNAL Dunedin hosts the first ImpactNPO Hackathon Nov 9 -11. This event is open to anyone with tech, marketing, communications, business or other skills that could make a difference to our local community. Interested? Read on for more info from ImpactNPO!
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A Chat with Eteroa Lafaele... the dancing Comp Sci Grad' who took the Internet by storm!
Monday October 15, 2018
Many graduands dream of making their 23 second capping walk a time to remember, but there are few who do it in as much style as Eteroa Lafaele. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to the vivacious Eteroa about her new found fame, her positive role model status and what inspires her everyday.
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Research: Calling all Agile Companies
Friday October 12, 2018
Are you a ground-breaking SME that is experimenting with new ways to think and do HR? Leonie Mollet, a PhD Student and HR professional would like to contact you for her thesis research.
"Experiment" over "Failure!"
Friday October 12, 2018
The software and business world is awash with exhortations to fail and to fail fast. A comment by Ian Taylor at the Digital Nations 2030 conference has had me thinking about this and the power of language.
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AgritechNZ connects global interests and promotes NZ to the world.
Tuesday October 9, 2018
NZ Agritech companies are making waves on the global stage, and have several opportunities to work alongside some of the world's largest food producers, who are investing heavily into robotics, sensing and automation. The potential economic benefits of this are tremendous as we discovered at the AgritechNZ roadshow which recently toured NZ.
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Enthusiastic crowd at the AI Forum Connect event 'Artificial Intelligence in Dunedin: Research, industry, and public policy' at SIGNAL Dunedin.
Tuesday October 9, 2018
Over 70 people attended the AI Forum Connect event in Dunedin last night to discuss the impact and deployment of AI in New Zealand.
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ITx 2018
Tuesday September 11, 2018
SIGNAL was proud to be a silver sponsor of ITx 2018, held in Wellington from July 11 to 13. This action packed programme was a collaboration of twelve leading tech-focused conferences and included over 150 speakers on many different tech related topics.
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Shift Dunedin ready for Industry placements!
Sunday September 9, 2018
Do you have an idea for your business or organisation, but have had to park it? Could it be the start of a productive line of work? Perhaps some research, assessing, testing or user experience design project that will potentially add to your bottom line? The 2018 SHIFT cohort will soon be starting their 200 hour Industry Project work with local organisations, and we are calling for projects in Dunedin.
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SIGNAL welcomes new staff to Christchurch and Dunedin offices
Sunday September 9, 2018
We are excited to introduce Lufei Wang (Christchurch), and Stephen Geddes (Dunedin) to the SIGNAL team.
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SIGNAL's VR Arena an "Unreal Success" at NZ Scifest
Friday August 31, 2018
SIGNAL Dunedin welcomed over five hundred and fifty people into the SIGNAL VR Arena, hosted by Dr Simon McCallum, who also gave a range of lunchtime VR talks as part of the NZ International SciFest in Dunedin from July 6 - 15.
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SHIFT Industry Showcase - Christchurch Sep 20
Friday August 31, 2018
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of the first Christchurch SHIFT cohort, on Thursday Sep 20 from 3 - 4.30pm.
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The Future of Learning Conference 2018
Thursday August 23, 2018
Bring the change! Amazing ripples happen when you bring open minded, game changers and action takers together to share ideas. SIGNAL was a proud partner and sponsor for THE FUTURE OF LEARNING Conference, held in July 2018, tautahi, Christchurch.
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Action time! Putting the learning into action in the 'Real World'
Thursday August 23, 2018
Exciting times ahead for the Christchurch SHIFT'ers starting on their Industry Projects. In this photo, left to right are Orbica's Banika Sirohi (Orbica Full Stack developer - mentor) and Antonin Caen (Orbica Geospatial Architect - mentor), with two members of the 2018 SHIFT cohort, Arthur McGregor & Kiriana Brown.
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CODE REBEL: Ally Watson
Thursday August 23, 2018
The greatest challenge for us is removing the stigma that tech is geeky or its only for guys and engaging girls at a young age.
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SIGNAL: Proud Sponsor of the Canterbury Tech Summit
Saturday July 7, 2018
Last week over 700 members of the tech industry converged at the Wigram Air Force Museum for one of NZs premier tech events of the year the Canterbury Tech Summit. As NZ's second largest tech hub, Canterbury hosts a wide cross-section of tech industries and companies.
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Code Like A Girl - Ally Watson in Dunedin
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Part of the NZ International Science Festival, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and be inspired by two exceptionally talented and passionate female tech professionals.
We're Hiring!
Tuesday July 3, 2018
The Signal team is excited to announce that we have not one, but two opportunities to join our team, working within the exciting tech education and industry landscape.
Code Rebel: Ally Watson - Christchurch
Monday July 2, 2018
Join us at Greenhouse on 11th July 2018 5:30pm for Code Rebel: Ally Watson.
Internships do you, dont you will you, wont you why, why not? Tell us what you think!
Friday June 22, 2018
If youre an employer you probably want to hire experienced staff. Pretty much everyone wants to hire experienced staff. We produce a lot of talented graduates in New Zealand, but they sometimes get caught in a cycle where they cant get a job because they dont have work experience, but they cant get work experience because they dont have a job. Internships a period of real work within a firm during or at the end of study can be a really valuable way of breaking that cycle and helping students become the experienced workers you want to hire.
Tech Careers and Pizza: June 20 and July 4 SIGNAL Christchurch and Dunedin!
Monday June 18, 2018
If you are thinking about a change of career, or want to 'Add Tech to your Superpowers', come along to one of SIGNAL's famous Tech Careers and Pizza nights......
Tech Careers and Pizza: July 4 SIGNAL Christchurch and Dunedin!
Monday June 18, 2018
If you are thinking about a change of career, or want to 'Add Tech to your Superpowers', come along to one of SIGNAL's famous Tech Careers and Pizza nights......
The International Science Festival has launched with several events will be held at SIGNAL Dunedin
Monday June 18, 2018
UK space industry engineer Sin Cleaver, Aeronautics expert Karen Willcox, Scottish .NET developer Ally Watson, US biomechanics expert Malcolm MacIver, and the latest interactive NAO robot from China are just some of the international guests headlining this years New Zealand International Science Festival.
ITx is where New Zealands digital technology sector comes together, with 12 conferences and over 150 speakers over three days......
Monday June 18, 2018
Established in 2014, ITx is New Zealand's conference of IT. ITx 2018 is a collaboration of twelve leading tech-focused conferences and runs every 2 years. SIGNAL is proud to be a sponsor this year, and would encourage anyone in the tech sector to be part of this event which includes some of the best in the business from NZ and around the world.
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Techweek'18 Highlights from Chch
Thursday June 14, 2018
And thats a Techweek18 wrap!
The future of business is learning
Tuesday June 12, 2018
SIGNAL will be at the Future of Learning conference on 9th July in Christchurch
Join us at EASE2018 for the latest research insights for Software Engineering
Tuesday June 12, 2018
EASE2018 will bring together a wide range of software engineering researchers. The impact 2 industry track is a great opportunity for industry practitioners to join us and the keynote speaker, Gareth Cronin, to find out the latest research insights. We have have some complimentary registrations available - read on to get yours.
Calling for Industry Projects
Monday June 11, 2018
Do you have an idea for your business or organisation, but have had to park it? Could it be the start of a productive line of work? Perhaps some research, assessing, testing or user experience design project that will potentially add to your bottom line? The 2018 SHIFT cohort will soon be starting their 200 hour Industry Project work with local businesses, and we are calling for project ideas in both Christchurch and Dunedin.
Tech Careers and Pizza @ SIGNAL Christchurch
Monday June 11, 2018
Hot on the heels of NZ Techweek, join us for a chat and some pizza as we explore the future...
Tech Careers and Pizza @ SIGNAL Dunedin
Monday June 11, 2018
Hot on the heels of NZ Techweek, join us for a chat and some pizza as we explore the future...
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Over 2000 attendees at Dunedin's NZ Techweek'18 events
Friday June 8, 2018
The numbers are in! Dunedin Techweek'18 included over 2300 attendees at 46 individual events across the city. The city hosted 6 international speakers, 28 national speakers, and 52 local speakers at 24 venues around the city, and over 50 local tech and associated businesses were involved. From Pete Hodgson, Chair of Callaghan Innovation, to primary school students designing games or trouble shooting apps, to amazing local businesses getting together to share ideas and experiences with each other, it was a fabulous week of conversation, discovery and collaboration.
Innovation in Dunedin - Techweek Panel Discussion - Friday May 18
Monday May 14, 2018
Dunedin's calender starts this Friday night with the Techweek Panel Discussion "Is Innovation Good for the World?" at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Friday May 18 , 5.45 pm - 8.30pm.
Dunedin Techweek TEXPO
Monday May 14, 2018
Explore the tech in our own backyard, that is reaching around the world! !!
Dunedin Techweek'18 events
Thursday May 3, 2018
As part of NZ Techweek'18, NZ's national festival of innovation, SIGNAL Dunedin will be part of several fantastic events. Follow the links for each event to secure your seat, many events have already sold out!
Artificial Intelligence in the spotlight after NZ report release
Wednesday May 2, 2018
The AI Forum has commissioned an in-depth report on the potential and projected impact of AI in the NZ socio-economic landscape.
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Lights......Camera......Action! Fun photo shoots @ SIGNAL
Monday April 30, 2018
Introducing the SHIFT 2018 stars of Christchurch and Dunedin, who were fantastic (if slightly reluctant at first) models for our now traditional photo shoot. Thanks team, great to see you all looking so happy and relaxed.
Add Tech to your Superpowers!
Thursday April 26, 2018
Would you like to get that employment X-factor? Are you looking for a career change? Does returning to your old job not really appeal? Check out the innovative SHIFT programme and join a dynamic, creative and fast-paced sector with fantastic employment prospects!
Submit a SHIFT Studio project.... and tap into new tech talent!
Thursday April 26, 2018
Does your organisation have an idea, project or piece of work that has been parked due to lack of time, expertise or resource? Could this project potentially unlock an innovative or valuable stream of work for your company? Submit it to the SHIFT studio and see what can be achieved.....
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Educate cohort convene in Christchurch
Thursday April 26, 2018
SIGNAL's Educate programme allows teachers to upskill in Digital Technologies teaching, and the 2018 cohort recently met to communicate and collaborate, and explore the local tech ecosystem during the Educate block course.
SIGNAL Christchurch's Techweek'18 events
Thursday April 26, 2018
As part of NZ Techweek'18, NZ's national festival of innovation, SIGNAL Christchurch is hosting two awesome events....
Tech Careers and Pizza Night - SIGNAL Dunedin
Friday April 20, 2018
Monday 7th May 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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Exciting industry projects commence for first Christchurch SHIFT cohort
Thursday April 5, 2018
Now into their second semester of SHIFT, Felicia, Dewi, Sam, Harry and Sakinah are well into their workplace industry projects with five Christchurch companies, from game design to air traffic control and location data intelligence specialists.
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New Shift 2018 cohort in Christchurch busy and productive!
Thursday April 5, 2018
The February Shift cohort of nine has been busy visiting local companies, gaining insight into various tech roles, and the skills needed to work in the growing tech sector. The students have also completed an intensive introduction to programming and further technical skills, and have begun working on projects in the studio to put their new found skills into practice.
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Tap into the diversity and experience of the 2018 SHIFT cohort by submitting a studio project - and enjoy the results!
Thursday April 5, 2018
With a mix of backgrounds and experience including health, medical research, IT, arts, media, electronics, project management, defense force, commerce, marketing, education, product design and drafting, the incoming SHIFT cohort in Dunedin is a varied and talented group .
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Scholarships awarded to SIGNAL Educate & Shift learners
Thursday April 5, 2018
SIGNAL is pleased to encourage a high caliber and variety of learners by awarding a number of scholarships for study in 2018.
Exciting programme of Techweek'18 Events in Christchurch and Dunedin
Thursday April 5, 2018
The Techweek '18 Programme Launch kicked off with a nationally linked event, to promote the NZ festival of innovation that is good for the world!
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SHIFT assists local tech industry in sourcing new talent
Thursday April 5, 2018
The Dunedin SHIFT Industry Showcase held earlier this month highlighted to the local tech sector how SHIFT is a "viable pathway to attract smart talent".
In The News...
Monday February 5, 2018
Last week Sally Rae, Business Reporter for the Otago Daily Times penned an article on SIGNAL Dunedin, and how it is helping boost the profile of Dunedin's tech sector.
SIGNAL - Linking Tech Education & Industry
Sunday February 4, 2018
After nearly a year of operation, Dr Stuart Charters and the SIGNAL team have established many connections within NZs tech industry, and with academic specialists across our five partner institutions. Our aim is to better understand the skills and people needs of NZs third largest export earner, and to develop and deliver current and responsive education to support further growth. These links continue to strengthen, and we appreciate the collaboration and support of our many industry partners and our five parent institutions.
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An invitation to the DunedinLaunchofthe 2018 NZ Space Challenge
Thursday February 1, 2018
Kiwi space company Rocket Lab have launched successfully this year, and this puts NZ firmly on the world stage as a space nation. Now the NZ Space Challenge is offering the chance to budding innovators and scientists to develop new technologies that are seeded in Antarctic problems, but could well be used to assist with further NZ space industry developments.
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Tech Careers and Pizza Night - SIGNAL Dunedin
Monday January 29, 2018
Thursday 8th February 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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Tech Careers and Pizza Night - Thursday Feb 8 from 5.30 - 7.30pm
Friday January 26, 2018
With NZ's Tech sector in rapid growth, career options are morphing and evolving as we speak!
"Life is like a box of chocolates" .....
Friday January 26, 2018
A mix of flavours is certainly the case this year for the 2018 SHIFT cohort with a mix of new graduates, and experienced professionals..... Clinical health practitioners, medical researchers, project managers, artists and product designers are amongst those moving to add tech to their skills base in 2018.
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2018 Educate Cohort gets ready for action!
Friday January 26, 2018
The new Digital Technologies|Hangarau Matihiko curriculum goes live this year, with NZ schools expected to fully integrate the revised learning area into their curriculum by the start of the 2020 school year. From the Ministry of Education website: "The goal of this change is to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to become digitally capable individuals. This change signals the need for greater focus on our students building their skills so they can be innovative creators of digital solutions, moving beyond solely being users and consumers of digital technologies." SIGNAL's Educate programme assists current teachers to implement the latest curriculum.
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Tech Careers and Pizza Night - SIGNAL Christchurch
Thursday January 25, 2018
Thursday 8th February 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Be part of Techweek 2018! Event Submissions close March 1st
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Techweek 2018 is fast approaching, and Techweek ambassadors in Christchurch and Dunedin have a list of fantastic events lined up, all designed to showcase, inspire, educate and celebrate NZ's tech community, and inspire tomorrow's tech talent!
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'Christmas Gift' Industry award to SHIFT learner in Christchurch
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Synapsys NZ Ltd are pleased to announce the awarding of a $1000 'Christmas Gift' grant to Felicia Sacramento for her hard work during SHIFT in 2017.
2017 SIGNAL Events
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Since we opened our doors in February this year, we have hosted and been involved with a variety of events... here is a roundup of some of the highlights. Thanks to everyone who has taken part - it has been a fascinating and fun year!
2017 @ SIGNAL: Student success, tech industry partnerships and community engagement
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Kia Ora! Since the opening of both sites in February, SIGNAL has been a hub of activity with even bigger and better things planned for 2018. Here is a snapshot of the year that was, and a sneak peek at future plans. Thanks to all who have been a part of our year at SIGNAL, we wish you and yours a safe and relaxing festive season!
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Dunedin SHIFT Cohort 2017
Thursday December 7, 2017
Meet the students completing SHIFT in Dunedin 2017
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CodeCraft December Meetup
Thursday November 30, 2017
SIGNAL Dunedin will be hosting the CodeCraft December meetup on December 5th
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Christchurch Tech Careers Lunch Event
Monday November 27, 2017
December 5th 12:30 - 1:30pm at SIGNAL Christchurch
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Agile Workshop at SIGNAL Dunedin
Monday November 20, 2017
On the 16th November, SIGNAL Dunedin hosted an Agile Workshop for current SHIFT students and other IT Professionals in Dunedin.
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Cyber Protection for SMEs
Tuesday November 14, 2017
On Monday 27 November, as part of Cyber Smart Week, SIGNAL will be hosting a talk focused on SME Cyber Security.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality visits SIGNAL
Tuesday November 14, 2017
On November 2, SIGNAL Dunedin hosted an ITP National Series speaker event on Virtual and Augmented Reality.
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SHIFT Dunedin working in industry
Tuesday November 14, 2017
After a busy and productive year of study, workshops, projects and work experience, the first SHIFT cohort are about to start their paid Industry Experience. This is the final part of the innovative SHIFT programme and further prepares the cohort to transition into a role in NZ's booming tech sector.
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Research in Progress: What software is developed in New Zealand? And by whom? And how?
Monday November 13, 2017
Researcher Di Wang at the University of Canterbury is trying to answer this question. You can help by taking part in a short survey.
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International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - June 2018
Monday November 13, 2017
27-29 June will see the International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE'18) being hosted in Christchurch at the University of Canterbury. The conference has an Industry track and we encourage NZ firms to consider submitting as part of the IMPACT-TO-INDUSTRY track.
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Its time to step up your cyber defence
Monday November 13, 2017
During Cyber Smart Week (27 November - 1 December) we want as many people as possible to do one thing to protect themselves. The Cyber Smart website has all the tips you need to get your family or workmates on board. So, whats your one thing?www.cert.govt.nz/cybersmart
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It's all about the people
Friday November 10, 2017
Welcome to Kylie Robinson - the newest SIGNAL Board member, some thoughts on the TIN100 report and a sneak peek into what we have planned for our industry programmes.
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Your partner on your leadership journey
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Xtend is the programme to take you to the next level as a technical, peer, thought or people leader. Built around your everyday work, Xtend is cleverly tailored to your needs and meshes with your company's strategy. Our "in work, at work, for work" approach develops your individual leadership capabilities and contributes to your company's future.
Shift
First Shift studio almost complete in Christchurch
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Shift students have been working closely with clients to develop a citizen science app about planting activities and a personal bus schedule monitor using Raspberry Pi.
Events Past Events
Tech Careers and Pizza Nights - Christchurch and Dunedin
Tuesday November 7, 2017
Join us on November 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Events Shift + 1 More
VR Flights with SIGNAL
Monday October 16, 2017
A popular activity at the 2017 Vogel Street Party
CantyTechSummit2017 News + 2 More
15th Annual Canterbury Tech Summit
Monday September 25, 2017
SIGNAL ICT Grad School was proud to be a sponsor of this inspiring and informative gathering of the region's top tech companies.
News Shift
SHIFT driving internal innovation at MTF
Monday September 25, 2017
An organisation works best when it has the best tools at its disposal, sometimes they need a bit of a tune-up ........
Educate News
Educate Scholarships Announced
Monday September 25, 2017
SIGNAL is pleased to announce Educate Scholarships for 2018. These scholarships will help teachers and schools access the professional development needed to deliver the Computer Programming aspects of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
Educate News
Grow the next generation! Support a teacher in Educate
Monday September 25, 2017
We all know that we have a shortage of tech professionals to help continue to grow the NZ economy and NZ businesses - be part of the solution by supporting a teacher in the Educate programme to inspire the next generation into tech.
People News
Welcome Amanda!
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Amanda Veldman joins the SIGNAL team to support communications, marketing and events.
News Shift
SHIFT making a difference to local firms
Friday September 1, 2017
The Dunedin Shift Cohort are well into their industry placements, gaining valuable experience whilst working alongside industry professionals. Last week we visited Jonathan Manning, at The Tarn Group in Princes St Dunedin to see what he has achieved so far.
News
Open, officially!
Thursday August 24, 2017
The Hon. Paul Goldsmith cut the virtual ribbon to officially open SIGNAL ICT Graduate School on Tuesday 22 August.
Events People + 1 More
Aspiring programmers of tomorrow
Thursday August 24, 2017
SIGNAL hosts Chinese high school group for tech session
Shift Cohorts Shift
Christchurch SHIFT cohort 2017
Thursday August 24, 2017
The 2017 Shift semester two students have a wide variety of backgrounds - here they introduce themselves.
Shift
The sky's the limit for Shift
Thursday August 24, 2017
Shift students start projects embedded with industry in Dunedin
Events News + 1 More
Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Export and Leadership
Monday August 21, 2017
The sold-out Canterbury Tech Summit is the South Islands largest annual tech conference that brings together leaders in innovation, technology and business to share ideas, grow their networks and be inspired. SIGNAL is proud to be a Silver sponsor of this event on 14 September.
Shift News
Shifting to a new career in Christchurch
Monday August 21, 2017
Christchurch studio welcomes its first cohort of Shift students.
Events News + 1 More
The Internet of Things: A Revolution in Health & Wellbeing?
Wednesday July 12, 2017
You are invited to a one-off event featuring international thought-leader Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino hosted by SIGNAL ICT Graduate School and Ara, Institute of Canterbury.
Realising disruptive tech ideas
Wednesday July 12, 2017
SIGNAL Christchurch invites you to come and listen to Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino as she talks about realising disruptive tech ideas. The founder of Good Night Lamp and designswarm has taken tech ideas from concept to market. Join us to hear how she did it and what she learned from her journey.
Realising disruptive tech ideas
Monday July 10, 2017
SIGNAL Dunedin invites you to come and listen to Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino as she talks about realising disruptive tech ideas. The founder of Good Night Lamp and designswarm has taken tech ideas from concept to market. Join us to hear how she did it and what she learned from her journey.
News Shift
400 hours of free student time for your business! Dunedin & Christchurch EOIs now open.
Monday July 3, 2017
Industry Experience Grants provide a 400 hour internship opportunity for SIGNAL Shift students at the completion of their studies. Your organisation could host one - read on to find out more.
Events News + 1 More
You're invited: Realising disruptive tech ideas with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Monday July 3, 2017
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino will be hosting a session on realising disruptive tech ideas for SIGNAL supporters in both Christchurch and Dunedin as part of her visit to both cities. RSVP required
Educate News
SIGNAL's Educate programme supports $40m digital fluency package for New Zealand schools.
Monday July 3, 2017
Education Minister, Nikki Kaye, announced last week the biggest change to the New Zealand Curriculum in ten years. The change will equip young learners for the increasingly digitalised workplace and society. As part of this change, there is a need to upskill teachers with the necessary knowledge and capability to implement these changes. SIGNAL's Educate programme enables teachers to deliver the Computer Science and Computer Programming strands of the Digital Technologies curriculum in schools.
News Events + 1 More
How will the Internet of Things affect Dunedin?
Thursday June 1, 2017
You are invited to hear international speaker Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino in Dunedin on 10 July.
News Shift
Great ideas Hatched by Shift
Tuesday May 30, 2017
SIGNALs inaugural Shift cohort completed their first Studio Industry Project this month, working with Hatch, a children's creation and innovation workshop space in Dunedin.
News Xtend
Xtend + CerebralFix = Transformation.
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Christchurch gaming developer CerebralFix wanted to transform their work environment into a place where everyone had a voice in the design and build process. They wanted to create a workplace full of thinkers.
Xtend
Develop your tech leadership capabilities
Tuesday May 30, 2017
And help your company grow its IT future at the same time.
Calling all Software Developers - the Helena Study
Thursday May 25, 2017
Want to know how your development practices compare to those used by other developers in New Zealand? Or in more than 20 other countries around the world? Then you should consider taking part in the international HELENA survey.
News
Full SIGNAL team now in place.
Tuesday May 2, 2017
SIGNAL's operations and engagement co-ordinators are now on board in Christchurch and Dunedin.
News Events + 1 More
Can your business benefit from new CSST satellite data?
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Find out how you can make the most of The Centre for Space Science Technology's new satellite data products and solutions at a SIGNAL (Dunedin) and GigCity hosted seminar this Wednesday.
News Educate
Who said school holidays were for taking a break?
Tuesday May 2, 2017
Twenty-eight school teachers took a break from their holidays to attend a three-day intensive workshop for the Educate programme in Christchurch last week.
News Shift
Shift forges ahead
Tuesday February 28, 2017
SIGNAL's Shift programme welcomed its first cohort to 123 Vogel St this week.
Xtend News
MTF's IT development manager is future-focused with SIGNAL's Xtend programme.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Mark Oliver is all smiles when talking about SIGNAL's Xtend programme - a year into the programme he's up-skilled during work hours and also has found it's improved his work satisfaction.
News Xtend
Dr Stuart Charters opens two SIGNAL sites.
Thursday February 16, 2017
Dr Stuart Charters, the new director of SIGNAL - the South Island's ICT Grad School - opened the doors to the Christchurch and Dunedin SIGNAL sites on 27th February.
News People
Industry chair announced for NEW South Island ICT Grad School.
Monday November 28, 2016
SIGNAL, the new South Island ICT Grad School, has appointed international businessman David Band as its new chair.