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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 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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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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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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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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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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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".
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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".
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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.
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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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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.
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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 ........
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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.
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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.
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Welcome Amanda!
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Amanda Veldman joins the SIGNAL team to support communications, marketing and events.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Shifting to a new career in Christchurch
Monday August 21, 2017
Christchurch studio welcomes its first cohort of Shift students.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Shift forges ahead
Tuesday February 28, 2017
SIGNAL's Shift programme welcomed its first cohort to 123 Vogel St this week.
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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.
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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.
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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.