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SIGNAL celebrates Ada Lovelace Day - 13 October
Friday September 18, 2020
Join us at our SIGNAL studios to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with a live stream of the NZTechWomen webinar event on Tuesday 13 October.
Events People + 2 More
SIGNAL Dunedin hosts agile game development researcher - 2 October
Friday September 18, 2020
Tim Mckenzie from Christchurch speaks on Agile Game Development in New Zealand at the next Dunedin Game Developers Meetup, Friday 2 October.
Events News + 3 More
Canterbury Tech Summit postponed to 17 November
Thursday September 17, 2020
The Canterbury Tech Summit is going ahead this year on Tuesday 17 November as both an in-person and an online event - we'll be there, come and say Hi!
News People + 2 More
SHIFT Profile: Matt Hall
Monday August 31, 2020
From tourism to Hackathon winner and beyond - SHIFT career opportunities "a big draw card".
Shift Professional development + 3 More
Industry Projects go remote during lockdown
Tuesday August 25, 2020
Christchurch SHIFT students complete their 200-hour work placements virtually during Level-4 lockdown, with fantastic results.
Events Past Events + 2 More
The inaugural GameJam Aotearoa hits a century!
Tuesday August 25, 2020
One hundred game developers from around NZ created 25 new games in just 48 hours as part of Techweek2020.
News People + 3 More
Chch SHIFT Mondays - Students make industry connections
Tuesday August 25, 2020
Communication, collaboration and connection; SIGNAL's industry engagement an "integral component of the SHIFT programme".
Events Past Events + 4 More
"Blown away by the level of talent and motivation in the room."
Tuesday August 25, 2020
Dunedin Speed Networking event connects local tech industry with talented SHIFT students for October Industry Placements.
News Past Events + 4 More
SHIFT Dunedin present Round 2 of Studio Projects
Monday August 24, 2020
The Dunedin SHIFT cohort present the results of their second Studio Projects to their colleagues and industry hosts.
News Shift + 1 More
July cohort our largest SHIFT student intake!
Wednesday August 19, 2020
We have welcomed new July SHIFT cohorts in Christchurch and Dunedin. These students joining the SHIFT programme makes 2020 our largest student intake since we started!
Events Past Events + 3 More
SIGNAL event highlights from Techweek2020
Tuesday August 18, 2020
AGILE [Tech] Week 2020 workshops, a Techweek TV feature on ICT Education in NZ and GameJam Aotearoa - Check out SIGNAL's Techweek2020 festival highlights.
Events Research + 2 More
SIGNAL Director to present live on Techweek TV
Monday July 20, 2020
'How do we fill the talent pipeline for tech, and deliver the right people?' Dr Stuart Charters, Director of Signal, discusses this important question live on Techweek TV online, Friday 31 July at 3pm.
Events Professional development + 1 More
AGILE [Tech] Week 2020
Wednesday July 15, 2020
Following the last two hugely successful AGILE Dunedin events held during Techweek, SIGNAL has again partnered with Agile Alliance New Zealand, ICAgile and Nomad8 to bring you a new nationwide virtual AGILE [Tech] Week 2020 event.
Events Professional development + 2 More
Game Jam Aotearoa 2020
Tuesday July 14, 2020
Want to make something special this Techweek? How about a digital game in 48 hours? SIGNAL co-hosts a 48-hour virtual Game Jam Hackathon for Techweek's online festival, 31 July - 2 August.
Events SHIFT Industry Projects + 4 More
Students expand industry contacts through Speed Networking Event
Monday July 13, 2020
The recent Industry Speed Networking event helped match SHIFT students with host companies for their Industry Placements.
News People + 2 More
Welcome SHIFT 2020 July Cohorts!
Sunday July 12, 2020
SIGNAL welcomes two new cohorts of SHIFT students starting July in Christchurch and Dunedin.
News People + 3 More
SHIFT Profile: Andi Fear-Ross
Friday July 10, 2020
"SHIFT has enabled me to enter the tech community with greater confidence and an increased skill set."
News Past Events + 3 More
SHIFT Dunedin students share their experiences of round one studio projects
Friday July 10, 2020
With the first of three studio projects now complete, the current Dunedin SHIFT cohort are racing ahead with their tech education.
Events Shift + 5 More
Industry Speed Networking - Meet the Dunedin SHIFT Cohort
Thursday July 9, 2020
Join us for your chance to meet the 2020 Dunedin SHIFT Cohort, Friday 21 August, 2pm-4pm with networking after, and see if you might be keen to host one of our talented students for a 200-hour industry project.
Shift Cohorts News + 4 More
Speed Networking - Meet the Chch SHIFT Cohort
Friday June 19, 2020
SIGNAL is back connecting SHIFT students with industry after lockdown - meet the 2020 Christchurch cohort at our upcoming Speed Networking event, Thursday 25 June.
Events Professional development + 2 More
SIGNAL hosts Dunedin Business Analyst Meetup
Wednesday June 17, 2020
Organised by Nicole Henke, the Dunedin Business Analyst Meetup continues to provide face to face networking and support for our BA community.
News Shift + 4 More
SHIFT students WIN Smart Cities Hackathon!
Tuesday June 9, 2020
Christchurch SHIFT students take out first place in the Smart Christchurch Hackathon @Ara, showcasing their innovative tech-based solution to 'smarter' water management, during Christchurch City Council Smart Cities Hackathon.
News Professional development + 2 More
Call for SHIFT Studio Projects
Tuesday June 9, 2020
The Dunedin cohort has been putting their new-found skills into practice with their first Industry Project, and are looking for more ideas for round two. Let us know if we can help you with a tech problem, or research solutions for you!
News scholarships + 1 More
SHIFT Scholarships up to $5000 - Apply before 3 July 2020!
Monday June 8, 2020
SIGNAL is pleased to announce an increased scholarship pool, offering even more substantial Diversity and Career Changer scholarships for SHIFT starting in July 2020.
Events News + 3 More
Techweek2020 is coming soon!
Monday June 8, 2020
Join thousands of Kiwis online for Techweek2020: 27 July - 2 August.
Horizons 2020: Published!
Thursday June 4, 2020
As we look forward after lockdown, SIGNAL ICT GRAD SCHOOL is challenging New Zealanders to think about the technology skills and diverse workforce we will need to thrive in an uncertain future.
Innovation during the Covid-19 response
Wednesday May 6, 2020
Covid-19 has prompted a rapid transformation of how we live, work, play, learn, communicate, travel and consume. It has highlighted tech's ever-increasing importance to us all, from pre-schoolers continuing music and dance classes online, to retirees mastering the fine art of online grocery deliveries. It will be a different world when we come out of Lockdown, with some exciting innovations emerging from this time of crisis.
News People + 2 More
The Show Must Go On!
Tuesday May 5, 2020
Reflections on learning from home, SHIFT Christchurch cohort.
Shift Professional development + 2 More
From marine scientist to tech company - Rei Ishikawa shares his journey into tech.
Friday May 1, 2020
As part of SIGNAL industry engagement activities, the Dunedin SHIFT cohort recently heard from the Chief Operating Officer of BPAC who shared his experiences and insights into the tech industry.
News People + 1 More
Remote working in the tech industry - tips from the experts
Friday May 1, 2020
Jason Leong, CEO & Co-Founder of PocketSmith shares tips on how he and his distributed team deliver their personal financial services to users in over 190 countries.
Shift shiftprofile + 2 More
SHIFT Profile: Foster Chinorinda
Thursday April 30, 2020
Adding tech to his neuroscience degree helped Foster secure employment during the Covid-19 Lockdown.
Events Shift + 1 More
Don't miss the next Tech Careers session to explore new opportunities!
Thursday April 30, 2020
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about a change of career in 2020, or wants to add tech to their existing degree, find out more at our next Tech Careers session.
How will Covid-19 change the tech industry?
Wednesday April 29, 2020
Tech analyst, Mary Meeker's annual report is required reading for anyone working in and around tech.
Past Events News + 2 More
Unconference goes virtual - great outcomes
Saturday April 25, 2020
The Impact Unconference planned as an in person event, pivoted online to become a Virtual conference that attracted people nationwide and globally.
News Shift + 1 More
Industry Project continues over lockdown with growing tech company Lentune
Wednesday April 8, 2020
SHIFT student, Manpreet Narang, continues her 200-hour work placement with Lentune Software Solutions, a business going from strength to strength during lockdown.
Shift News + 1 More
'SHIFT Fridays' go digital during lockdown
Tuesday April 7, 2020
From cyber security to design processes, students gain industry insights while chatting online with leading tech experts during SHIFT Fridays.
Professional development News
Want to get programming?
Tuesday April 7, 2020
If you've found yourself with time on your hands, you or your family might like to start learning to programme. Dive on in for some great on-line resources to help get you started.
News Professional development + 1 More
"XTEND has enabled us to grow our people into the roles that we require, as our business grows."
Monday April 6, 2020
Gwyn Edwards, CTO of game and media design studio CerebralFix, describes how XTEND has empowered Nadia Thorne to become a highly effective leader who has increased their business revenue, and why they have another three staff now completing the programme.
shiftprofile News + 1 More
SHIFT Profile: Christine Chambers
Monday April 6, 2020
"I would never have expected to get a job within the tech sector straight out of university!"
Events News + 2 More
ITP online events programme connects tech professionals across NZ
Monday April 6, 2020
IT Professional's are hosting weekly webinars, informative and entertaining sessions delivered live online nationwide during Level-4 lockdown.
Events News + 2 More
SHIFT graduates help power Orbica to the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Award finals
Sunday April 5, 2020
SIGNAL Industry Partner, Orbica, has been named a finalist for two NZ 2020 Hi-Tech Awards categories, including full-stack development work completed by two SHIFT graduates.
Events News + 1 More
Techweek2020 is going digital and moving to July
Tuesday March 31, 2020
UPDATE your calendar: Techweek20 is going to be held from Monday 27 July to Sunday 2 August.
Online collaboration & remote working
Monday March 23, 2020
The SIGNAL Team already collaborates across two sites, here we share some of the tools we use to keep in touch.
COVID-19 & Alert Level 3 & 4
Sunday March 22, 2020
Information on SIGNAL during the COVID-19 Alert Level 3 & 4 period.
News People + 2 More
SHIFT Profile: Mark Cousins
Wednesday March 18, 2020
Music graduate to IT professional - how SHIFT prepared Mark for a full-time tech career in less than a year.
News People + 3 More
Industry engagement in the Garden City
Wednesday March 18, 2020
Students grow their professional network by engaging with Christchurch tech organisations.
News People + 2 More
Introducing the 2020 Christchurch and Dunedin SHIFT cohorts!
Wednesday March 18, 2020
New decade, new career for our latest SHIFT cohorts, as students look forward to embracing new tech skills during the innovative SHIFT programme.
Events Women In Tech + 2 More
SIGNAL Dunedin celebrates International Women's Day 2020
Thursday March 5, 2020
Join us to celebrate International Women's Day 2020, Monday 9 March with special guest, Rasha Abu-Safieh.
News People + 2 More
Tech industry insights 'invaluable' for SHIFT students
Monday March 2, 2020
Students gain personal and professional insights from local tech experts during 'SHIFT Fridays'.
Events Women In Tech + 2 More
SIGNAL Christchurch celebrates International Women's Day 2020
Monday February 17, 2020
Join SIGNAL, Lentune, Onside, EPIC, Cerebral Fix & Drive for International Women's Day, Monday 9 March, with light lunch, networking and inspiring speakers.
Events People + 3 More
SIGNAL Dunedin Hosts International UX Specialist - 26 February
Monday February 17, 2020
With the support of CODE, Dunedin GameDev Meetup welcomes Celia Hodent, former director of UX at Epic Games for a fireside chat on 'The Psychology behind the success of Fortnite', Wednesday 26 February!
Events Shift + 4 More
Join us for the Dunedin SHIFT Industry Showcase - 26 February
Saturday February 1, 2020
Hear first-hand from our SHIFT students about their trials, learnings and successes, and the positive impact of their SHIFT Industry experiences. Join us to celebrate our Dunedin 2019 SHIFT cohort, with drinks, nibbles and networking opportunities afterwards.
News Shift + 1 More
$2500 SHIFT Scholarships available - Apply today!
Wednesday January 29, 2020
Do you need a financial hand to SHIFT to a tech career? SIGNAL offers a number of partial fees scholarships for full-time February 2020 SHIFT intake. Applications close February 28th, so apply now.
Xtend News + 2 More
"XTEND was 100% absolutely worth doing!"
Tuesday January 28, 2020
Kyle Forde, CIO at WellSouth, is not content to wear just one hat. Whilst completing the at-work XTEND programme over 18 months, he concurrently held four different executive roles, served on the board of both a social services charity and the NZ Health Informatics group, and played water polo and touch football! He shared his XTEND experiences with us over a coffee recently.
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SHIFT Profile: Teo Bucutea
Tuesday January 28, 2020
From zero programming skills to full-time Graduate Software Engineer - Teo shares how SHIFT fulfilled her career dream in less than a year.
Events News + 1 More
SIGNAL Dunedin to host Global Game Jam in 2020
Tuesday January 28, 2020
Join the massive Global Game Jam community and use your creative or digital skills and help develop an online game in just 48 hours.
SIGNAL 2019 - That's a Wrap!
Friday December 20, 2019
Student success, tech community events and industry engagement - we look back on our awesome year at SIGNAL ICT Grad School.
scholarships Professional development + 2 More
ATTN TEACHERS: 2020 Scholarships for EDUCATE Programme
Monday December 16, 2019
$2000 Scholarships for Digital Technologies Teachers - limited spaces left - APPLY NOW!
Past Events Shift + 3 More
Connecting companies with SHIFT students at Speed Networking event
Thursday December 5, 2019
Held recently in Christchurch, the Speed Networking event for SHIFT students and Industry hosts helped find matches for the early 2020 Industry Placements.
Xtend Professional development + 2 More
"Personal and professional transformation" ....A glimpse into XTEND
Thursday December 5, 2019
This article was written by Michael McDonald as he reflected on his XTEND journey.
News People + 2 More
Towards values-based practice: Congratulations to Michael McDonald, XTEND Graduate!
Tuesday December 3, 2019
Michael works as a business analyst, and now lives and breathes the values-based practices he has developed, as part of his Master of Professional Practice.
News Shift + 2 More
SHIFT Profile: Lois Li
Friday November 8, 2019
From an English Literature degree to race car app development, find out how Lois has switched gears into a new career in tech.
News Shift + 1 More
Nine new industry hosts onboard for the Dunedin SHIFT projects
Thursday November 7, 2019
Following the successful Speed-Meeting event in September, the 2019 SHIFT cohort are now embarking upon their industry projects, gaining experience and proving their worth to local employers. The project topics include product development, IoT integration, web development, machine vision, data scraping and visualisation, database design, digital marketing and cloud platform migrations.
Past Events People + 1 More
Local VR startup at Dunedin's Vogel Street Party
Monday November 4, 2019
Virtual Reality driving simulator, CoDriVR, joined SIGNAL Dunedin at the Vogel Street Party in October.
News Xtend + 2 More
SIGNAL celebrates another XTEND success story
Saturday November 2, 2019
Gavin Dilworth takes his tech career to the next level with XTEND, a customised learning experience based upon your individual skills and goals.
News Past Events
SIGNAL Director presents on Industry-based Education at ITx Rutherford
Thursday October 17, 2019
SIGNAL was proud to be a sponsor of ITx Rutherford 2019 held in Nelson last month, combining the ITPnz and CITRENZ national conferences.
Events Professional development + 2 More
Canterbury Tech Summit 2019
Tuesday October 1, 2019
SIGNAL was proud to be a third time sponsor for one of the South Island's most popular events for the tech industry.
People News
SIGNAL has new team mates!
Tuesday August 6, 2019
We are excited to welcome Lauren Saker and Leisa Browne, the newest members of the SIGNAL team.
News Shift Cohorts + 1 More
New SHIFT students @ SIGNAL
Wednesday July 31, 2019
We have welcomed two new cohorts into SHIFT in the last few weeks, a full-time one in Christchurch and a part-time one in Dunedin. These new students are taking the plunge, shifting gears and learning relevant tech skills and exploring new opportunities in the tech sector, following in the footsteps of our dozens of successful graduates.
Events Women In Tech + 2 More
SIGNAL Dunedin hosting the revamped NZ GameDev MeetUp
Wednesday July 31, 2019
Whether you are a gamer, or an aspiring or an established game developer, join us on August 22 to be inspired, informed and entertained, plus you can bring your own work along to share and gain feedback!
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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.
SIGNAL Christchurch has moved, but not far!
Thursday June 20, 2019
From 1st July SIGNAL Christchurch will be based at the EPIC Innovation Campus.
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
Past Events News
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.
News Past Events + 1 More
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.
News Past Events
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.
News People
Welcome Janelle
Tuesday May 7, 2019
Janelle Gee joins SIGNAL as our Business Development Manager, based in Christchurch.
Events News + 1 More
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.
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".
Educate News
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.
Educate News + 1 More
Apply now for $2000 Scholarships for 2020 Digital Technology Teacher Training
Thursday October 18, 2018
Teachers, principals, school boards should have already asked themselves - Are we ready to implement the new digital technologies curriculum?
News Shift
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!
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!
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.
News Research
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.
Past Events News
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.
News Past Events
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.
News Past Events
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.
SHIFT Dn 2018 News
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.
News People
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.
Past Events News
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.
News Shift + 1 More
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.
Past Events News
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.
News SHIFT CHCH Feb 2018 + 1 More
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.
Past Events News
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.
News Past Events
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.
Educate News
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.
Shift News
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.
Shift News
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.
Shift News
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".
News Shift
'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.
News Past Events + 2 More
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.

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