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Startup Grind hosts Frances Valintine (CNZM) – Founder of Tech Futures Lab

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for this months fireside chat! We're excited to host Frances Valintine (CNZM), a thought-leader in emerging and disruptive technologies and has 20 years’ experience across business, technology and education. Frances founded The Mind Lab to bring contemporary knowledge and practical skills to students and teachers around New Zealand. In 2016, she launched Tech Futures Lab to navigate the new world of technology enabled businesses, as exponential technologies impact on every role, every sector and every economy. Frances has…

Implementing a scalable omniscient debugger in Rust

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lightning Talks: This is an open session for those who have 2 to 5 minutes to show-off their project, ask a question, share your lessons learned. It's intended to be very informal. Bring your laptop or just free-style it without any tech. Implementing a scalable omniscient debugger in Rust - Part 2 by Robert O'Callahan Pernosco is a first-of-its-kind debugger: it processes recorded program executions to build a omniscient database of all program state over time, and provides a uniquely…

Agile Coaching Meetup: The neuroscience of conversations.

July 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Title: To Create the Best User Experience, Create the Best Brain Experience Description: Join this interactive session with experienced coaches, Gail Reichert and Leslie Hamilton to learn about the neuroscience of conversations. Discover the impact different types of conversations have on our brain and our ability to build trust. Understand why the quality of our conversations drives the quality of our relationships, which in turn drives the quality of the culture of our teams and organisations. Explore how you can…

PyTorch Meetup: Show and Tell – cloud GPU setup

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hey all, Getting cloud GPU up and going can be a bit of a hurdle to getting started with deep learning. There are so many options to choose from AWS, Azure, Colab, Paperspace, IBM? Whats the cheapest, the fastest, the easiest? Last time we had an interesting chat about different GPU setups. Let's keep the momentum going and have a GPU show and tell. What to Bring: Please bring your laptop and if you have a cloud GPU setup please…

Conscious Action: Beyond sustainability

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We have been using this word so much, but do we know what we are talking about when we say sustainability? Is it even enough or do we need to go beyond it? This #plasticfreejuly we will explore alongside Chris Morrison (Karma Cola & All Good Organics) and Nick Morrison (Go Well Consulting) what lies beyond sustainability. Touching on different perspectives like circular economy, organics, ethics and social aspects and regeneration to get to a more balanced way of interacting…

Winning Strategies to Grow Your Business Internationally: Learn the tactic…

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The journey from $200 in capital to international Million dollar powerhouse. Starting a business has never been cheaper than it is now. Ten thousand businesses are started in New Zealand every year alone. The question is, how do you grow your business once you start it? The options are endless, from PR, SEO, social, direct sales, to name a few. How can you grow and what tactics can you apply? And once you reach that growth in sales, how do…

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