IT Professionals New Zealand | Te Pou Hangarau Ngaio

Discoveries along the digital path

20 March 2018: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tauranga Club
Level 5,
72 Devonport Rd,

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Come and join the Tauranga Branch of IT Professionals NZ for the latest social get together for the local tech community.

Discoveries along the digital path

Kia ora! Nikolasa & Potaua Biasiny-Tule are ordinary parents with an extraordinary vision: inspiring the next generation of digital leaders by creating, sharing and collaborating as a whanau to make cool things that matter most to our lives.

They opened Digital Natives Academy (DNA) and Digital Basecamp (Basecamp) in Rotorua as living examples of whanau enterprise, regional development, rangatahi (youth) leadership and as a platform to share Te Ao Maori with the World.

Opened in 2015 in a small room with a dozen recycled and koha'd computers, DNA is a digital tech hub designed for youth gaming, coding, animation and entrepreneurship and has grown to a 30-computer immersive studio where eSports lives, animation is created and laughter is a language. Across the road, Digital Basecamp was established in 2016 as a sanctuary for creative techs who often worked alone at home or met up at the Library and Starbucks - after being inspired by the efforts of the whanau at Baystation and Ignition at a Co-Working Hui.

Come long to hear Nikolasa and Potaua share the discoveries made along their digital path, from youth engagement ("digital hubs are huge!") to developing Digital Tikanga/Rules through to understanding the capabilities of an empowered, diverse and nurtured community! Nau mai. Hoki mai.

Pop along to the Tauranga Club and catch up with others in the Bay of Plenty ICT Community. A strictly sales spiel-free zone, although we'd love to hear how ITP can further support ICT professionals in the Bay of Plenty, keep you up-to-date on progress on the many ITP projects, or just come along and catch up with others working in ICT in Tauranga.

There will be an optional $23 dinner served as well as a cash bar and other non-meal offerings. Join us for a lively evening of insightful discussion, food and drink!

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

Please pay at the venue (Details above)

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