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Code Camp Wellington
at Lunch
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About Code Camp Wellington
at Lunch

What is Code Camp Wellington at Lunch and why would you want to come?

Code Camp Wellington at Lunch is an experimental monthly series of tech talks aimed at the wider Wellington Tech Community, aimed at bringing together a group of like minded folks to share challenges faced and lessons learned.

Lunchtime

Join us for a workday lunch in central Wellington. An hour long so you don't have to ask for time off work.

Focussed

With each talk taking just 10 minutes, we'll hear two perspectives on a common theme.

Great Speakers

Hear from Wellington's finest new talent and some of New Zealand's best technical speakers.

Technology Agnostic

Something for everyone, with presentations on hot technologies, career development, and more.

Free for All

Yes, free. That's right, no charge. We want everyone to be able to come.

Volunteer Run

A free eventorganised by volunteers for the benefit of the Wellington Tech community.

2021 Lunches

Fun Scale Projects
Wednesday, 18 August 21

What's it like to take on a side project just because it's fun? We'll hear about Oleg's latest side project, and then explore how you can make your own fun scale project a success - whatever that means for you.

Oleg Voronin

Burger Burger Burger

Oleg Voronin

I’ve been working on user experiences for 10 years, still trying to nail it. Never thought about management before my current role. I love learning more about things so I mostly listen to talks, but sometimes I talk talks, too. What’s the most awesome thing you’ve learned last year? Tell me!

 

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Making a success of a side project

First question - define success. What does success look like for you? From that point, let's share ideas about different ways to make the project work. How do we make it sustainable? How do we maintain the essential fun factor? What about making effective use of limited time? What ideas, techniques or tools would you recommend?


 

Career Learning
Wednesday, 14 July 21

How do you continue to learn over the course of an entire tech career?

Bevan Arps

Long Term Learning

Bevan Arps
Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

Bevan is an alumnus speaker of TechEd and Code Camps in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Over his long and storied development career he's written code you can bank on as well as some that's right on the button.

 

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Sharing ideas for career learning

We've all had experience with learning new things - let's share what's worked (what hasn't!) and what resources we'd recommend others check out.


 

Technical Debt
Wednesday, 9 June 21

How do you articulate the value of addressing Technical Debt?

Rachel Collingridge

A Management Perspective

Rachel Collingridge
Head of Engineering at Xero

A two time code camp speaker with an unparalleled feedback record (source: I asked some people. They said they liked her talks) Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge, her network of, ooh, everyone in Wellington, and the ability to run slowly for a very long time. A unique blend of cranking developer and inspiring leader, she currently works at Xero as Head of Engineering.

 

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Ian Rayns

An Engineering Perspective

Ian Rayns
Principal Engineer at Xero

Ian is an infrastructure expert who cares deeply about empowering engineering teams to build, deploy and run their own code. Outside of work, he’s a keen trail runner who’s been bitten by the ultra running bug. You’ll recognise where he’s sitting in the office by the desk calendar showing pictures of his Staffordshire bull terrier 'Stinky Pete'.

 

Code Reviews
Wednesday, 12 May 21

What are Code Reviews, why should you do them,
and how do you make the process valuable and worthwhile?

Ben Amor

About Code Reviews

Ben Amor
Chief Technology Officer at Adminis

Ben has worked with of the biggest names in Wellington, including alumni of both Xero and Trade Me. To widespread astonishment, including their own, they're all willing to work with him again. He brings a great sense of fun, a quirky sense of humour and a sterling can do attitude to everything he does.

 

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Elspeth Dick

About Code Reviews

Elspeth Dick
Senior Full Stack Developer at Ackama

Elspeth is a capable programmer and adaptable team member. She has spent a decade in the tech industry working for agencies, product companies and government. Recently, her focus has been in agile web development and leading developers to deliver appropriate, maintainable solutions. You'll find her on customer tools at Flick Electric!

 

Failure
Wednesday, 7 April 21

For our very first (and very experimental) lunchtime event,
we explore the nature of failure.

Julie Reddish

Creating a culture that is safe to fail

What can you do to empower people by creating a team or company culture where it's safe for people to innovate and fail.

Julie Reddish
People Experience Officer at Optimal Workshop

Julie is a true star in the firmament of Wellington tech. A Code Camp keynote speaker with a CV which reads like the Top Trumps of Wellington product companies, she has guided numberless tech humans through the maze that is peopleing, and been at the heart of building teams, departments, and cultures across all of the organisations she's worked with.

 

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Bevan Arps

Failure is Mandatory

Failure is both mandatory and inevitable. The key is what you do next.

Bevan Arps
Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

Bevan is an alumnus speaker of TechEd and Code Camps in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Over his long and storied development career he's written code you can bank on as well as some that's right on the button.

 

Code of Conduct

We want everyone at Code Camp Wellington Events to have a great time, so this is important.

Our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our venues, including talks, Twitter and other online media.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the sole discretion of the organisers.

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