My Dunedin Itinerary

Techweek Dunedin 2020

Techweek is a nationwide series of events, showcasing and celebrating New Zealand innovation. Below is a round-up of Dunedin events, all of which will be delivered online. See the full national programme.

Games for good

(Free event)

Monday 27 July - Sunday 2 August

Back for it's third year in the Techweek programme, 'Launch! - Games for Good' is about inspiring young people to act as change-makers and problem solvers through effective game design. It's aimed at all students, years 7-13 at schools nationwide, who will work in teams to create game-based solutions to local and global current issues. During the event, students will be supported by industry experts, both locally and across NZ who will give advice and exposure to women working in industry via video stream and webinars. Games for Good is also being sponsored by the Ministry of Education, chosen for its vocational pathways objective - providing opportunities for young people to connect to the world of work and explore industry-specific careers while in school.

Brought to you by Hatchpbl. Sponsored by Ministry of Education, Runaway Play, and The Tarn Group

Delivering online education - masterclass with OB3

(Free event)

Monday 27 July, 3pm - 4pm

Learn how to create and deliver effective, engaging online learning - for independent educators, small organisations and community groups. This event is for anyone that would like to deliver an online course, or other type of online activity such as a seminar, workshop, or group collaborative project. All attendees will get a free lifetime account to OB3.

AGILE [Tech] Week 2020

(Paid event)

Tuesday 28 July - Friday 31 July (see event listing for the full week schedule)

AGILE [Tech] Week 2020 is a series of online events focused on building capability within the business sector for those exploring AGILE practice, and for those already utilising AGILE in their organisation. Hear from NZ's top Agile coaches from the AGILE Alliance NZ, and take part in the Friday unconference, where discussions centre around topics as chosen by attendees.

Bought to you by SIGNAL ICT Grad School, Agile Alliance New Zealand, ICAgile, and Nomad8

Tech idea to tech business - how to start up

(Free event)

Wednesday 29 July, 7pm - 8pm

New tech idea? It's never too early to turn that idea into a business. Learn what to do next with Startup Dunedin. If you're in the early stages of developing a tech idea, Startup Dunedin's one-hour workshop will take you through the essential tools and roadmap for turning a new idea into a new startup.

Bought to you by Startup Dunedin, supported by Dunedin City Council.

Get creative with online learning environments

(Free event)

Thursday 30 July, 3pm - 4pm

Synchronise your photos, audio, videos, bookmarks and more! A fun, interactive oceanbrowser.com (OB3) workshop to create and organise online media-rich documents.

All attendees will get a free lifetime account to OB3.

Bought to you Ocean Browser Ltd (OB3)

Tech idea to tech business - how to start up

(Free event)

Friday 31 July, 10am - 11am

New tech idea? It's never too early to turn that idea into a business. Learn what to do next with Startup Dunedin. If you're in the early stages of developing a tech idea, Startup Dunedin's one-hour workshop will take you through the essential tools and roadmap for turning a new idea into a new startup.

Bought to you by Startup Dunedin, supported by Dunedin City Council.

Game Jam Aotearoa 2020

(Free event)

Friday 31 July - Sunday 2 August (see event listing for the full weekend schedule)

Create a digital game in just 48 hours! The Game Jam Aotearoa 2020 is a nation-wide virtual collaborative event to stimulate innovation, experimentation, and collaboration in games. You can create with your friends, or work with awesome new people, it is up to you - plus there are some great prize categories and prizes to be won. These events are awesome for fostering friendships, increasing confidence and creating opportunities within the game dev communities. You get to challenge yourself and your creativity, while you explore new roles, and develop and refine your skills. Please note: Minimum age is 18 years of age.

Supported by SIGNAL ICT Grad School, Otago Polytechnic, Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE), Dunedin Game Developers Meetup , Christchurch Game Developers Meetup, Cloudfire Studios, and Ōtepoti Games Company Ltd

Games for impact - webinar with Alan Gershenfeld

(Free event)

Saturday 1 August, 12pm - 1pm

International games developer and publisher, Alan Gershenfeld presents his Journey Toward Harnessing the Power of Video Games for Learning, Social Impact and Profit. Current President and Co-Founder of E-Line Media, Alan has spent the last twenty years at the intersection of entertainment, technology and social entrepreneurship. He's a developer and publisher of games that help players understand and shape the world.

Brought to you by the Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE) and Dunedin Techweek, with support from the US Embassy and New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA)