February 21, 2018

This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Part 1: At Work

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Part 2: Explore

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

Part 1

At Work

Part 1 Speakers

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    Bronwyn Macdonald

    Platform Architect

    Xero

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    Bronwyn Macdonald

    Platform Architect

    Xero

    About

    Bronwyn Macdonald started her career in Wellington in the early 2000s and worked as a Systems Engineer at the Ministry of Justice before heading overseas to London. There, she was primarily a consultant architect working for the government, health and military sectors; she also lectured on distributed systems management at universities around the UK. After ~10 years, Bronwyn returned to New Zealand and for the last 2.5 years has worked at Xero where she is currently the Platform Architect. Bronwyn has a passion for cats, history, and getting things right.

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    Andrew Somervell

    COO

    Practiv

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    Andrew Somervell

    COO

    Practiv

    About

    Andrew understands what’s required to build product and process through all stages of growth, having taken media, events, payments and telco SaaS companies from startup to public listing. Now he's the COO of Practiv — a software consultancy with 17 years experience delivering business outcomes for enterprise customers, through consulting and architecture, software project delivery, and platforms as a service. Practiv offers its experience delivering software — the patterns, process and tools — as a subscription service called the Practiv Build Pipeline. The Pipeline helps internal software teams deliver with efficiency and confidence — quickly pushing well-tested software to production. A key component of the Pipeline is Github Enterprise, and Practiv has recently delivered a number of high-profile GHE implementations.

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    Ravi Gadhia

    Senior Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Ravi Gadhia

    Senior Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Ravi Gadhia is a technologist who began his career as a chip designer and found his way to customer facing roles in the software industry. A graduate of Stanford and Columbia, he has been involved with various start-ups during his 25 year career in tech. His work has taken him to diverse geographies spanning Silicon Valley, the Asia-Pacific region, and now Silicon Beach. His primary areas of expertise are in software development, collaboration tools, extreme transaction processing, big data, and cloud platforms. Ravi is currently a Senior Solutions Engineer at GitHub where he focuses on strategic enterprise accounts in the Western US. When he's not working, he enjoys continuously training for the next LA marathon and spending time with his two boys.

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    Matthew J. McCullough

    Director of Field Services

    GitHub

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    Matthew J. McCullough

    Director of Field Services

    GitHub

    About

    Matthew J. McCullough, Director of Field Services for GitHub, leads pre and post-sale technical teams, is an energetic 20 year veteran of enterprise software development, world-traveling open source educator, and co-founder of a software consultancy. All of these activities provide avenues to share success stories of leveraging Git and GitHub for greater collaboration amongst software development teams. Matthew is a co-author to the Version Control with Git, Building and Testing with Gradleand Jenkins, The Definitive Guide O’Reilly books and creator of the Git Master Classseries for O’Reilly. Matthew regularly spoke on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference tour, is the author of the DZone Git RefCard, and was founder and a past President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.

Part 2

Explore

Part 2 Speakers

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    Michelle Mannering

    MishManners

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    Michelle Mannering

    MishManners

    About

    Known as the “Hackathon Queen”, Michelle is at the forefront of Melbourne’s startup, science, and tech scenes, helping to drive the city’s entrepreneurial culture. Not only has she founded a couple of companies, she is heavily involved in the startup ecosystem from running hackathons to MCing, speaking, esports, and facilitating a range of events. She’s currently started a new venture, working with corporates on their innovation strategies, running hack days, and design workshops.

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    Luis Duenas

    CRM Consultant

    NPOImpact

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    Luis Duenas

    CRM Consultant

    NPOImpact

    About

    Luis Duenas is a professional CRM Consultant with 10 years of experience working in IT for both Nonprofit and Enterprise. He is Trustee of impactNPO, a charity powered by volunteers that run hackathons around New Zealand in order to help Nonprofit organisations in their mission to make the world a better place.

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    Tiara Leslie

    Technical Support

    GitHub

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    Tiara Leslie

    Technical Support

    GitHub

    About

    Cici and Tiara both work in GitHub's Technical Support team in APAC. They both work remotely in Wellington, and have filled their home offices with plenty of Octocats!

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    Mengfei Chen

    Technical Support

    GitHub

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    Mengfei Chen

    Technical Support

    GitHub

    About

    Cici and Tiara both work in GitHub's Technical Support team in APAC. They both work remotely in Wellington, and have filled their home offices with plenty of Octocats!

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    Lena Plaksina

    Flux Federation

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    Lena Plaksina

    Flux Federation

    About

    Lena is a learning enthusiast, Wellington Railsn00bs meetup co-facilitator, and a Rails Girls Wellington organising committee member. Her working days are dedicated to the Powershop app at Flux Federation, where she writes and maintains Ruby code, and acts as both mentor (in the developer on-boarding process) and mentee. In her spare time, Lena likes watching movies, collecting enamel pins, and making video calls with the family cat.

Schedule

At Work

Wed February 21

5.30pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

6.30pm

Welcome

Welcome

6.45pm

Lightening Talks from the GitHub community

Lightening Talks from the GitHub community

7.45pm

Final Talk

Final Talk

8.00pm

Networking and Explore Showcase

Networking and Explore Showcase

10.30pm

Close

Close

Explore

Wed February 21

12pm

Doors Open and Lunch

Doors Open and Lunch

1.00pm

Welcome

Welcome

1.15pm

Product Talks and Customer Stories

Product Talks and Customer Stories

2.45pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

3.15pm

Technical Talks and Customer Stories

Technical Talks and Customer Stories

4:30pm

Closing keynote

Closing keynote

5.00pm

Networking Reception

Networking Reception

Auckland

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Auckland presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. Parking is not provided at the venue but can be found in the general area.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email events@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and breakfast and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.