EVENT RECAP: Coffee and Jam #206

Welcome everyone to Coffee and Jam #206, a Tech week special! 

Ronan Whitteker – AfterMath Gallery

With less than three weeks to go, the AfterMath Gallery is on the home streak to launching. Co-created by Ronan Whitteker and Jaya Gibson, the AfterMath Gallery is a collaborative learning and events space focused on pushing Christchurch’s Tech scene forward. It’s a space that will support and encourage the ‘tech-crazy’ community to learn and create together.

On opening, the AfterMath Gallery will run as a tech-themed shop selling books, toys and games catered towards youth. Ronan is passionate about creating more authentic interactions between people and technology and looks forward to facilitating workshops, exhibitions and events at the AfterMath Gallery. He wants art to encompass so much more than just static ideas and sees huge possibility in interactive expositions and systems.

The AfterMath Gallery has exciting dates building up over the next few months, including their launch in three weeks, their launch party in six weeks and their first digital art workshops starting in July! Be sure to stay tuned on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AfterMathCHCH/ and to drop into their space at 165 Gloucester street (after their launch!)

Victoria Metcalf - Fostering Curious Minds – The Participatory Science Platform

The Participatory Science Platform, or PSP, is a government-funded Startup that provides funding and mentoring for community driven science projects. PSP is about community groups, schools and scientists all working in collaboration to carry out relevant and effective projects. Not only does PSP foster teamwork and communication between communities and groups but also challenges the paradigm, proving that science is for everyone. By harnessing science, technology and the power of collaboration, PSP facilitates people of all ages and experience levels to influence positive change in the world.

The Participatory Science Platform has carried out and funded over 60 diverse projects across South Auckland, Taranaki and Otago in only three years of running. For more information on their awesome stuff, check out their website: http://www.curiousminds.nz/about/participatory-science-platform/ If you have an idea you would like to run past Victoria, email her on: victoria.metcalf@pmcsa.org.nz

Shout Outs:

Tango Vibes – Wanna get your Tango on? There’s an event this Friday! 6:30pm at XCHC. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/184397332070789/

Cheaper Living is a New Zealand Facebook group with over 7,000 members that aims to support those on any budget to live cheaper. Find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cheaperliving/?fref=ts

Enliven Places Project Fund – If you have a project that would bring life to a vacant space and need funding, look no further! Contact Brindi for more details on this funding opportunity: brindi.joy@ccc.govt.nz

Frocks on Bikes is doing a street art bicycle ride around Christchurch this Sunday and going for coffee after. Join us on New Regent St, next to the theatre at 11am. There will even be FREE bike rental for those without bikes! https://www.facebook.com/events/424694111218576/

Imagination Station is scouting for a new advisory board member with marketing and fundraising experience. If you know someone who would benefit this role, contact Sam on director@imagination-station.org.nz for more details on Imagination Station, check out www.imagination-station.org.nz  

Donate to Syria - Jess is driving an awesome social campaign to help Syria. If you are a business that wants to get involved, Go Blue for Syria is for you. Businesses wear blue and offer their customers the option to give a little extra to help Syria. Email Jess if you’re interested or want more information: jessmclennan86@gmail.com

Sponsor Jess - Jess is also attempting the awesome feat of walking 60 hours and living out of a backpack to raise funds for Syria. If you would like to sponsor her, please email her on jessmclennan86@gmail.com

Rodrigo is a talented young chap looking for work. He has expertise in app development and VR simulations. If you want to get him on board, email him here rodrigotakase@gmail.com or check out his portfolio on www.rodrigotakase.com/portfolio  

Mano - Fair Trade is an awesome social enterprise that imports beautiful hand-made products from Guatemala to sell here in New Zealand. They have only just officially launched! Check out their gorgeous, ethical products on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManoFairTrade/?fref=ts

Shelley Sutcliffe is a high performing lady who is looking for work. She has experience in data and spatial industries and has recently been doing a lot of gender equality work with Women in Tech. She has the super power of being able to figure out a person’s situation from a short conversation and know exactly what next steps they should take. Reach Shelly on her email: shelley.sutcliffe@vicgis.com or flick her a text on: +6421 2512 148

Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurially-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, meet people, learn and share in a creative space, hear about other events in Christchurch and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.

If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Gina at gina@ministryofawesome.com.