EVENT RECAP: Coffee & Jam #227

Speaker One: David Risdon – Quality Antics

David is a high school maths teacher, a videographer and the founder of Quality Antics. Quality Antics is basically documenting the journey of the Christchurch rebuild. David makes videos for cool newly-opened and noteworthy cafes and shops which can be used as a form of marketing and promotion. Besides this, he offers them advice on how to get customers and market their products or services. It all started when David was hanging out with some friends, having a yarn and thinking about awesome things to do. He came up with the idea to combine his love for social media and the city and creating cool videos. David had no idea at the beginning how to work with video editing, and used his phone as a camera in the first place, and the business and his skills slowly evolved. More and more people want to see the physical space and experience the atmosphere of the cafes, restaurants and other social places before they decide to actually go there. Videos can do this, in a relatively cheap way, and can be shared easily on social media, which in turn makes marketing easier. If you are looking for an awesome video to be made for your business, contact him at qualityantics@gmail.com and be sure to check out some of the awesome clips on the Facebook page.


Speaker Two: Glen Koorey – Biketober

It is not October, but Biketober, a month long celebration of cycling. There will be more than 50 activities going on with a cycling conference in the middle of the month and the first ever Bike Expo at the end of the month. As there are lots of new cycling lanes opening and the Conference was taking place, City Council wanted activities around it, which has been extended to an entire month! There will be bike repair workshops, as well as cycling tours and trips, and special cycling trips to help people build up their confidence. Moreover, Philip Darnton is giving public speech about whether cyclists are normal? A passport has been created with local businesses, to counter the myth of cycling being bad for business. These can be found in most bike shops, some libraries, Christchurch City Council and all of the business on the passport https://www.biketober.nz/passport. For more information and all of the events, you can check out their Facebook page or www.biketober.nz/christchurch



Flipout Christchurch has a holiday program for 5-12 years old. Flipout is a trampoline park in Bromley, for more information you can check out the site http://www.flipout.co.nz/christchurch/

Mark Chirny will give a for free barista workshop at the Anchorage, 4.30pm this Friday. You can check out his site https://freebaristaworkshop.chirny.com/ or https://www.chirny.com

Hannah Snelling teaches music at Flipout, via Sparrow Academy of Performing Arts. You can look for more information at www.SAPA.co.nz or contact Hannah via 0221713732.

Angus Whitehead is a recent ICT graduate and is looking for a challenge in software engineering. You can email him at anguswhitehead@me.com  or give him a call at 0226092740. 

Julia Grueskin will give a kombucha and vegan cheese/yogurt fermentation workshop this Friday evening  from 6.30-8.30 at Space Academy and on Monday from 12:30-1:30 at Bizdojo about plant-based cooking and nutrition workshop and will also be at thevegan expo this weekend. Find out more on Facebook  or look at julia’s website www.juliagrueskin.com


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.