Coffee & Jam #252

Join us for our 252nd Coffee and Jam session. You'll get your weekly dosage of inspiration and see what is happening in the Christchurch Startup and innovation ecosystem.

With Tech Week 2018 finally here we have a special Coffee & Jam session for you all. Future of Learning co-organiser Dr Cheryl Doig will share some opening thoughts about the Future of LearningThe Future of Learning is a series of experiences being held in Christchurch from 9 -12 July 2018In a world where the rapid pace of technology change is affecting all industries, the way we learn and adapt to that change is fundamental to a successful future. Cheryl is a leadership futurist based in Christchurch, working with complex change in organisations and governance.

After networking, a panel of technologists will share the link between their work and the future of learning. There will be a chance to ask questions and interact with some provocative ideas.

The panel is made up of Paul Sibson, Margaret Pickering and Stuart Charters;

Paul Sibson is the co-founder of LINC-ED. LINC-Ed was part of the 2017 Vodafone xone, an accelerator programme tailored to support kiwi tech businesses with global ambitions. LINC-ED has developed a huge reputation as a game changer in the education industry. LINC-ED is a unique web app for NZ schools that is designed to be simple, secure and stylish. It allows teachers to upload, embed and link documents, presentations, images and  video; receive feedback and set targets in a simple and stylish way.

Margaret Pickering is the Creative Director and Studio Producer at Stickmen Media. Stickmen Media make apps and games for mobile, PC and console, as well as virtual reality and augmented reality applications. They create solutions for entertainment and serious purposes.

Stuart Charters is the Director of SIGNAL ICT Graduate School. Signal ICT Graduate School focuses on growing New Zealand’s tech industry – and on developing professionals to meet that growth. Stuart moved from the UK to New Zealand in 2006 to lecture at Lincoln University in the Applied Computing Group. Before taking up SIGNAL, Stuart was Head of Department, Department of Informatics and Enabling Technologies. Stuart has research interests in Evidence Based Software Engineering, eResearch and Precision Agriculture technologies. 

Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurial-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, be inspired, network, and share in an innovative space. Coffee and Jam is your opportunity to meet new people in the Christchurch entrepreneurial ecosystem and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.

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