Coffee and Jam SHOUTOUTS #272

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.


James Washbourne // Software Engineer looking for work or opportunities

Contact: 0221320659 or

Princy Christopher // IT Technician and Web Designer

Contact: 0226967643 or

Laurent Youmndingouetmoun // Web developer looking for contract work

Contact: 0274146207 or 


This week's speakers are: 

1 - James Hayes // Virtual Medical Coaching

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James grew up in Dublin, Ireland and completed an undergraduate degree in medical imaging.  From there he traveled the world a bit before settling in New Zealand. He worked in medical imaging for a decade and completed a number of medical imaging post-graduate papers before moving into full-time medical imaging education at Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch. He completed his tertiary teaching and learning qualifications at Ara and MSc at the University of Canterbury in 2015. In late 2015, having spotted a gap in the students' educational needs, formed an EDtech company, Virtual Medical Coaching, which develops virtual reality simulation for use in training students intertwined with adaptive digital learning and machine learning software. The idea was not just to replace physical simulation but to make it at least 10 times better by incorporating a strong learning component behind the VR platform. 

 2 - Shelley Magic // MYOB

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Shelley is MYOB’s Product Marketing Manager by day and a small business owner herself by night. She is passionate about uniting people, purpose and profit and believes this starts with helping businesses of all stages and sizes become great employers. 

Attached below is Shelley's "Right time to hire" document if you were interested in her talk from Coffee and Jam, check it out.


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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