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'We don't have enough developers' – a homebaked remedy

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:50 am | sticK

There's more than one way to bake the cake of “we don't have enough developers”. Universities produce some, polytechs some others. More >>

The Internet of Things (IoT): a slow burn

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 9:09 am | sticK

Occasionally you come across a piece of thinking that makes you go, 'oh, right, that's a very interesting point'. So it is with a recent article by Toby Ruckert, head of Unified Inbox, a platform to bring and display all your social media and email communications ... More >>

“If you don't love your idea, don't do it”

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 11:13 am | sticK

Nick Gerritsen, speaking at Supercharge, a recent startup event that attracted 150+ in Wellington, said that it is possible to smash it big from Aotearoa. More >>

Hats off to the 'inventor' of the TIN100

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 9:48 am | sticK

Finance Minister Bill English, speaking at the Wellington launch of the 11th TIN100 report, gave Greg Shanahan and his team what amounts to a pretty nice endorsement. More >>

Psst, want to learn about IT...Tech for Non-Tech a steal

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 10:03 am | sticK

Now, knowing how to code won't necessarily be required for success in a future digital world. But knowing how the IT layers fit together is required in order to fully participate. More >>

Startups need to be a 'little bit evil'

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 9:07 am | sticK

One of the big problems with startups is they're not 'evil' enough. More >>

Victoria University and National Library connect through 3D

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 9:53 am | sticK

Perhaps it could be called an intersection of printing. More >>

BizDojo set to take its co-working space model overseas

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:23 pm | sticK

I had the pleasure of working out of Wellington's BizDojo about four years ago on a project to collate just who were the local Wellington companies using R&D in their businesses. More >>

Right...a way to crunch a business model from good rese

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 8:55 am | sticK

Here's an interesting innovation move, one to be applauded. It's Startup Weekend Science and Research, in Wellington at Creative HQ from Friday July 3 to Sunday 5. More >>

At innovation accelerator aimed at physical produc

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 10:11 am | sticK

Right, something you can get your teeth into...literally – Lightning Lab Manufacturing. So, instead of a 12 week accelerator to figure out how to take a digital idea out to the world, the same sort of programme but aimed at a physical product. Great. More >>

We miss out on knowing about our hot and cool companies

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:07 am | sticK

One of the downsides of the implosion in traditional news media is that celebratory stories get little or no coverage. The general public, who in general love to hear of clever and innovative New Zealand companies therefore have only a minor awareness ... More >>

Is Startup Weekend missing a middle-aged trick?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:46 am | sticK

As one of many simultaneous events taking place around the world, the Wellington Startup Weekend took place on April 10 – 12 at Creative HQ. Now one of the purposes of the weekend event is not necessarily to create new businesses, but as much to ... More >>

Do Kiwis have a certain je ne sais quoi around Startups?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 10:24 am | sticK

Having been lucky enough to be around a couple of startup things in the past few weeks – I'll take the opportunity to reflect. More >>

Peter Kerr Asks. ''Where's The Diagram?'' - #OSOS2015

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:08 pm | Peter Kerr

It is slightly sacrilegious to say it, but there's aspects of Open Source Open Society that I don't get. More >>


Monday, 13 April 2015, 8:08 pm | sticK

The OS//OS (Open Source//Open Society) conference has got itself a new definition – at least for the OS bit. OVER SOLD! More >>

Open for Thinking, Participation & Collaboration: Peter Kerr

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 10:58 am | Peter Kerr

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. Open Source//Open Society (OS//OS). As a digital immigrant who has, without sometimes knowing why, gone down he android path for my devices, I’m inherently ... More >>

Open for thinking, open for participation, for collaboration

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 8:48 am | sticK

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. More >>

Why an open-source news and views site needs reinvention

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:48 am | sticK

Scoop's in the middle of an attempt to change its ownership and business structure from individual shareholders to community (to be designed). It has just launched a PledgeMe crowd funding bid. The metaphor that applies is not unlike the tragedy ... More >>

A picture's worth a thousand words...or not in our case

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:40 am | sticK

I'm a sucker for a good diagram – a picture's worth a thousand words and all that jazz. So I thought I'd see what, if anything, came up in a search about New Zealand's science and innovation system. More >>

Bringing Biggs to the party an inspired move

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:05 pm | sticK

The appointment of Peter Biggs as inaugural chairman of the new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, is an inspired bargain. More >>



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