February 2011

Archive: Stick February 2011

‘We don’t have enough developers’ – a homebaked remedy

Peter Kerr Nov 23, 2015

There’s more than one way to bake the cake of “we don’t have enough developers”. Universities produce some, polytechs some others. Many are self-taught. Enspiral in Wellington through its Dev Academy has a fulltime nine week course that turns non-coders into people with digital development skills, ready for employment, open to much more learning. Industry Connect in Auckland has taken … Read More

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

Peter Kerr Nov 11, 2015

If you don’t love your idea, don’t do it. As well as this point, tech entrepreneur 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. Not that it is easy to do it from here, or from anywhere – given that well over … Read More

Hats off to the ‘inventor’ of the combined IT, hi-tech and biotech sectors

Peter Kerr Nov 04, 2015

Finance Minister Bill English, speaking at the Wellington launch of the 11thTIN100 report, gave Greg Shanahan and his team what amounts to a pretty nice endorsement. Greg Shanahan, TIN100 founder and ‘inventor’ “You effectively invented this sector,” English said at the Thursday 29 October gathering at NZX’s relatively new presentation space. Which, as we’ve all come to … Read More

Victoria University and National Library connect through 3D

Peter Kerr Sep 08, 2015

Perhaps it could be called an intersection of printing. So, call it collaboration; a generally increasing awareness of additive manufacturing; or both Victoria University and the National Library’s desire to be more public – but a series of talks on 3D printing is to be commended as an attempt to bring an understanding to a wider audience. The third … Read More

Right…a way to crunch a business model from good research ideas

Peter Kerr Jun 17, 2015

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. Interesting because its the first time a non-digital (as such) Startup Weekend event’s been … Continue reading → … Read More

At last…an innovation accelerator aimed at physical products

Peter Kerr Jun 11, 2015

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 … Continue reading → … Read More

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