Five Techweek 17 Events that Educators Can't Miss

Tech-week is here! Running from the 6th to the 14th of May, Techweek brings together New Zealand’s brightest technology and innovation talent to tackle global issues with local ingenuity. It's a fantastic opportunity for the wider community to see what's happening in our thriving technology sector.



We’ve picked out the best events for educators during the week.

Our Top Five Techweek Picks for Educators

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OMGTech! Trailblazers

May 6 - May 14

Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Ohakune, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

OMGTech! & Microsoft TRAILBLAZERS Roadshow designed for educators to gain confidence in teaching the Hour of Code and some basic Scratch.

This hands-on, fun workshop is designed for educators to gain confidence in teaching the Hour of Code and some basic Scratch. It’s aimed at teachers teaching Years 3 - 8, who haven’t done any coding before.

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Rocketry Professional Development

May 6 - May 14

Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Ohakune, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

OMGTech! & Microsoft TRAILBLAZERS Roadshow designed for educators to gain confidence in teaching the Hour of Code and some basic Scratch.

This hands-on, fun workshop is designed for educators to gain confidence in teaching the Hour of Code and some basic Scratch. It’s aimed at teachers teaching Years 3 - 8, who haven’t done any coding before.

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Week of Play and Wonder

Sunday 7 May 10AM — Saturday 13 May 5PM

The Idea Collective@MOTAT | Auckland

Come to MOTAT to play with experimental game technology demonstrated by local innovators from The Arcade Auckland, NZGDA, and AUT. 

If you’re interested in what our local game developers are up to - come to MOTAT and play. From Monday till Saturday, MOTAT’s The Idea Collective will showcase games curated by The Arcade Auckland and the NZGDA, ranging from local indie talent to “serious games” for education. On 6pm Thursday night, come along and play with exclusive experimental game technology demonstrated by local innovators and AUT Pigsty Play & Games Lab.

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Hutt STEMM Festival including hands-on science sessions

Saturday 6th MAY 10AM — Sunday 14th MAY 4PM

Lower Hutt - Various Locations

The future is being built in Lower Hutt and the Hutt STEMM Festival is your chance to discover the incredible things being made there.

The Hutt STEMM Festival educates, inspires and showcases the region’s strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing (STEMM). The third annual festival consists of two weeks of events run by a wide array of local businesses and organisations, across different locations, with the majority being interactive and free. These events will engage children and adults, schools, families and businesses in the wonderful work already being done, as well as the possibilities in the future that they could help build.  

For more info visit www.huttstemm.nz

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Robotics with Robogals

Saturday 13th May 10:30AM — 12:30PM

The Idea Collective@MOTAT | Auckland

A robotics workshop working with Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots - an event designed for girls aged 10-14

Get hands-on with Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots and learn how to use graphical programming software to help them problem-solve and do tasks. Run by Robogals, this workshop is 2 hours long to suit girls aged 10-14. Boys are also welcome!

Less than one in five engineers working in New Zealand is female. Robogals are a world-wide network of engineering students committed to boosting the interest and involvement of girls in the field of engineering and technology.

About Techweek 

Techweek launched in Auckland in 2016 with an exciting programme that covered a huge range of pioneering topics, from big data to the internet of things. 55 events across 10 days saw more than 10,000 attendees. In 2017, Techweek has expanded to become a nationwide initiative, with more than 100 events curated into a diverse programme focused on finding local answers to global questions.

Visit the Techweek website for more info and the full programme.

Nick Reid