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Building a Relationship with ESRI

Edited by Renea Mackie, Thursday, 14 February 2013, 12:13 PM
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We're delighted to welcome ESRI and Eagle Technology to our family of mentors!  We will be working with Myles Sutherland from ESRI in California and Claire Thurlow and Matt Lyth in Auckland, to learn how to develop with the ESRI software.

We are making an app for the KiWikispeed Teams as our first showcase project!  As well as Skyping with Myles, we're also working alongside Stefan Sohnchen and Malkiat Singh (Tait, KiWikispeed) to design and create the project.

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Pictured above: Maia, Blair, Mitchell and Adriaan Skype with Myles from ESRI to learn how to use ArcGIS.

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IT HOTHOUSE Launch Party - Thanks Vodafone!

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On Thursdsay, 24th of January 2013, we had a Launch Party at NZi3 in Christchurch, NZ.  Vodafone kindly footed the bill and let us use their office space during the week to create our presentation. :D

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Before the event kicked off, we met up with John Schilt from IBM in Sydney, and his NZ colleagues, Ray Stanion and Kerry Frith.  John has made some awesome tutorials for us to show us how to use Jazz Hub, a project management software tool from IBM.

We started the evening with drinks and nibbles, and a visit from Hon. Amy Adams, Minister for ICT and Communications.  A presentation from the IT HOTHOUSE team followed, then more drinks and nibbles.  It was a great evening!

Big thanks to Jamie Cairns, Carrie Lee and the team at Vodafone, and to our guests who came from far and wide to listen to our story and celebrate wtih us.

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This journey has been amazing. We're now looking forward to pushing IT HOTHOUSE forward on a global scale.

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IT HOTHOUSE OUTREACH PODS

Edited by Renea Mackie, Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 06:27 AM
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Last week, Blair Reed and Mitchell Denton ran a seminar at the Canterbury Development Corporation to show Youth Hub Barbadoes organizations how the website works and to talk about social media campaigns.

During the seminar, we had a bit of a brainstorming session and thought it would be an awesome idea to start up IT Hothouse Outreach Pods to train "IT Ambassadors" to create and manage websites and social media pages for charity and not-for-profit organizations.  IT Ambassadors would typically be students from other schools, or young people without jobs.  Taking on one of these projects would be a great thing for a young person to have on their on CV and of course, it would be useful for resource stretched organizations to have some help managing their online presence.

We will be updating this project here:  IT HOTHOUSE Outreach Projects

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